What is Forex?
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Forex refers to the global decentralized market for
trading foreign exchange currencies.
It’s the largest and more liquid financial market in
the world worth a staggering $5 trillion USD/day.
Forex is Decentralized
There is no central exchange to go and trade
There is no clearing house.
Investors trade directly with each other using the
internet, dealers and other third parties.
Forex is 24 hours
24 hours a day except weekends.
From 22:00 GMT on Sunday (Australia Open)
until 22:00 GMT Friday (New York Close)
Forex is Regulated
There are several independent and
governmental bodies around the world that
oversee the currency market.
Their main task is to protect investors for
fraudulent activities and ensure market
transparency by enforcing the law.
There is a Forex regulator in almost every
A few reasons why Forex is the most liquid market in
Highly valuable asset class.
Key player involved.
Large trading volumes.
Top 10 currency traders (2013)
Retail Forex Trading
The retail Forex trading is only 5% of the overall
It is estimated at $50 - $100 billion in daily volume.
It’s the fastest growing segment of the market the
last few years.
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