Ability to trade on margin. Access to the FX market can be made using small capital outlays by taking advantage of leverage.
The FX market is the largest and most liquid in the world.
24 hour seamless trading under normal market conditions.
The FX market is open for a continual 5 1/2 day period allowing you to enter and exit the market at any time offering 24 hour uninterrupted trading.
Ability to establish long (opening purchase) and short (opening sale) positions.
Competitive market transparency. There are no multiple exchange listings of the same instrument.
No standard trade sizes exist.
No delivery or contract expiry to consider.