Forex vs. Futures

24-Hour Market
The Forex market is a continuous 24-hour endeavor from its opening at 2pm Sunday afternoon New York time with the Sydney-Auckland market until its close at 5pm Friday in New York. FX trading follows the day around the world: Tokyo’s open at 9pm follows Sydney, London begins at 2am and finally New York takes over at 8am. The seamless 24 hour nature of the FX market gives the trader the unique experience of reacting to news and worldwide developments instantaneously, participating in real time in the largest trading market in the world.

Always A Bull Market

Unlike the equity market, there is no restriction on short selling. Profit potential exists in the currency market regardless of whether a trader is long or short, or which way the market is moving. Since currency trading always involves buying one currency and selling another, there is no structural bias to the market. This means a trader has an equal potential to profit in a rising, or falling market.

No Commission*

MVP Global Forex charges no commission or transaction fees to trade the spot currencies exchange online or over the phone. In the equity market traders must pay a spread and a commission. The over-the counter structure of the forex market eliminates exchange and clearing fees, which in turn lowers transaction costs. Costs are further reduced by the efficiencies created by a purely electronic market place that allows clients to deal directly with the market maker, eliminating both ticket costs and middlemen. Because the currency market offers round-the-clock liquidity, traders receive tight, competitive spreads both intra-day and night. Equity traders are more vulnerable to liquidity risk and typically receive wider dealing spreads, especially during after hours trading.

Flexible Leverage

MVP Global Forex allows greater leverage than the equities, futures or options market. MVP Global Forex trading platform was designed to effectively monitor and control risk exposure in real time with an extreme degree of precision. Traders can utilize 10:1 leverage (or even greater) without risking a margin call situation. Leverage is a double-edged sword. Without proper risk management this high degree of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains.

High Liquidity

The spot Forex market is a $1.3 trillion daily market, making it the largest and most liquid market in the world. This market can absorb trading volume and transaction sizes that dwarf the capacity of any other market. If you compare this to the $30 billion per day futures market it becomes clear that the futures markets provide only limited liquidity. The market is always liquid, meaning positions can be liquidated and stop orders executed without slippage.