Yes, it's true, you can trade the forex markets for free and
using the same state-of-the-art software packages that
professional Forex traders, around the world, are currently
using to make real-time, live currency trades.
And you can also experience the same dynamic market action and
go through the same process of making decisions based on
breaking news, reacting to charting patterns, and tracking ones
performance the same way professional Forex traders do.
And all this can be done even if you don't put any real money
into your account, you won't see any difference in how the
market behaves and how you react to the market. In short, at
some point, every new forex trader needs to start Demo-trading.
Once you start placing demo trades, you will learn a lot about
how Forex transactions are placed. I can't emphasize you enough,
that this is a very important step for you in order to be able
to learn how to become a trader. A demo account allows one to
become familiar with trading procedures, such as placing Market,
Limit, Stop, OCO Orders without any risk. All dollar losses or
gains on a demo account are imaginary but, as mentioned above,
the trading experience you acquire is not.
You should notice that making big gains in a demo-account does
not guarantee profits in live
trading; however, those who are
not successful trading on paper rarely are successful when money
is on the line. So, yes, just playing around and getting
familiar with a demo account can be a great learning experience;
however, you will not learn how to become a trader this way. You
need to have a trading strategy.
Once you sign up for a mini-demo account, you will need to try
one of the trial charting packages from the broker you choose.
Any demo software you choose will do because they all have the
necessary indicator tools you need. Once you have downloaded the
software you can then set up your demo account and start drawing
trendlines, marking support & resistance levels, monitoring
moving averages, etc. This is also a very good way to get used
to how orders are placed. Once you have a real trading system,
you will already know how to place orders properly.
And remember, everyone makes mistakes placing orders. So you
need to experiment before in a demo account so you can make your
mistakes without losing any real money.
About the author:
Adrian Pablo; Forex trader
and freelance writer.
You can download a free Fibonacci trading report at his website:
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