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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Markets to Trade

More trading opportunities for you to explore. We offer trading options across many instruments such as Currencies, CFDs, Commodities and Indices. You can create a diverse global portfolio, expanding the options available to you.

Forex (or foreign exchange) is the world’s biggest capital market. With a daily turnover of over USD 5 trillion, it towers over all the other financial markets combined. Forex refers to the art of buying or selling one currency in exchange for another. Anyone can participate, from major institutions to individual investors.

Forex can be thought of as the place where currencies are traded, though in reality there is no physical location. 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, a wide range of currencies are continually traded as individuals and companies seek to take advantage of changes in exchange rates.

Some of the Forex Market Regulatory Bodies

Country Entity
United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Canada Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA)
China China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)
European Union European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
Japan Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC)
Jordan Jordan Securities Commission (JSC)
Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC)

In the countries where Hantec Markets operate, the following regulatory bodies play a role in authorising forex brokers and regulating the conduct of forex trading to protect traders from financial fraud. Hantec Markets is obligated to follow the guidelines set out by each regulator to operate in that country.

  • United Kingdom – Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Jordan – Jordan Securities Commission (JSC)
  • Mauritius – The Financial Services Commission (FSC)

Major market participants

In a typical stock market, the buyer and seller in a transaction conduct their trades through an exchange—for example, the London (LSE) or New York (NYSE) stock exchanges. The exchange provides both the infrastructure to execute trades, and takes on a level of regulatory responsibility for ensuring that the rules and legality of trades are adhered to.

In Forex, the majority of transactions take place in the Over The Counter (OTC) market, which doesn’t operate through a centralised exchange system.

The major participants in this market are:

  • Commercial banks
  • Investment banks
  • Central Banks
  • Businesses conducting international business transactions
  • Hedge funds
  • Speculators
  • Pension and mutual funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Forex brokers like Hantec Markets

FX Trading

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CFD Trading

  • similar trade execution process
  • strictly about currency trading
  • traders can easily enter or exit their position in both rising and falling markets
  • Forex trading is driven by economic events that impact demand for a country’s exports, and therefore its currency
  • can be executed on the same platform, using similar charts and pricing methods
  • enables you to trade without owning the underlying asset
  • similar trade execution process
  • involve contracts covering markets like commodities and indices
  • traders can easily enter or exit their position in both rising and falling markets
  • CFD trading is influenced by factors such as supply and demand of a given commodity, or the health of a given business sector
  • can be executed on the same platform, using similar charts and pricing methods
  • enables you to trade without owning the underlying asset
  • offer the opportunity to select contracts that vary in value and currency type, depending on the country in which the underlying asset originates

Professional Trading

Hantec Markets offers Professional Trading for experienced clients who want more flexibility and enhanced capabilities from their broker.

Check your eligibility now and find out more.

Other Markets

At Hantec Markets, we offer trading access to more than 50 currency pairs, CFDs for indices and key commodities like oil, precious metals, and bullion.

However, there are other types of markets that you can learn about.

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