That depends on your ability to make a profitable return, as far as i can remember it took me 8 months to switch from demo to live. One of my colleagues took almost a year to switch to live. So, I will say that keep on practicing until you think you are confidently ready to go live.
I think you shouldn't set a limit on how long you use a demo account. It should be based on your confidence and the consistency in your trading. It took me at least 6 months and even now if I have a run of bad trades I will head back to a demo to regain my confidence.
I think everyone needs a different amount of time based on their strategy, how much they studied, and how emotional they are. I would say after 6-8 weeks I'd start to dabble with a live account to start to get your emotions attuned to the fact it's now real money. And just use 0.01 lots.
At first trading need to know about how to design a system what is need for execute in market so need demo. Then how much time to take its up to you. If you sufficient courage to do trade then try to small amount of real for sometimes for test yourself is it realy taking risk or not.
Tr_Sheenu014 posted: I recently began trading on a demo account because I am new to trading. To the best of my knowledge, I believe a trader should first practice on a demo account before moving on to a live account. In essence, there is no specific fixed time, in my opinion.
Well, that is a valid opinion. Every trader has their own learning pace so they should take the required amount of time they need to practise on a demo account. Indeed, there is no end to learning in the forex market.
davesper posted: I would not set a clear time frame for working on a demo account, because I think that this is not entirely correct. At least, I think it is right to work with a demo account until the moment of complete self-confidence.
That’s what they all should consider. Many beginners want to rush the process while forgetting that it is this practice on a demo account that will make them successful.
lauraJohnson posted: It depends from person to person and their skill. How much time it took them to grasp all the knowledge and technicalities.
That’s true everyone learns at their own pace. Since experience is gained every day in forex trading, learning never stops there. Instead, it continues as we trade, building on our knowledge and experience just as we did as children. As long as the traders can recognise market emotion and choose when to follow the market and when not to, they will undoubtedly benefit.
I Demo traded for a year in 2005. Even as a professional account manager, i still connect my Live trades to Demo account and use it to tweak daily, As i can not connect my live accounts managed in public, not only due to the size, But i like just being on lowkey.
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