Participants in Today's Forex market


In general, there are two main groups in the Forex marketplace:

Hedgers

Account for less than 5% of the market, but are the key reason futures and other such financial instruments exist. The group using these hedging tools is primarily businesses and other organizations participating in international trade. Their goal is to diminish or neutralize the impact of currency fluctuations.

Speculators

Account for more than 95% of the market.

This group includes private individuals and corporations, public entities, banks, etc. They participate in the Forex market in order to create profit, taking advantage of the fluctuations of interest rates and exchange rates.

The activity of this group is responsible for the high liquidity of the Forex market. They conduct their trading by using leveraged investing, making it a financially efficient source for earning.

 

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