Forex Liquidity And Volatility

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    Sep 2020

    Forex Liquidity And Volatility

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    To a beginner trader, terms like liquidity and volatility can be intimidating.

    You need to understand and comprehend these terms as well as apply them to your trades. If you have been trading for quite some time now, you already know these terms like the back of your hand.

    Despite these, there are still some new things you can learn from the article.

    What Is Liquidity?

    Liquidity means how active the market is. This is determined by how many traders are actively trading and how much is the total volume they’re trading. The reason why forex is so liquid is because it is tradable 24 hours a day during weekdays. It also has $6 trillion turn over each day. There are usually relatively high volumes of forex trading going on all the time throughout the day. Liquidity fluctuates as financial centres around the world open and close.

    What Is Volatility?

    Volatility is the measure of how drastically a market’s price change. The market’s liquidity has a big impact on how volatile the market’s price are. Higher liquidity creates a less volatile market in which prices don’t fluctuate as drastically while lower liquidity usually results in a more volatile market and cause prices to change drastically

    Forex tend to move in smaller increments because of their high liquidity results in lower volatility. When traders trade at the same time, it usually results in the price making small movements up and down. There are times wherein drastic and sudden movements are also possible in the forex market. Currencies are affected by many occurrences in political, economical, and social landscapes which can cause prices to become volatile.

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