How to select the best broker for trading?

jimcarter

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There are many online brokers available in the market, but how to choose a broker that is best for you. Following are the tips you can use for that:​

1. Regulatory Compliance​

The first thing you should check is the broker's reputation in the market. If you want to find a broker from the US, the broker should be a member of the National Futures Association.

2. Trading Platform​

The main thing for trading is a trading platform. You should check which options the broker provides with it. Most brokers provide buy and sell buttons, but some also provide a "Panic" button, closing all open positions.

3. Account Features​

Check out the features that the broker offers with your account. You can consider these areas to check the features of different brokers. 1) Leverage and margin, 2) initial deposit requirements, 3) ease of deposits and withdrawals, and 4) Commissions.

4. Currency Pairs Offered​

Examine whether the broker provides many Forex pairs, but more importantly, whether they offer pairings that you are interested in as a trader.

5. Support​

Forex trading occurs 24 hours a day, and a broker's customer assistance should be available. Consider whether you can easily reach a real person on the phone.
 
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HeavenLeighGill

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Agree with most of these but as a US trader, I actually decided to go offshore and also got the advantage of higher leverage. Currently trading on MT4 on a 0 commission account, have 24/7 support available, same-day withdrawals, and things are going well.
 

Fried_Rice

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Personally I would rank those in reverse order. Regulators in Australia decided to limit us to 1:30 leverage on forex, which is a no go for me as I spent years before using 1:500.
 
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Each trader has the option of using a broker that is more relevant to the trading idea that will be employed. For example, if you enjoy scalping, you should use a broker that permits trading concepts like this.