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Trade more than 50 pairs, including all majors, minors and many exotics. Benefit from free real time quotes and charts on our desktop, mobile or tablet trading platform. Trading available 24 hours a day. All forex trades involve two currencies because you're betting on the value of a currency against another. Think of EUR/USD, the most-traded currency pair in the world. EUR, the first currency in the pair, is the base, and USD, the second, is the counter. When you see a price quoted on your platform, that price is how much one euro is worth in US dollars. You always see two prices because one is the buy price and one is the sell. The difference between the two is the spread. When you click buy or sell, you are buying or selling the first currency in the pair.
Trade prices are easily skewed one way or the other depending on the retail trader's position, which is known by the market maker. Traders can be encouraged to take risky positions just before major economic announcements. If all else fails, the market maker can quote extreme prices (known as spiking) to trigger stop loss orders while the client is at work or asleep. The vast majority of retail FX traders are not profitable. For those losing retail speculators, much of the funds they had on deposit will be, in some form or another, transferred to the market maker.
Currently the new instruments are available in DEMO and for Self-Trading accounts only, but LIVE environment is to follow soon. New CFD instruments can be added using the instrument selector in the trading platform. Forex trading signal providers help you in minimizing risks or losses in trading.
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The lowest commission rates are not necessarily appropriate for all clients. The commission-based pricing structure allows you to pay lower per-unit commission rates, but there are also minimum monthly commission amounts payable. Under Australian regulation, before you can start trading forex you first need to complete a short suitability test. You can take the test now via the main site or anytime later before start trading.