LONDON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Trading forex may be an option for investors as the sterling retreated from a seven-and-a-half month high against the dollar and fell against the euro as data showed Britain had sank back into a recession.
Double-Dip Recession Explained
It's been nearly forty years, but Britain is back in a double-dip recession once again.
This morning [Wednesday 25 April], data released by the Office for National Statistics showed that the GBP has shrunk unexpectedly from 0.2% between January and March this year, which followed a 0.3% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The term 'recession' itself defines two or more consecutive quarters of economic decline.
How to Trade Forex in the UK Recession
As the world's most traded financial market, foreign exchange offers investors a multitude of opportunities due to its high liquidity and tight spreads.
Commonly referred to as forex, foreign exchange, retail forex and simply FX - it has an average daily turnover in excess of US $4 trillion.
The act of 'trading forex' is to exchange one currency for another at an agreed exchange price, such as EUR/USD, USD/JPY and GBP/USD; some of the major currency pairs that traders choose to trade.
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