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When you learn how to trade FX, it's not hard to see why it’s such a popular market among traders. You’ll discover there’s a huge number of different currency pairs to trade – from majors to emerging currencies to exotics – 24 hours a day. Learn how to trade forex using CFDs or a forex broker, how the forex market works and see an example of a forex trade.
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|Selling GBP/USD: Example FX CFD trade|
|Sell / buy price||1.35540 / 1.35560|
|Deal||Sell at 1.35540|
|Deal size||5 contracts (at £100,000/contract)|
|Other potential charges||You'll have to pay an overnight funding charge if your position is held through 22.00 (GMT)|
|Closing price||Buy at 1.35440||Buy at 1.35700|
1.35540 - 1.35440 = 10
50 x 10 = $500
1.35540 - 1.35700 = -16
50 x -16 = $800
|Profit / loss||$500 profit||$800 loss|
Learn more about the differences between CFD trading and share trading
There’s no minimum balance required to open an account, it takes less than five minutes, and there’s no obligation to fund or trade.
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