Foreign-exchange trading has changed considerably over the past 10 years. Daily turnover has doubled, spreads have tightened dramatically, and the market has opened up to new entrants as never before. At the heart of this is a shift to electronic trading. By James Rundle
The foreign exchange (FX) market is the most liquid in the world. Aside from pure dealing in currency, it is used to support equity transactions, as underlying for certain derivatives products and for hedging risk, among many other functions. The creation of the euro enhanced its profile greatly with the birth of a new super-currency, but what has altered it almost beyond recognition has been the emergence...
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