Forex Options Trading - How to Read FOREX Price Quotes (Part 2 of 3)

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To read a forex price quote consisting of two different currencies you have to note that the first currency is known as the base currency while the second currency is called the quote currency. Another point of note is that the first currency value is always 1 (one).

To further illustrate,Guest Posting the price quote or exchange rate tells us how much of the quote currency we must pay to obtain one unit of the base currency. Likewise. The price quote or exchange rate tells us how much we will receive in the quote currency by selling one unit of the base currency.

For example, if you wanted to buy the EUR/USD a price quote of EUR/USD of 1.3550 means that 1 EURO dollar (EUR) is equal to 1.3550 US dollars (USD). This means that to buy 1 EURO dollar (EUR), you would have to pay 1.3550 US dollars (USD).

In the above case, if the currency pair's prices rises (i.e. the EUR/USD price goes up) it would mean that the EURO dollar (EUR) has appreciated against the US dollar (USD) which has weakened. If the EUR/USD has now risen to 1.3850 from 1.3550 it will mean that the EURO dollar is stronger now compared to the US dollar (USD) as 1 EURO dollar can buy more US dollars (USD) than before.

Likewise if the EUR/USD has now dropped to 1.3350 from 1.3550 it will mean that the EURO dollar has become weaker relative to the US dollars as 1 EURO dollar now can only purchase lesser US dollars

To be continue... on Forex Options Trading - How To Read FOREX Price Quotes (Part 3 of 3)


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