Anatomy of Global Forex Market
In this infographic above it visually represents the forex market as it stands, taking a particular interest in the developments in Foreign Exchange Turnover by country, the customer direct trading of spot forex globally and the rise of algorithmic trading.
Open 24 hours a day 5 days a week, the foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid market in the world with volumes of over $4 trillion a day surpassing any exchange based market. Foreign exchange trading involves trading one currency pair against another, predicting that one currency will rise or fall against another. Currencies are traded in pairs, like the Euro versus the US Dollar (EUR/USD).