The global forex market has been said to make the largest and the most liquid of the financial markets in the world. The forex market can give a good account of over $4 trillion in standard daily trading amount. Many perks and favors come with trading on forex, people are choosing this market because of the following:

Liquidity – this can be defined as the number of buyers and sellers willing to trade for any specific period of time. The greater the number of trades completed is the reflection of the liquidity within the market. This converts to higher volumes with time.

Volatility – this is the scope of how the value of a currency changes within a period of time. Traders take advantage of exchange rate uncertainties for logical purposes because of the presence of volatility within the forex market. Every trader must know that the higher the volatility, the higher the risk.

Commissions -Many retail brokers are rewarded for their services using the “bid/ask spread”. There are no fees paid for clearing, no exchange fees or government fees and no brokerage fees.

Absence of Middlemen - There will be no use of middlemen when we are dealing with spot currency trading. This will allow a discipline over the fixed prices of a currency pair. In order to minimize the time for execution, trading orders are immediately presented to providers of liquidity, this will enable cutting out of middle men.

Forex trading low cost – spread is the cost you need to trade with most forex brokers. This is the main contrast of ask and bid price. The positive thing about the spread in forex markets is that it is much less than the spread assigned to other securities such as stocks. This makes one of the cost effective ways of investment trading the OTC forex trade.

The forex market is a 24- hour daily marketplace, there is no need for a bell ringing to start the day. Starting from the resumption on a Monday Morning to the Afternoon close in Newyork, which enables people to trade on a part-time time basis. People are free to trade in the morning, noon or at night. This allows you the opportunity to trade whenever is convenient for you.

Extensive Market -The forex trading market is so extensive that it cannot be managed by an individual entity. There are many participants that affect the price of the foreign exchange for a particular period of time.

Easy to startup - A lot of people assume forex trading will cost a fortune to start up. The reality is that it does not cost so much when it is compared to stocks, options or futures. Forex brokers online grant various trading accounts, of which $25 is the minimum account deposit.

Forex Benefits - U.S participants are allowed to benefit almost 50 times their account value on forex pairs, while minor pairs offer 20 to 1 margin. These benefits enable the forex trader to make profits and also be able to keep the risk capital at the lowest. The benefit amount may change and may not be available all the time.

A typical example is when a forex broker gives a benefit of 50 to 1, this implies that a $50 margin deposit will enable a forex trader to buy or sell $2,500 worth of currency. Furthermore, an individual can trade with $25,000 or more with just $500. As interesting as these sounds, it is good to note that without effective management, a high degree of benefits can result in high losses as well as gains.

Restriction on Short-Selling - there is no condition or short –selling in the market contrary to the equity market. There are trading liberties that occur in the currency market irrespective of the way the market is moving. There is no structural disposition to the market considering currency trading regularly involves buying one currency and selling another. Hence, you will have an equal right to trade in a rising or falling market.

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