What is Forex
Also known as foreign exchange or currency trading, Forex is one of the largest markets in the world, with a daily volume of over $4 trillion. In Forex trading, traders hope to generate a profit by speculating on the value of one currency compared to another. This is why currencies are always traded in pairs- the value of one unit of currency doesn't change unless it is compared to another currency.
The first currency of a currency pair is called the base currency, and the second currency is called the quote, or counter currency. The most traded currency pairs in the world are called the Majors and they include Euro, US Dollar, Japanese Yen, Pound Sterling, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar and the Swiss Franc. Core Liquidity Markets offers over 25 currency pairs, including all of the major crosses on the world’s most popular Forex trading platform – MetaTrader 4.
One of the key aspects of Forex trading is the ability to trade using high leverage. Leverage determines the required margin and amount of funds you need to have in your account in order to take a position. Core Liquidity Markets allows you the option to choose your leverage from 50:1 up to 400:1.
The Advantages of Trading Forex with Core Liquidity Markets
Trade Servers Colocation
Core Liquidity Markets MetaTrader 4 servers are currently hosted in the ultra-secure EFX1 suite in Equinix LD4 (London) and in Equinix NY4 (NYC) data centers. Hosting our MetaTrader 4 servers in Equinix LD4 and Equinix NY4 enables ultra-fast cross-connectivity between Core Liquidity Markets and all of its Liquidity Providers. These dedicated lines are designed to facilitate a low latency environment with ultra fast transfer of data, resulting in the fastest execution speeds for our clients. The fast execution speeds achieved through our low latency environment offers the best trading conditions for traders all over the world ensuring all orders are filled at the best possible price.
Price Improvement Technology
Core Liquidity Markets is proud to offer Price Improvement Technology; designed to provide clients with a competitive market edge by sourcing the best prices from our Liquidity Providers. Our Price Improvement System is able to ensure our clients receive the best execution price possible on every trade.
How can Price Improvement Technology work for you? If the ask price on EURUSD is 1.39335 when you click to execute a buy order, but then in the next millisecond, the price improves to 1.39334 (0.1 pip improvement), your trade will be executed at the improved price of 1.39334, giving you an advantage over other Forex traders.
Core Liquidity Markets offers competitive, low spreads and customized pricing options to suit all types of traders. Our spreads are variable with a price feed aggregated from leading Banks and Institutions allowing clients access to low spreads and optimal market conditions at all times. To see spreads offered by Core Liquidity Markets, register for a Demo Account.
MetaTrader VPS Hosting
VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting allows traders to run automated algorithmic strategies, including expert advisors (EAs) 24 hours a day 7 days a week on a virtual machine. This minimizes the chance of system downtime due to technology and connectivity failures. Core Liquidity Markets will sponsor up to $42.80 (Trader's VPS Value Edition - NYC 2 CPU cores included with 1152MB RAM) each month to any client who trades over 50 lots (round turn) and maintains an account balance of $5,000 USD.
FIX Trading API
Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol has been providing a way for companies to exchange real-time trade information on a global scale. FIX Protocol is a messaging standard developed specifically for the instant electronic exchange of securities transactions. Core Liquidity Markets FIX API enables traders to receive a real-time rate feed, submit trade requests, set and modify orders, and receive automated confirmations of trade activity while accessing the fastest execution and lowest latency we have to offer.