Diffrence between real & demo trading

Dec 10, 2013 at 21:24
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Member Since Apr 14, 2022   24 posts
May 05, 2022 at 05:37
A beginner trader is highly recommended to open a demo account before trading from a real account. The difference between the two is that -
In a demo account, the trader gets access to a simulation of the real forex market where he can experiment with his strategies without risking the loss of real money, because in a demo account no real money is involved.
In a real account that the trader opens through a broker, real money is involved. The trader’s bank account is connected with the live trading account and he has to make strategies carefully and wisefully so that he risks the minimal loss of money.
Member Since Aug 10, 2021   178 posts
May 06, 2022 at 01:27
Demo is only for practice and we can not imagine to trade with real money.
Member Since Apr 21, 2022   2 posts
May 25, 2022 at 05:28
Totally unique. Real money is used in the demo, while virtual money is used in the demo. In demo, we have nothing to lose, but in real, we have real money and the risk of losing some or all of it.
Member Since May 18, 2022   24 posts
May 27, 2022 at 05:34
A Demo account and a real account are almost similar except for the type of money used. Demo does not involve any real money, and therefore, people can trade without fearing any loss. While in a real account, real money is involved which activates the emotions like fear, panic, and anxiety.
Demo accounts are only for educational purposes and do not guarantee success in trading.
Traders need to trade live to develop the right trading psychology.
Member Since May 27, 2022   12 posts
May 27, 2022 at 10:41
The main difference is slippage. With demo you get instantly filled on entry and exit but with real live account there will be slippage. This is usually small but can make a big difference in overall results
Member Since May 24, 2022   17 posts
May 30, 2022 at 09:51
A demo trading account is just a platform to practise and experience trading in a simulative environment. There is no money involved and that makes a major difference. You don’t need to worry about losses in a demo account and your profits will never materialise. Trading on a real account comes with a lot of responsibility and power. You can make profits with a good strategy but can also encounter financial losses. You need to cope up with the risk by setting stop losses and risk/reward ratio. Practise well on a demo account and trade with caution in your real account.
Member Since May 24, 2022   23 posts
May 31, 2022 at 09:56
Practice on a demo with virtual money, without fearing any loss. Trade in the real world of trade with real money with the fear of loss. That’s essentially the difference between a demo and a real account. While a demo account can help equip you with all that’s needed, it cannot help you know the real-world situations, which is why a real account becomes so important.
Member Since Jan 18, 2022   48 posts
Jun 14, 2022 at 06:13
The difference is fairly simple. Demo does not involve the psychology development needed for trading live as no real money is involved. Whereas, a real account involves real money and also affects the trading psychology.
Member Since Jul 22, 2020   23 posts
Sep 01, 2022 at 18:04
Of course, the most obvious difference between a demo and a real account is money.
A demo account is virtual money. A live account is your own money.
By the way, I want to say that for the first real deposit you should use the money you can lose. This is the beginning of your journey and there can be losing trades. Everyone makes mistakes first.
But you have to know that the profit is worth it.
Also a demo account is less emotional trading. You can take more risky trades, have a cooler mind, and you might profit more often. That's why many traders can write that forex brokers are scammers or similar reviews.
They say that they profited on their demo account, but when they opened a real account, they started losing.
That's predictable. It's your money and you are afraid. Fear prevents you from thinking and that's why you may open a losing trade.
Another difference is the limitation. Many brokers don't allow you to trade some assets on a demo account. For example you can only trade some currency pairs and gold. The other assets are available after a real deposit. But not every broker has that.
I think this is the main difference between a demo and a real account.
Member Since Aug 17, 2022   39 posts
Sep 03, 2022 at 06:58
Demo trading refers to trading using virtual money where you don't feel afraid of losing anything because this is not your real money, whereas in live trading every penny needs to be invested with proper caution because this is your real money.
Member Since Aug 17, 2022   45 posts
Sep 05, 2022 at 11:56
Whatever strategy you use on a demo account, according to my personal experience, will not apply to a real account. If you make a mistake in the demo account, it will have no further consequences. A real account, on the other hand, means no mistakes or you could lose a large sum in a matter of seconds.
Member Since Sep 21, 2022   6 posts
Sep 26, 2022 at 10:39
As a newbie, you might hear about these terms a lot. Both of them provide a platform to trade. However, there is a difference b/w the two. When you are demo trading, you are trading in an environment that looks exactly like the real market, but it is not. Here, you trade with virtual money so that you build your skills and get acquainted with how trading works.

On the other side, a real trading account is, as the name implies, real - meaning all the market movements are current. Here, you trade with your real money and your trading decisions reflect the capital in your trading account.
Member Since Mar 28, 2021   617 posts
Sep 27, 2022 at 13:54
Leverage is a loan offered by brokers and different brokers offer different amount of leverages. Traders should not take high trading lot in their trading because it drives their traders away from Forex. So, if traders want to survive in Forex for long, they should lower their trading risk.
Member Since Sep 02, 2022   75 posts
Oct 03, 2022 at 10:19
Technical analysis helps a trader in this regard much. More and more practice on demo account and earning knowledge is quite essential for so.
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Member Since Sep 29, 2022   15 posts
Oct 05, 2022 at 08:07
Demo is purely designed for learning purposes, where trading is done with virtual money, whereas live trading is trading in the actual, moving market with your own money. Traders trade on a demo account to build a functioning trading system.
Member Since Oct 04, 2022   15 posts
Oct 07, 2022 at 05:44
A real account is one where you trade with actual money, while a demo account is a practice account funded with virtual money. It’s a good practice to trade on a demo account before trading live, as the former helps in building a tested trading system without any risk.
Member Since Jan 21, 2022   57 posts
Dec 23, 2022 at 09:41
Humoral posted:
When you engage in demo trading, you make less emotion-based decisions. On the other hand, when live trading, your emotions play a big role as your real money is at risk.
Demo trading definitely helps traders to gain confidence which reflects on their decision making abilities. Emotions are natural but once controlled, traders can use their analytical skills to pick the right opportunities.
Member Since Mar 11, 2022   51 posts
Dec 23, 2022 at 10:39
Humoral posted:
When you engage in demo trading, you make less emotion-based decisions. On the other hand, when live trading, your emotions play a big role as your real money is at risk.
That’s right. The main difference between a demo and live trading account is your perspective and psychology towards it.
Member Since Jan 27, 2023   19 posts
Jan 31, 2023 at 07:59
The biggest difference between real and demo trading is that the latter does not affect your feelings and emotions at all. You are using virtual money which you can spend without worrying about anything, so it is more of a training for a real thing. As soon as you switch to trading with real money, then you start getting anxious and try to make decisions very carefully.
Member Since Feb 01, 2023   5 posts
Feb 01, 2023 at 08:55
I started with 3 months of demo on strategy profitable by end of 3 months. Went live, started well, but once size up my trades in live trading everything went south.
Now I am back on demo, and the previous live experience in live trading has made me look at demo account the same way as it does with live, emotions comes into play even when trading on demo.

This time I hope to get better results on demo, size up on demo too and deal with the mental issues and still profitable go back to try live trading again.
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