Foreign exchange trading, or simply forex, is the world’s largest financial market with over $5 trillion in daily trading. Due to the fact that forex currency trading has no centralised marketplace, currencies can be traded in whatever market is open at any given time, creating a great opportunity for traders to buy and sell currencies around the clock 24 hours a day, 5 days a week with the exception of weekends.
OX Markets offers traders the ability to trade forex through our bespoke and multi-award winning forex trading platforms. We offer the tightest spreads in the market, starting from 0 pips. Traders can select their own leverage starting from 1:50 up to 1:500, with unlimited access to the largest liquidity providers and known execution.
A CFD, or Contract for Difference, is an agreement between a buyer and a seller stating that the seller will pay the buyer the difference between the value of an asset at the time the agreement was made and its value at the present time. CFDs have become extremely popular among traders due to the numerous advantages they offer.
Trade gold and silver and take advantage of the emergence of spot metals as a strong asset class.
Spot Gold and Silver Spot gold (XAU) and spot silver (XAG) are tradable commodities offered by OX Markets at the best-of-market spreads and spot execution, without additional foreign exchange exposure. Spot trading is done similarly to forex currency trading whereby investors take short or long positions on the metals’ prices. There is no centralised marketplace for spot gold or silver trading, thus trading is accessible 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
A currency is an asset type that can be traded. Currencies are traded in pairs and some of the most common examples of these are: USD/GBP, USD/EUR, USD/CAD and many more. The basic currency transaction is comprised of two currencies involved in a currency change – one being sold, the other being purchased. A currency pair’s value is measured by the base currency (the first one quoted) divided by the quote currency (the second), denoting how much of the latter is valued against a single unit of the former.
Commodities refer to basic goods usually used as inputs in the manufacture of products or provision of services. The most common traded commodities are gold, silver and oil.
A stock refers to the stock of a specific company which is available to trade on the financial stock market. Some examples include: Apple Inc, Facebook, BP, Barclays and Vodafone.
The aggregate value of a group of selected stocks; the index is used to describe its market and compare returns on investment. Some of the most popular indices include the Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ Composite, S&P 500, and FTSE 100.