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The Downside of Trading Futures

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The Downside of Trading Futures

I read a lot about the upside of trading futures especially compared to Forex for example with the volume data and DOM but I rarely see anything about the downsides.

Assuming we are talking about day trading (i.e. no overnight exposure) and a somewhat sensible risk control, what are the real downsides of trading futures over other products?
Are there any?

Are there any big advantages of other products over futures?

I started out it Forex and recently have gotten the impression that Futures might be a better choice, but since I don't want to become a strategy / product hopper always looking for the next best thing, I'm trying to get better understanding of the whole picture and especially the parts not so often talked about.

I'd appreciate any insights from the experienced traders here!

Cheers,
Tom

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