Forex Trading

  • Benefits

    • Trade major, minor and exotic pairs
    • Customisable leverage up to 200:1 (MT4)
    • Fixed FX spreads
    • Best Forex Platform 2015 - UK Forex Awards
    • Free demo trading account



    ‘MT4 enhanced’ with City Index

    We’ve taken one of the world’s most popular trading platforms, MetaTrader 4 (MT4), and enhanced it with more trading tools and features to give City Index FX clients an even more powerful trading experience.

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    What is Forex Trading?

    What is Forex Trading?

    Forex trading is the act of simultaneously buying one currency while selling another, primarily for the purpose of speculation.


    How to Trade Forex

    Speculate on currencies by buying or selling the exchange rate of one country's currency against another with the aim of making a profit.


    Market Analysis

    From indices and FX to stocks and more, develop trading ideas by reading our experts' analysis.


    Forex Trading Explained

    Forex- also known as foreign exchange or FX- is the world's most widely traded market, turning over $5.3 trillion each and every day. FX traders try to profit from fluctuations in the exchange rates between currencies, speculating on whether one currency's value, like the pound sterling, will go up or down in relation to another, such as the US dollar.

    What makes the FX market so attractive to traders is its high liquidity and dynamic nature. Unlike other markets, FX isn't restricted to physical exchange hours, so the market is open 24-hours a day. At any given time traders worldwide are active in the market, creating an agile marketplace capable of responding quickly to local or global events.

    Exchange rates are affected by a whole host of factors, with some of the key considerations being:

    • Economic forecasts and results
    • Monetary policy
    • Global political events
    • Natural disasters

    All of this means that there are always plenty of opportunities for trading on the FX market. Traders can take up and close multiple positions quickly thanks to the fast pace and unrivalled popularity of the forex market.

    Why trade FX with City Index?

    As a forex trader with City Index, you'll benefit from a wide range of great features including:
    • Access to major, minor and exotic currency pairs
    • Fixed spreads** on popular FX pairs, including 0.5 pts on EUR/USD
    • 24-hour trading
    • Customisable leverage from 20:1 to 200:1 (MT4 accounts only)
    • Free expert tuition from our market analysts at exclusive City Index seminars and webinars
    • Trade at home or on the go with our award-winning suite of platforms and apps
    • Winner of FX Provider of the Year and Best Trading Platform at UK Forex Awards 2014