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.
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Forex trading is the act of simultaneously buying one currency while selling another, primarily for the purpose of speculation.
Speculate on currencies by buying or selling the exchange rate of one country's currency against another with the aim of making a profit.
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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:
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 unrivaled popularity of the forex market.