Although we have covered extensively on our site the nature of different types of Forex contract, one of the commonest questions we get relates to the differences between them.

So, by way of a refresher, we’ll briefly outline here again the nature of spot contracts.

The first thing to keep in mind is that the term ‘spot contracts’ means a slightly different thing to the published ‘spot rate’.


There is no secret about how forex providers make their profits.

Most forex services companies, including ourselves at Forex Group and the banks make their profit through a combination of:


Do you like to think you’re running your business or that someone else is?

Maybe that sounds ludicrous. Well, it’s not as crazy as it sounds because when you’re converting money from one currency into another, it might sometimes feel as if your bank’s in charge rather than you.

Why’s that?


We’re regularly asked questions about exchange rates. Here are just a few of the more common ones we’ve seen recently.

Why can’t you tell me the exchange rate in advance?

We can!


This is a good question!

In the usual context, it’s used to mean a bank account held in a non-native currency. So, if you had a foreign currency account at your bank, it might contain a sum in say US dollars as opposed to Australian dollars.

Why would you do that? There might be many reasons.


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