Forex trading

By name, by nature. FOREX.com made its name by helping traders take advantage of the world’s most traded market where over $5 trillion worth of trades occur every day.

Forex explained

What is forex?
Forex trading has grown ever more popular with retail traders like you. But what is forex and how do you trade it?
Why trade forex?
Overflowing with opportunities, 24-hour and no commissions – see why forex is the most traded market in the world.
How to trade forex
Want to know what a forex trade looks like? This section details how to place a forex trade on our platform.

Market-leading pricing

Award-winning mobile apps

Designed for instant control wherever you are, enjoy one-tap trading, intelligent market tools and a customisable layout to suit your trading style.

TradingView Charts

80 indicators, 11 chart types and 14 timeframes.


Trading Central

A research portal that uses technical analysis to scan the markets.


Performance Analytics

Analyse your decision making with the latest behavioural science technology.

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Forex trading FAQ

How does FOREX.com make money?

Our main source of revenue comes from the market spread. In effect, you pay a little more for the buy price, and receive a little less for the sell price. For example, if EUR/USD is trading in the market at 1.2164, our 1-point spread means it would have a buy price of 1.21645 and a sell price of 1.21635.

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When is the forex market open for trading?

You can trade forex on FOREX.com 24 hours a day, five days a week. The foreign exchange markets are worldwide and follow a 24-hour global timetable, opening Monday morning in Sydney, Australia, and closing on Friday evening in New York.

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What are the margin requirements?

Margin requirements for forex vary by currency pair, but range from 3.33% (major pairs) to 5% (minor and exotic pairs). You can find our the specific margin of each instrument in its Market Information Sheet on the FOREX.com desktop platform, and you can calculate the required margin before placing a trade.

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Why trade FX with FOREX.com?

A lot can happen in 20 years. But throughout that time we’ve remained steadfast, providing traders with the stability and opportunities they need to make their mark on the financial markets.

*Refers to FX executions for the FOREX.com group.

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Reliable, consistent trade execution
Peace of mind that your trades are executed swiftly, with a 99.99%* execution rate of less than a second.
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Award-winning trading platforms
Enjoy a suite of powerful platforms and get the popular charting program TradingView for free.
Global market leader
We have over 21 years’ experience in providing innovative products and helping traders achieve their goals.
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Part of the StoneX Group
As part of a NASDAQ-listed company, we’ve got financial strength and security you can depend on.

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