In many ways forex is the king of modern markets, dwarfing all others with its unrivalled daily turnover and liquidity. Forex trades 24 hours per day, five days a week and is one of the most vibrant and potentially lucrative markets available to traders. At LCG we offer over 60 forex pairs with razor thin spreads and lightning fast execution. Your personal data that we require from you throughout our cooperation is safely stored in our electronic systems, it is treated CONFIDENTIAL, and it is protected by the Data Protection Act. It is Easy Forex policy not to disclose client information to non-affiliated third parties except with the consent of the client or when required for legal or regulatory purposes. Personal Data may include but is not limited to name, day of birth, email, address, bank details, financial situation, trading activity, transaction history account balance information, Know-your-clients (KYC) forms.
Experience the difference that precise execution makes. Assume control of your trading through user defined Price Tolerance, with the potential for benefiting from price improvement. America's markets close every evening and do not open again until the next day; if it is not a weekend. This limits the amount of time we have to trade but also the actual physical number of trades we can do.
Transactions in foreign currencies are not centralized on an exchange, unlike say the NYSE, and thus take place all over the world via telecommunications. Trade is open 24 hours a day from Sunday afternoon until Friday afternoon (00:00 GMT on Monday to 10:00 pm GMT on Friday). In almost every time zone around the world, there are dealers who will quote all major currencies. After deciding what currency the investor would like to purchase, he or she does so via one of these dealers (some of which can be found online). It is quite common practice for investors to speculate on currency prices by getting a credit line (which are available to those with capital as small as $500), and vastly increase their potential gains and losses. This is called marginal trading.
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Banks - The interbank market allows for both the majority of commercial Forex transactions and large amounts of speculative trading each day. Some large banks will trade billions of dollars, daily. Sometimes this trading is done on behalf of customers, however much is done by proprietary traders who are trading for the bank's own account.