Currency Trading


for our full list of Currencies and
typical Forex spreads

The global foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid financial markets in the world. One of the contributing factors to this is significant advancements in technology which have made the forex market easily accessible for individual traders. As a result, traders in Canada can use online trading platforms such as MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, and Iress to access global markets 24 hours a day.

Whether you are looking to trade the majors, minors, or exotics, look no further than FP Markets for Forex Trading. Major currency pairs include the US dollar (USD) as either the base currency or counter currency. Traded against the Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP), Yen (JPY) and Swiss Francs (CHF), the four majors are also the most traded currency pairs. Other currencies with significant trading volume include the Australian dollar (AUD), New Zealand dollar (NZD) and our very own Canadian dollar (CAD) which is considered a commodity currency.

The major currency pairs are:

EUR/USD (Euro/US Dollar)

GBP/USD (British Pound/US Dollar)

USD/JPY (US Dollar/Japanese Yen)

USD/CHF (US Dollar/Swiss Franc)

FP Markets is a global forex and CFD Trading broker with spreads from as low as 0.0 pips thanks to partnerships with leading banking and non-banking financial institutions. This ensures access to global markets with deep liquidity, especially with respect to major forex pairs such as the EUR/USD and USD/CAD. Access to these liquidity providers allows for the best available market prices in real-time and combined with low latency, allows Canadian traders to capitalise on price fluctuations regardless of market volatility levels.

What are the benefits of Forex trading?

  • Trade on spreads from 0.0 pips

  • Forex Trading in Canada

    There are three peak trading sessions in the forex market. They are known as the Tokyo, London and New York sessions. The New York session runs from 8:00am to 5:00pm (EST) and is the most active period for Canadian forex trading. Alternate time zones and the overlapping nature of the sessions make it possible to trade forex 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    What are the benefits of Forex trading?

    Tight spreads from 0.0 pips
    Access leverage up to 500:1
    60+ currency pairs
    Global Forex markets are open 24/5
    Award-winning multilingual customer support
    No price manipulation, no requotes and no dealing desk
    Low margin and low-cost trading
    Ultra-fast trade execution from Equinix servers Enter and exit trades whenever you want to, 24/5
    Maximise trading opportunities with the ability to go short and long
    Cutting-edge tools provide access to pre-open price action

    Forex trading is the tip of the iceberg at FP Markets. We offer CFD trading across a wide range of financial instruments including stock market indices, commodities, and shares. Open a trading account today and put your trading strategies to the test.

, Commodities,
& Cryptocurrencies on consistently tighter spreads in unparalleled trading conditions.

FP Markets offers much more than Forex trading! We also offer CFDs across

, Commodities,
& Cryptocurrencies on consistently tighter spreads in unparalleled trading conditions..

What is the Best Platform to Trade Forex?

MetaTrader 4. The world’s most popular trading platform.

Easy to use and suitable for forex traders of all skill levels, MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is the most popular trading platform in Canada and across the world. trading platforms available. You can trade on dedicated versions designed for the following platforms: Windows, WebTrader, Mac, iOS and Android.

Spreads from 0.0 pips & leverage up to *500:1

Customisable interface and alerts

Traders Toolbox - suite of 12 online trading tools

One-click trading


One-click trading

Live price streaming on Live accounts and Demo accounts 128-bit encryption for secure trading

Expert Advisors (EAs)

Customisable alerts

Compatible with iOS, Android and Mac devices

Are there more platform options?

MetaTrader4 is the most popular among retail investor accounts for foreign exchange trading,
but our range of trading platforms include MetaTrader 5 and Iress.

6 Reasons to Choose FP Markets

An Australian Regulated Forex broker

Globally Regulated

Segregated client funds
& regulation in Australia

Tighter Spreads

Market leading spreads from
0.0 pips, 24/5

Faster Execution

Low latency
execution under 40ms

Advanced Platforms

MT4, MT5 & WebTrader with superior client portal

24/7 Multilingual Customer Support

Award-winning support & personal account managers

Established in 2005

15+ years
trading experience

What is Forex Trading?

Forex trading is buying one currency and selling another simultaneously. When looking at currency pairs such as the GBP/USD, the first currency (GBP) is the base currency while the second currency (USD) is the quote currency. Traders conduct market analysis to predict the potential price movement and identify trading opportunities. Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis are the most common methods with the latter involving the study of past market data - primarily price and volume. There are no central banks for forex trading with transactions taking place electronically or online. One of the main attractions of forex is that it trades 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. This gives professional and retail traders time to analyse data and make informed decisions. Successful traders in Canada and abroad use trading strategies and a trading plan to determine their entry and exit points. Moreover, they incorporate risk management techniques such as stop-loss and take-profit.

Forex Trading Example

Where the underlying asset is the AUD/USD currency pair, also known as the “Aussie.” Let us suppose that the AUD/USD pair is trading at:

You decide to buy AUD 20,000 as you anticipate that the AUD/USD price will rise in the future. Your margin rate is 5%. In this case, as a margin requirement, you would need to deposit 5% of the total position value into your margin account.

Assuming the price moves to 0.6873/0.6880 in the next hour, you would have a profitable trade. You could complete a short-term trade and close your position by selling at the current price of AUD $0.6880.

In this case, the price moved in your favour. If the price had declined instead, moving against your prediction, a loss would have been incurred. If that loss what higher than AUD 687.30, your broker would have issued a margin call.

If the price
To You could Gain or Lose
for a Long Position
Resulting in a Return
of the Initial Margin
Rises by 1% 0.6942/0.6944 USD 137.46 20%
Declines by 1% 0.6804/0.6806 - USD 137.47 - 20%

Forex Spreads

Symbol Product Standard A/c Raw ECN A/c
Min Avg Min Avg
AUDCAD Australian Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 1.2 1.93 0.4 1.16
AUDCHF Australian Dollar vs Swiss Franc 1.5 1.96 0.6 01.06
AUDJPY Australian Dollar vs Japanese Yen 1.3 1.68 0.4 0.78
AUDNZD Australian Dollar vs New Zealand Dollar 1.3 02.09 0.4 1.19
AUDUSD Australian Dollar vs US Dollar 1.1 1.4 0 0.3
CADCHF Canadian Dollar vs Swiss Franc 1.4 02.05 0.5 1.15
CADJPY Canadian Dollar vs Japanese Yen 1.5 02.08 0.6 1.18
CHFJPY Swiss Franc vs Japanese Yen 1.5 2.17 0.6 1.27
CHFSGD Swiss Franc VS Singapore Dollar 2.00 4.42 0.90 3.32
EURAUD Euro vs Australian Dollar 1.4 1.91 0.3 0.81
EURCAD Euro vs Canadian Dollar 1.9 2.7 0.5 1.3
EURCHF Euro vs Swiss Franc 1.3 1.65 0.4 0.75
EURCZK EURO VS CZECH KORUNA 317.4 378.2 3.002 361
EURDKK EURO VS DUTCH KORONE 12.80 20.10 6.80 11.89
EURGBP Euro vs Great Britain Pound 1.3 1.71 0.2 0.61
EURHUF EURO VS HUNGARIAN FORINT 820 2090.81 600 1870.75
EURJPY Euro vs Japanise Yen 1.3 1.54 0.2 0.44
EURMXN Euro vs Mexican Peso 20.00 115.47 0.00 95.25
EURNOK Euro vs Norwegian Krone 10.5 24.65 3.2 17.35
EURNZD Euro vs New Zealand Dollar 2.1 3.3 1.2 2.4
EURPLN Euro vs Polish Zloty 9.3 16.22 6.2 13.12
EURSEK Euro vs Swedish Krona 8.5 22.97 3.2 17.67
EURSGD Euro vs Singapore Dollar 1.5 2.4 0.6 1.5
EURTRY Euro vs Turkish Lira 3.1 17.88 0.2 14.98
EURUSD Euro vs US Dollar 1.1 1.19 0 0.09
EURZAR Euro vs South African Rand 31.5 79.78 20.2 68.47
GBPAUD Great Britain Pound vs Australian Dollar 1.5 2.68 0.6 1.78
GBPCAD Great Britain Pound vs Canadian Dollar 1.5 2.72 0.6 1.82
GBPCHF Great Britain Pound vs Swiss Franc 1.5 2.38 0.6 1.48
GBPDKK Great Britain Pound VS Dutch Korone 15.80 17.19 9.80 17.19
GBPJPY Great Britain Pound vs Japanese Yen 1.3 2.13 0.2 01.03
GBPMXN Great Britain Pound VS Mexican Peso 40.00 156.37 40.00 145.63
GBPNZD Great Britain Pound vs New Zealand Dollar 1.9 3.61 0.6 2.31
GBPSEK Great Britain Pound vs Swedish Krona 11.4 33.19 6.9 28.69
GBPSGD Great Britain Pound vs Singapore Dollar 1.6 3.31 0.6 2.31
GBPTRY Great Britain Pound VS TURKISH LIRA 42.70 100.48 35.70 93.55
GBPUSD Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar 0.1 1.59 0 0.49
NZDCAD New Zealand Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 1.5 2.48 0.6 1.58
NZDCHF New Zealand Dollar vs Swiss Franc 1.7 2.3 0.8 1.4
NZDJPY New Zealand Dollar vs Japanese Yen 1.5 2.17 0.6 1.27
NZDSGD New Zealand Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 1.7 2.81 0.8 1.91
NZDUSD New Zealand Dollar vs US Dollar 1.2 1.65 0 0.45
USDCAD US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 1.1 1.58 0.1 0.58
USDCHF US Dollar vs Swiss Franc 1.2 1.61 0 0.41
USDCNH US Dollar vs Chinese Yuan 1.3 1.73 1.1 1.63
USDDKK US Dollar VS Dutch Korone 6.00 14.78 0.00 8.78
USDHKD US Dollar vs Hong Kong Dollar 16.04 0.05 14 15.14
USDJPY US Dollar vs Japanese Yen 1.1 1.46 0 0.36
USDKRW US Dollar vs South Korean won 0.68 0.40
USDINR US Dollar vs Indian Rupee 0.21 0.19
USDMXN US Dollar VS Mexican Peso 10.00 57.30 0.30 57.30
USDNOK US Dollar vs Norwegian Krone 12.5 25.26 4.2 16.96
USDPLN US Dollar vs Polish Zloty 10.5 18.95 7 15.45
USDSEK US Dollar vs Swedish Krona 11.7 24.45 3.2 15.95
USDRUB US Dollar VS Russian Ruble 141.60 479.36 101.60 439.35
USDSGD US Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 1.7 02.05 0.8 1.15
USDTHB US Dollar VS Thai Baht 170.00 228.37 150.00 208.37
USDTRY US Dollar vs Turkish Lira 2.5 13.74 0.2 11.44
USDZAR US Dollar vs South African Rand 22.9 45.28 10.2 32.58
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