Trading Concepts

Why trade forex

Forex is the most traded market in the world and when you understand the benefits of the market, it is easy to understand why.

24 Hour trading, 5 days a week

Unlike other markets, forex trading doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Since forex is traded all over the world, trading markets are open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, so you can trade when it is convenient for you.

When Can I Trade Forex

No commissions or hidden costs

The costs of trading at FOREX.com are included in the spread—there are no hidden fees or commissions, so you can be confident knowing how much your trade is costing you.

Trading opportunities in bull and bear markets

The forex market offers traders the unique advantage of trading opportunities in both rising and falling markets. And unlike other markets, there are no restrictions or additional costs for short selling.

Trade more with less

Forex is traded with a degree of leverage, allowing you to take a position in the market with a fraction of the capital you would usually need. As much as leverage may increase your gains, it can also increase your losses so it’s important that you understand the risks of trading on margin.

Unmatched liquidity

With daily turnover reaching $5.1 trillion,* forex is the most liquid market in the world. This liquidity often results in more actionable prices and unlike other financial markets, traders can respond almost immediately to currency fluctuations, whenever they occur – 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

What is forex

Wide range of markets

Forex trading allows you to easily gain exposure to markets around the world. While most trading is done in the world’s major currencies, you also have access to emerging markets such as Mexican Peso (MXN) and Polish Zloty (PLN).

* April 2016 Interbank Forex Market average daily volume from Bank for International Settlements.

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