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Top 10 Currencies Traded on the Forex Market

Jun 5, 2008
When people hear of currencies changing, they are often confused. When they hear of the dollar gaining or losing on other types of currency, that do not realize that the currency is actually being bought, sold, and traded. The forex market, also known as the foreign exchange market, is a way for companies, banks, and individuals to trade currencies to try to gain on their initial investments. The forex market is different and unique; the three markets (US, Europe, Asia) have at least one running at all times during the weekdays; this makes this a 24 hour a week-day market, working constantly on the week days to make sure currencies can be traded. All currencies have the opportunity to be traded, but there are obviously major players that are traded the most on the forex market. There are 10 players on the market that find themselves a part of a majority of the trades that happen on the forex market.

The Norwegian Krone, the Hong Kong Dollar, and the Swedish Krona

The Norwegian Krone is the number 10 most traded currency in the forex market, as it is a part of nearly 1.5 percent of the daily transactions that happen. The Hong Kong dollar is the number 9 most traded currency as far as the forex market is concerned. Hong Kongs Dollar is a part of nearly 2 percent of the daily transactions. The Swedish Krona is a part of over 2 percent of the daily trades on the forex market.

The Canadian Dollar, the Australian Dollar, and the Swiss Franc

The Canadian Dollar finds itself at number 7 on the forex most traded list with over 4percent of the daily transaction on the forex market. The Australian Dollar finds itself with over 5 percent of the daily forex transactions and at number 6 on the list, and the Swiss Franc finds itself at number 5 with over 6 percent of the daily transactions.

The British Pound and the Japanese Yen

The British Pound, often compared to the Us dollar, finds itself at number four on the forex most traded list by being apart of nearly 17 percent of the daily transactions. The Japanese Yen comes in at number 3. The Yen is featured in slightly over 20 percent of the daily transactions on the forex market.

The Euro, and the United States Dollar

The Euro is an interesting currency, as it is the currency for multiple countries. This includes countries like Germany. Germany has the bank that does the most trading in the forex market. The Euro is the number two most traded currency on the forex market, as it is a part of nearly 37 percent of the daily transactions. The United States Dollar is easily the most powerful currency on the market, as it is a part of nearly 90 percent of the transactions that occur daily. As the number one most traded currency, it has 5 of the top 10 most active traders on the forex market.
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Justin Stewart has used software to automatically trade the forex market allowing him to earn a living without lifting a finger, even while he sleeps. You can use the same forex software to get the same results.
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