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Forex Vs Stock Market

By Amy Peter Subscribe to RSS | November 30th 2011 | Views:

Several individual think that forex market is similar to other financial market. However it somehow little bit similar to stock market. But forex trading is more popular than stock marketing as it opens 24 hour and several currencies are exchanging in one place.

The Marketplace:

Stock market is the centralized market; it means that it is regulated by one place. Virtually all its dealing is done at one place. Forex is decentralized market. Forex is very wide market that brings several best opportunities to traders.

Trading Hours:

Stock market is run on an inflexible timetable, so as the forex market. It is said that stock market opens 8 hours a day and then it close. Traders need to wait for the next morning if you want to buy or sell. In forex trading you don’t need to wait to open the market as it open for 24 seven.


Through spot trading, the forex trader can easily buy or sell it straightly as it is not a centralized market. To trade in forex traders need a middle man that might cost higher. To sell or buy the stocks there is a need of agent or another association positioned in between the customers or vendors to make money. Generally forex broker charge commission for their services as most of the trader charge fee for it. To get started in any business investor need to spend some so that they are able to trade into the market.


Though it is good deal to trade forex, however while evaluating you will find that forex is easier as compared to stock trading as in stock trading when sudden fall will arise it will ultimately take the traders out of the game and o not give the chance to traders to set back their trade again. However with the several techniques traders need to identify the best timing as it will help you to trade successfully.


Forex is one the fast paced market where trader usually trade instantly as they have autopilot execution that can help them to trade. While in stock market, traders order is handed to the trading floor where it will take few moments to make their trade. The speed of forex is much better, therefore several traders switches from stock to forex.

Amy Peter - About Author:
This article describes a good comparison of stock market and forex market. There are so many differences between forex market and stock market. Most of the investors like to trade forex.

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