Forex trading or foreign exchange currency trading involves selling one currency to buy another. Some of the most commonly traded currency pairs are USD-CHF (US Dollar / Swiss Franc), EUR-USD (Euro / US Dollar), USD-JPY (US Dollar / Japan Yen), and GBP-USD (British Pound / US Dollar).
The main Trading centers of the forex currency trade are New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Sydney. They are located in different time zones due to which the forex trade functions 24 hours a day.
There is no central exchange or location where the trading is conducted, and most trades are executed between two interested parties who use the phone or other electronic means to communicate.
The main market for forex currency trading is the inter-bank market, in which banks, insurance companies, corporations and other large institutions trade to manage the risks associated with fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.
The forex market is by far the safest trading market in the world. There are no corporate board rooms, CEO's, company directors or any one else that can take sensitive corporate information and pass it on to someone who could take part in Insider Trading. There is no way for that to happen in the Forex Markets.
Individual forex traders can trade in the over-the-counter (OTC) market, which does not have any exchange or clearing house, and has limited regulation. Individuals can also trade in forex futures and options at a regulated exchange like the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
,b>Currency traders are no longer the preserve of large institutions. Anyone can learn how to trade forex, and do it from anywhere. Individuals can trade in the forex market from their homes by means of a high speed Internet connection.
To be successful, it is essential to have access to up to date information about the latest changes and trends in the forex market. You can sign up to get a forex trade signal via e-mail, SMS, or through software installed on your desktop.