Initially when I started trading, the broker I joined in the beginning (don’t wanna name them here now) seemed good to me, showcasing suitable conditions and they were regulated of course but i did not like their services at all, queries went unresolved no support answerable and latency was major issues and it was difficult to regain the trust over brokers again. But fortunately, my perception changed after I came across fxview. The broker's support is what impressed me. As i was very cautious and questionable at every step, they were able to handle my queries well. I'd say all in all, most of us come across such brokers and then loose our trust, but we should be aware, its not the same with every broker.
Now there are so many brokerage companies and offers from them that you can easily go crazy. But in practice, half of the offered services do not attract attention at all. I am not very happy with it, because it focuses attention on some unnecessary things.
For me even if the broker is well regulated, their smooth deposit and withdrawal policies are the areas that I look for. As there are many brokers in the market that claim to be well regulated but lack in basic services like these.
Sense of security and peace of mind you get with a regulated broker is something that I give the highest weightage while opting for a broker. Until you get the confidence that your money is safe, even after losing some trades, you can't keep the momentum going in this field of trading.
The forex regulation in europe comes under the guidelines of MiFID, hence all the EU members follow the same set of rules and regulations. I have been using Fxview for the last few years, BTW its Cysec regulated and my experience with them has been smooth till now. I have tried other brokers also, regulated in different EU countries and with none of them I found any issue. In short, if you are looking for a new broker always go for a regulated one.
I am such a paranoid freak that I can’t even imagine using a broker that is not regulated. My fiancee is still surprised that I have started trading :) he cannot believe that I can get into something which has even an inch of risk, so the fact that I am trading is a bit of a shocker for him, even now after 4 years! I always advise others to only use regulated brokers, why give anybody a chance to scam us.
Thank you for this thread. I am so glad that I gave in to my friend’s pushes and opened a forex trading account. It has been precisely 5 months of trading in total for me, including 20 days of demo, and I have made more money than I did in a year of doing stupid jobs. I was spending more to keep myself entertained earlier than I was saving. And now all the money I earn while trading currencies on Fxview just go into savings. I know about the risks involved but if you are careful with your trades and have a well defined plan, there's only going to be gain.
CanoeMussy posted: Thank you for this thread. I am so glad that I gave in to my friend’s pushes and opened a forex trading account. It has been precisely 5 months of trading in total for me, including 20 days of demo, and I have made more money than I did in a year of doing stupid jobs. I was spending more to keep myself entertained earlier than I was saving. And now all the money I earn while trading currencies on Fxview just go into savings. I know about the risks involved but if you are careful with your trades and have a well defined plan, there's only going to be gain.
Good on you mate! I am rather surprised that you started on such a high note!
@Bladiminmunro@Scarymaniak I am not saying that I have only been profiting. There have been losses also but overall there is a gain. And I am comparing this to the measly wage I was drawing with my job is all folks. Take a break!
Regulations does matter, but there's another crucial thing. I mean how hard can it be to get a piece of stamped paper! I think it’s also important to look into the history of the broker. See the number of transactions undertaken, the founders history, things like that.
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