FX trading does not entail any clearing fees, exchange fees etc. Pip spreads and financing fees are the only 2 charges associated with FX. With pip spreads as low as 0.8 pip and financing being 0.75% above inter-bank rates, the cost is extremely low.
Leverage allows you to trade up to 50X of your investment amount. A smaller upfront capital allows you to trade a larger contract value, allowing you to maximise the use of your investment amount.
The FX market is open 24 hours a day, 5.5 days a week. Spanning the market hours of Asia, Europe and the Americas, it truly is a market that never sleeps.
With US$5.3 trillion in daily trading volumes*, the deep liquidity is unmatched and this makes it rather effortless for participants to buy or sell into the market under normal market conditions.*Source: BIS Triennial Central Bank Survey 2013
Protect your foreign currency holdings in your business or investments with FX trading. If a major market event is on the horizon that can potentially decrease the value of your holdings, FX trading allows you to hedge your position out, and buy it back post-event at a very low cost when prices have stabilised.
Employ strategies with order types like One-Cancel-Other (OCO) and Trailing Stop.