The foreign exchange market is the largest and most liquid in the world. FxGravity provides online currency trading conditions for clients around the globe and aims to make online trading easily accessible to all clients. As well as providing the opportunity to trade Spot Forex we also offer tight spreads on OTC Currency Futures for the following major currency pairs:
- EUR/USD Futures
- GBP/USD Futures
- JPY/USD Futures
- CHF/USD Futures
The futures market is a central financial exchange where specific quantities of a commodity or financial instrument can be traded. Futures contracts are fixed and traded according to quantity, delivery time and location. What makes a currency futures contract different to spot currency trading is that it has a delivery time set at a specified time in the future. It is important to mention that most people who trade in the futures markets are speculators who usually close their trades before the date of settlement – therefore generally currency future contracts do not last until the date of delivery.
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Both futures and spot trading can be of an advantage to traders who want to benefit from the estimated $4 trillion daily Forex market. The main distinction between currency futures and spot Forex is at which point the price of the product is determined and when the exchange of the currency pair occurs.
With currency futures, the price is determined when the contract is signed and the currency pair is exchanged on the fixed delivery date at a future point in time. All Forex futures have a specific termination date, at which point delivery of the currency must occur unless an offsetting trade is made on the original position. The benefits of currency futures over spot Forex is that you are on a level playing field no matter whether you are a large institution or an individual trader, when pricing currency futures everyone is offered the same price.
What’s more in Forex futures trading, individuals can view trades over a longer period of time instead of trading small price movements over a short period of time. Furthermore, Forex futures can also be used to speculate and profit from currency exchange-rate fluctuations.