What is Traded on The Foreign Exchange Market?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The simple answer is money. Forex trading is the simultaneous buying of one currency and the selling of another. Currencies are traded through a broker or dealer, and are traded in pairs; for example the euro and the US dollar (EUR/USD) or the British pound and the Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY).

Because you're not buying anything physical, this kind of trading can be confusing. Think of buying a currency as buying a share in a particular country. When you buy, say, Japanese Yen, you are in effect buying a share in the Japanese economy, as the price of the currency is a direct reflection of what the market thinks about the current and future health of the Japanese economy.

In general, the exchange rate of a currency versus other currencies is a reflection of the condition of that country's economy, compared to the other countries' economies.
Unlike other financial markets like the New York Stock Exchange, the Forex spot market has neither a physical location nor a central exchange. The Forex market is considered an Over-the-Counter (OTC) or 'Interbank' market, due to the fact that the entire market is run electronically, within a network of banks, continuously over a 24-hour period.

Until the late 1990's, only the "big guys" could play this game. The initial requirement was that you could trade only if you had about ten to fifty million bucks to start with! Forex was originally intended to be used by bankers and large institutions - and not by us "little guys". However, because of the rise of the Internet, online Forex trading firms are now able to offer trading accounts to 'retail' traders like us.

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Introduction to Foreign Exchange Markets

The forex market is a non-stop cash market where currencies of nations are traded, typically via brokers. Foreign currencies are constantly and simultaneously bought and sold across local and global markets, hence investments appreciate or depreciate in value based upon currency movements. Foreign exchange market conditions can change at any time in response to real-time events.

The main enticements of currency dealing to private investors and attractions for short-term forex trading are:

• 24-hour trading, 5 days a week with access to global forex dealers
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Forex market is the biggest financial market in the world. Moreover, currency trading is one of the fastest growing forms of investing.

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AUD/JPY and NZD/JPY Rose to its Highest Level Since November 2008

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Good morning from beautiful and cold Hamburg. Around the world circulate a lot speculation how deep the World’s economic recession will really be and which country can protect its economy effective. It seems that this question affect the FOREX market powerful at the present. However, we wish you a prosperous trading.

Market review
AUD/JPY and NZD/JPY rose to its highest level since November 2008 based on optimism U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan which will help to recover the United States from recession. The head of currency strategy at National Australia Bank Ltd., John Kyriakopoulos, wrote according in a research “Reduced pessimism on the global economic outlook is evident”. Also the AUD/USD climbed to a three-month high at 0.7267 from Tuesdays closing at 0.7175.

The last three days the EUR/USD fell temporarily 5.30 percent to its low at 1.3313 and rebound to 1.3536 on Tuesdays closing while the Euro-Zone Consumer price index rose 1.6 % in December. On early Wednesday Tokyo trading the currency pair was under considerable strain again and fell to 1.3432. As well EUR/JPY weakened as derivatives showed that some investors are betting the ECB will lower its key interest rate next week. The EUR fell versus JPY 1.74 percent to 125.10 at its low on Wednesday.

GBP gained versus a basket of major currencies based on speculations the interest-rate cuts will revive the British economy faster than economists expected. EUR/GBP fell from 0.92741 at its opening to 0.90695 at its closing.

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AUD/JPY Forecast 2009

Short-Term Forex Technical Outlook: AUD/JPY

Currency Pair: AUD/JPY
Chart: 60 Min Charts

Short-Term Bias: Bearish

As risk trends continue to dictate price action in the forex market, the technical outlook favors a bearish forecast for the AUDJPY. After falling to a low of 55.08 of 10/27, the pair jumped to a high of 70.53 on 11/4, but the lack of momentum to push higher has held the pair in a downward trend. At the beginning of the week, we saw the pair move towards 62.85 (50.0% Fib retracement level), but the failure to break above this level suggests that the pair will move lower over the remainder of the week.

Moreover, the divergence from the 120 SMA should drag the pair lower over the next few hours of trading, and may work its way towards the moving average by the end of the session.

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Yen Technical Outlook

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I returned as a USDJPY bear yesterday because “USDJPY sellers came in just before the 61.8% of 1006.60-87.09 at 95.21. This is also the center of a former congestion zone (roughly 94-97) as well as the 100% extension of the rally from 87.09 to 91.31; at 94.08.”

A bounce of recent weakness near term to former support near 92.30 is a possibility but there is no reason to alter the larger bearish outlook.

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British Pound Technical Outlook

I wrote yesterday that “Additional upside is expected. The next resistance is former support at 1.5259. 1.5420 is calculated monthly pivot R1.

Risk can be moved to 1.48. The GBPUSD came close to 1.54 but 5 waves up from the low strongly suggest that the bulk of the move, at least in the short term, is complete. Weakness is expected down to at least 1.4980 over the course of the next several days.

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