The foreign exchange market is a global decentralized or over-the-counter market for the trading of currencies. This market determines foreign exchange rates for every currency. It includes all aspects of buying, selling and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices.
The currency markets are the largest and most actively traded financial markets in the world with a daily trading volume of more than $5.1 trillion (Triennial Central Bank Survey 2016). The majority of this trading is concentrated in the world’s major financial centers such as London, New York and Tokyo.
Large institutional investors such as banks, multinational corporations, hedge funds and central banks constitute the majority of the market activity. To knowledgeably compete in this overwhelmingly institutional marketplace, individual investors need to assimilate as much information as possible.
The major pairs are the four most heavily traded currency pairs in the forex (FX) market. The four major pairs at present are the EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, USD/CHF. These four major currency pairs are deliverable currencies and are part of the Group of Ten (G10) currency group.
EUR/USD – European Union (EU) and the United States (USD)
USD/JPY – United States (USD) and the Japanese Yen (JPY)
GBP/USD – British Pound (GBP) and the United States (USD)
USD/CHF – United States (USD) and the Swiss Franc (CHF)
Forex trading is the world’s largest financial market for nothing – traders do make money online, but it takes a lot of work. If you do your work, be diligent enough to study the marketplace, and be patient with your profits, Forex trading can be a profitable online career.
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