When trading with Exness, you can choose from a wide range of trading instruments, including forex currency pairs, gold and silver, and cryptocurrencies, each of which have their own:
Each trading instrument has its own average spread, margin requirements and swap size. Check this and more in our Contract specifications now!
Check our Forex market trading hours article to learn when you can trade your favorite instruments.
Before you start trading on our platforms, you’ll first need to add trading instruments to the Market Watch window (read this article to learn more).
When you right-click in the Market Watch window, and choose Symbols, you’ll see some folders or Symbol groups. For each of our account types—Cent, Mini, Classic, and ECN—a different set of trading instruments is available for trading, which can be found in the different symbol groups. Let’s take a look at them:
|Account type||Symbol group||Instruments|
You might also see other symbol groups, such as Forex_Indicator (instruments with indicative quotes that are used as exchange rates for accounts with different account currencies) and MBC (instruments with indicative quotes that are used for conversion on metal-currency accounts). Symbols from these groups are not available for trading, as they are used solely as indicators.
The NYMEX symbol group contains CFD on futures instruments, which are currently not available for trading. The same applies for the Forex_Fixed group of symbols.
You might have noticed that a lot of our trading instruments have suffixes. But, what do they mean?
A suffix that follows a trading instrument, e.g. EURUSDm, indicates:
- The account type the instrument can be traded on
- Execution type, and
- The symbol group it belongs to
Let’s check out the following table:
|Suffix||Account type||Execution type||Example||Symbol group in MT4/5|
|no suffix||Classic||Instant execution||AUDGBP||Forex|
|-k||Classic, Mini||Market execution||AUDCADk||Forex_MarketEx|
So, whenever you see a trading instrument with the suffix -m, you’ll know that this instrument can be traded on a Mini account, with instant execution, and can be found under Forex_Mini in the Market Watch window. Pretty simple, right? Bookmark this page to have this article just a click away whenever you need it.