Can i really learn forex with DEMO

e_abrams

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True, these days people have so many sources of information about trading. I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been pre-Internet, both to learn and to actually trade.
 

shawn.80

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You can learn forex with a demo account by not depending upon it solely. There are several aspects of forex trading that you will learn from online courses or news websites. Reading the daily news will help you grasp more terminologies coming in your way to understand the forex market better. You can spend one hour daily on learning about the forex market like this and be consistent in your demo account trading.
 

e_abrams

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At the very least, it's helpful to avoid any major fundamental event that would ruin one's neatly made technical analysis. :D
 

lotsun

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Demo trading is a good way to enhance your trading skills and work on your strategies. However it can’t make you a “complete” trader because live trading differs from demo. You are required to have proper risk and money management in live trading. You also need to control your emotions to be successful.
 

e_abrams

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Certainly. But I don't think making someone a "complete" trader has ever been its express purpose. It's just a learning tool - one of many at that.
 

sunar14

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Yes you can however you should expect some deviations in live trading from demo results mainly due to higher transaction costs like slippage and wider spreads.
 

e_abrams

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I don't think the spreads should be different between the demo and a live account. If they are, change your broker, perhaps.
 

tomass

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It’s a good decision to practice on a demo account. But just don’t depend on the results that you make. Demo accounts are mere simulators. You will learn better with a live account with a small amount.
 

cashisking

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New traders can certainly learn trading on demo accounts but given a huge difference between conditions on demo and live account, one can not expect to master the trading skills on a demo account. However, without any doubt it is a first step in every trader’s learning process.