How Foreign Exchange Market Differs From The Stock Market?

By: Ranju Kumar

The Foreign Exchange market commonly known as Forex or FX, had integrated into the world's biggest financial market. You will trade a pair of foreign currency by simultaneously buying and selling special foreign currency pairs with different traders in various exchanges. The forex market was recognized in the early 1960's. The exchange rate will depend on the performance of a foreign currency pair on different international exchanges.

The differentiation between the forex market and the stock market is the huge trading that occurs on the FX market. Forex is the largest and most prolific financial market because each day, more than 1 trillion worth of currency exchange takes place between investors, speculators and countries. Forex market is closely related to various countries' politic, economy and culture, Forex traders could also obtain profit from other kinds of news, for example interest rate level change, will influence the interest of the Forex deposit.

Forex trading is simply sounds too easy for anyone to make profit in very short time. But before you committed into Forex trading, it is strongly advised to have full understanding in Forex trading. Another important factor that any Forex traders can make huge profit is the high fluctuation for currency. Every day, every second, the currency exchange rate is moving up and down, the Forex exchange rate fluctuates more heavily whenever there is any important economic data being released.

The difference between the stock market and the forex market is that the forex market is global, worldwide. The stock market is something that takes place only within a country. The stock market is based on businesses and products that are within a country, and the forex market takes that a step further to include any country.

Let us look at some key differences between the Forex market, and the Stock market. The Forex market can be traded 24 hours per day, but the Stock market is only open 8 hours per day. This fact alone creates a very large advantage in favor of the Forex market. Within this twenty four hours period different currencies behave in different manners. As a day trader it is very important to know the personality of the currency you are trading.

The stock market in any country is available to be found on only that countries currency, say for example the Japanese yen, and the Japanese stock market, or the United States stock market and the dollar. However, in the forex market, you are mixed up with various types of countries, and many currencies. You will find the location to a variety of currencies and this is a huge difference between the forex market and the stock market.

Selecting what to trade and when, is much easier to accomplish with the Forex market. The leverage and liquidity found in the currency market is far greater than found in the Stock market, and the currency market as a whole is much larger than the Stock market.

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