If you buy stocks at any U.S. broker dealer, both your cash and stocks are insured up to $500,000 each. Cash and stocks are insured by FDIC and SIPC, respectively. This means that if your brokerage (ETtrade, Fidelity, Charles Schwab) ever goes out of business and wipes out your deposits, then the government will reimburse you (up to $500,000). This insurance provides significant peace of mind to stock investors.
Similarly, there’s no high entry barrier for interested traders to trade with cryptocurrency forex trading brokers. Further, in a bid to attract new traders into the market, several crypto-forex traders charge minimal brokerage costs. Crypto forex brokers also give massive importance to customer funds and employ robust security mechanisms to ensure transaction safety.
The most obvious difference between the two is that foreign currencies have been exchanged since as long ago as the 19th century, when the broad adoption of the gold standard set a yardstick against which the strength and weakness of a currency could be measured. In the early days of forex trades of this kind involved physical currency, but since the late 20th and early 21st century the forex market place has been fully digital in nature, something which played a huge part in opening it up to a global army of retail investors.
While crypto’s price can shift for big orders, especially when dealing with altcoins and lesser-known tokens, it has almost no barriers to entry. It’s incredibly easy to start trading crypto, and many online platforms allow users to jump in and begin trading practically instantly. The fees are usually much less than Forex fees, and the lack of a middleman means that there are no hidden costs. Crypto volatility also says that large, daily swings are possible and common, meaning that it’s a lot easier to buy in low in the morning, and sell high in the evening.
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