Forex or futures?

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by trader_fut, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Sorry, I'm not clear here.
    For example there are EURUSD and 6E futures. Which of them is leading? Which ticker will move first, fx or futures? I'm not sure which market I need to use to trading?

    There are separate buy/sell volumes in futures market and it's possible to use special types of charts, like MarketDelta/FootPrint or MarketProfile. But as I see currencies futures depend from Fx market, is it correct? And for this reason the analysis of currencies futures is less valuable?
  2. emg


    if trading futures, u worry less about slippage. If you are trading fx, banks will take your money thru large slippage
  3. Yes, I know it. Is this a difference only?
  4. This question has been asked a lot...

    Interbank spot FX mkt is the one that's dominant. Compared to its liquidity, futures are nothing. Moreover, futures are, by definition, a derivative contract with spot as the underlying.
  5. Thank you. As I see the technical analysis of forex is preferable
  6. Also, futures on currencies are weighted in varying amounts against other spot pairs.
  7. Joman


    I would say the contrary... max slippage you have with a standard bucket shop like Oanda is 0.2 - 0.3 pips.
  8. Trade futures. It's way better (and safer) !

  9. intraday - futures
    buy-and-hold - fx
  10. risky63


    because your asking....futures.
    #10     Mar 14, 2011