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This is illustrated in his post on the forums, wherein he starts by establishing some basic facts about the Foreign Exchange [Forex] market. The Forex market is one of the biggest markets in the world, with the global market transferring upwards of $5 trillion every day.

This includes both the interbank and over-the-counter markets, which includes spot trading, forward trading, futures and many others. The part of the market that deals in Japanese Yen [JPY] has a share of about 21%, which translates to 950,000 billion every day.

It is the third biggest currency being traded in the market, after USD and EUR. slin makes the point that forex markets are subject to low regulation, with profit margins for brokers being razor thin.

Moreover, forex transactions usually take about 2 days to complete, with some corridors finishing it in one day. SBI Group is one of Japan’s biggest banking consortiums that represents about 80% of all deposits done in Japan. Read more from…

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