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BEWARE: Forex Price Volatility Is On The Rise

BEWARE: Forex Price Volatility Is On The Rise

5 Years ago | April 24, 2015 00:00:00

by John M. Bland

We cited concerns about periodic gaps in liquidity in the massive forex markets, which run a daily volume on the order of USD 5 trillion. Our concern was that the computers that bring buyers and sellers together do not have the vested interest in making markets that bank traders had in the past. When bank traders were the focal point of forex trade, each at the major banks were expected to make a two-way price (bid and offer) or be driven by his peers out of the market. When conditions became unstable, dealers would simply widen their bid-offer spread. The dealer might tell you “wide but real” meaning you might not like the price but I

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