See here's the problem, when it comes to regulated brokers as opposed to unregulated ones, there's just no guarentee that you are going to get your money back. Simply put, in a few countries, the regulation in question may as well not exist, given the way they go about regulating these brokers.. I do agree that it may make sense to some, especially beginners to be wary and go for regulated brokers. But bottom line, you need to do the research, set up a nano account and after a period, make a call. That's what I do with all my brokers, from tradersway to alpari.. In short, regulated or not, if the broker is out to scam you, he will..