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Foreign Exchange Market. First presented In “special topics in finance“ course in economic and management faculty of Sharif university October 22, 2011 . Hossein Abdoh Tabrizi Maysam Radpour & Pedram Jahangiry. Forex – The Foreign exchange :

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Foreign exchange market

Foreign Exchange Market

First presented In “special topics in finance“ course in economic and management faculty of Sharif university

October 22, 2011

  • Hossein Abdoh Tabrizi

  • Maysam Radpour & Pedram Jahangiry

What is forex

Forex – The Foreign exchange:

Market exists wherever one currency is traded for another. It is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world, and includes trading between large banks, central banks, currency speculators, multinational corporations, governments, and other financial markets and institutions.

What is FOREX?

Structure of foreign exchange
Structure of Foreign Exchange

  • Core of the Foreign Exchange is the institutional Interbank Market

  • Retail Forex brokers bridge the interbank and retail Forex markets


Interbank Market

Retail Forex Brokers

Forex Market

Structure of foreign exchange1
Structure of Foreign Exchange

Central Exchanges:

Foreign Currency Market:

Over-the-Counter market

No physical location

Market participants connected through worldwide network

No overarching regulatory body

Transactions are made through access to the OTC market

  • Physical location

    • Ex: New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

  • Regulated by home governments

    • Ex: SEC in the United States

  • All transactions processed through the exchange

Fx features
FX Features

  • Largest Market in the world

  • The average trade per day is more then3-4 trillion $

  • No commission

  • 24-hour market

  • Leverage 1:50, 1:100, 1:200

  • Use all the same market tools (Limits, Stops and etc )

  • Financial Times foresees about 200% grow in next 3 years,because of arrival of investment and pension funds

  • Make money in both rising and falling markets

  • Leverage 1:50, 1:100, 1:200

Foreign exchange market

$ 3.5


$ 500


$ 305


$ 38


When do currencies trade
When Do Currencies Trade?


New York



Experienced dealer say
Experienced Dealer Say

  • Not easy to learn

  • Most lose a lot of $$ at first before learning how it works

  • Hard to find big Long-Term trends for the conservative & passive trader

  • Deals with Behavioral Finance

Technical fundamental analysis and stochastic
Technical / Fundamental Analysis and stochastic

Technical analysis: based on indicators such as moving

averages, volume oversold and undersold conditions etc

Fundamental analysis: based on news and economic events,

speeches by Key personalities such as fed chairman,

ECB chairman etc.

Stochastic !!