The Language of Forex

Forex is one of the most popular markets to trade, but the jargon used by forex traders and providers can be confusing until you learn it. In this video IG’s Jeremy Naylor explains a range of terms used in forex, so that you can get a good grounding in the basic terminology.


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The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies. In terms of volume of trading, it is by far the largest market in the world. The main participants in this market are the larger international banks. Financial centres around the world function as anchors of trading between a wide range of multiple types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends. The foreign exchange market determines the relative values of different currencies. The foreign exchange market works through financial institutions, and it operates on several levels.



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