Rajandran R Telecom Engineer turned Full-time Derivative Trader. Mostly Trading Nifty, Banknifty, USDINR and High Liquid Stock Derivatives. Trading the Markets Since 2006 onwards. Using Market Profile and Orderflow for more than a decade. Designed and published 100+ open source trading systems on various trading tools. Strongly believe that market understanding and robust trading frameworks are the key to the trading success. Writing about Markets, Trading System Design, Market Sentiment, Trading Softwares & Trading Nuances since 2007 onwards. Author of Marketcalls.in and Co-Creator of Algomojo (Algorithmic Trading Platform for DIY Traders)

Anatomy of the Forex Market – Infographic

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The staggering amount of 4 trillion dollars is the daily turnover in global foreign exchange market.The amount of 4 trillion dollars is used only in the Forex market. Other forms of commodity trading markets such as shares, goods, bonds etc, do not participate to the above mentioned figure. Compared to 2007, the foreign exchange market turnover has increased by 20%.

Source: https://pepperstone.com

By Instruments
Foreign exchange swaps – $1,8 trillion – 45%
Spot – $1,5 trillion – 37,5%
Outright forwards – $475 billions – 11,9%
Currency options – $207 billions – 5,2%
Currency swap – $43 billions – 1%
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By Counterparties
with other financial institutions (hedge funds, pension funds, central banks) – $1,9 trillion – 47,7%
with bank dealers – $1,5 trillion – 37,5%
with non-financial customers (corporations and governance) – $533 billions – 13,4%
private traders – $60 billions – 1,5%

By Geography

  1. Forex in UK UK (London) – 37%
  2. Forex in USA US (New York) – 18%
  3. Forex in Japan Japan – 6%
  4. Forex in Singapore Singapore – 5%
  5. Forex in Switzerland Switzerland – 5%
  6. Forex in Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR – 5%
  7. Forex in Australia Australia – 4%

By Banks

  1. Germany Forex Deutsche Bank -18.06%
  2. Forex in Switzerland UBS AG – 11.30%
  3. Forex in UK Barclays Capital – 11.08%
  4. Forex in USA Citi – 7.69%
  5. Forex in UK Royal Bank of Scotland – 6.50%
  6. Forex in USA JPMorgan – 6.35%
  7. Forex in UK HSBC – 4.55%
  8. Forex in Switzerland Credit Suisse – 4.44%
  9. Forex in USA Goldman Sachs – 4.28%
  10. Forex in USA Morgan Stanley – 2.91%

 

Rajandran R Telecom Engineer turned Full-time Derivative Trader. Mostly Trading Nifty, Banknifty, USDINR and High Liquid Stock Derivatives. Trading the Markets Since 2006 onwards. Using Market Profile and Orderflow for more than a decade. Designed and published 100+ open source trading systems on various trading tools. Strongly believe that market understanding and robust trading frameworks are the key to the trading success. Writing about Markets, Trading System Design, Market Sentiment, Trading Softwares & Trading Nuances since 2007 onwards. Author of Marketcalls.in and Co-Creator of Algomojo (Algorithmic Trading Platform for DIY Traders)

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