The London 4pm fix, which was set up in 1994 and run by WM Company and Reuters, is the most popular benchmark used. It is made by taking an average of the exchange rate in currency trades 30 seconds before and after 4pm in the London market.
How do banks use forex?
Banks facilitate forex transactions for clients and conduct speculative trades from their own trading desks. When banks act as dealers for clients, the bid-ask spread represents the bank’s profits. Speculative currency trades are executed to profit on currency fluctuations.
What is the fix in forex?
“Fixing” of the exchange rate (price) is a rule among the Forex market participating institutions to set a reference/settlement price for the day.