Foreign exchange trading:Key insights about the virtual market in Tanzania

Foreign exchange trading

foreign exchange

Foreign exchange (Forex) is in simple terms a process of exchanging one currency to another currency for various reasons. While some people will hold forex in order to trade for profit, others may hold such currencies so that they are able to fund investments across different countries (multinationals), financing trips to other countries, transacting while in foreign jurisdiction and handling other payments. In Forex market, currencies are traded in pairs where two currencies are involved.

Forex trading can be traced far back to the origination of currencies in the World. The forex market is perceived to be the largest, most liquid in the world. According to recent report from the Bank of International Settlements, forex trading volumes average at USD 5.1 trillion per day.


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