Scalping costs in Forex vs Futures or Stocks

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Trankuility, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. I trade Forex and going for a small amount of pips (1-25) using leverage is my preferred method.

    I use an ECN which of course charges a commission. So each trade I have to pay the spread + commission, which eats a bunch of profit.

    I've heard some people mention that trading futures or stocks is the way to go if you want to scalp because the costs are less than trading FX. Is that true and if so, how big is the difference? Is there a website that breaks it all down and shows comparisons?