CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Currency trading, also known as FX or forex (foreign exchange) trading, enables traders to take advantage of increases and decreases in a currency’s value. The foreign exchange market is the most liquid in the world, with a daily trading volume of over $5 trillion.

Discover the potential benefits of online forex trading with a global award-winning broker.

Why trade the forex market with FXTM?

Globally regulated & licensed

Globally regulated & licensed

Our brand is regulated and licensed under the FSC of the Republic of Mauritius and UK’s FCA, among others.

Dedicated support in 18 languages

Dedicated support in 18 languages

We speak your language so that you can feel at home while trading with us.

Ultimate transparent

Ultimate transparent

FXTM’s Performance statistics, including Requote, Slippage and Order Execution, are checked by PwC.

Secure & Safe

Secure & Safe

Your funds are kept in segregated accounts, and your trades are secured by negative balance protection.

Trading Currencies

Currency traders, or FX traders, buy and sell currency pairs using a forex broker as the intermediary that facilitates the transaction between the buyer and the seller.

Key benefits of trading forex

  • Massive market liquidity
  • The market is open 24/5 – trade any time that suits you.
  • Low minimum deposits

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

What is Currency Trading?

Currencies are always traded in pairs, with the first currency in the pair called the base currency and the second called the quote currency. Forex traders simultaneously buy one currency in the pair and sell the other, depending on how they think the currencies’ values will change in relation to each other. For a more detailed explanation, head on over to our Forex Trading for Beginners guide.

Currency values can be affected by a vast number of fundamental factors that impact the health of a nation’s economy, including inflation, interest rates, government debt levels and political stability. Typically, forex investors find the greatest volatility before and after key economic or political announcements as traders speculate on their potential impact.

Currency pairs are split into three categories. Major currency pairs are the most traded pairs in the forex industry and therefore enjoy the most liquidity. They usually include the US dollar as one half of the pair, like the EUR/USD and the USD/JPY. Other commonly traded major pairs include EUR/JPY and the EUR/GBP.

The minor currency pairs are the less popular combinations that still contain major currencies. They are also sometimes called 'Crosses'. Examples include the EUR/NZD and the AUD/CHF.

Exotic currency pairs are not as widely traded as the majors or the minors. They composed of a major currency pair coupled with the currency of a developing economy. Some examples that FXTM offers include the USD/TRY and the EUR/PLN.

Forex trading platforms

Combine the power of MetaTrader with FXTM’s award-winning services for an incredible trading experience.

We offer the industry’s leading trading platforms MetaTrader 4 on your PC, Mac, mobile or tablet to suit you.

This platform is equipped with all the tools you need to maximise your trading potential, including technical indicators, interactive charts and a powerful security system.

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Leverage

Leverage enables you to increase your buying power. FXTM offer leverage* based on the instrument (up to 1:2000).
Remember that leverage can boost your losses as well as your profits.
*Based on your knowledge and experience.

Spreads

Enjoy competitive spreads starting from 1.3 pips on the Standard MT4 trading account and from 0.1 pips on the ECN MT4 and ECN MT5 trading accounts.

Visit our Trading Accounts Comparison page today to discover the trading account that best suits your investment goals.

Trading Hours

Access FXTM’s exceptional trading services 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

The nature of this international, decentralised online marketplace means that there’s often plenty of action even when domestic markets have closed.

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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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