If you are in the US you almost have to trade with a U>S. broker because of government regulations. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Some regulations are there to protect you, even if they seem burdensome. Trying to get around the rules as a US citizen is difficult and often winds up badly if the broker picked overseas isn't stable.
I have been trading with Oanda for a long time. They are stable and competitive for all trading account sizes. They have some new plans for lower spreads for traders with relatively high accounts.
The best advice i can give to a newcomer to FX trading is to get yourself into a mentoring and education program to learn why the market moves as it does and when it is time to enter and exit/. The market is not random chaos. It is controlled and directed by big banks and other big boys who have an agenda. If you can learn what their agenda is, you can piggyback on their trading.
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