Online Forex Trading
Trade FX with CMS Prime
Trade FX online with CMS Prime through our robust trading technology and transparent trading conditions. Access a growing list of more than 40 currency pairs via MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5, with a deep liquidity pool from top tier liquidity providers. Explore the opportunities in the online forex market with dedicated support, tools and customer service.
What is Forex?
The foreign exchange market (Forex or FX market) is a global over-the-counter (OTC) market with an average daily turnover of more than $5 trillion making it the largest and most liquid market in the world. Online FX trading in the spot market is the exchange of one currency to another through an easy-to-use platform. The Forex market is open 24 hours a day (except on weekends) and is traded across almost every time zone. As a result, the price quotes change constantly and the market can be very active at any time of day. For example, when the US trading day ends, the trading sessions in Tokyo and Hong Kong begin.
Forex traders can speculate on the value of one currency versus another to generate profits. Some of the benefits include:
Frequently Asked Questions
The Forex market is open 24/5 which enables a trader to enter or exit a trade at any time. As a rule of thumb, profitable traders buy low and sell high or sell high and buy low.
As per our ‘Terms of Business’, our default offering includes a 30% stop-out level and a margin call at 100%.
For example, if the Used Margin stands at 100 USD, once the Equity teaches below 100 USD (100% margin call), no new positions can be opened. If the Equity reaches 30 USD (30% stop-out), all positions will be closed at the first available price.
Yes, EAs are accepted on MT4 and MT5.
Margin is the amount of funds available for trading. Required margin is the quantity of money needed to open a position.
Leverage is the multiple of account equity that you can trade. For example, when trading 1 standard lot of USDJPY with 1:100 leverage, the margin requirement is $1,000 instead of $100,000.
A pip is the most used unit of measure in the forex market.
One pip in GBP/USD pair is a market movement of 0.0001
One pip in USD/JPY pair is a market movement of 0.01
For example, if the value of EURUSD decreases by one pip, the quoted rate will change from 1.1534 to 1.1533.
In Forex, trade sizes are sometimes quoted in lots, which refers to the number of currency units you buy or sell. For example, when trading EURUSD (or other pairs where USD is the quote currency):
One standard lot = 100,000 units of currency = $10 a pip
One mini-lot = 10,000 units of currency = $1 a pip
One micro-lot = 1,000 units of currency = $0.10 a pip
- Geographical distribution of markets
- Continuous operation (*Sunday 22:00 – Friday 22:00 GMT)
- Huge number of market participants including banks, commercial companies, investment management firms, Forex brokers, hedge fund speculators and even individual traders.