Institutional Trader

Definition - What does Institutional Trader mean?

Institutional traders are entities that control huge pools of capital and thereby exert a powerful influence on the forex market when they buy and sell currencies. Institutional traders include funds, life insurance companies, hedge funds, multinational corporations and any other entity that trades currencies on a large scale.

ForexDictionary explains Institutional Trader

Institutional investors are given preferential treatment by brokerages due to the size of their transactions. The forex market is far too large for any one trader - no matter how large - to control it for too long. That said, when enough institutional trading follows the same theme, a trend quickly forms.

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