What is Foreign Exchange (Forex or FX)?

Forex describes trading in the many currencies of the world. It is the largest form of exchange for the global decentralized trading of international currencies, providing the greatest liquidity to investors.

Forex History

People throughout time have always traded for a variety of reasons. Some reasons have been to sell finished products for money, or obtain desired raw materials by barter, or to buy and sell commodities or other goods only for the reason of attempting to profit from the transaction.

Regional Reserve Countries

Along with the global reserve currency (US Dollar), there are also other regional and international reserve countries.

Forex Risks

The trading of foreign exchange currencies involves risks. The evaluation of the grade or severity of risk should always be taken into account before executing a trade.

Forex Markets

Currency trading is one of the most popular foreign currency instruments in the world, making up 37 percent of the total activity. The features of the fast-paced spot market are high volatility and quick profits (as well as losses).


Virtually any "tradable" currency can be traded against any other in the Forex market. There are some countries which restrict currencies and do not allow foreigners to buy their currencies.

Online Forex Companies

If there is one thing you should do before you choose a Forex company, it is research. This industry is growing exponentially every day, and there are many Forex companies popping up all over the US (and offshore as well). How do you know which companies are right for you?

Inter-Bank Brokers

The Inter-bank market has existed in Forex for decades. Although it does not apply to retail clients, it is important to understand the history in order to get a well-rounded view of how this market works.

Direct Dealing Versus Matching Systems

Direct dealing is based on trading reciprocity. Matching systems are anonymous and individual traders deal against the rest of the market, similar to dealing in the brokers' market.

FX Analysis

Purchasing power parity states that the price of a good in one country should equal the price of the same good in another country, exchanged at the current rate - the law of one price.

Learn How to Trade Forex

Understanding the ins and outs of any endeavor is crucial, and trading the Forex market is no different. It is very important to learn how it functions and operates, what are the distinctive characteristics, and how to take advantage of them to attain consistent profits.

How to Trade Forex Successfully

Learning how to trade Forex successfully is certainly not a random endeavor, it is a structured approach based on planning, executing, reviewing, and adjusting the plan as necessary.

Forex Trading Tips

Venturing into the world of currency trading without the proper education is like attempting to drive a very fast sports car when you haven’t taken your first driving lesson. The odds are against you succeeding.

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