CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74.27% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


Forex trading is known to most investors from their holiday travels. But did you know that the foreign exchange market is many times bigger than the stock market? Up to $ 7.5 trillion change hands every day around the world. In forex trading, investors rely on changes in exchange rates. How Forex trading works and how to become a Forex trader at FXFlat, your CFD and Forex broker, is explained on this page.

Opportunities and risks in forex trading

The foreign exchange market - also known as foreign exchange market, forex or "FX" - is a lever trade. This means that even small amounts of money can be moved. For each trade, only a security deposit, the so-called margin is deposited. If, for example, a 20: 1 lever is used, positions with a value of € 20,000 can be moved with a margin of € 1,000. Trader benefit fully from the price development, even if only a small amount is actually invested.

It should be noted, however, that the leverage can be knocked out in both directions. Thus, on the one hand disproportionately high profits and on the other very high losses possible. Therefore Forex trading is especially suitable for people who already have some trading experience. Comprehensive basic knowledge is essential for successful currency pair trading.

What currency pairs are available worldwide?

The majority of foreign exchange trading takes place in the major currencies: the US dollar, the euro, the yen, the pound, the Swiss franc, the Australian dollar and the Canadian dollar.

Currency pairs of the key currencies that contain the USD are referred to as "majors". Depending on convention, the New Zealand dollar is also counted among these.

Other currency pairs are referred to as "minors" or "crossing". A minor currency pair is composed of key currencies that are not the USD. So they are combination of the above mentioned key currencies.

"Exotic" is the term used for currency pairs that include a currency of a developing economy.

What FX pairs are tradeable at FXFlat?

Forex CFDs

in 54 FX pairs in: 

Majors (EUR/USD,..)

Minors (GBP/EUR,..)

Exotics (EUR/ZAR,..)

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Spot Forex

in 28 FX pairs in:

Majors (EUR/USD,..)

Minors (GBP/EUR,..)


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Differences at a glance

  Forex Spot Forex CFD
Leverage 1:200 up to 1:33
Spread from 1.0 from 0.6
Trading times 00:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. CET 24h
With rollover No. Only tradeable intraday. Yes
Pricing Multilateral Bilateral

Important Terms in Forex Trading

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