GBP/USD

1.244625
0.03%

Daily
  • L. 1.2422
  • H. 1.24658
  • Ch. -0.00032
  • Ch.% -0.03%
Overview
Costs
  • Also known as cable, GBP/USD is a staple for many FX traders and is one of the oldest exchanges in FX trading history, and once was the most-traded forex pair in the world. It still ranks among the highest today. Historically, the pound and the US dollar have been the main currencies by which many other nations have valued their own money.
  • Trading Hours
    24 hours / day *
  • Min Trade Size
    1
  • Min Stop Distance
    1 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Minimum
    0.0008 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Premium
    0.0003 percentage of consideration
  • Spreads
  • Spreads From
    0.00011 Points
  • Dealing
  • Spreads
    0.00011 Points
  • Guaranteed Order Min Distance
    0.0008 Points

Pivot points
Dailys
Weekly
Monthly
Pivot point
1.24133
Bid
1.24456
Offer
1.24469
Distance
0
Last Updated: 4/23/2024 11:59:59 PM
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