Forex Trading Ireland

Forex Trading Ireland

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The global foreign exchange market is one of the fastest, most liquid and exciting markets. Join thousands of traders who are already trading with FP Markets, a multi award-winning Australian forex broker, offering over 60+ fx pairs in all the major currencies 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. All major currency pairs include the US dollar (USD) as either the base or counter currency. Majors include pairs like the GBP/USD, EUR/USD, and USD/JPY.

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 Euro (EUR) 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 Irish traders to capitalise on price fluctuations regardless of market volatility levels.

Forex Trading in Ireland

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 Irish 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

  • Leverage options up to 20:1

  • 60+ currency pairs

  • Global Forex markets are open 24/7

  • 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, 24/7

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

What is Forex Trading?

Forex trading involves buying one currency and selling another simultaneously. Through careful analysis, traders predict the potential direction of currency prices and attempt to capture gains based on price fluctuations. There is no centralised exchange for forex trading. Rather, it takes place electronically or online, between networks of global computers. The market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

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What is the Best Platform to Trade Forex?

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

Spreads from 0.0 pips & leverage up to 30:1

Customisable interface, including colours of technical indicators

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


Start Trading Forex on an
Award-Winning Trading Platform

With over 40+ industry awards, FP Markets is
one of the best regulated Australian forex brokers.

Australian Regulated

Enhance your trading experience with a licensed and fully regulated Australian forex broker with 15+ years trading experience.

Low Latency

Enjoy ultra-low latency execution, tight spreads and minimal slippage while getting access to real-time market prices.

Forex Trading

Leverage of up to 30:1 in 60+ currency pairs allows forex traders greater exposure to the global markets.


Feature-rich and easy-to-use, MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5 and Iress provide a seamless trading experience.

Trade Forex with an Australian Regulated Forex Broker

Access the foreign currency market with a professional forex trading experience by opening a trading account with FP Markets. With advanced charting tools for informed decision-making, fundamental and technical analysis, the support of an experienced team, live streaming of prices and low latency execution.

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 is 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
  Avg Min Avg
AUDCAD Australian Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 2 0 1
AUDCHF Australian Dollar vs Swiss Franc 2.2 0 1.1
AUDJPY Australian Dollar vs Japanese Yen 2.2 0 1.1
AUDNZD Australian Dollar vs New Zealand Dollar 2.5 0 1.4
AUDSGD Australian Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 4.2 1.5 2.7
AUDUSD Australian Dollar vs US Dollar 1.5 0 0.4
CADCHF Canadian Dollar vs Swiss Franc 2.4 0 1.3
CADJPY Canadian Dollar vs Japanese Yen 2.6 0 1.5
CHFJPY Swiss Franc vs Japanese Yen 3.9 0 2.8
CHFSGD Swiss Franc vs Singapore Dollar 4.5 0.6 4.5
EURAUD Euro vs Australian Dollar 2.6 0 1.5
EURCAD Euro vs Canadian Dollar 3.2 0 1.6
EURCHF Euro vs Swiss Franc 2.3 0 1.2
EURCZK Euro vs Czech Koruna 205.8 0 188.4
EURDKK Euro vs Danish Krone 19.1 2.1 13.1
EURGBP Euro vs Great Britain Pound 1.8 0 0.7
EURHUF Euro vs Hungarian Forint 277 0 63.4
EURJPY Euro vs Japanese Yen 2 0 0.9
EURMXN Euro vs Mexican Peso 101.6 0 81.6
EURNOK Euro vs Norwegian Krone 93.2 0 85.7
EURNZD Euro vs New Zealand Dollar 3.2 0 2.1
EURPLN Euro vs Polish Zloty 55.8 0 52.5
EURSEK Euro vs Swedish Krona 71.2 0 65.7
EURSGD Euro vs Singapore Dollar 5.1 1.7 4
EURTRY Euro vs Turkish Lira 455.7 0.1 452.6
EURUSD Euro vs US Dollar 1.3 0 0.2
EURZAR Euro vs South African Rand 282.4 52 270.9
GBPAUD Great Britain Pound vs Australian Dollar 3 0 1.9
GBPCAD Great Britain Pound vs Canadian Dollar 3.1 0 2
GBPCHF Great Britain Pound vs Swiss Franc 2.8 0 1.7
GBPDKK Great Britain Pound vs Danish Krone 29.2 9 23.2
GBPJPY Great Britain Pound vs Japanese Yen 2.7 0 1.6
GBPMXN Great Britain Pound vs Mexican Peso 193.1 45 173.1
GBPNZD Great Britain Pound vs New Zealand Dollar 4.4 0 2.9
GBPPLN Great Britain Pound vs Polish Zloty 114.5 17 113
GBPSEK Great Britain Pound vs Swedish Krona 120.2 0 115.5
GBPSGD Great Britain Pound vs Singapore Dollar 6.7 2.2 5.5
GBPTRY Great Britain Pound vs Turkish Lira 548.3 64.2 541.3
GBPUSD Great Britain Pound vs US Dollar 1.8 0 0.7
NZDCAD New Zealand Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 2.7 0 1.6
NZDCHF New Zealand Dollar vs Swiss Franc 2.4 0 1.3
NZDJPY New Zealand Dollar vs Japanese Yen 2.6 0 1.5
NZDSGD New Zealand Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 4.8 1.4 3.7
NZDUSD New Zealand Dollar vs US Dollar 2 0 0.8
USDBRL US Dollar vs Brazilian Real 40.59 18.9 30.52
USDCAD US Dollar vs Canadian Dollar 1.9 0 0.8
USDCHF US Dollar vs Swiss Franc 2.4 0 1.2
USDCNH US Dollar vs Chinese Yuan 2.5 0 1.4
USDCZK US Dollar vs Czech Koruna 192.2 1 174.8
USDDKK US Dollar vs Danish Krone 20 0 14
USDHKD US Dollar vs Hong Kong Dollar 8.2 0.9 7.1
USDHUF US Dollar vs Hungarian Forint 273.2 0 59.6
USDINR US Dollar vs Indian Rupee 32.4 10 12.4
USDJPY US Dollar vs Japanese Yen 1.8 0 0.7
USDKRW US Dollar vs Korean Won 110 19 80
USDMXN US Dollar vs Mexican Peso 65.6 0 55.6
USDNOK US Dollar vs Norwegian Krone 95.8 0 87.3
USDPLN US Dollar vs Polish Zloty 57 0 53.3
USDSEK US Dollar vs Swedish Krona 77.8 0 69.1
USDSGD US Dollar vs Singapore Dollar 3.5 0 2.4
USDTHB US Dollar vs Thai Baht 352.8 50 332.8
USDTRY US Dollar vs Turkish Lira 341.6 27 339.1
USDZAR US Dollar vs South African Rand 127.8 0 114.9
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