Why trade FX?

The FX market has numerous advantages over the competition.


FOREX is the most liquid market in the world with over $4 trillion notional traded daily. This means your pricing is better (if you trade with the right broker, of course!) as the bid-offer spread can be very tight, often less than 1 pip for the most liquid currency pairs.


As the FOREX market is a relative proposition, meaning that you can only a currency relative to another currency, there is always a “market” if you like, that is a bull market for you to trade. You never have to sit on the sidelines waiting to trade your favourite trending strategies as you can almost always find a currency pair to match your trading style or strategy.


With the FOREX market, you sell your favourite currency pair if it trending down as well. It is not a “long-only” market like the cash equities market (buying shares or mutual fund on a stock exchange). Not only that, there many other strategies to employ to take advantage of range-bound markets, the opening of main forex centres and many more.


As with many other markets, you can trade for seconds, minutes, hours, days or longer depending on what suits your particular trading style.


You only need a fraction of the size of your exposure to trade, this is your margin. Combined with careful risk management and a prudent and disciplined strategy, the forex market can permit you to grow your trading account size and/or generate income in a way few other markets permit.


Take the emotion out of trading using automated strategies. If you are interested in automation, Atom8 is the broker for you. We provide services you are unlikely to find anywhere else. 

RISK WARNING: Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.

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