Forex Trading Insurance in South Africa
(Also known as FX or Currency Market)

Foreign Exchange (Forex, or just FX for short) happens 24 hours per day, 5 and a half days a week, from sunrise to sunset, across time zones, in all the major cities around the globe. If currency trading ends in one city, trading opens in another part of the world.

 Foreign Exchange (Forex or FX) Trading - Exchanging of currencies
makes use of computer networks & trading platforms between traders
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Trillions of US Dollars (USD) and other currencies are traded each day, making the currency market the largest financial market in the world. Given the nature and size of the Forex market, it can be extremely busy and volatile with constant changes.

This global decentralized market allows currencies to be exchanged at current market prices through buying, selling & exhanging. The Forex market does not set the price of a particular currency, but rather just position it on the basis of supply and demand against other currencies.

Currencies are exchanged to allow and cater for business and foreign trade. Unlike the stock markets, the trading of Forex use computer networks and trading platforms between traders. No formal market exists and there is no formal exchange. It plays a critical role in international trade and currency conversion.

The trading in Forex mainly occur through the following ways:
  • Spot Market: The price of the currency in question is determined through supply and demand, and therefore bought and sold on current value.
  • Forwards market: Contracts are bought over the counter (OTC) The terms are agreed by the parties.
  • Futures Market: A futures contract is bought with specific terms such as the number of units, delivery and settlement dates and price.
Both the forward and futures markets, are often used by companies to hedge their foreign exchange risks to a date in the future. This way they can “protect” themselves against foreign rate fluctuations.

You can start trading yourself. There are many great software solutions and platforms that can guide you through the process. However, the safer option would be to find a reputable broker that would increase your chances of making a reasonable return on your trading account.

In fact, the smartest thing you can do is -- Get a specialist Forex Broker to do it for you!
New to Foreign Exchange (Forex)?
Forex (or sometimes just FX) is short for foreign exchange, for trading in the currency market. It refers to the global decentralized market for the trading of currencies – which is the largest financial market in the world. This includes all aspects of buying, selling and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices. Simply put, it’s how individuals and businesses convert one currency to another.

FX transactions worth trillions of dollars take place every day, and unlike stocks or commodities, there’s no central exchange. Instead, currencies are traded by a global network of banks, dealers and brokers, which means you can trade any time, day or night, Monday to Friday.

FX prices are influenced by a range of different factors, including interest rates, inflation, government policy, employment figures and demand for imports and exports.

And because of the sheer volume of currency traders and the amount of money exchanged, price movements can happen very quickly, making currency trading not only the largest financial market in the world, but also one of the most volatile.

So many people have unfortunately been caught out by the “get rich quick” advertising of foreign currency trading platforms and have failed to do their homework properly. Rather get a specialist Forex Broker to assist you.
Also, note the following guidelines, tips and considerations of what a good Forex Broker can do for you:
  • They give you access to charts, statistical analyses and market reports.
  • They can trade on your behalf.
  • They help with great advice, making you an investor rather than a trader.
  • Select your broker by reading many reviews by Forex investors.
  • Find a Forex broker that suits your own personal needs and budget. As with all investments, there are risks involved – therefore make sure you fully understand the risks.
  • Take your time and research your options well.
  • A good Forex broker would be able to offer upwards of 40 currency pairs, gold & silver and other trading commodities.
 Foreign Exchange (Forex or FX) Trading - Exchanging of currencies
Forex - Exchanging of different currencies (eg. GBP, USD, EUR, JPY)
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