By Brian Perry
In forex trading, four major currency pairs are the most popular:
- EUR/USD: The euro and the U.S. dollar
- USD/JPY: The U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen
- GBP/USD: The British pound sterling and the U.S. dollar
- USD/CHF: The U.S. dollar and the Swiss franc
These pairs are discussed in the following segments, along with the role of each currency in the economy of its country (and the world) and the factors affecting the currency's movement. (Learn more about how pairs are traded in Finding Profit In Pairs.)
Forex Currencies: The EUR/USD
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