Forex Trading vs Share Trading: Which Is a Better Option?


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Both forex trading and share trading can prove to be profitable if pursued intelligently. Purchasing undervalued options and selling overvalued options at the right time is the essence of the strategy in these markets. There are quite a few differences between both these markets and certainly the Forex market holds an advantage in terms of hours, speed, cost and focus.


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Forex Trading vs Share Trading: Which Is a Better Option

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Introduction Both Forex trading and share trading involve purchasing undervalued options and selling overvalued options. But Yet the Forex market is very different and it offers distinct advantages compared to share trading. These differences are discussed below:

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Key Comparisons Hours Speed Cost Focus

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Hours Share trading markets open each day and they operate over an 8- hour window. Conversely Forex markets are open 24 hours a day. As a result the Forex market offers a greater degree of flexibility for new traders who want to start in their free time.

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Speed Share trading is often a longer-term investment whereas profitable Forex transactions can be opened and closed much more quickly.

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Cost Share trading requires the trader to hire a broker that sets up trades. All share brokers charge fees that can be expensive. Forex trading though doesn’t require a broker as transaction fees are limited to the difference between the buy/sell price or spread of a currency.

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Focus Share trading requires extensive as traders must keep track of thousands of companies that sell shares. Forex trading on the other hand is tightly focused around about five major currency pairs which account for a majority of all transactions.

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