How Much Money To Start Forex Trading

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  1. SCM Forex

    SCM Forex Trader

    Are you looking to start forex trading? Would you like to know how much money you need to start forex trading? If so, we can tell you that you can start trading forex with as little investment as you can. Forex trading can even be started without investing a single penny. Today, we will be discussing some types of forex accounts that you can open to start forex trading as per your convenience. Before we go into the details, we would like you to have some basic understanding about the forex market.

    The Forex market is massive and it undergoes a daily transactional volume of around 5.3 trillion dollars. You can easily be blown away if you are a novice trader. Sometime even experienced traders find it very difficult to trade especially in a fast-moving market. The reason is the rapid movements in the prices of the financial instruments coupled with a high leverage. Therefore, it is always better to start low. Try to learn tips and tricks of the forex market first, then you can gradually increase your investment to earn bigger profits.

    Types Of Forex Accounts
    There are a lot of accounts that you may consider when opening a forex account. These accounts include but not limited to deposit account, no deposit account, micro account, mini account, standard, silver, gold, platinum and VIP accounts. You can choose any of them to start forex trading. However, we would recommend going for micro or mini forex accounts in the beginning, since they need smaller amounts to start with. On the other hand, you can also use demo account to practice your trading without investing your money. However, you won’t be able to cash out any earnings that you’ve made in a demo account.

    Having said that, we now would like to enlist few important bits that you must consider before opening a forex account.

    1. Always Go For A Regulated Broker
    To start trading forex, the first thing you need to do is to choose a suitable broker. A broker will give you access to the Forex and you can use their platform to execute your trades. Often, brokers allow you to use a demo accounts. But this is not always the case. You may well need to make a deposit with your broker. Make sure that the broker you have selected to open a forex account with is regulated. Regulation makes brokers follow certain rules and SOPs in place by their respective regulatory bodies. In short, you will have a peace of mind your investment is in a safe place.

    2. Look For Deposits and Withdraw Process Of Your Prospected Broker
    Often brokers allow you to deposit using various available methods. However, when it comes to withdrawing funds, it can sometimes be a longer process. Remember, not all brokers have the same procedures. Reputable brokers generally process your withdrawal request within 24 hours.

    3. Talk To Customer Support Of Your Broker
    Customer support is considered the face on an organization. Reputable brokers always ensure they provide their customers an excellent customer service. A good way of gauging a forex brokers customer support is by asking questions about the company, trading platform, demo accounts, trading tools in addition to available financial instruments to trade. A good broker will always answer you all queries or at least most of them. On the other hand, less reputable brokers would only be interested in answering your queries once you have funded your account.

    Final Words
    Trading forex can be a great way of increasing your income and ultimately giving you financial freedom. As mentioned earlier, it is worthwhile to first improve your trading skills, learn from your mistakes and then increase your investment gradually. [URL deleted]
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  2. PolinaPolly

    PolinaPolly Trader

    Agree, that one need to start with demo accounts, then move to some account with no minimal deposit sum. Despite the fact, the sum is not big, this is your money and you start feeling responsibility and experience emotions of the real trader (even if they are not so bright).
  3. Sarah Robertson

    Sarah Robertson Trader

    Thanks, nice and informative post. Can someone please explain what can be the best money management strategy for low-deposit trading account such as $1000 or may be smaller?
  4. Ary Barroso

    Ary Barroso Active Trader

  5. lb575

    lb575 Trader

    i just wrote an article on my blog [URL deleted] about my experience with demo accounts when i first started trading. my advice is start with the lowest amount possible and only risk 1-3% per trade and slowly build.
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  6. Onanak

    Onanak Trader

    I find that there are some differences between trading on demo and live account. This is why I would suggest to all newbies to start trading on live account with minimum funds and on micro account. Later they can always switch to other account types when they gain enough experience and confidence
  7. J_C_Anderson

    J_C_Anderson Trader

    For sure, the psychology of trading on live account, even if it is small, differs substancially from the demo trading. At the same time, the trader should trade o demo first, to get familiar with the platform, and obtain necessary experience.
    To my mind, the steps should be following:
    - demo trading to get general unerstanding of the market,
    - creation of new ideas, backtesting them on historical data (with the help of Forex Tester, for example),
    - demo testing (to add the "human factor"),
    - small account testing (cent account or minimum size trading),
    - trading on real account.
    Both demo and cent accounts are useful, the just have different purposes
  8. ShaguftaT

    ShaguftaT Newbie

    Well written. One needs to to be careful before starting to trade forex especially if one is a beginner. It's always good to start off with demo accounts then moving on to real accounts with little investment.
  9. tradingstacks

    tradingstacks Trader

    It's always smart to start out off with demo accounts then moving on to real accounts with very little investment.
  10. ScottCarsonMVP

    ScottCarsonMVP Newbie

    Some decent information on here

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