Forex Trading Fundamentals
Learn Forex trading fundamentals with our collection of free lessons.
Forex trading is the buying or selling of one currency for another. Forex trading goes by many names: it is also known as FX, foreign exchange and currency trading.
Long trading hours, deep liquidity and high leverage are just one of the few reasons why Forex is a popular choice for retail investors.
Forex trading is based around pairs of currencies. A small number of currency pairs, known as Majors have come to dominate the market.
Understand how to calculate Forex spreads, including the bid-ask spread
Leverage is an integral part of most Forex trades. It can significantly affect your potential gains and losses.
Forex brokers offer a choice of fixed and floating spreads. So, what's best? The answer to this question depends on your experience and trading strategies.
The foreign exchange market is open 24-hours a day, except on weekends. As one financial centre closes, another one opens. We'll explain the best times to trade, and new ways to spot trading opportunities.
Retail Forex trading has come a long way from the early days of the century, when it was the preserve of wealthy individuals with access to expensive trading platforms. We'll explain how Forex trading rose to prominence, through the rise of hundreds of online Forex brokers, powered by increasingly standardised trading platforms.