The importance of the FOREX market
For those who do not know, the foreign exchange market, also referred to as FOREX, it the place where currencies throughout the world are actively traded. Not many people realize this, but the FOREX market is likely the most importance, as currencies need to be exchanged for business and foreign trade to be conducted efficiently.
At this moment in time, some of the most tradable currencies are USD, EUR, GBP and the Chinese Yuan (CNY), especially when people choose to trade them with less-popular currencies, as more volatility can be achieved, thus higher profits if the trades are smart.
The main difference is that on the forwards market, contracts can be bought and sold between two parties who are free to determine the terms of the agreement, whereas on the futures markets, the contracts are sold and bought based on a standard size alongside with a clear settlement date on public commodity markets.
Clear and smart trading strategies are essential to achieving success on the forex market, which is why many traders choose to shy away, and focus on other markets, such as the stock market.