Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where all the world's currencies trade. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $5 trillion. All the world's combined stock markets don't even come close to this.
With Forex data from FXCM, you will have access to over 10 years of historical data for 40 currency pairs, including majors and exotics, making it possible to back-test your trading strategies.
The majors and the commodity pairs are the most liquid and most widely traded currency pairs in the forex market. These pairs and their combinations (EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY, and EUR/GBP) make up the vast majority of all trading in the forex market. Because these pairs have the largest volume of buyers and sellers, they also typically have the tightest spreads.
There are however other currency pairs that allow you to take advantage of macroeconomic events in specific international markets, such as the exotic pair of USD/MXN (US Dollar/Mexican Peso).
Currency pairs included in this data feed are:
AUD/CAD, AUD/CHF, AUD/JPY, AUD/NZD, AUD/USD
CAD/CHF, CAD/JPY, CHF/JPY, EUR/AUD, EUR/CAD
EUR/CHF, EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY, EUR/NOK, EUR/NZD
EUR/SEK, EUR/TRY, EUR/USD, GBP/AUD, GBP/CAD
GBP/CHF, GBP/JPY, GBP/NZD, GBP/USD, NZD/CAD
NZD/CHF, NZD/JPY, NZD/USD, TRY/JPY, USD/CAD
USD/CHF, USD/CNH, USD/HKD, USD/JPY, USD/MXN,
USD/NOK, USD/SEK, USD/TRY, USD/ZAR, ZAR/JPY
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