I started with real account right away and now I regret that. Demo trading used to be useless to me 7 months ago - it was just postponing my wealth. Guess you all now know the result. Now I am proud demo trader. I undestand that there is no need to rush, that I won't quit job next month, that forex is always going to be there for me. When I develop strategy that works and suits my style - I mean what signals to look for and how to gauge them I am moving to real trading. The key here is to trade on live account exactly the same way like demo - tough it is still going to be super hard with real money involved, however, without getting at least little confidence and experience on demo, it would be super mega ultra hard to deal with emotions. I was trying to run before I even learnt how to walk. Perhaps when I experience some serious real trading I will change my mind. I am still a begginer.