Which Market to Choose

Which Market to Choose?

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If you are a beginner trader, you are sure to be asking a question to yourself: Which market to choose for trading? The options are actually scarce: you can choose from Forex, stock market, and the new crypto market. Each of the above are virtually the same in terms of difficulty level, and each of the assets you can find there, be it a stock, a currency, a crypto, or a futures contract, acts in the same way for building an investment portfolio. In order to decide where to trade, you as a trader have to be knowledgeable not only about the markets as such, but also about your counterparts, or trading partners.

Trading is all about buying and selling assets, and you can either trade Forex or stocks only or trade all markets at the same time. It is worth mentioning that all these markets are highly liquid, which means a trader may buy or sell any asset at any time, within the trading hours. The traditional exchanges, however, work only specific hours Monday to Friday, which somewhat limits the way you can trade, while the decentralized Forex market works 24/5, and the crypto market, 24/7.

In terms of choosing the asset to trade, stock market is well ahead of the others, as you can pick any of dozens of thousands of company stocks and their derivatives. Forex is number two here, as the number of major pairs and crosses is not that large. Even the crypto market is sometimes reported to have more investment options, but the thing is it is somewhat low-liquid. If you ask where you can make the most money in the easiest way, you won't get any answer. Everything depends on your strategy, discipline, and the current market conditions. After all, there are no bad markets out there, one can trade and earn everywhere.

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