One of main feature of Forex market is 24-hour trading, 5 days a week with nonstop access to global Forex dealers. (elsewhere we say the market is 24/7, not 24/5).

To succeed as a Forex trader, you must take into consideration a wide variety of factors such as: spread (“pips”), commissions and fees, ease of access to the trading platform, minimum amounts needed for trading, additional amounts needed (if any), control over activity and positions, the platform software requirements.