Trillions of dollars are exchanged every single day in the forex market – the most liquid market in the world.
Foreign exchange, more commonly known as Forex or FX, relates to buying and selling currencies with the purpose of
making profit off the changes in their value.
As the biggest market in the world by far, larger than the stock market or any other, there is high liquidity in the forex market. Therefore, the forex market attracts many traders, beginners and experienced alike.
With approximately $4 trillion USD traded in the market every day, the forex market has the highest liquidity in the world.
Basically, this means that one can buy almost any currency he wishes in high volumes while the market is open.
The forex market is open 24 hours, 5 days a week – Monday to Friday. Trading begins with the opening of the market in Australia, Asia, Europe to follow and then the USA until the markets close.
There are hundreds of currencies in the world, and each has a three letter symbol. American Dollars are USD, Euros are EUR,
Swiss Francs are CHF, British Pounds are GBP and onwards to all the currencies.
Currencies are divided into two main sorts – Major currencies and minor ones. The major currencies are derived from the most powerful economies around the globe – the US, Japan, the UK, the Euro Zone, Canada, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand. Together with the other currencies they create forex pairs.