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By understanding the participants of the market you will be in a better situation to appreciate why and how price may be affected by events.
By understanding the participants of the market you will be in a better situation to appreciate why and how price may be affected by events. In doing so you will also gain confidence that there will always be buyers and sellers of currency, regardless of the price it is traded (unlike an individual stock, such as Enron).
The Interbank Market consists of the largest Commercial Banks and Securities Dealers, and seeing as it accounts for approximately 40-50% of all FX transactions, it is firmly at the top of the list.
Being at the top, they enjoy razor sharp spreads due to trading the heaviest volumes.
Try to control the money supply, inflation, and interest rates, using their substantial Foreign Exchange reserves to stabilise their domestic market.
This means they too play an important part on the FX markets.
These are firms who typically manage large accounts on behalf of clients. For example, an investment manager bearing an international equity portfolio who needs to purchase and sell several pairs of Foreign currency to pay for foreign security purchases.
That said these firms also participate for speculative reasons, and manage clients’ money to profit from the market fluctuations and trends.
Retail traders trade indirectly through brokers or banks. They do not expect to take physical delivery of any currency and are considered to be a purely speculative market.
FX brokers who offer FX and International payments to private individuals and companies. What makes them different is they do not offer currency trading for speculative purposes, as clients are expected to take physical delivery of a currency into the bank account.
The interesting thing to note here is that the higher up the list you are, the thinner the spread is! Seeing as ThinkMarkets are a NDD Broker (Non-Dealing Desk) we can provide you a short-cut to the interbank price feed, and provide you interbank spreads.
TF Global Markets (UK) Limited
2 Copthall AvenueLondon, EC2R 7DA
FCA Number: 629628Registration Number: 09042646
UK: +44 203 514 2374Email: [email protected]
TF Global Markets (Aust) Pty Ltd.
Level 11, 636 St. Kilda RoadMelbourne, VIC, Australia 3004
AFSL Number: 424700ABN Number: 69 158 361561
AU: +61 3 9093 3400Email: [email protected]