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Futures Vs. Forex


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Futures vs. forex

4/1/2008
By Christine Birkner

With the U.S. dollar in the doldrums, more and more traders are getting fired up about forex and currency futures. However, there are numerous questions to answer before venturing into either of these red-hot markets. When deciding between currency futures or cash forex trading, you must consider several factors or risk getting burned... 

...“  Forex  options are extremely popular, particularly with retail customers. This demand is fueled by the continued headlines about the sinking dollar,” says Mark Longo of The Options Insider.com. He says while the most popular products are traditional options on currency futures, the  forex   options that can be placed in securities accounts offered by both PHLX and the ISE have enormous potential.

Longo expects retail interest in forex options to continue. “Many traders choose currency options over currency futures because they offer much more bang for the trading buck. You can build a position with much more leverage in currency options without investing as much capital. Leverage is important if you want to capitalize on the minute fluctuations that typically occur in the foreign currency market.” 



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