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Forex

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE (FOREX)

Forex trading involves the simultaneous buying of one currency against another. Forex traders hope to generate a profit by speculating on the value of one currency compared to another.

With average daily turnover of over USD $5.3 trillion, forex is the most traded market in the world.

Why trade forex?

  • You can trade 24 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • No short selling restrictions, opportunities in rising and falling markets
  • Leverage up to 50:1 (be aware that increased leverage does increase risk)
  • No commission, cost reflected in bid/ask spread

Realize the opportunities of currency trading

For over a decade, FOREX.com has been serving the needs of currency traders worldwide. We are proud to offer traders of all types sophisticated trading tools, ultra-competitive spreads and exceptional execution quality on over 50 currencies.

Most popular markets

Typical Spreads February 2015

Pair Spread Pair Spread Pair Spread
EUR/USD 1.8 USD/JPY 1.5 AUD/USD 1.6
EUR/JPY 2.3 USD/CHF 2.3 GBP/JPY 3.9
USD/CAD 2.2 NZD/USD 2.5 GBP/USD 2.1
EUR/GBP 1.1 EUR/CHF 3.4 XAU/USD 45.0
View spreads for all currency pairs

Master the forex markets

FOREXTrader is fully optimized for currency traders with access to advanced trading features, professional charting tolls and integrated research and analysis.

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Build your confidence in currency trading

Learn how to trade currencies with our “Let’s Get to Know Forex” guide. We’ll help you understand the basics of trading forex and provide helpful hints on how to get started.

  • Learn which currencies to trade
  • Let us walk you through your first trade
  • Understand how to develop a trading plan

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