WHAT IS FOREX TRADING??
Foreign exchange is the simultaneous buying of one currency and selling of another. Currencies are traded through a broker or dealer and are executed in currency pairs; for example, the Euro Dollar and the US Dollar (EUR /USD) or the British Pound and the Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY). The FOReign EXchange Market (FOREX) is the largest financial market in the world, with a volume of over $7.5 trillion daily. This is more than three times the total amount of the stocks and futures markets combined. Unlike other financial markets, the FOREX spot market has neither a physical location nor a central exchange. It operates through an electronic network of banks, corporations, and individuals trading one currency for another. The lack of a physical exchange enables the FOREX market to operate on a 24- hour 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) basis, spanning from one time zone to another across the major financial centers.