How to choose best forex broker
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. There are a large and growing number of forex brokers, and choosing the right one requires.
5 Tips For Selecting A Forex Broker:-
Regulatory Compliance:- In the U.S., a reputable forex broker will be a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) and will be registered with the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Futures Commission Merchant and Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer. The NFA is an industry-wide, self-regulatory organization for the futures industry in the United States. It develops rules, programs and services to protect the integrity of the market, traders and investors, and to help members meet regulatory responsibilities. The CFTC is an independent government agency that regulates the commodity futures and options markets in the United States. The CFTC’s mission is to “protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options, and to foster open, competitive and financially-sound futures and option markets.”
Account Details :- Each forex broker has different account offerings, including
Leverage and Margin: Forex participants have access to a variety of leverage amounts depending on the broker, such as 50:1 or 200:1. Leverage is a loan extended to margin account holders by their brokers.
Commissions and Spreads: 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.
Initial Deposit: Most forex accounts can be funded with a very small initial deposit, even as low as $50. With leverage, of course, the buying power is much greater than the minimum deposit, which is one reason forex trading is attractive to new traders and investors. Many brokers offer standard, mini and micro accounts with varying initial deposit requirements.
Currency Pairs Offered:- While there are a great deal of currencies available for trading, only a few get the majority of the attention, and therefore, trade with the greatest liquidity. The “majors” are the U.S. dollar/Japanese yen (USD/JPY), the Euro/U.S. dollar (EUR/USD), the U.S. dollar/Swiss franc (USD/CHF) and the British pound/U.S. dollar (GBP/USD). A broker may offer a huge selection of forex pairs, but what is most important is that they offer the pair(s) in which the trader or investor is interested.
Customer Service:- Forex trading occurs 24 hours a day, so a broker’s customer support should be available at any time. Another consideration is the ease with which one can speak with a live person, rather than a time consuming, and often frustrating, auto attendant.
Trading Platform:- The trading platform is the investor’s portal to the markets. As such, traders should make sure the platform and any software is easy to use, visually pleasing, has a variety of technical and/or fundamental analysis tools, and that trades can be entered and exited with ease.