Why Trade Forex?
■ Flexibility: Place trades 24 hours a day (Sunday, 5:15 p.m. ET — Friday, 4 p.m. ET).
■ Opportunity: Easily trade when markets are trending up or trending down.
■ Simplicity: Use technical analysis (indicators on charts) methods from other markets like equities.
■ Strength: Access the most liquid market in the world ($4 Trillion average daily volume).
Trade Around the Clock
The Forex market is a near-seamless 24-hour market. Subject to available liquidity. Forex trading is available from Sunday, starting after 5:15 p.m. EST, until Friday, 4p.m. EST. With the ability to trade around the clock, currency traders have the advantage of customizing their own trading schedule; they can usually get in or out of the market at any time without waiting for an opening bell or encountering a market gap. While trading stocks after usual market hours is possible, very often that possibility is negated by a lack of order flow or a drastic widening of the bid-ask spread.
Pay No Commissions*
In the Forex market costs are confined to the bid-ask spread. E*Trade FX charges no commission or additional transaction fees, and its customers trade on spreads provided by multiple banks and liquidity providers via the FX Trading Platform. In the stock market, "no-fee" programs are frequently offered only with provisions mandating minimum account balances or minimum trades per month.
"E-Trade FX is in no way affiliated with E*Trade Financial Corporation."