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How long on a demo account

dylanjessop
Feb 10 2019 at 09:43
posts 34
Looks like I have some demo to do then...……...

Molly141
Feb 10 2019 at 15:21
posts 25
dylanjessop posted:
Looks like I have some demo to do then...……...


Me too!

Bongotrader (expkhaled)
Feb 11 2019 at 06:45
posts 22
i m doing demo for 2 yrs...now i think achieve some PA

Day by day having better, better and better...
Rachel (REB_FX)
Feb 11 2019 at 06:48
posts 51
I understand the argument for longer periods of demo, but personally a small live account was the best practice for me.

I used a demo for a very brief amount of time, but it was not until I started a small live account that I felt I made any real progress.

Not only in my trading strategy which comes with time and practice but the biggest benefits of trading real money is learning how to manage your emotions when trading and developing the correct mindset.

Molly141
Feb 11 2019 at 09:08
posts 25
REB_FX posted:
I understand the argument for longer periods of demo, but personally a small live account was the best practice for me.

I used a demo for a very brief amount of time, but it was not until I started a small live account that I felt I made any real progress.

Not only in my trading strategy which comes with time and practice but the biggest benefits of trading real money is learning how to manage your emotions when trading and developing the correct mindset.


Interesting perspective thanks

dylanjessop
Feb 11 2019 at 12:44
posts 34
expkhaled posted:
i m doing demo for 2 yrs...now i think achieve some PA


Have you been consistently profitable?

kieran (snapdragon1970)
Feb 11 2019 at 12:57
posts 1945
Get professional education ,3 months on demo ,micro account then add to it as you progress.

"They mistook leverage with genius".
vontogr (togr)
Feb 11 2019 at 12:57
posts 4862
snapdragon1970 posted:
Get professional education ,3 months on demo ,micro account then add to it as you progress.


That is about right

mrbeedles
Feb 12 2019 at 07:10
posts 1
I traded demo for 6 months when I first started. Went through a bunch of trading courses, gurus, potions and failures. A small account helped me to really find my style, risk tolerance and trader mindset. Trading is 90% mental. The button pushing part is pretty easy. Take your time and find a good teacher. M3RD.net

Rachel (REB_FX)
Feb 12 2019 at 11:14
posts 51
mrbeedles posted:
I traded demo for 6 months when I first started. Went through a bunch of trading courses, gurus, potions and failures. A small account helped me to really find my style, risk tolerance and trader mindset. Trading is 90% mental. The button pushing part is pretty easy. Take your time and find a good teacher. M3RD.net


I relate to this, great advice too about having a good teacher, was a key step forward ion my trading as well.

AlHashim
Feb 13 2019 at 07:24
posts 10
6 months on demo - followed by 6 months on micro - followed by 12 months risk only 1% account. After that you should be pro and know what doing. If not then give up and try something else

ScottyCarsonMVP
Feb 13 2019 at 07:30
posts 54
Keep the demo account for practice

Treeny
Feb 17 2019 at 07:05
posts 187
Everyone's different. Stay on demo until you're profiting consistently

maexpertadvisor (FMovingAverage)
Apr 01 2019 at 08:05
posts 24
AlHashim posted:
6 months on demo - followed by 6 months on micro - followed by 12 months risk only 1% account. After that you should be pro and know what doing. If not then give up and try something else


If you have that kind of a mindset you will never be successful in trading :) It's a lifelong learning pretty much, even the most experienced traders might face setbacks and therefore need to change their strategies etc.

Sven98
Oct 31 2019 at 11:55
posts 39
Treeny posted:
Everyone's different. Stay on demo until you're profiting consistently

Absolutely.

Professional4X
Nov 11 2019 at 00:55
posts 1189
OnTheEdge posted:
Demo accounts are for learning the platform, testing/backtesting, looking at charts to come up with ideas, nothing more.

Setup, your live account after you finish this 4th or 5th week, Get Everything exactly how you want it on your platform utilizing a demo AND than sign into your live account.

Trade the smallest size depending on your system, example; if you use multiple parcel close levels you could trade at .03 lots and close accordingly.

Nobody can on the web can tell you when you should go live.



LOL! You just told them to go live in 4th or 5th week. And then you said no one can tell someone to go live.

Sending some mixed information there.....



OnTheEdge posted:
What can be said is this;
You will never learn if you can trade on a demo account.



NONSENSE. ALL new traders should ALWAYS start on demo to learn to trade.


OnTheEdge posted:
You have to focus on your system rules not the win/loss or profit statement. ( Take screen shots of every trade, and notes of every trade.... search for 'TradeNote' or 'add complex notes to Metatrader 4' one of those is free the other a few bucks, best thing I ever added to MT4, if that's what you use.

Your Notes and screen shots should confirm you are taking trades PER YOUR PLAN!!!!!!

The Goal of your trading is to take All the trades All the time Per Your Plan, NOT TO MAKE MONEY!!!! The OUTCOME of following your Plan is Money.



Taking ALL the trades all the time? That's horrible advice.
ONLY trade to be profitable and adhere to STRICT risk management rules.


OnTheEdge posted:
Do not chase system after system, or buy into all the snake oil salesman trying to sale you the next great thing or convince you your mentally imbalanced and need their 3000$ course to get your head straight, what BS.
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Hey! We agree on something! Hooray! Paying $3000 for a trading course is absolutely a waste of time.

OnTheEdge posted:
Your going to have Losers that's part of the game, trading small and building up your size is how you stay in the game for the long haul.
This is a marathon not a sprint!


Absolutely agree with you on this point.

If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
rickyb
Nov 11 2019 at 09:34
posts 83
never stop testing on demo;even when using real money..practice makes perfection.!!!!

downtown
Nov 11 2019 at 11:18
posts 26
As long as one can. It is a demo account and the main purpose is to demonstrate on how the real account would work. The period of practice depends on the various factors. If you are confident enough to trade well in real account and is able to make the profit, that is when you can stop using the demo account. Well, at least to me.

brashentries
Nov 11 2019 at 13:25
posts 10
rickyb posted:
never stop testing on demo;even when using real money..practice makes perfection.!!!!


Even the pros test new strategies and techniques on a demo. A demo is for life , not just for beginner

ForexViking69 (ForexViking69)
Nov 11 2019 at 22:41
posts 35
It’s already been said but I used a demo account until I was 6 months profitable. You will get better experience once you’re risking real money due to the emotions behind it but demo accounts are great for testing new strategies.

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