Online forex CFD trading
Discover trading Forex CFDs on our versatile WebTrader platform. At home or on-the-go, you can trade CFDs on over 55 FX pairs, with tight spreads and fast order execution.
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What is Forex?
Forex is an online marketplace where people buy and sell currencies in pairs by checking their live rates from different online FX brokers throughout the world.
As there is no physical location where currency trading takes place, Forex is a decentralized market.
The Forex trading volume per day is several times larger than the one recorded in the biggest stock exchanges in the world.
averages at approximately $5 trillion, which makes this market the biggest and most liquid one in the world.
Where can you trade Forex? Forex Major Trading Sessions
The Forex market has four trading sessions during which people can check the live rates of currencies: Sydney (Australia), Tokyo (Japan), London (UK), and New York (the US). Forex trading opens on Monday morning with the Sydney session and closes on Friday afternoon after the New York trading session ends.
Types of Forex pairs
There are three types available: major, minor, and exotic (emerging).
The major currency pairs are those pairs comprising of two of the following currencies USD, EUR, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF.
The minor Currency pairs are those pairs comprising of one of the currencies mentioned in Major currency (i.e USD, EUR, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF) and another currency not mentioned there.
Exotic could be considered any currency pairs which both sides of the currency pairs are comprised of currencies other than USD, EUR, JPY, CAD, GBP, CHF.
CFDs and Forex trading
One of the popular ways of investing in Forex is through Contracts for Difference. When trading CFDs, you anticipate whether the price of one currency will rise or fall against another.
When you trade Forex CFDs, there's no physical asset transfer involved. Instead, your transactions take place through a network of financial institutions, on your FX broker's trading platforms.
For example, if you trade the *EUR/USD pair and you think the Euro will rise against the American Dollar, you might want to go long (buy). If you think the Euro will fall, you might want to go short (sell). If you forecast correctly, you will win. If you're wrong, you will lose.
* The first currency you can see in the pair is the base currency, and the second one is the quote currency. When the price of the base currency jumps, the pair’s value also goes up. When the price of the base currency reduces, then the pair’s value decreases.
Factors influencing Forex trading
Important political developments
Consumer & producer preferences – CPI or PPI reports
Interest Rate Decisions Bank of England MPC Announcements, Fed Interest rate Decisions, etc.
Other market-related FX news
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Forex CFDs trading – key terms
Spread the cost of trading CFDs relies on the spread (the difference between the sell and the buy price).
Leverage – leverage increases your buying power and lets you open positions with less capital, but also with increased risks. For monitoring your risks and keeping your investment under more control, you can use market orders such as stop loss or take profit.
How to trade CFDs on Forex on CAPEX.com
You can open a CFD on Forex position with CAPEX.com through the device of your choice, be it a smartphone, PC, or tablet.
Log in to your account or create account
Go to the Forex section and choose your favorite instrument
Set your trade size
Choose direction (Buy or Sell) based on your assessment of the influencing factors
You find it hard to keep a close eye on your trades all the time? Advanced tools are available, especially for this: you can set automatic orders like Take Profit and Stop Loss to manage multiple trades and keep your risks under control!
Trading Conditions for CFDs on Forex
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You can trade CFDs on Forex on a 24/5 timeframe, starting as early as 21:05 GM on Sunday, and continue trading until as late as 21:55 GMT on Friday. Keep in mind that trading hours may vary based on the specifics of every instrument. For more details, check our dedicated Trading Conditions.