Foreign Exchange (FOREX / FX) is the trade of all the world’s currencies on a global decentralised market. Currencies are traded as pairs, one against the other. The foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid financial market. Transactions are carried out by several market participants in several places.
It is rare for any pair of currencies to maintain the same exchange rate for more than a short period of time. In fact exchange rates are constantly changing influenced not only by economic data and market new but also by factors such as politics, current events, natural disasters etc.
An index usually refers to statistical measure of change in the performance of a hypothetical portfolio on specific markets. Examples are the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100. Investors can use this product to capture the price fluctuations in different stock markets around the world
One of the most important energy sources in the world. It can be used as fuel as well as a raw material for numerous products such as fertilizers, pesticides and plastics. Oil is a non-renewable form of energy, Governments and of organisations worldwide are concerned about the consequences of oil will being exhausted one day. Fluctuations in the price of oil provide interesting investment opportunities.
Gold and silver were both used since ancient times as money, jewellery and still today as government wealth reserves. Today Gold and Silver are popular investment products, especially for hedging as they are seen, particularly gold, as products with inflation-proof value.