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Forex vs. Equities

Forex market offers several advantages over Equity trading, such as:

24 hours open market
The biggest advantage of the Forex market over the Equity trading is that of a 24 hours open market. Active 5 days a week, Forex market gives its traders what Equity trading does not. Equity trading is restricted to regular business hours, making Forex, the only incessantly moving trading platform.
Being a 24 hour trading market, there is always some investors, somewhere in the world who are dynamically trading foreign currencies. This also enables these investors to react to any breaking news of the market, immediately.

Higher trading volume
Also, the trading volume in the Equity trading or the major stock exchanges is often 100 times lesser than foreign exchange market. Furthermore, majority traders are willing to buy and sell currencies because of the need of various countries, which want to continue to trade goods with each other.

No commission and transaction fees
Forex serves as a more cost-efficient trade as compared to Equity trading, especially in terms of both commissions and transaction fees. Most of the sites dealing with Forex trading do not charge its investors or traders with any commissions or fees, while offering them, access to all the significant market information required for trading purposes. But in case of Equity trading, commissions range from $5 to $100 or more per trade in case of full service brokers.

Price stability through superior liquidity
The trading volume of the Forex market being 100 times more than the New York Stock Exchange, there are always dealers willing to buy or sell currencies here. The superior liquidity of the major currencies also helps ensure price stability in the Forex market. But this cannot be the case with the Equity trading which has a lower trade volume. This can therefore put the investors of the stock market to liquidity risk, resulting in larger price movements.

Higher leverage
Forex market offers higher leverage as compared to all the major stock exchange trade markets. While the commonly available leverage from the online Forex dealers is 100:1, the leverage offered by the Equity brokers is as low as 2:1 margin. Such high leverage enables the Forex traders to trade much larger sum of currency than they have deposited. Also that depends on the types of Forex brokers one considers for trading.

Profit Potential
Forex market enables its investors to trade on the upward as well as the downward trends of the market, giving them the facility to buy and sell currencies. This serves as another major advantage of Forex market over Equity trading. This is because in the equity market, it is more difficult to trade during downward trend of the market, due to some market policies.  There are a certain risk aspects as well, Read more about Risks in Forex

New Indicators
Check out some new technical indicators that can be used for
Forex trading:
Bollinger Bandwidth
Bollinger Percent B (%b)
Price Volume Trend
Stochastic Oscillator (Full)
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