Is it only forex you want to do? Telling you, you might need a larger fraction of your initial time to get yourself acquainted with the basics and common tactics if you have just started. Definitely not a game of a couple of days, even take months for some.
I myself had to run in for 4 months before I saw a single trade where the profit equaled my loss, otherwise, there were no to little margins. I eventually learnt how to not blow my account, but still have lots to adapt.
I am nowhere demotivating anyone, just sharing some truth. Invest your time not money when you step into real time trading. I totally believe in strategising well so your trades are less towards the losing point.
I shared my experience of initial 4 months, isn’t that enough to count as mention of my learning?
The most important thing acc to me is the selection of trading timeframes. Creating demo trading account is another thing to prepare yourself in virtual environment as you are not risking your real money - can count it as a step. Best is to start with a small investment so you know more about the market in case you lose. In that case, get in touch with brokerage firms that provide NBP. At least your losses won’t exceed your investment. Experienced this first hand when I saved myself from owing my money to the broker itself.
One thing that I would tell you is that though forex offers great opportunities of money making, yet profitability takes time and hence you need to be really patient and focus on learning more as a beginner.
Bladiminmunro posted: many thanks, appreciate the info @4th response profile. Can you please tell me if I have to pay for demo account? And with which broker?
No, the demo accounts are cost free. I assume all brokers provide it without any charges. I am actually using two accounts - one with vantage fx and other with fxview. That one incident of me losing the entire amount happened when I had the lost trade in one of my sessions a couple of months ago. That time I was day trading with fxview and lost a whopping 4500 USD. That was too close to blow up my account and owing money, but fortunately didn’t go beyond the balance I was holding in my deposits. Moreover NBP is now mandated by EU Financial authorities.
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