Base 1: Forex


The word Forex comes from the contraction of the words exchange.

It is also called currency market or foreign exchange market.

5000 billion transactions are made daily.

The buying and selling transactions are from one currency to another.

Transactions are done in several ways:

Banks make money transactions with each other.

You are a foreign bank.

On the Forex, you make transactions from one legacy to another.

Opening hours

The Forex market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It is only accessible from Sunday evening to Friday evening.

Several sessions take turns without interruption 24 hours a day.

The main sessions are Sydney, Tokyo, London and New York.

Sunday evening opening hours and Friday night closing times vary according to daylight saving time and normal time.

Here are the 4 sessions and their overlaps over 24 hours:

Source: Forex Market Hours

The week begins with the opening of the Sydney session, then opens in Tokyo, London and then New York. This pattern is repeated until the closing of the New York session on Friday evening.

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La négociation de titres implique un risque élevé et ne convient pas à tous les investisseurs. L’effet de levier peut opérer en votre faveur aussi bien que contre vous. Considérez attentivement vos objectifs d’investissement, votre niveau d’expérience et votre appétit du risque. 

Trading in securities involves a high risk and is not suitable for all investors. Leverage can work in your favor as well as against you. Carefully consider your investment goals, level of experience and risk appetite.

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