Bitcoin is one of the first and most widely recognised of the so-called ‘cryptocurrencies'
The Hong Kong Dollar has survived the territory’s return to China in 1997 and remains one of the top 10 most traded currencies in the world
The Canadian Dollar (CAD), also known by veteran traders as the Loonie because of the aquatic bird on the one dollar coin, is one of the two main resource-driven currencies
The Swiss Franc has long been considered a currency for institutional investors to buy when they need to get out of riskier assets, particularly during times of financial crisis
After the US dollar, the euro is the most widely traded foreign currency, and the EUR/USD currency pair is arguably the most traded on any given day
Often referred to as the Kiwi by currency traders, it has been a popular currency to trade in recent years on account of the strength of the New Zealand economy
The Japanese yen is one of the most popular trades in the global currency markets, and considered one of the currency ‘majors’
The most traded currencies in the world account for US$1.5 trillion changing hands every day
The US dollar or ‘greenback’ remains the de facto reserve currency of the world, despite the trials and tribulations of the American economy in 2007-2009
The British Pound or GBP, also widely known as sterling, is the fourth most traded currency in the FX markets
The Aussie has been around since 1967, when Australia left the sterling area following the British pound’s devaluation against the US dollar.