Demo is just to know how the system works and test your strategy. It is good if you know the winning ratio of your strategy by trading on demo. But usually most people use demo to see how much many they can make. They do not focus on creating a strategy. When you trade with real money, there works a fear of losing money. You become too much conscious about your decision. In demo you don't affected by any emotions like fear, greed and overwhelming joy.
Demo trading is a great way for beginners, or I should say even for experienced traders, to test their strategies without the risk and fear of losing any money. Newbies in trading should always start with demo trading, and not live trading, do demo practice first and then gradually start live with little amounts.
It is like a flight simulator for real pilots. Here demo trading simulates what exactly happens over the forex market. Forex trading is not a toy. For this reason, demo trading is provided as this will help new traders to test the platform and take hands on experience of the real market with virtual money.
Yes, demo trading is very useful, not only because how you can try to strategize and improve your strategy but also try to implement the new strategy into trading so that you can always get better in future, but it is not same as live trading because there is no psychology factor putting in to it
Demo trading is the best way to learn Forex, it helps to learn about the platform, how to open and close positions, place orders, observe your mistakes and then make a strong trading strategy before going to a live account.
I do agree demo trading can help you to get into the business of trading and it will help you to judge a broker but you would not be able to understand the emotional aspects of trading. It is very important because your trades depend on the confidence you hold.
layerchazard posted: I do agree demo trading can help you to get into the business of trading and it will help you to judge a broker but you would not be able to understand the emotional aspects of trading. It is very important because your trades depend on the confidence you hold.
Yeah, but there are many people in the market who do not know the meaning of the simple terms and charting techniques. When I started trading in the markets I did not know the meaning of the M1 charts. I started a demo with many brokers like etrade, ig, fxview and cityindex which helped me get familiar with a lot of things. So I think they are extremely important.
Starting work with a demo account is the right decision, it will help to avoid many mistakes and I am very pleased that the Amarkets demo account and the real account are very similar and this gave me the opportunity to prepare well
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