Forex Trading

Get involved with the largest financial market on the planet. Buy and sell the world’s most popular currency pairs using flexible CFDs.

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24-Hour Availabiltiy
24-Hour Availabiltiy
24-Hour Availabiltiy
24-Hour Availabiltiy

Unlimited access to the markets 24 hours a day, five days a week.

50+ Currency Pairs
50+ Currency Pairs
50+ Currency Pairs
50+ Currency Pairs

Trade the most popular currency pairs from a single platform.

Tight Spreads
Tight Spreads
Tight Spreads
Tight Spreads

Beneficial trading conditions with spreads starting from 3 pips.*

Powerful Leverage
Powerful Leverage
Powerful Leverage
Powerful Leverage

Increase your trading volume with up to 1:30.

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Forex Trading with AFXMarkets

Participate in the massive $6.6 trillion forex market.

In the world’s most prominent financial battlefield, your armour and weapons decide if you win or lose. AFXMarkets equips you with competitive trading conditions, a wide range of intuitive trading tools, and full education packages. Get outstanding support, sharpen your forex trading skills and knowledge, and trade your way to prosperity!

  • Round the Clock

    The AFXMarkets customer support team is ready to help you five days a week, 24 hours a day via chat, phone, and email in multiple languages.

  • Fully Regulated
    and Authorised

    AFXMarkets is licensed and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).

  • Safe and

    Custom funds are held in segregated accounts in top-tier banks; Data is encrypted with the latest SSL technologies and treated per GDPR.

Forex Trading Conditions

View the competitive trading conditions for the currency-pairs offered by AFXMarkets below.

* Based on AFXMarkets Gold Account for Professional Traders following MiFID II regulation.

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Best Forex Trading Tools

Forex markets change all the time. Open your Trader’s Toolbox for maximum versatility. Always be prepared for any surprises; always be ready to turn actions into opportunities.

Trading Platforms

A full-featured trading terminal is a necessity for a successful CFD trading experience. AFXMarkets Traders enjoy the versatility of the world-renowned trading platform MetaTrader 4.

  • AFXMarkets MT4 Web Trading: Desktop versatility infused into web browser accessibility.

  • AFXMarkets MT4 Desktop: The most favoured platform for traders who seek enhanced tools and customisation.

  • AFXMarkets MT4 Mobile: Trade on the go, access the markets wherever you are, whenever you want.

Trading Tools

  • Daily market analysis
    Start the day with a market briefing that aims to inform you of the most important trading events of the day.
  • Economic calendar
    Take a look at the prescheduled market events for the day and discover forecasts from the top analysts.
  • Professional insights
    Go deeper into your favourite currency pairs and see what seasoned professionals think about their future.
  • Trading Central targets
    A versatile plug-in for MT4 platform, get real-time signals on the markets and apply pro-level information for your trades.

Forex Education

At AFXMarkets, we believe freedom comes with power, and power comes with knowledge. To support your personal growth as a trader, our market professionals have curated a wide range of educational materials for you.

Introductory courses
Assess your knowledge, start from where you feel comfortable.
Introduction to Trading
First steps are often hard to take. Our introduction to trading guides is designed to lay the foundations of forex trading and help you to start trading on your own.
How to start trading
Knowledge is power! After you set the foundation, our Becoming a Professional series will enhance your trading with lessons on pro-level market analysis, risk management, and trading strategies.
Extensive Resources
Learn any topic or refresh your memory.
Video library
Access a wide range of subject-specific mini-tutorials on various aspects of forex trading is available on-demand.
Articles & e-Books
Deep dive into the minds of forex trading geniuses and develop your forex trading abilities.
Forex infographics
Visual step-by-step guides to help you perform trading operations systematically and straightforwardly.
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Portfolio Management

Do you want to trade or invest in the financial markets but don’t have enough time? The AFXMarkets portfolio management service might be the solution you’re looking for.

How can you join the AFXMarkets
LPM service?

  • 1

    Sign up with AFXMarkets, verify
    your identity and open
    a Silver Account by depositing
    a minimum of $2,500.

  • 2

    Get started with
    a 7-day trial.

  • 3

    During the trial period,
    we’ll try to protect your
    account by closing positions
    once potential losses exceed
    10% of your account value.

  • 4

    Log in to view your
    trading account statement
    at any time.

What is Forex trading?

What is Forex trading?

A quick guide if you’re new to the thrilling world of online forex trading.

  • What is Forex? – A basic overview

    In the modern world, capital is the true source of power. A country’s global power is determined by its economic strength and represented by its national currency. Forex is an international market where currencies demonstrate their power and empower those who believe in them.

  • What is the forex market?

    The forex market is a global financial market where traders and investors buy and sell national currencies against each other. With over $6 trillion daily turnover, forex is the largest financial market in the world.

  • What is forex trading?

    Forex trading is to buy and sell currency pairs in the form of contract for difference (CFD) to profit from the price change over time. A currency pair is considered a singular financial instrument. The market participants aim to forecast its future value and take positions accordingly; commonly known as buy when low, sell when high, and vice versa.

  • What is a forex currency pair?

    A currency pair is formed between two currencies. For example, the U.S. dollar (USD) and the euro (EUR) makes the EUR/USD currency pair. The price of the pair indicates how much one euro is worth in U.S. dollars. The three-letter symbol used to define one of the currencies in the pair is derived from the ISO 4217 standard. The three letters used are typically the first letters the country abbreviation “US”, and the third letter is the first the name of the currency, i.e. “D” for dollar.

  • How to trade forex?

    Forex trading is performed through forex brokers. AFXMarkets is a regulated forex broker and offers forex CFDs on EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY and many other major, minor, cross, and exotic currency pairs. Moreover, when you trade forex with AFXMarkets, you can utilise leverage to increase the size of your positions and increase your potential to profit on the forex market.

  • Why trade in the forex market?

    Forex trading enables you to access the financial opportunities that arise in the foreign exchange market. As the world’s most popular currencies gain or lose value against each other, you can buy and sell them and profit on price differences.

Forex Trading FAQ

What does forex mean?

The term “forex” is a mesh of the words “foreign” and “exchange” which means the exchange of foreign currencies against each other.

What are forex trading hours?

The global forex markets open on Sunday evening (23:00 GMT) with the Australian market and remain active until the U.S. markets close on Friday (21:00 GMT), giving forex traders the ability to trade in the forex markets 24 hours a day, five days a week.

What are major, minor, and exotic currency pairs?

Currency pairs are commonly grouped as majors, minors, and exotics. Major currency pairs typically contain USD and another major currency, for example; EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, and USD/CAD. Minor currency pairs, also known as cross-pairs, consist of two major currencies which are not the USD. For example, EUR/GBP, GBP/CHF, and CAD/JPY are among minor currency pairs. Any other currency pairs which contain at least one non-major currency are considered as exotics. For example, USD/MXN, EUR/TRY, and GBP/SAR.

How is a currency pair priced?

The logic of supply and demand determines the price of a currency pair. When investors buy and sell currencies against each other for any reason (e.g., international trade, investing in countries, cross-border payments), they subjectively and collectively attribute value to the currency pair. Investors’ trading decisions are often based on their expectations, more so than what actually happens.

Forex markets are not governed by a central supervision authority. However, each country’s central bank can influence the price of its national currency. They use economic measures such as interest rates to maintain a minimum value, thereby influencing market prices.

What is leverage?

Leverage is a trading mechanism which enables you to open trading positions larger than your initial capital. When using leverage, you’re able to open larger position sizes; therefore, the amount you gain or lose per pip movement increases. It can increase your profit potential; but use it with caution, as it can also cause losses in the same way.

What is a pip?

The pip signifies the most basic price change unit. In forex currency pairs, a pip is the fourth decimal in the price of a currency pair. For example, when the EUR/USD currency pair is trading at 1.1856, pip is the “6” at the end (the fourth decimal). If EUR/USD rises to 1.1860, the new pip would be “0”, and the pair would be said to have risen 4 pips.

What is spread?

Spread is the difference between the selling price and the buying price of a currency pair. In Forex trading platforms, each pair would have two prices: Bid is the selling price and Ask is the buying price. Spread is calculated in pips and represents the broker’s commission. It is charged automatically when a position is opened. As a forex broker, part of the profit which AFXMarkets makes is based on the spreads from traders’ transactions.

How can I learn forex trading?

At AFXMarkets, we are committed to ensuring our clients are equipped with everything they need for success by providing them with the best forex trading tools available. Visit our education section to learn what circumstances move currency prices, use our trader’s toolkit to analyse the forex market, and execute your trades on our state-of-the-art trading platforms with the most competitive trading conditions.

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