Forex vs Stocks: Why should you not trade stock?


Last week we saw a massive drop in the stock market. Dow jones drop by almost 500 points.

It was the latest biggest drop in a single day after the lehman brothers episode.

Many of my friends who were trading stocks were caught out unaware resulting in a massive dip in their portfolio.

Some of them who knew that i am a forex investor asked me if i was affected.

The answer is and always will be: No.

Forex vs Stocks: Why should you not trade stock?

Thatís one of the reasons on why i choose forex over stocks.

Forex vs Stocks Reason No.1
-> Forex traders are not affected by massive news affecting the economy.

- At most, we only lose the single trade that we are in when the news happened. Which is only a small percentage of our capital (with the right money management skill)

Forex vs Stocks Reason No.2
-> Generally there is no leveraging for stock traders. (not including margin traders Ė which is very risky)

- The rich gets rich with leveraging and compounding.
- Whats the point of investing if there is no leveraging.
- Therefore, stocks will probably not make you very rich.

Forex vs Stocks Reason No.3
-> Forex is a 24 hr market. We forex traders usually enter a trade and are out either in the same day or 2. (depending on which time frame you trade)

- Generally, if you hold a stock. It is at least for a few months.

Forex vs Stocks Reason No.4
-> There is no shorting in the stock market. (Not including options)
- Meaning you can only buy it up/long.
And if you notice, the market usually goes up a little with a good news, but drops massively with a bad news.

Forex vs Stocks Reason No.5
-> There is no commission in the forex / currency market.
- The commission may not seem a lot for a single trade, but if you are a full time trader or one who trades a lot. This commission expense will accumulate to a relatively significant figure.

Forex vs Stocks Reason No.6
-> Instant buy/sell in the forex market.
- As the trading volume is so large in the forex market, we do not have to wait for a buyer to take up the lots we are selling (like the stock market).
- Eg. when the stock market is massively falling, you canít sell even if you want to as there is no buyers who will buy your lot.

Forex vs Stocks: Why should you not trade stock?

The list can go on and on..

But the point i want to make is:

The reason that we invest is to make big money.

Forex vs Stocks at the end of the day are just investment vehicles.

So why choose a investment vehicle that will probably not make you very rich? and yet heavily affected by the news in the economy?

Just my 2 cents. I may be wrong.

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See you on the other side my friend,

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Ezekiel Chew
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