Something You Should Think about When Everybody is Buying Speculating

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Speculating is by nature profit-driven. In the forex market, futures and spot forex are not all that different. So why exactly would you want to participate in the futures market instead of the spot market? Well, there are several arguments for and against trading in the futures market:
Advantages :
1) Lower spreads (2-3).
2) Lower transaction costs (as low as $5 per contract).
3) More leverage (often $500+ per contract).
Disadvantages :
1 Often requires a higher amount of capital ($100,000 lots).
2) Limited to the exchange's session times.
3) NFA (National Futures Association) fees may apply.
Source: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/trading/04/102704.asp