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What is the value of GBP (British Pound Sterling) / USD (US Dollar) on Saturday June 13, 2020

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Ready for the mid-market exchange rate of GBP (British Pound Sterling) / USD (US Dollar) for Saturday June 13, 2020?

The current rates for GBP (British Pound Sterling) / USD (US Dollar) are available in this article. As a top finance news site the Born2Invest team has analysed the latest forex market data to bring you live information that enables you to make the right forex trading call every day.

Saturday June 13, 2020 1 GBP (British Pound Sterling) is 1.25445 of USD (US Dollar) .

Remember to always trade using a reputable broker. It’s also possible to apply many forex concepts to cryptocurrency trading.

Forex pairs explained

Forex trading is risky and complicated. There are countless pairs to choose from and it’s easy for a novice trader to become overwhelmed. Information is power and Born2Invest has curated some beginners forex trading tips to help you get started.

Currency pairs are the foundation of forex trading. Whenever you purchase one currency you sell another. Every pair has a base currency, in this example GBP (British Pound Sterling) and a quote currency, or USD (US Dollar).

A currency pair represents how much quote currency, or USD (US Dollar), that needs to be spent in order to purchase one unit of GBP (British Pound Sterling), the base currency. In the current example you would need to spend 1.25445 of USD (US Dollar) in order to purchase 1 GBP (British Pound Sterling).

The three types of forex pairs

Forex pairs can be grouped into three main categories; the majors, the commodity currencies, and the cross currencies:

  • Major currencies are the most commonly traded currencies on the market. Different publications will use different criteria but pretty much every list will include EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, and USD/CHF
  • ll Commodity currencies are currency pairs that are closely linked to commodities such as oil, iron ore, and coal. Common examples include AUD/USD and USD/CAD
  • Cross currencies include all currency pairs that don’t include USD. Examples include EUR/GBP and EUR/JPY.

Is cryptocurrency trading the same as forex trading?

Cryptocurrencies share many aspects with forex trading, namely the concept of currency pairs and high volatility but there are some key differences. Cryptocurrencies aren’t currencies persae, and are usually traded against Bitcoin, which takes the role of USD on many exchanges.

It is also difficult to trade cryptocurrency outside of exchanges and there is more security risk than trading with a registered broker. One way around this is to use a CFD broker which enable traders to purchase contractors for specific amounts of crypto, without directly owning it.