A demo account is a must-have for learning to trade. It is needed to get the first trading experience, to get acquainted with trading instruments. It also has the ability to test new systems or trading methods without loss.
joeyallen posted: I have a few demo accounts with my broker, a demo account for me is essential, this is my first rule of thumb, before I place any trades, once I get a signal from either my daily chart or 4hr, I open a small position on my demo account first to test if I am wright or wrong, I watch the market if the test makes money I place my trades, that is how I use a demo account. I am a position trader always looking for medium trends. 😎
Right decision. On the other hand, demo account helps you to test brokers’ quality.
Of course, I totally agree that demo can't make you well experienced mostly because demo was created not for these purposes. Demo account was created for testing, editing trading strategies and for acquaintance with trading activity as itself. I suppose that demo is a very useful instrument for those who face trading activity for the very firsty time. If you want to evaluate and understand the mechanics of the market then you should apply to demo account. It never gives you lots of experience however it teaches you how to trade. You don't feel such emotions which you can feel on a real account when you trade demo, you know.
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