A lot of people often have this misconception that trading in the foreign exchange market is the same as the trading currency options. Because both markets deal with the buying and selling of monies, people naturally have this idea that they are one and the same, hence, the weak popularity of the latter. The key difference and, perhaps, also the biggest advantage to trading currency options is that they are traded and their values are determined at a specific and fixed period of time, unlike the foreign exchange market that operates 24 hours a day for five days a week.
At this point, it is important to highlight that currency options trading is the only option trade that operates for 24 hours, which is good news to those who prefer to dabble in this sort of trade. Currency options trading highlights the fact that the foreign exchange market is unpredictable and that people stand to gain or lose in just a snap of a finger.