Forex Trading

The foreign exchange market (Forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized or over-the-counter (OTC) market for trading of currencies. It determines the foreign exchange rate and includes all aspects of buying, selling, and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices. In terms of trading volume, it is by far the largest market in the world, followed by the Credit market.

The main participants in this market are the larger international banks. Financial centres around the world function as anchors of trading between a wide range of multiple types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends. Since currencies are always traded in pairs, the foreign exchange market does not set a currency's absolute value but rather determines its relative value by setting the market price of one currency if paid for with another. Ex: 1 USD is worth X CAD, or CHF, or JPY, etc. Until very recently, FX trading was available only to large financial institutions, hedge funds, and corporations. With the advent of retail foreign exchange trading, individual retail speculative traders constitute a growing segment of this market, both in and importance. Thanks to the development of technology, nowadays anyone can trade currencies using a computer or smart device with a connection to the Internet.

The benefits

The sheer volume of this market, surpassing any other on the planet, is one of the reasons it is seen as attractive by investors. It also offers tight spreads and extremely fast execution, meaning that trading is very dynamic, and profits can be made within a short time, as long as you are able to spot an opportunity before a very fierce competition! The Forex market is also attractive for its ability to offer multiple opportunities both in case of upward or downward price movements thanks to the availability of multiple types of currency to trade.

Forex has been the most popular type of online trading for years, and with TradeBNP, you have over 60 preferred currency pairs to trade on the MT4 platform.

The so-called Major currency pairs involve the most popular currencies, such as USD, EUR, JPY, and offer high liquidity. Cross pairs, also known as Minor currency pairs, do not include USD, but involve other well-known and popular currencies. Exotic pairs are those involving less popular or well-known currencies.

When trading on FX, an investor buys the difference (also known as “spread”) between two currencies. The FX market is not known for a lot of volatility, as significant changes within a trading day are uncommon.

TradeBNP as your FX partner ensures the automation, efficient execution, and immediate settlement of your trades. We also do not interfere with your trades to gain advantage, although some limits may apply.

The following currency pairs are available for trading:

FOREX
MAJOR
Instrument
Minimum Spread
Min. Margin
Stopout Level
Minimum Trade
Contract per lot
Tick Value (1 lot)
Decimal Places
Trading Hours (GMT+2)
EUR/USD
0,00000
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 USD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/USD
0,00003
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 USD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/JPY
0,003
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
USD/CAD
0,00004
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CAD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/CHF
0,00002
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CHF
0.00001
00:02-24:00
AUD/USD
0,00002
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 USD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
NZD/USD
0,00004
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 USD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
CROSS
Instrument
Minimum Spread
Min. Margin
Stopout Level
Minimum Trade
Contract per lot
Tick Value (1 lot)
Decimal Places
Trading Hours (GMT+2)
AUD/CAD
0,00012
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CAD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
AUD/CHF
0,00007
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CHF
0.00001
00:02-24:00
AUD/JPY
0,005
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
AUD/NZD
0,00005
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 NZD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
CAD/CHF
0,00008
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CHF
0.00001
00:02-24:00
CAD/JPY
0,008
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
CHF/JPY
0,008
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
EUR/AUD
0,00010
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 AUD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/CAD
0,00009
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CAD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/CHF
0,00003
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CHF
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/GBP
0,00002
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 GBP
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/JPY
0,003
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
EUR/NZD
0,00022
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 NZD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/AUD
0,00022
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 AUD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/CAD
0,00024
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CAD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/CHF
0,00018
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CHF
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/JPY
0,008
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
GBP/NZD
0,00035
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 NZD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
NZD/CAD
0,00015
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CAD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
NZD/CHF
0,00010
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 CHF
0.00001
00:02-24:00
NZD/JPY
0,006
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 JPY
0.001
00:02-24:00
EXOTIC
Instrument
Minimum Spread
Min. Margin
Stopout Level
Minimum Trade
Contract per lot
Tick Value (1 lot)
Decimal Places
Trading Hours (GMT)
EUR/SGD
0,00032
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SGD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/CZK
0,0020
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
10 CZK
0.0001
00:02-24:00
EUR/DKK
0,00030
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 DKK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/HKD
0,00050
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 HKD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/HUF
0.150
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 HUF
0.001
00:02-24:00
EUR/NOK
0,00160
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 NOK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/PLN
0,00100
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 PLN
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/RUB
0,0800
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
10 RUB
0.0001
10:00-18:00
EUR/SEK
0,00110
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SEK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/TRY
0,00100
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 TRY
0.00001
00:02-24:00
EUR/ZAR
0,02300
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 ZAR
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/CZK
0,0700
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
10 CZK
0.0001
00:02-24:00
GBP/DKK
0,00150
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 DKK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/HKD
0,00100
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 HKD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/HUF
0.180
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 HUF
0.001
00:02-24:00
GBP/NOK
0,00400
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 NOK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/PLN
0,00150
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 PLN
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/SEK
0,00300
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SEK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/SGD
0,00030
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SGD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/TRY
0,00120
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 TRY
0.00001
00:02-24:00
GBP/ZAR
0,02600
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 ZAR
0.00001
00:02-24:00
NOK/SEK
0,00040
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SEK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
NZD/SGD
0,00020
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SGD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/CZK
0,0040
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
10 CZK
0.0001
00:02-24:00
USD/DKK
0,00030
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 DKK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/HKD
0,00030
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 HKD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/HUF
0.100
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
100 HUF
0.001
00:02-24:00
USD/ILS
0,00110
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 ILS
0.00001
09:00-18:00
USD/MXN
0,00300
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 MXN
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/NOK
0,00170
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 NOK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/PLN
0,00090
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 PLN
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/RUB
0,0300
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 RUB
0.0001
10:00-18:00
USD/SEK
0,00140
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SEK
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/SGD
0,00012
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 SGD
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/TRY
0,00020
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 TRY
0.00001
00:02-24:00
USD/ZAR
0.01800
0.3%
30%
0.01
100,000
1 ZAR
0.00001
00:02-24:00
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