Discussion in 'Forex' started by MrsSavant, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. I thought this might be helpful.

    Note to trade three currencies you would be trading in the upper half of the most popular currencies out of 172 traded currencies (yes there are 172)
  2. There's not a 172 retail currencies.
  3. It seems that retail has nothing to do with the Forex Market.

    Concentration in the Banking Industry

    16 banks account for 75% of turnover in the U.K.
    11 banks account for 75% of turnover in the U.S.
    11 banks account for 75% of turnover in Japan

    BIS Triennial Survey 2004

    The foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX) market exists wherever one currency is traded for another. It is by far the largest market in the world, in terms of cash value traded, and includes trading between large banks, central banks, currency speculators, multinational corporations, governments, and other financial markets and institutions. Retail traders (small speculators) are a small part of this market. They may only participate indirectly through brokers or banks and may be targets of forex scams.
  4. I'm just saying ya can't trade 'em all.

    For example, Oanda carries about 33 pairs - and many of those are even exotics... with spreads too wide to traverse for much usefulness.
  5. Wifey has been in my computer again! I just found this!