Forex Basics

      Forex, or Foreign Exchange, is the simultaneous exchange of one country’s currency for that of another.

      How FX Trading Works

      In this market, you may buy or sell currencies. The objective is to earn a profit from your position.


      Understanding FX Quotes

      Reading a foreign exchange quote may seem a bit confusing at first. However, it's really quite simple if you remember two things:

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      The trading of virtual currencies and Bitcoin futures carries additional risk. Prior to trading virtual currencies, please view NFA & CFTC advisories providing more information on these potentially significant risks.