|28/01/15||FxPro lowers spreads and offers new types of accounts|
|27/01/15||The CySec issues a report on the consequences of the Swiss franc's volatility|
|22/01/15||CHF crisis: will forex brokers reimburse clients' negative balances?|
|22/01/15||Pepperstone launches trading of new commodity pair: natural gas - XNG/USD|
|19/01/15||IronFX obtains authorisation to operate in Dubai|
|18/01/15||Black Thursday: industry losses could exceed $1 billion|
|18/01/15||CHF crisis: DD brokers resisted better than NDD brokers|
|16/01/15||Swiss Franc crisis: an update on brokers' losses|
|16/01/15||SNB's drop of EUR/CHF price floor has affected the trading industry|
|28/01/15||EUR/USD: ING expects return to parity this year, and a euro at $0.90 in 2016|
|27/01/15||GBP: Crédit Agricole expects pound to rise, so it initiates a short EUR/GBP position|
|26/01/15||EUR/USD: Nordea now expects pair to fall to parity|
|23/01/15||EUR/USD: TD Secuties expects pair to fall 400 pips below parity before end of year following ECB announcements|
|22/01/15||USD/CAD: Société Générale targets 1.25 after BoC decision to reduce the CAD|
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.
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