Brokers compete on razor thin margins across EUR/USD, the world's deepest foreign exchange market. Compare EUR/USD spreads across popular Forex brokers:
EUR/USD is the largest and most liquid currency pair with 28% of global foreign exchange volumes according to the 2010 BIS survey. In comparison, USD/JPY, is a distant second with 14% of global volumes.
Deep liquidity and competition between Forex brokers have brought spreads down. EUR/USD spreads typically range between 2 and 3 pips versus 3 to 5 pips across most other major currency pairs. Compare EUR/USD spreads and leverage across popular Forex trading accounts with our interactive chart.
In normal market conditions, EUR/USD tends to trade by the pip. This is unlike other currency pairs where prices can trade by several pips at a time. This means that if EUR/USD is trading at 1.2513/15, you’re likely to find traders keen to buy at 10, 11 and 12 and traders keen to sell at 16, 17 and 18. Tight spreads make it possible to profit from very small changes in prices.
The sheer number of market participants makes it impossible for any one investor to move the EUR/USD in a meaningful way. For this reason, EUR/USD tends to be less volatile than other currency pairs. And when price changes happen, they tend to be driven by news events and data releases.
The euro has edged upwards in the Friday session, as EUR/USD trades at 1.0890. The week wraps up with a host of events in the eurozone and US, so traders should be prepared for some movement from the pair. In the eurozone, German Retail Sales ... More »
The London fixing is in a few minutes and the EURUSD has moved back below the 1.0900 level. It is also moving below the 100 hour MA at 1.0892. We currently trade at 1.0883. We are still higher on the day (closed at 1.0871) but much of the gains and ...and more » More »
Danske Bank FX Strategy Research comments on today's ECB meeting noticing that the ECB could change its forward guidance on policy rates at the meeting in June when it will have updated macroeconomic projections, but argues that there is a risk that it ... More »
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