THE MOST TRADED MARKET

The foreign exchange market – also known as forex or the FX market – is the world’s most traded market, with turnover of $5.1 trillion per day. To put this into perspective, the U.S. stock market trades around $226 billion a day; quite a large sum, but only a fraction of what forex trades.

Trading forex involves the buying of one currency and simultaneous selling of another. In forex, traders attempt to profit by buying and selling currencies by actively speculating on the direction currencies are likely to take in the future.


24 HOURS MARKET

5 DAYS A WEEK

Forex is traded 24 hours a day, 5 days a week across by banks, institutions and individual traders worldwide. Unlike other financial markets, there is no centralized marketplace for forex, currencies trade over the counter in whatever market is open at that time. We trade forex 24 hours a day, five days a week. The foreign exchange markets are worldwide and therefore follow a 24-hour global timetable. The trading week for forex begins on Monday morning in Sydney, Australia and follows the sun westward as the world’s major capital markets open and close from Tokyo to London and finally closing on Friday evening in New York.

Global Forex Market Hours
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Australia
Tokyo
London
New York

DIRECTION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SPEED, MANY ARE GOING NOWHERE FAST. WE BELIEVE IN CONSISTENCY.
MAJOR CURRENCY PAIRS
DESCRIPTIONSYMBOLNICKNAME
Euro/U.S. DollarEUR/USDEuro
Great British Pound/US DollarGBP/USDCABLE
U.S. Dollar/Japanese YenUSD/JPYYEN
U.S. Dollar/Swiss FrancUSD/CHFSWISSY
U.S. Dollar/Canadian DollarUSD/CADLOONIE
Australian Dollar/U.S. DollarAUD/USDAUSSIE
New Zealand Dollar/U.S. DollarNZD/USDKIWI