About Currencies

The World's Major Currencies

  • The Australian Dollar - AUD
The Australian Dollar (AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia. The 'Aussie' dollar is the 5th most traded currency in the world, accounting for 7-8% of the world's daily foreign exchange market.
  • The Canadian Dollar - CAD
The Canadian Dollar (CAD) or "loonie" is the currency of Canada. The Canadian Dollar is the 7th most traded currency in the world, accounting for 5-6% of the world's daily foreign exchange market.
  • Euro - EUR
The Euro is the official currency used in the eurozone consisting of 17 of the 28 member countries of the EU. The Euro is the 2nd most traded currency in the world behind the US Dollar. 
  • Great British Pound - GBP
The Great British Pound is the official currency used within the United Kingdom.The Pound Sterling is the 4th most traded currency in the foreign exchange market, falling behind the US Dollar, the Euro and the Japanese Yen.
  • The Hong Kong Dollar - HKD
The Hong Kong Dollar is the official currency used in Hong Kong.It is the 8th most traded currency in the world. The Hong Kong Dollar is typically considered an exotic currency and is most actively traded against the U.S. Dollar.
  • Japanese Yen - JPY
The Japanese Yen is the official currency of Japan. It is the 3rd most traded currency in the foreign exchange market and is most actively traded against the US dollar, the Euro and the British Pound.
  • The New Zealand Dollar – NZD
The New Zealand Dollar or "the kiwi" is the official currency of New Zealand. It is one of the 10 most traded currencies in the foreign exchange market, accounting for 1.6% of daily FX turnover.
  • Norwegian Krone - NOK
The Norwegian Krone is the official currency used by Norway and four Norwegian territories. The Norwegian Krone is the 13th most traded currency in the world and is typically considered a minor currency.
  • Singapore Dollar - SGD        
The Singapore Dollar is the official currency of Singapore. The Singapore Dollar is typically considered an exotic currency and is most actively traded against the U.S. Dollar.
  • Swedish Krona - SEK
The Swedish Krona has been the official currency of Sweden since 1873. The Swedish Krona is typically considered a minor currency and is most actively traded against the Euro and the U.S. Dollar. The Swedish Krona is the 9th most traded currency in the foreign exchange market.
  • Swiss Franc - CHF
The Swiss Franc is the official currency used within the country of Switzerland.
  • U.S. Dollar – USD
The U.S. Dollar is the official currency used within the United States of America. The US Dollar is the most traded currency in the global foreign exchange market and mostly trades against the Euro, Japanese Yen, British Pound and Swiss Franc, although it also trades heavily against the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Dollars.

'Exotic' currencies

  • The Indian Rupee - INR
The Indian Rupee is the official currency used within the Republic of India. The Indian Rupee is considered an exotic currency and is most actively traded against the U.S. Dollar. Click here for more info.
  • The South African Rand - ZAR
The South African Rand is the official currency used within South Africa. The South African Rand is considered an exotic currency and is most actively traded against the US Dollar, the Euro, the British Pound, the Australian Dollar, the Canadian Dollar and the New Zealand Dollar.

  • Thai Baht - THB

The Thai Baht is the currency of Thailand. The Thai Baht is an exotic currency and is most actively traded against the US Dollar. It also trades from time to time versus the Euro, the Pound Sterling, the Australian Dollar, the Canadian Dollar and the New Zealand Dollar. Click here to read additional info about the Thai Baht. 

 

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