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:
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.
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.
Open a forex trading account with City Index and benefit from:
Forex trading is the act of speculating on the relative strength or weakness of one currency against another.
Speculate on currencies by buying or selling the exchange rate of one country's currency against another with the aim of making a profit.
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