Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. You could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

Market definition

Market can have several meanings within investments. Generally it is defined as a medium through which assets are traded, with their value determined by supply and demand.

Market can refer to:

  • a broad grouping of assets (like the technology market) or an index
  • a place – physical or nominal – that facilitates buying and selling of assets
  • the trading and movements of financial assets as a whole (‘the markets’, or ‘financial markets’)
  • the price at which an asset is being traded (the market price)

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