Saturday, February 21, 2009

Forex Features

MB Trading understands the needs of retail traders. Through MB Trading Futures, Inc. (MBTF), we provide an advanced proprietary trading platform, rapid order execution, the tight spreads, live access to vital market information, and excellent customer support.

Extended Trading Hours - Extended Trading Hours - There's no need to wait for the opening bell. MBTF is open around the clock, from 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday through 4:58 p.m. EST on Friday.

High liquidity - The Forex market has an average trading volume of over $1.5 trillion per day, making it the most liquid market in the world.

Low transaction cost - The commission on a Forex trade is as low as $5 per $100,000 of currency traded. Click here for full details.

Uncorrelated to the stock market - A trade in the Forex market involves selling or buying one currency against another. There is limited correlation between the foreign currency market and the stock market. A bull market or a bear market for a currency is defined in terms of the outlook for its relative value against other currencies. If the outlook is positive, we have a bull market in which a trader profits by buying that currency against other currencies. Conversely, if the outlook is pessimistic, we have a bear market for that currency and traders may profit by selling the currency against other currencies.

Inter-bank market - The backbone of the Forex market consists of a global network of dealers. They are mainly major commercial banks that communicate and trade with one another and with their clients through electronic networks and telephones. There are no organized exchanges to serve as a central location to facilitate transactions the way the New York Stock Exchange serves the equity markets. The Forex market is referred to as an over the counter (OTC) market.

No one can corner the market - The Forex market is so vast and has so many participants that no single entity, not even a central bank, can control the market price for an extended period of time. As the market has grown, even central bank interventions have become increasingly ineffectual and short lived as a tool for controlling the value of a particular currrency.
Due to the high degree of leverage used in forex trading, investors should only use risk capital because there is always the risk of substantial loss. Forex trading may not be appropriate for all investors. Account access, trade executions and system response may be adversely affected by market conditions, quote delays, system performance and other factors