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What is Forex and How Big It Is?💱

Updated: Jul 26



Forex - foreign exchange market, is a location where international currencies are bought and sold by economic participants at various exchange rates.

Forex market is the biggest market in the world, reaching on average 6 trillion dollars trading volumes daily.


Forex market is a vital element for a global economy because it provides capital exchanges between the countries.


The main market participants of forex market are central banks, commercial banks, commercial companies, hedge funds and investors.


🕰In order to grasp how big is that market, take a look what is happening on that just in 60 seconds:


📎Total transactions value reaches 3.52 billion US dollars.

📎 1.15 billion dollars of spot transactions.

📎 1.65 billion dollar of exchange swaps.

📎 Total transactions value involving USD reaches 3 billion US dollars.

📎 Total transactions value involving EURO reaches 1.1 billion US dollars.

📎 Just one single EUR/USD pair accumulates 812 million US dollars transactions value.


It is hard to imagine how such big amounts are rolling with such a frequency and how insignificant are the orders of individual traders.