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Spread in Forex Trading

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The exchange spread (or bid-ask spread) refers to the difference within the bid and ask prices for a given currency pair. The price refers to the utmost amount that a far off exchange trader is willing to pay to shop for a particular currency, and therefore the ask price is that the minimum price that a currency dealer is willing to simply accept for the currency.

The foreign exchange spread is usually represented as a percentage, and is calculated using the formula below:

Spread (%)= (Ask Price – Bid Price)/ Ask Price * 100

Ask Price – Refers to rock bottom price that a currency dealer is willing to sell units of the currency for
Bid Price – Refers to the very best price that a currency trader is willing to shop for units of the currency for

Factors that influence the foreign exchange spread are:

  • Trading Volumes
  • Economic or Political Risks
  • Currency Volatility

Although every spread type has one purpose of earning the broker some income they still are available different shapes and sizes. There are way too many to mention here, but the ones that are most important to know about are the following:

i.   Bid/ask spread
ii.  Yield spread
iii. Option adjusted spread
iv. Negative spread
v.  Z spread

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