Companies, exporters and importers are also very much involved in the forex market as buying and selling of products takes place all over the world thus buying and selling of currencies to facilitate and complete all these transactions are needed. An exporter in the USA might have sold his products to a company in Europe in US dollars so the importer has to buy US dollars while selling his Euro dollars to pay for the products from the USA. Or a company may need certain parts for their equipment which is not available locally so they have to order from overseas.

This process requires the company to purchase the supplier’s currency so as to pay for the parts.

Lastly, we have the retail traders who have chosen the forex market above others like equities, commodities, etc. to do our trading or investments so as to make some profit. This is a growing segment due to the prevalence and accessibility of the internet which allows brokers to provide trading platforms and continuous price data feed to the small players globally. The low and affordable cost of the internet also helped many to participate in this growing phenomena.

Brokers are going online with their own platforms that allow easy and simple to use trading and also to provide education to these small retail traders. The mushrooming numbers of brokers in recent years also act to lower cost (wonder of competition) for the small retails traders.

Most brokers do not charge commission and the spreads for major trading currencies have also narrowed tremendously. There is no better time than now to start your foray into forex trading.

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