7 Tips For Choosing Forex Brokers

– Your capital is at risk

The more we live the more we find out that we are dependent on many things besides our wits. Smartness will only get us so far, but unless we make use of systems set up for our convenience we are apt to fail. This is so with the Forex market. The way how the market works means we have to work through a broker or a market maker to get our trades started and completed. You can find Forex brokers in every part of the world just as you will find currencies traded in almost every corner of the globe. However, you should consider a few points when you go out shopping for the right broker to help you with your trades.

1.  Qualifications. Probably the most important thing of all is ensuring the Forex broker you use has the correct qualifications. Therefore, choose a broker registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM). This means that you have legal protection against any abusive trading practices and scams that may arise.

2.  Is the broker regulated?  This means that when you sign up to use their services you will have protection and insurance against any internal fraud. Also, your funds will remain separate from the broker’s operating funds.

3.  What business model does the broker use?  Some brokers are market makers while others are ECN brokers, providing a dealing desks for many traders.

4.  Look at the types of spreads they offer.  The spread is the difference between the bid and ask prices of the currencies you trade. Brokers do not make a commission on your trade, instead they take the spread as compensation.  Your broker may also offer fixed or variable spreads, and they can be different for large accounts and miniaccounts.

5.  Slippage.  Can they provide you with details of just what slippage they would expect to occur during normal and fast moving markets?

6.  Margin requirements.  What is their margin requirement. That is,  what percentage of the investment in your trades do they expect you to pay to open a trade. You also want to know about their margin calls, and the time you need to respond to such calls.

7.  What is their Rollover Policy?  Do they have any minimum margin requirements which they use to earn interest on any overnight positions?  Plus, do they have any other requirements or conditions about you earning interest on any rollovers.

Once you have done your research and have selected one or more Forex brokers, then it is time to set up your trading account. When your funds clear you can begin trading. Remember to read carefully the trading instructions to know  how the broker can help you manage your trades. If you overlook some relevant details, you can lose money on your first trade. So take the time to read the details and ask the brokers  or their support staff any questions you may have before you open your first trade.

The Truth about Trading the Forex

I have been trading the Foreign Exchange Currency Market (Forex) live for a few months as of this writing. I have to say it is VERY exciting!

I was beating my brains out trying to trade the Stock Market. Over 40 thousand stocks to watch (way too many). I tried Futures trading. That was just plain wacky. I tried Options Trading. Many more losses than gains. Then I found out about the FOREX!

At first, I was a skeptic. I didn’t believe all the hype (having seen the results of my last trading encounters). Now, I have found it is entirely possible to completely replace your income. In a matter of a few minutes, you can make hundreds of dollars and do this multiple times a week!

Here are only some of the advantages I have found trading the Forex:

You only have to watch one major currency pair (EUR/USD) to make money instead of over 40,000 stocks on the stock exchanges. Feel free to trade other pairs, but get good at it first.

The Forex Market trades 24 hours / 6 days a week. The Forex begins trading on Sunday at 2 pm EST and goes straight through until Friday at 4 pm EST. You can trade according to your schedule, unlike the Stock Market that’s only trading from 9:30 am to 4 pm EST.

You only need $300 to open a trading account with a Forex broker.

You don’t have to pay commissions to the broker.  This is HUGH! What a savings!  What you see is what you get in your brokerage account. After you close your trade the exact amount goes, instantly, into your account.

You can learn how to trade in a matter of hours. All beginners are welcome.

You don’t have to have any special degree to trade. No one is going to ask you what university you attended or what credentials you have. You are completely anonymous!

World’s best home-based business. You can have your own business with NO employees!
Work from home or ANYWHERE you can get an internet connection! (High Speed Broadband connection preferred) You are in 100% control!
In fact, you can sit at your computer and trade without having to talk to anyone.

You are now on a level playing field with the enormous international banks. The Forex used to be only available to the banking institutions until around 1999. Now individual traders can trade the Forex to make a healthy income.

Trading the Forex Market offers an unlimited opportunity! The choice is yours. I know which market I chose!