Most traded currencies

Check out today’s most traded forex pairs – and decide whether or not to trade one of the most traded currencies in the world.
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GBP/USDBritish Pound / US Dollar
USD/JPYUS Dollar / Japanese Yen
EUR/USDEuro / US Dollar
GBP/JPYBritish Pound / Japanese Yen
AUD/USDAustralian Dollar / US Dollar
AUD/USD_zeroAustralian Dollar / US Dollar
AUD/JPYAustralian Dollar / Japanese Yen
EUR/JPYEuro / Japanese Yen
USD/CADUS Dollar / Canadian dollar
USD/MXNUS Dollar / Mexican Peso

FAQs

What is forex trading?

The term ‘forex’ is short for foreign exchange. Forex trading refers to the process of buying and selling international currencies, with the objective of making a profit from fluctuations in the exchange rates between them. This can be undertaken through financial derivative products such as leveraged CFDs. Trading on leverage is risky.

What is the forex market?

The forex market is a decentralised global market for trading currencies. It’s the largest, most highly-liquid financial market in the world, with around $7 trillion in daily trading volume as of 2024. In the forex market, currencies are traded in pairs, with some of the most commonly traded pairs EUR/USD, USD/JPY and GBP/USD. Participants in the forex market range from institutions such as central banks and hedge funds to individual retail traders, and the market operates 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Who trades forex?

The forex market is primarily shaped by five major players: Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, JP Morgan, and UBS. Their dominant position reflects their pivotal role in setting trends and liquidity in the forex market. However, there are many individual retail traders around the world who participate in the forex market too.

What are the pros and cons of trading forex?

Forex trading gives traders access to a highly liquid market with the potential for significant profits due to leverage and market volatility. However, this volatility can lead to substantial losses, and the use of leverage amplifies both gains and losses. This can make it a high-risk endeavour for both experienced and beginner traders alike.

Can I trade forex with $100?

Yes, you can start trading forex with $100. In fact, on Capital.com, the minimum deposit is just $20.