Forex demo accounts are a service provided for free by forex brokers and are loved by some people yet hated by others, why is this so? That is the curious case of having and using a forex account for demo trading. If I am never going to reveal about the bad part of demo forex trading, you would think that a practice account will always be good right? In this article we will discuss about the pros and cons of such demo accounts and you decide for yourself.
Lets start off by looking at the forex demo account. Forex brokers offer online forex trading/demo accounts to help people to get used to their forex trading platforms, let them play around with the platform trading tools and get them real interested in forex trading. Practice accounts not only let you learn how to trade forex for free, which is great for a newbie trader, but it also expand the number of traders in the forex market and on their platform.
I can provide you with unlimited forex trading tips, forex advice and forex trading guide etc, but the most important thing is that you must absorb what you have learned and apply it. It’s just like I can teach you how to fish, but if you don’t apply those techniques properly yourself, you would not be able to fish well.
So the main pro of currency trading is by using a free practice account which allowed people to begin forex trading with ‘virtual’ money until you have the confidence and knowledge to risk your own hard-earned cash. You will be able to learn the forex market, test out your forex trading click qui systems and trading strategies without risking a penny! However, this is not always good news. Why? Here comes the cons.
When trading with ‘virtual’ money, you may feel that you are not using the real hard-earned cash and are more likely to risk on forex trades that you know you shouldn’t and wouldn’t make in the real forex trading world.
If you opened a forex demo account, and you happen to win trades(by luck), which should’t be opened at all, your confidence will suddenly be boosted up. A few times of that and you will start to think that your trading skills are up to standard, which are not, and start to take uncalculated risks, trading with your real money.
You will then imagine if you can make this much money in demo trading then how good would it be if you were using real money? Then you open a real forex account and deposit your own cash. This is where hell breaks loose. You enter a risky forex trade with your most of your capital, it fails, suddenly your forex career is over and you are left with a significant loss.
Practice accounts are very useful, only if you use it properly, with discipline. Finally, I feel it is good to use a practice account for a few weeks while you learn some forex trading basics and forex trading techniques, then slowly start to trade with little capital to build up your trading account.