Trading pairs where the account's base currency doesn't match

MartyP

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Hi all,

I am new to trading Forex and was wondering what exactly happens if you buy the USD/JPY pair to open the position and your account's base currency is USD. Since your account would only be funded with USD, would you have to borrow JPY from your broker to make the trade? If you know, I'm wondering what MB Trading does in particular.

Also, what happens if you buy the exotic pair GBP/JPY and your account's base currency is USD? MB Trading says they will use GBP/USD to determine the buying power in this case. Does that mean they lend JPY and trade the GBP for USD?

Thanks,
Marty
 
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