do you prefer fixed spreads or do you prefer dynamic spreads? What does your broker offer you?
Thanks for taking time to respond.
A great question. I was sure dynamic spreads are best, until I read walker's response.
I do think fixed spreads is the more transparent approach broker's wise, as many traders overlook or don't understand the commission factor. However, with most brokers changing their model from fixed to variable+commission model, the costs per trade went straight down. By my calculations, spreads with a commission model are cheaper than fixed spreads.
For example (please correct me if I'm wrong), if a commission is $2.5 per 1 lot per turn, and the initial spread is 0.5, then openning and closing a trade of 1 lot would cost 0.5pip*2+($2.5*2) = $5*2 + $5 = $15 or 1.5 pips. Divided by 2, this makes a spread of 0.75 only. Anything above that number with a fixed spread is more expensive (fixed spread usually start from 1.5 pips).