|03/08/15||HotForex improves its Trader's Board tool|
|02/08/15||Plus500's shareholders approve Playtech acquisition|
|28/07/15||FXOpen improves its One Click Trading and Level 2 Plugin|
|06/07/15||Playtech buys AvaTrade forex broker for $105 million|
|03/07/15||How will brokers handle a 2nd "black Thursday" if Greece exits the EU?|
|03/07/15||MT5 Android update available (to facilitate communication)|
|03/07/15||Plus500 launches new options CFDs|
|02/07/15||HotForex issues a warning regarding this weekend's Greek vote|
|30/06/15||eToro aims to reduce the risk in social trading|
|03/08/15||EUR: Credit Suisse expects big rallies before reconsidering short positions|
|31/07/15||EUR/USD: Westpac believes current range could be broken on the downside|
|30/07/15||EUR/USD: Goldman Sachs remains bearish, lists 3 and 6-month targets|
|29/07/15||EUR/USD: SocGen bank expects robust US growth, recommends going long on USD before Thursday|
|28/07/15||AUD, CAD, NZD, NOK: Barclays believes the "commodity currencies" will keep dropping|
The foreign exchange market, also known as the forex market, allows traders to profit from 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; over $5.5 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.
Read our beginner's guide to forex trading to learn the basics of forex trading.