Beginner’s guide to forex

What is a currency pair and why are the foreign exchange markets so popular with traders?
Trading the world’s currency markets was once the exclusive preserve of international banks and hedge funds. All that has changed over the past 20 years and now it is very straightforward for you to speculate on the direction of the likes of the pound, euro or yen. Forex trading can still be a daunting prospect for those undertaking it for their first time as it is full of unfamiliar...

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