Advantages of currency options:

  • They are very cheap to trade
  • They are available on or off exchange
  • Risk is limited to premium (if you are a buyer)
  • Very high potential returns versus risk
  • Lots of strategies to speculate on volatility and price movement

Disadvantages of currency options:

  • They can be illiquid
  • Quickly become worthless
  • Risk is potentially unlimited (if you are a seller)

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