Commodity Forex Online Trading is the biggest financial trading market in the world boasting volumes of about 2 trillion dollars a day. It is at the core of what was initially known as the Foreign Exchange Market, also referred to as FX, Spot FX or just Spot.
Just how large is Commodity Forex Online Trading? Well, if you consider that the New York Stock Exchange trades volume is “just” 25 billion per day then you’ll realize how big a market Commodity Forex Online Trading really is! In fact it is three times bigger than the combined stocks and futures markets! Now how big is that!
But what is it that Forex Traders trade in the Foreign Exchange Market? The answer to that question is simple: Money! Forex Trading is the act of trading one currency against another. A trader might decide to sell some of the US Dollars he/she owns and buy Japanese Yens. This simultaneous exchange of currencies is thus at the core of Commodity Forex Online Trading. Because two currencies need to be involved in any trade, they are referred to as pairs. For example the Euro dollar and the US dollar (EUR/USD) or the British pound and the Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY).
In the old days, when the barter economy formed the basis of daily exchanges, the value of one product was estimated against that of another, and a trade would take place based on that estimation. This analogy still holds true for the Commodity Forex Online Trading market with the difference that the estimation of one currency against the other is based on the global market value of these currencies and not on the estimation of a few individuals.
Commodity Forex Online Trading actually means that when a currency is sold in order to make way for another, the forex trader actually invests in the economy of the country, the currency of which he/she is purchasing, and in doing so, effectively buys a “share” in that country’s economy. In our example, a trader who purchases Japanese Yens does so in anticipation of the market valuation of Japan’s current and future health of its economy.
All things considered equal, the rate of exchange of one currency against the other reflects the condition of each country’s economy. A country’s economy is dictated by internal and external forces, such as war, drought, political stability, civil unrest and so forth. The flow of currencies from one country to another results in large parts from such events.
The Commodity Forex Online Trading Market is unlike any other financial market, not only due to its size but also to the fact that it has neither a physical location nor a central exchange, unlike the New York Stock Exchange for example. As such, Forex Trading is considered an Over the Counter (OTC) market in that it has no boundaries and is independent from any central bank or institution. Simply put, Commodity Forex Online Trading is run electronically through a giant network of computers. Within a network of banks, continuously, 24 hours a day.
It used to be that until the late 1990, Forex Trading was only available to the big players who had to have an initial working capital of millions of US Dollars before being allowed to trade. Largely the sole domain of bankers and big financial institutions, it had no place for the little guy. The rise of the Internet has been such that Commodity Forex Online Trading firms can now offer trading account to smaller mom’s and pops retailers.
These small and oftentimes inexperienced traders can quickly become expert in the Commodity Forex Online Trading business by using expert forex trading software such as Forex Killer.