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Forex the 5.3 Trillion dollar a day market

By Daniel Lindsay

Every three years, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) produces a Triennial survey, from which many facts about the size and direction of the Forex market are taken. Data from the last report, in 2010 was widely used in many blogs, forums, articles and guides and there are very few people involved in Forex that couldn’t quote off the top of their head the daily monetary volume in the forex market ($3.98 Trillion) from the last report.

However, a lot can change in three years. Particularly in an economic period as volatile and sensitive as that encountered in this decade so far. So how has Forex changed? How has trading evolved and which markets are in ascension or decline? Well to find the answer to this, you could traipse through large stacks of data in the raw BIS report, or you could alternatively check out our new glossy looking infographic that brings the core data from the report to life in a nice easily digestible set of charts and data.

You might be surprised by the movement in the top ten currencies, by the change in daily volume of the market, or the growth in significance of the retail trading area of the market. Whatever your interest or concern with the evolution of Forex, we have taken the key areas of the new BIS report and brought the data to life. So without further ado, let us introduce you to the shape of the Forex market in 2013.

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