Foreign Exchange (FX) Market - An Introduction

This course explores the hugely popular FX market and its role in the global economy. The course outlines the composition of exchange rates, how currencies are traded, and the benefits of currency trading markets.

 

We examine topics such as the difference between hard and exotic currencies, the reason for the importance of the US dollar, the euro, the different exchange rate systems, and the major currency pairs that are traded globally on a daily basis.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Describe the foreign exchange (FX) market and the means by which currency prices are quoted in the market

    Explain the different exchange rate systems and currency unions

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Overview of the Foreign Exchange Market

    What is the Foreign Exchange (FX) Market?

    The FX Market: A 24-Hour Global Market

    What is an Exchange Rate?

    Uses of the FX Market

    Undermining Public Confidence in the FX market

    Topic 2: World Currencies

    Currency Areas

    Hard Currencies

    The Importance of the US Dollar

    The Euro

    Types of Exchange Rate System

    Identifying Currencies (ISO Codes)

    Significant Currency Pairs

    Major FX Trading Centers

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

    Financial Markets – An Introduction - View Now

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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