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Understanding Foreign Exchange and FOREX Trading
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Introduction to Foreign ExchangeHappenings in the foreign exchange market form the essence of international finance.The foreign exchange market is not limited by any geographical boundaries. It does nothave any regular market timings, operates 24 hours 7 days week 365 days a year,characterized by ever-growing trading volume, exhibits great heterogeneity amongmarket participants with big institutional investor buying and selling million of dollarsat one go to individuals buying or selling less than 100 dollar.
Indian Foreign Exchange Market• Prior to the 1990s, the Indian foreign exchange market (with a peggedexchange rate regime) was highly regulated with restrictions on transactions,participants and use of instruments. The period since the early 1990s haswitnessed a wide range of regulatory and institutional reforms resulting insubstantial development of the rupee exchange market as it is observedtoday. Market participants have become sophisticated and have acquiredreasonable expertise in using various instruments and managing risks.
Indian Foreign Exchange Market•The foreign exchange market in India today is equipped with several derivativeinstruments. Various informal forms of derivatives contracts have existed since timeimmemorial though the formal introduction of a variety of instruments in the foreignexchange derivatives market started only in the post reform period, especially sincethe mid-1990s. These derivative instruments have been cautiously introduced as partof the reforms in a phased manner, both for product diversity and more importantly asa risk management tool.
What is Forex Trading?• Forex trading involves transactions in which one party purchases a quantityof one currency by paying in a quantity of another currency. The Forex marketis a global decentralized financial market for the exchange of currencies.Around the world various financial centers act as hubs for trading between awide range of different types of buyers and sellers 24 hours a day, exceptweekends. It is the foreign exchange market that determines the value of onecountry’s currency relative to another.
What is Forex Trading?• The primary reason the Forex market exists is to facilitate international trade andinvestment by giving businesses the ability to convert one currency into another. As anexample, a U.S. business can import goods from Japan and pay in Japanese Yen, eventhough the business is based in America and operates in U.S. dollars. The Forex marketalso provides a medium for speculation which works to add deeper liquidity to themarket, making exchange rates less volatile. The “carry-trade” is facilitated via theForex market, this is a trade in which investors can buy high-yielding currencies againstlow-yielding currencies and profit from the higher yielding interest rate.
Benefits of Forex Trading• Trading can be done from anywhere in the world with only an internetconnection and a computer.• Flexible trading hours.• Greater availability of leverage to enhance profit margins relative to accountsize than compare to other markets.• Fewer variables to consider as compared to stock or commodity trading.• Ease of accessibility and low start-up costs.
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