Futures For You

with Carley Garner

Inside The Futures World
Want to find out how the futures markets really work? DeCarley Trading senior analyst and broker Carley Garner responds to your questions about today’s futures markets. To submit a question, post your question at http://Message-Boards.Traders.com. Answers will be posted there, and selected questions will appear in a future issue of S&C.

What are the advantages of trading currency futures as opposed to forex?

The popularity of foreign exchange (spot currency) trading has exploded, thanks to low margins, seemingly low transaction costs, and flashy trading platforms. However, there are a few things that you should consider before choosing forex over currency futures like those traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (Cme):

As I delved into this question, I realized I could not do the topic justice within a single column. I will continue this discussion in the next issue; we will focus on the comparison of transaction costs, both hidden and obvious, market liquidity, margins, options, and others. Stay tuned!

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