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Forex Trading

Access the world’s largest and most liquid market

The Forex market is the number one global currency exchange market and the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. Historically there was a time when only larger financial institutions could benefit from currency trading on Forex, but it’s now much more accessible to all traders globally.

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Why choose Hantec Markets as your Online Forex Broker

Straight Through Processing

Hantec Markets sends orders directly from clients to our network of liquidity providers. This access to real-time market quotes and seamless trade execution without dealer intervention is what makes the platform truly STP.

Instant Execution

Hantec Markets offer their clients Instant Execution, meaning that trades are executed as real-time market orders. These orders are filled at the best available price.

No Dealing Desk

Hantec Markets works directly with multiple liquidity providers. When trading without a dealing desk, a trader is interacting directly with numerous providers in order to get quoted the most competitive bid and ask prices.

Competitive Pricing

Hantec Markets offer tight spreads starting from 1.2 pips with no commission and a range of over 40 cross currency pairs to trade.

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Forex Trading Conditions

Why Forex trading is popular with investors


Forex is the largest (in volume) financial market in the world, with the equivalent of USD 5 trillion traded daily. Such liquidity, especially in the major currency pairs of the foreign exchange markets, helps sustain price stability and exchange.

Low spreads

Hantec Markets offer competitive spreads across FX, metals, CFD indices and commodities. Hantec Markets’ pricing is underpinned by a strong network of providers ensuring tight spreads, but also market depth.

Trade on Margin

Margin trading enables investors to hold assets with a higher notional value than the capital held in their accounts. However, this does involve more risk and substantial losses are possible if the market moves against the trader’s position.


Forex is a 24-hour market – you can trade whenever you want, from anywhere in the world and across multiple trading platforms.

Lower transaction costs

As a volume-based brokerage, our daily trading volume allows us to reduce the transaction costs associtated with your trading.

1:200 Leverage

We offer leverage up to 200:1. Leverage can magnify gains, but equally magnify losses. Therefore trading on margin must be managed responsibly.

Manage Your Risk

With Forex trading you have the ability to limit your exposure and manage your positions through a number of order types.

Learn more about the FX markets and how to trade them effectively

Forex Education

What is Forex Trading

In foreign exchange trading all currencies are traded in pairs and each is assigned with an abbreviation (for example, EUR for a Euro, GBP for a British Pound, USD for a US Dollar, JPY for a Japanese Yen, CAD for a Canadian Dollar etc).

The “Base” currency” is the first currency in the pair. The “Quote” currency, or “counter” currency is the second currency in the pair.


Base Currency Quote Currency Exchange Rate
EUR JPY 117.125

This abbreviation specifies how much you have to pay in the quote currency to obtain one unit of the base currency (in this example, 117.125 Japanese Yen for one Euro.

The minimum rate fluctuation is called a point or a pip. 1 pip is 0.01 (for currency pairs with JPY) or for the rest of the pairs – 0.0001. Hantec Markets offers fractional pips, which is why on your fx trading platform you will see 5 or 3 (for JPY pairs) digits after the point (0.00001/0.001).

The currency pairs on Forex are quoted as the Bid and Ask (or Offer) prices:

Base Currency Bid Price Ask Price
EUR/JPY 117.105 117.125

When trading Forex, you always trade a combination of two currencies. These are referred to as a currency pair. Traders generate profits (or losses), regardless of whether a currency is rising or falling, by buying one currency and selling the other. FX Traders or in some cases automated FX trading systems can take a long position – buying a currency – at one price and aim to sell it later at a higher price. An alternative FX trader strategy is to take a short position – selling a currency – anticipating it will depreciate and aim to buy the currency back later at a lower price.

Generally, the major currencies traded are from countries with stable governments and established central banks that closely scrutinise their home economies. These include U.S. Dollar, the Euro, the Japanese Yen, the Swiss Franc and the British Pound.

While Forex is the most liquid of all markets, there are many other factors that can have a direct impact on the liquidity available for trading a particular currency. The trader also decides the level of trading risk, but there are ways to limit losses for those who are more cautious. A limit order ensures a position is closed once a price level in the market has been reached. Additionally, a stop order automatically liquidates a position at a chosen price level. However, volatile markets can result in prices gapping, which may prevent the execution of orders at the specified price.

Online foreign exchange trading has grown in popularity in recent years. Forex trading robots and Forex trading signals providers have meant that automated forex trading has seen a dramatic rise. Online forex brokers offer fx traders fx trading online the opportunity to download an online fx trading platform and open an forex trading account to test drive their fx trading strategies.

Many brokers also offer trading education packages to compliment their currency trading systems that teach new fx traders all they need to know about foreign currency trading.

Forex Glossary of Terms


The rate at which you can sell the base currency, in our case it’s the Euro, and buy the quote currency, i.e the Japanese Yen.

Ask (or Offer)

The rate at which you can buy the base currency, in our case the British Pound, and sell the quoted currency, i.e. the Japanese Yen.


The difference between the Bid and the Ask prices.

Currency rate

The value of one currency expressed in terms of another. Its fluctuation depends on numerous factors including the supply and demand on the market and/or open market operations by a government or by a central bank.


Usually contract size is based on a lot system, and for most currency pairs 1 lot is 100,000 units of a base currency.


Minimum rate fluctuation


Straight-through processing (STP) enables the trade process for capital market transactions to be conducted electronically without the need for manual intervention.


Contract For Difference is a an agreement between seller and buyer, where seller is stipulated to pay the difference between the opening and closing prices of an asset.

Account types

Hantec Markets offer a variety of both live and demo trading accounts and also offer Islamic, Joint and Corporate accounts.

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Risk Warning

Forex and CFDs are leveraged products which can result in losses greater than your initial deposit. Therefore you should only speculate with money that you can afford to lose.
Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved, seeking independent advice if necessary prior to entering into such transactions. Please click here to view our Risk Disclosure..

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