Introduction to FX Markets I

Introduction to FX Markets I

Kees van den Aarssen

35 years: FX & financial markets

In this video, Kees discusses the Foreign Exchange (FX) market and the importance of understanding Money Markets. He goes into detail on the popularity and volume of currencies traded in the FX market.

In this video, Kees discusses the Foreign Exchange (FX) market and the importance of understanding Money Markets. He goes into detail on the popularity and volume of currencies traded in the FX market.

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Introduction to FX Markets I

17 mins 33 secs

Overview

The foreign exchange (FX) market is the world’s biggest over-the-counter or OTC market, trading a daily average of USD 6.6 trillion. FX turnover is more than 80 times the volume of international trade, which is accounted for by currency hedging and speculation.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand how big the FX market is and what the major trading centres are

  • Outline the main currencies used in the FX market

  • Understand why are FX volumes so high

  • Explain what happens when a company hedges an FX transaction

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Kees van den Aarssen

Kees van den Aarssen

Kees has over 30 years of experience in Financial Markets. He has sophisticated expertise in sales and trading roles working in Foreign Exchange and Money Markets. He now conducts seminars, workshops and training courses for clients all over the world.

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