More precisely, FOREX
is a currency trading market, and it is one of the largest and most rapidly developing markets on the planet. Over 2.5 trillion dollars are turned over on the forex every single day. That is more than 100 times the amount turned over daily on the NASDAQ
. So, what is a market? Simple: it's a place where goods are traded. The forex is no different, but with one little twist: the goods traded on the forex are national currencies. For example, on the forex you might pay in American dollars and buy some Canadian dollars. Or, you could sell your euros for Japanese yen. There is nothing more to it than that. It is one of the most talked-about advantages of trading on the Forex-the commission-free trades! Unfortunately, while we would all like to think that Forex brokers are just out there executing trades for the fun of it, the simple truth is that everyone needs to make money-even the brokers.While they may not charge a traditional commission, brokers on the Forex still make their money whenever trades take place.We are actually compensated in a number of ways, including:
- Buying/Selling Currencies
- Earned interest on deposited funds
- Converting and holding currencies
- Rollover fees
It is in the buying and selling of currencies that we make the majority of our Spread.