The Right Broker
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There are many brokers in the
market who are hoping you sign up with them and choosing one could be a
very daunting task.
Every broker will have
their merits and demerits as well as a built image in the
industry. You should do some research before settling on a
You should also find out if a broker is
following the standard practices set by regulatory bodies in the
industry and have the certification to prove it.
Selecting brokers who
are not regulated will be a critical error as their financial
reports would not be filed with regulators at the set periods
which means If there ever was any conflict between you and your
broker, there would be no evidence to support your claims.
Another thing you will
need to assess is a broker's trading conditions and one way to
do that is to take a peep at the spread records and currency
Things to take note of
include the performance of a broker’s platform execution record
as well as their effectiveness, pace and sometimes even
guarantees of great trading. You should also take note if a
broker permits fractional trading, whether a broker separates
any incomes differently and whether they are insured to enhance
the safety of your income.
After getting an idea
of the broker you want to sign up with, make sure you are aware
of their minimum requirements, and whether there is leverage
available and in what quantity in addition to the capabilities
of their trading platform.
You should look for a
broker who has nothing to hide, and will readily give you access
to any desired data such as financial reports and will execute
guarantees, stop loss, etc. Your broker's customer service
should also be fast and efficient to, as you will be in regular
contact and don’t want to be waiting around for long periods of