Forex Currency Trading Systems

by Paul Bryan - Date: 2007-01-06 - Word Count: 563 Share This!

The forex currency trading system is the system, which lets the forex traders buy one currency and sell the other simultaneously. This is a platform where you can also participate in the currency trading game and make lucrative profits by buying and selling currency pairs.

According to the basics of forex currency trading system, when the value of a currency falls the currency should be bought and when it rises, the currency should be sold off. However, you must know the basics of forex trading before you start using forex currency trading systems. The forex currency trading system is the relatively new venture into the financial world; over three trillion dollars worth of transactions are taking place everyday in the forex market with forex currency trading system.

The Forex currency trading system works like this. For example, you anticipate that the value of Euro will increase relative to Dollar, and you buy Euros with Dollars. So, if the Euro rate increases relative to the Dollar, you sell the Euros and make your profit. The first currency of each currency pair is referred as the base currency, and the second is as the 'counter' or 'quote currency'. Each currency pair is expressed in units of the counter currency needed to get one unit of the base currency. If the price or quote of the EUR/USD is 1.2545, it means that 1.2545 US dollars are needed to get one EUR.

These currency pairs used in the forex currency trading system are usually traded and quoted with a 'bid' and 'ask' price. The 'bid' is the price at which the broker is willing to buy and the 'ask' is the price at which he is willing to sell.

Fibonacci currency trading system is based on the world famous Fibonacci sequence - which is formed by a series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers, such as 1,1,2,3,5,8,……and so on. The forex currency trading system benefits a lot from this mathematical system; if you closely monitor the forex rate charts you will see Fibonacci series type oscillations in prices.

When applied to the field of currency trading, the ratio derived from this sequence of numbers, i.e. .236, .50, .382, .618, etc., it has been found that the oscillations observed in forex charts, follow Fibonacci ratios very closely. Since the Fibonacci system calculates the points, levels or currency pair in advance, you, as a trader, easily come to know when to enter into the market for trading and when to exit.

There are over 60 currency pairs available in a forex currency trading system to trade on. However, there are four currency pairs that dominate the forex currency trading system. These are:

EUR/USD: Euro vs. USD (U.S. Dollar) GBP/USD: British Pound vs. USD USD/JPY: USD vs. Japanese YEN USD/CHF: USD vs. Swiss franc

These currency pairs generate up to 85% of the overall volume generated in the Forex market.

The base/counter currency concept illustrates what is actually happening in a Forex transaction. This allows you to short-sell with no restrictions. In forex currency trading system, short-selling is when you sell a stock or currency first and then try to buy it back at a lower price later.

As there are no restrictions, you can make money when the market drops as well as when it rises. So unlike stock market, in the forex currency trading system lets you make money in all directions.

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Paul Bryant is a successful and experienced Forex trader and also the webmaster for, bringing you all the latest Forex news, reviews and advice.

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