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Offline Jacob

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2020, 12:43:01 PM »
In online forex trading, most trading activity happens through the brokers trading platform. This means that the trading platform of your broker must be user-friendly and stable.


Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2020, 02:20:41 PM »
Be wary of clones, guys! The FCA recently warned about yet another one - Nuovo Prestige Ltd, which is also exposed for conducting investment scams. The scammers are coming out of the woodwork especially these days.

Offline Khan00

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2020, 12:12:02 PM »
The foreign exchange market accounts for more than $4 trillion in average traded value every day, making it the world's largest financial market. Since there is no central marketplace for the forex market, traders must select a forex broker to help them conduct their trading activity.

A broker makes money through commissions and spreads. A broker that uses commissions may charge a specified percentage of the spread, the difference between the bid and ask price of the forex pair. However, many brokers advertise that they charge no commissions, and instead make their money with wider spreads.

Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2020, 02:01:14 PM »
Which do you prefer - wider spreads or commissions?

Offline drunkfx

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2020, 05:07:51 AM »
Which do you prefer - wider spreads or commissions?

I prefer to have balance approach to this. That's why I use raw spread account from Hotforex, it combines near-zero spreads on majors and round-turn commission. Also I use best rebates so it gets even lower. Floating spread accounts, in my view, are too expensive.

Offline Nuadaris

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2020, 05:18:45 PM »
Reputation and reliability are two main pillars to choose the brokerage, so traders should always review both.
I think people should read a lot of reviews on reliable websites for the recent half-a-yer/year, to understand the fresh opinion about brokerage.
Also it's okay to pay attention to regulations but the regulations shouldn't blur your eyes. It is important not only to have regulations, but also the overall reliability of the broker.

Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2020, 03:02:13 PM »
The first place I'd go is the regulator's list of licensed brokers to make sure that mine is among those, if they claim so.

Offline drunkfx

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2020, 07:20:14 AM »
In online forex trading, most trading activity happens through the brokers trading platform. This means that the trading platform of your broker must be user-friendly and stable.

Agree I also use stable trading platform like MT4 from Hotforex I really don't like new platforms like MT5 because it's still raw product in my view.

Offline Eliza Abrams

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2020, 03:56:02 PM »
It seems even regulated brokers can't always be trusted. 24Option had a CySEC regulation and has been conducting scams all over the EU anyway. Regulators finally caught on, but the harm's done. :(

Offline drunkfx

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2020, 05:13:25 AM »
You have to choose a broker after you check its regulation live spreads swaps and other transactions, customer support level and of course speed of withdrawal. But unfortunately we can't carry out procedure with every broker at some reasonable speed to check all that's why to some extent we have to rely on reviews and testimonials, but only on websites which have proper moderation. I found my current broker Hotforex combining these two methods.

Offline Libson

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2021, 02:17:10 PM »
I suggest choosing a broker based on your trading skill and experience if your a beginner choose a broker that offers lower leverage for initial live trading experience.

Since I'm a scalper, I trade with a suitable broker FP Markets because of lower spreads and commission.

Offline drunkfx

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Re: How to choose a broker?
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2021, 06:58:06 AM »
I suggest choosing a broker based on your trading skill and experience if your a beginner choose a broker that offers lower leverage for initial live trading experience.

Since I'm a scalper, I trade with a suitable broker FP Markets because of lower spreads and commission.

I also switched from FP Markets to Hotforex because of awful spreads even during times of high liquidity. They have to do something with their liquidity providers.

 

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