Forex trading

Turn the stormy dynamics of the global economy to your potential advantage — examine your perspectives due to currency exchange rate fluctuations.

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Everything you wanted to know about Forex but were afraid to ask

Forex is the global market where currencies are traded. The Forex market is the world’s largest and most liquid market, with an average daily trading volume of more than $5 trillion. All forex trades involve two currencies, as you are speculating on the value of a currency against another. Exchange rates are determined by the market forces of supply and demand and are affected by geopolitical and economic events around the globe.

If you expect that a currency will rise in value, you can buy that currency (open a long position), with the prospect of selling it at a higher price, if the market moves in your favour. If you expect that a currency will depreciate in value, you can sell that currency (open a short position) and then if the price indeed falls, you can buy it at a more favourable price.

The basis of currency trading on the Forex market is the so-called 'currency pairs' or the price of one currency against another currency in a given pairing. The most popular pair is EUR/USD, or the ratio of the exchange rate of euro to the US dollar. It accounts for about 80% of trading on the Forex market. Such pairs as GBP/JPY, EUR/JPY, and GBP/USD are also popular among individual traders because of their strength and high volatility.

An example of a Forex trading transaction

To demonstrate the opportunities offered by Forex at its best, let us go back to 2015. The key event in the global financial markets was a drop of oil prices to $36 per barrel, their level of 13 years earlier. As a result, the RUB/USD currency pair set a new historic minimum by reaching the point of 86 rubles per US dollar. The absence of the regulator in these circumstances can be explained not so much by inaction of Bank of Russia as exclusively by fundamental factors—that is, devaluation of the national currency. It contributed to reducing the deficit of the budget which was based on an average Brent price of $50 per barrel.

These factors gave a virtually free hand to market players who used the situation to their advantage. For example, with 1 standard lot they could earn up to 1 million rubles by buying dollars at the rate of 72 rubles and sell at a profit at 82 rubles within only 4 weeks.

A ₽6 000 000 investment in January, 2015 would potentially make the profit of ₽1 000 000 within 1 month*

to buy US dollars at the rate of 72 rubles and making

profit at the rate of 82 rubles within 4 weeks.
*Leverage whilst increasing the possible profit, also increases the risks involved as well as the potential losses.

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Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read full risk disclosure.

Risk Warning: 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read full full risk disclosure.

Risk Warning: 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read full full risk disclosure.