stock types

What are the different types of stocks that are traded?

20 October 2020 - Here's a summary of the most common types of stock investments: Blue Chip stocks, tech stocks, cyclical stocks, speculative stocks, and defensive stocks. (more)

FTSE 100 index

FTSE 100: the share index of the London Stock Exchange

17 October 2020 - The FTSE 100 index is the benchmark stock market index of the UK. It consists of the UK's 100 largest listed stocks, measured in terms of liquidity and market capitalisation. (more)

stock market investor protection

Compensation systems for stock market investors

15 October 2020 - The protection of stock market investors from their stock broker's bankruptcy and the compensation regimes in various countries. (more)

stock market crash

The biggest stock market crashes in history

13 October 2020 - Stock market crashes are just a temporary change in the long upward trend of the world's stock markets. And for traders, they can be synonymous with great buying opportunities. (more)

Markets.com

Markets.com added to Forex-Central.net

12 October 2020 - Launched in 2008, Markets.com is a leading provider of trading services, serving traders worldwide. Its comprehensive offer includes the following trading instruments: currency pairs, index CFDs, share CFDs, cryptocurrencies, commodities, metals, etc. (more)

FP Markets

FP Markets wins this year's Best Global Value Forex Broker award

10 October 2020 - This is the second consecutive time that FP Markets has been voted as the Best Global Value Forex Broker and highlights its commitment to providing a superior trading destination for its traders. (more)

Inside bar trading strategy

Two trading strategies: inside bars and NR4/IB

8 October 2020 - The inside bar and the NR4/IB trading strategies allow you detect a high probability that a very volatile movement will occur after the breakout of a formation. (more)

Forex Brokers

FPMarkets

Social Trading

Cryptocurrencies

Warning

Warning!CFD trading comes with a high risk of losing money, it is therefore not for all investors.
Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs.

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Forex - Foreign Exchange Market

eur-usdThe foreign exchange market, also known as the forex market, allows traders to speculate on currency movements in real time. The foreign exchange is an interbank market that is open 24h/day, 5 days a week.

The forex market is very liquid; nearly $6.6 trillion dollars are traded every day between various traders and financial institutions. The most traded currency pair is the euro/dollar (EUR/USD), which represents 28% of all trades.

Online forex trading has been available to individual traders since the 1990s. The number of online brokers has risen sharply in recent years and choosing a broker has therefore become increasingly complicated. However, strong competition between brokers and dealers has significantly improved trading conditions as well as the services that are available to traders.

Currently, it is possible to invest, with just one click, in all of the financial markets with a single trading platform. Spot forex and contracts for differences (CFDs) allow you to invest in currencies, commodities, oil, precious metals, stocks and stock indexes. Thanks to the leverage which forex margin accounts provide, the initial capital required to open an account is not very high. Nevertheless, these types of accounts are not without risk, as leverage increases potential profits, but losses as well.

Forex-Central.net was created to advise and train investors who want to diversify their investments in the financial markets and the forex market. On this site, you will find: articles to learn about forex trading, real time news, as well as free and personalised advice so that you can more effectively train yourself to become a forex trader. To facilitate your search and selection of a trading platform, our forex broker comparison chart provides a selection of the best brokers offering brokerage services worldwide.