From the September 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

Dueling markets: Forex futures vs. spot forex

The currency sector offers the most liquid and active markets of any sector. For retail traders, it also offers the most variety in accessing them. Some love futures with the security of segregation, while other prefer the added leverage of spot forex. In recent years both markets have changed. Electronic trading has allowed forex futures to add liquidity exponentially while also developing more products and different sized contracts, and recent regulatory changes have made the spot forex world a lot less scary while maintaining its unique flexibility. Futures asked the experts to provide pros and cons for trading futures vs. spot forex...

Spot forex is better by Michael Boutros

Currency futures are better by Dave Schulz & Scott Brusso

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