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FOREIGN EXCHANGE- THE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET OF OUR TIME

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE- THE FASTEST-GROWING MARKET OF OUR TIME COMPARING THE FX MARKET  WITH FUTURES AND EQUITIES _____________________________________________________________ Traditionally FX has not been the most popular market to trade because  access to the foreign exchange market was primarily restricted to hedge  funds, Commodity Trading Advisors who manage large amounts of capital,  major corporations, and institutional investors due to regulation, capital  requirements, and technology. One of the primary reasons why the foreign  exchange market has traditionally been the market of choice for these large  players is because the risk that a trader takes is fully customizable. That is,  one trader could use a hundred times leverage while another may choose  to not be leveraged at all. However, in recent years many firms have opened  up the foreign exchange market to retail traders, providing leveraged trad ing as well as free instantaneous execution platforms, chart