How Forex Currency Markets Work

The forex market is the largest market in the world.

According to the Bank for International Settlements and various currency trading news reports the average daily trading volume reached $3.0 trillion in 2010. This huge trading volume provides the forex market with excellent liquidity, which benefits the large number of traders that invest there. The growth of the forex market has been spurred by the development of electronic trading networks and the increase in globalization.

Specifically, the forex market focuses on the trade of currencies by both large investment banks and individuals around the world. All trading is done over-the-counter, which adds to the market’s liquidity, allowing trades to be made 24 hours a day. Trading can be done in nearly all currencies, however, a small group known as the ‘majors’ is used in most trades. These currencies are the U.S. dollar, the euro, the British pound, the Japanese yen, the Swiss franc, the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar. All currencies are quoted in currency pairs.

When a trade is made in forex, it has two sides – someone is buying one currency in the pair, while another individual is selling the other. Although the positions traded in forex are often in excess of 100,000 currency units, only a fraction of the total position comes from the investor. The remainder is provided by a broker, which offers the leverage needed to make the trade.

Traders look to make a profit by betting that a currency’s value will either appreciate or depreciate against another currency. For example, assume that you purchase US$100,000 by selling 80,000 euros. In this case, you are betting that the value of the dollar will increase against the euro. If your bet is correct and the value of the dollar increases, you will make a profit. In order to collect this profit, you will have to close your position. To do this, you must sell the US$100,000, in which case you will receive more than 80,000 euros in return.

Traders are not required to settle their positions on the delivery date, which usually arises two business days after the position is opened. Traders can roll over their positions to the next available delivery date. However, if a trader takes this route, he or she is left open to incurring a charge that can arise depending on his or her position and the difference between the interest rates on the two currencies in the pair.

How Managed Forex Accounts Work

This is not a solicitation / It is an explanation for self education purposes.

Forex is where banks, corporations, countries and individual investors make investments in currencies. Over the last several years private investors, such as yourself, have been getting more involved in growing numbers in the Currency Forex FX Market.

Managed Forex Trading Accounts are an ideal consideration for those who prefer to have their Forex Currency Trading capital managed. A Managed Forex Account gives a busy investor or businessperson a chance to participate in the world's largest market; the Forex Currency Trading Market.

You control your own Forex account and your own capital! All withdrawls go to you, the person who originally funded the account.

With a Managed Forex Account someone helps you trade your account either directly or through advice.
Get your share of the major currency momentum trend movements.
Forex Currency Traded Accounts have often shown performance not related to the stock market and thus may offer diversity to your overall portfolio. Therefore; allocating a portion of an investment portfolio to a Forex managed traded account may be a great way to enhance and diversify the overall performance of your portfolio, independently of the stock markets.

You pay an incentive performance fee monthly only out of profits earned in your Managed Forex Currency Trading Account.

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