Forex 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. Please be aware that trading forex carries a significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. It is equally important to educate yourself and understand how you can lose money trading forex while you learn about its advantages. Undisciplined and uneducated trading is not recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.