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Trading & Products

Forex

Learn about the basics and history of the biggest financial market in the world.

Most Traded Currency Pairs

  • EUR/USD - 45%
  • USD/JPY - 25%
  • GBP/USD - 15%
  • Other Currencies - 15%

What is Forex?

FX or Foreign Exchange, is the world’s largest financial market. FX is the exchange of one currency for another. The Forex market is open 24 hours a day, from Sunday through Friday. Nearly £3 trillion worth of currencies are traded each day.

New York
London
Tokyo
Sydney
 

Typical Forex Trading Hours:

               New York 13:00 to 22:00 GMT
               London 08:00 to 17:00 GMT
               Tokyo 00:00 to 09:00 GMT
               Sydney 22:00 to 07:00 GMT

Many institutions around the world now trade 24hrs a day and there are also trading hours when two sessions overlap:​

               London & New York [12:00 - 16:00] GMT
               Tokyo & London [07:00 - 09:00] GMT
               Sydney & Tokyo [00:00 - 06:00] GMT

Overlapping forex trading hours contain the highest volume of traders. The forex market is more active than the stock market and is traded Over the Counter. This means that currencies are not listed on any exchange. Though the majority of trade goes through London, New York, and Tokyo there is no one central location where currencies are traded. It is truly a global market.

FX is popular with individual traders due to its accessibility and its simplicity relative to other markets. You can trade FX in an online account from almost anywhere in the world. FX traders buy or sell a currency hoping that it will rise or fall against the value of another in order to profit from the difference in price.

Forex traders have frequent opportunities to take advantage of price fluctuations due to the high volumes of trade activity and the many buyers and sellers in the market. In FX prices are affected by macroeconomic, for example, a decision made by a central bank makes speculating on market prices relatively straightforward compared to the equities market. In forex you simply need to evaluate whether one country’s currency will be worth more or less than the currency of another.

GKFX Cambodia, GKFX, GKPro, and GKFX Prime are Global Kapital Group brands.

GKFX Cambodia Co Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (“SECC”) under the license 026 (០២៦ គ.ម.ក/អ.ប./ឈ.ឧ.).

GKFX is the registered trademark of AKFX Financial Services Ltd, which is part of the Global Kapital Group. AKFX Financial Services Ltd is authorized and regulated
by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA") under the license IS60473. AKFX Financial Services Ltd is passported in Europe under MiFID II in Financial Instruments Directive.

GKPro is the registered trademark of GKFX Financial Services Ltd, which is part of the Global Kapital Group. GKPro is the registered trademark of GKFX Financial
Services Ltd, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) under the license 501320. GKFX Financial Services Ltd is licensed in the United Kingdom.

GKFX Prime is the registered trademark of International Finance House Ltd, which is part of the Global Kapital Group. International Finance House Ltd is authorized
and regulated by the British Virgin Islands’ Financial Authority named Financial Services Commission (“FSC BVI”) under the company number 1728826 and license number
BVI SIBA/L/1066. International Finance House Ltd is active in Asia, Middle East, and Latin America.

Restricted Regions: GKFX Cambodia does not provide services for the residents of certain countries, such as the United States
of America, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey, Israel, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

RISK WARNING

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. See our full Risk Warning and Terms of Business for further details.