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Forex Demo Account

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Written by trading expert:Professional Day Trader
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Short resume:
  • Author of the book Options Trading for beginners
  • Worked in finance in 12 years
  • Got a MBA in Finance, BA, International Business Administration And Marketing
  • Built a solid record of achievements through constantly developing financial markets
  • Traded on the most frequently utilized stock exchanges: TSE, LSE,NASDAQ, NYSE, Euronex Actively managed a 6-9 million dollar portfolio
  • Developed new and innovative trading systems and implemented them during trading hours
Matthew O'Connor is the author on the bestseller Option Trading for Beginners
Option Trading for Beginners - Written by Matthew O'Connor

For those who are not engaged in trading, getting started can be quite daunting. Many people are also not familiar with the idea of putting their capital at risk. Several people who have a moderate amount of interest don’t trade because they are unable to build up a proper understanding about trading. A demo account can be a very helpful tool to help with such cases.

It is quite understandable that if you are told down to put down a huge sum while still having doubts, you will quickly be put off. A demo forex account can help you enjoy a demo without risking anything and getting a taste of how trading works. A demo forex account will allow you to fully explore the interface. You can take guided tours and understand the platform or the software in order to build your understanding. Most platforms and softwares come with comprehensive documentation. You can also look up explanations about some basic terms or basic courses on some fundamental trading tactics online. You can learn things like reading the charts and then take a look at the actual charts in the platform generated from the real world and real-time data. This allows you to quickly translate the knowledge you gain by reading into an experience.

Some demo accounts also have an additional feature of fake practice cash. This is immensely helpful. You can use this practice money just as you would real money, making all the mistakes, practising trading strategies and understanding the IQ Trading Platform  before siging up.

If you lose the practice cash, there are no consequences as most platforms will simply issue some more for free. You can try out any tactics you have learnt and then examine the profitability. You can keep trading with practice money as long as you like. You may even choose to perfect your trading tactic with practice cash. This will help you not just familiarize with the platform, but also make you comfortable with trading. Then you can simply make a deposit and substitute the practice money with real money and continue to get more or less similar results as you were getting while trading with the practice money.

Overall, demo accounts and practice money are very helpful tools to understand and master the market. It is quite useful for mastering any trade tactics that you may learn. It is also useful for knowing your own acumen in forex trading. Several forex trading softwares and online forex trading platforms like IQ Option offer demo accounts with practice cash which you can use without putting down any money and thus without risking any of your money.


NOTE: This article is not an investment advice. Any references to historical price movements or levels is informational and based on external analysis and we do not warranty that any such movements or levels are likely to reoccur in the future. In accordance with European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) requirements, binary and digital options trading is only available to clients categorized as professional clients.
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