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Learn Forex Trading

Understand the basics of Forex trading with our collection of guides.

  • What is Forex?

    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.

  • Forex Trading Benefits

    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 currency pairs

    Forex trading is based around pairs of currencies. A small number of currency pairs, known as Majors have come to dominate the market.

  • What are Forex spreads?

    Understand how to calculate Forex spreads, including the bid-ask spread

  • What is leverage in Forex trading?

    Leverage is an integral part of most Forex trades. It can significantly affect your potential gains and losses.

  • Forex market hours

    The foreign exchange market is open 24-hours a day, with the exception of weekends. As one financial centre closes, another one opens. Access the deepest pockets of liquidity when sessions overlap.

  • Fixed spreads vs. floating spreads

    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.

  • Instant execution vs. market execution

    Forex trading accounts come in two flavours: instant execution or market execution. Understand the difference between instant and market execution, and why it matters.

  • Introduction to the new ESMA regulations

    In the summer of 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) adopted new measures regarding the provision of contracts for differences (CFDs) and binary options. These measures were introduced with a view to protect retail investors.


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