Forex Trading

  • Benefits

    • Trade 41 spot forex pairs
    • AUD/USD from 1.4 pips
    • Fixed spreads from 1 pip on major FX pairs between 6pm AEST and 4.30am AEST. 
    • Award winning platforms

    Forex trading explained

    Forex trading enables you to speculate on the relative strength or weakness of one currency against another.

    Forex – also referred to as foreign exchange and FX – is the world’s largest market with an average turnover in excess of US$4 trillion per day. Currency values rise (appreciate) and fall (depreciate) against each other due to a number of factors, including international trade or investment flows, to economic or political conditions.  This is what makes trading forex so interesting and exciting – high market liquidity means that prices can change rapidly in response to news and short-term events, creating multiple trading opportunities for retail forex traders. 

    Some of the key factors that influence forex prices are: 

    • Political and economic stability
    • Monetary Policy
    • Currency intervention
    • Natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.)

    The common goal of forex traders is to profit from these changes in the value of one currency against another by actively speculating on which way forex prices are likely to turn in the future.

    Unlike most financial markets, the over-the-counter (OTC) forex market has no physical location or central exchange and trades 24 hours a day through a global network of businesses, banks and individuals.

    This means that currency prices are constantly fluctuating in value against each other, offering multiple trading opportunities.

    ‘MT4 enhanced’ with City Index

    We’ve taken one of the world’s most popular trading platforms, MetaTrader 4 (MT4), and enhanced it with more trading tools and features to give City Index FX clients an even more powerful trading experience.

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    Why trade Forex with City Index?

    Open a forex trading account with City Index and benefit from:

    What is Forex Trading?

    What is Forex Trading

    Forex trading is the act of speculating on the relative strength or weakness of one currency against another.


    How to Trade Forex

    How to Trade Forex

    Speculate on currencies by buying or selling the exchange rate of one country's currency against another with the aim of making a profit.


    2015 Market Predictions

    2015 Market Predictions

    From indices and FX to stocks and more, develop trading ideas for 2015 by reading our experts' predictions.