Switching from a demo to a live account is a relatively straightforward process. Depending on your broker, it could be as simple as clicking on a webpage a couple of times to fund an account, and start trading live. Ultimately, most brokers are trying to get you to trade live, and the demo is the…
Switching from a demo to a live account is a relatively straightforward process. Depending on your broker, it could be as simple as clicking on a webpage a couple of times to fund an account, and start trading live. Ultimately, most brokers are trying to get you to trade live, and the demo is the first part of the process in taking a new client on.
One of the biggest things that should be noted is that trading a live account is much different than a demo account, at least from a psychological standpoint. After all, now you are starting to lose money and that is much more painful than being wrong on a trade. If you’re wrong in a demo account, your pride is at stake. If you are wrong in a live account, your pride AND your money are on the line.
When it comes to opening a live account, you will need to provide a certain amount of documentation. In general, you are typically offered a live account only after you can prove your identity, your residency, and any other legal documents necessary for the regulatory entity that the broker needs to deal with. Overall, you are looking at some type of government identification, and some type of utility bill from the address you are living at. Beyond that, there will be some legal documentation to sign that will be provided by the firm’s attorneys.
There is probably going to be some code of conduct agreement, as well as even more if there is such thing as a social trading platform. This obviously will differ from broker to broker, but in general these are the “hoops” that you will jump through.
Funding will vary from broker to broker, but most of them will accept bank wires, checks, and various types of electronic payment such as PayPal, Skrill, and many others. It is the funding part that the proof of identity is so important to the brokers, as there are stringent anti-laundering laws internationally that brokerage accounts used to be used against. Funding can take as little as a few minutes, or as much as a couple of days depending on the broker and the form used.
The psychology of going live is a bit of a mix. Initially, it’s an exciting time to be a trader because suddenly it becomes “real.” However, fear becomes a serious problem as well. Suddenly, losing matters, and you will notice that you are much less comfortable trading than you are when it is all paper trading. The psychological part of trading is without a doubt the most difficult, but it is also the most important. It is your psychology that will get you through the rough times, and keep you grounded during the high times. I cannot stress this enough: your success lies within the realm of psychology, and of course money management as well.
As mentioned previously, Money management is a huge part of your success or failure. The reality is that random trading can be profitable if you use the proper money management, and the psychology that is necessary. This is why so many traders can use the same system as another and come out with completely different results. It comes down to being able to keep your losses small, and let your winners run. I know that it is a cliché thing to say, but it is true, and that’s why you hear so much about it.
One of the biggest mistakes that I see traders making is that they don’t succeed in demo trading initially before risking money. That’s what a demo account is supposed to be there for, although I would admit that most brokers use it as a sales tool. Far too many people are too excited about trading with real money to learn how to profit over the longer-term. Most brokers know this, so they don’t have any issue giving away these free demo accounts, because they know that you will more than likely jump into the market long before you are profitable.
However, I would ask you this: “how can you expect to make money in the real world if you can’t make it in a simulated environment?” It’s very much akin to allowing a medical doctor to practice in the real world that failed in medical school. Far too many people think they are going to come into the markets and make a killing right away, not understanding just how difficult it is going to be profitable and successful in this endeavor. Overall, it can be a very rewarding career to be involved in, but you need to take your time and be patient about the way the market moves.
Switching from demo to live is relatively simple most of the time, but you do need to have the proper documentation. The real challenge comes down to making it. If you are not profitable in a demo account, there’s no way you’re going to do it in a live account. In fact, I can guarantee that you are going to end up losing your money. The average retail account is blown out in 90 days. Keep that in mind, but what I would say is that it’s all avoidable though, if you only take the time to learn how to trade, and only then start putting money to work.
AvaTrade has yet again improved their cryptocurrency trading offering.
AvaTrade is introducing three new cryptocurrency pairs: NEOUSD, EOSUSD & MIOTAUSD in addition to the 15 crypto assets already on offer.
These new pairs have been available since July 1st, 2019 and provide an excellent opportunity to diversify your clients’ portfolios and increase their exposure to this vibrant 24/7 market.
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To unify their cryptocurrency instrument labels, They are relabeling their existing Ethereum, Ripple & Litecoin instruments, by replacing the existing instruments with new USD labelled ones:
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These new pairs have also been available since July 1st,
The trading conditions for each one is identical to those of the older respective assets they replace.
Effective immediately, new positions are only available on the new pairs.
Avatrade Clients will not be able to open new positions on the old assets, but those already open will remain unaffected until July 29th.
Existing positions on XRP, ETH and Litecoin-mini that remain open on July 29th will be automatically replaced with corresponding positions on the new pairs, , at the same opening price and at no cost to clients.
as any broker that values their clients would do , Avatrade makes sure that the clients will not be affected by the change.
Neteller one of the most known Digital fiat currency wallet provider , has started allowing its users to buy, sell, and hold cryptocurrencies including BTC, BCH, ETH, ETC, and LTC.
They do this on the large scale with a pilot in 10 countries and soon another 50 countries to join . They understand that if you do this effort it will only succeed if you can do this on a global scale.
Neteller is a service which is operated by Paysafe Financial Services Ltd.,
founded in 1999, Paysafe Financial Services entered the market with the mission to provide an online alternative to the known traditional payment methods.
Most of the traders aiming us now neteller as one of the companies through which we made our deposits and if we had any profits also our withdrawals. A couple of years ago they left the Forex and Binary industry behind since the charge-back issue became just too expensive.
But as any companies knows, if you do not adept you die. The binary option market is all but dead and the Forex industry has moved also into the directions of the cryptocurrencies. thus, neteller understands that this is where the future is.
So Lasts week they announced that they are now offering a wallet with buy and sell cryptocurrency options.
As of today, Neteller users can buy, hold and sell cryptocurrencies via a recognized cryptocurrency exchange including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ethereum classic and litecoin, purchased using any one of 28 fiat currencies available in the Neteller wallet.
It may not seem so exciting but for many users that love this service it actually is. More and more currencies will be added making them an true exchange in the near future.
Now one is able to fund their neteller account through many different means (Mobile, Epay, Paysafecard, local bank deposits, and bitcoin)
Conditions for buying and selling cryptocurrencies through Neteller
The rates offered are somewhat in the lower middle of the current market making them go for the save route. The average market rates on the major cryptocurrency exchanges differ all in all not that much anyways, as this is not the main reason to choose to buy Bitcoin through Neteller
The minimum cryptocurrency purchase or sale amount is “approximately equal to 10 EUR,” the firm clarified, adding that the maximum amount depends on the transaction limits associated with each account.
When You open an account with Neteller you have to choose your default currency. This is of course for most people in accordance on their geographical locations, people in Britain will go for the pound most Europeans go for the euro and pretty much the rest of the work goes for the US Dollar, thou other currencies are available
The fee is 1.5 percent for purchasing and selling cryptocurrencies from wallets with EUR or USD as the default currency.
The fee rises to 3 percent for wallets with other default currencies.
At this moment till last week Neteller users can pay, get paid on thousands of sites, and send money around the world through their system.
The company claims to have “millions of point-of-sale, ATM and online locations” for users to withdraw or spend their cash.
Last July 25, Paysafe ( which as you remember is the company that owns Neteller and Skrill) announced that another digital wallet provider in its group, Skrill ( formerly known as moneybookers), started allowing customers to “instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin, using any one of the 40+ fiat currencies available in the Skrill wallet.”
We could now see that this was like their test run on this concept.
We do not know the numbers that Skrill produced since they offered this service but it must have been encouraging enough for Paysafe to include their flagship brand in this endevour.
We will see where this leads but we are hopeful that this is the next step in global acceptance to the cryptocurrency revolution. Let me know what you think
The currency trading industry and now also the cryptocurrency trading industry have gone through enormous volatile times the last couple of years. Now with trump and its trade wars. The fast rise and somewhat recline of the cryptocurrencies and the fast pace of international politics and economies that create high rises and steep fall of the currencies.
So what does it all mean and what can you do before start to trade on these news headlines.
Good brokers like LegacyFX and UBCFX provide the traders with the latest market news and updates on a continuous basis but if you are new to trading you still have no idea what to do with this.
You start by understanding that the involves a high degree of risk, including the risk of losing you hard earned money. Besides the ones that were lucky enough to have bought Bitcoin a couple of years back and cashed in in the end of 2017, most people don’t get rich overnight.
You have to understand that you only trade with money that you are able to lose, going hungry because you want to open a trade is not the right wy to go about it.
You should by now understand that the value of currencies goes up and down every day.
This in general becomes apparent the moment you go on vacation and what you bought last year with your money now is not the same amount you get today at the exchange.
This is on a large scale, what a lot of people do not know is that there is a foreign exchange market – or ‘Forex’ for short – or “FX” for even shorter, where you can potentially make a profit from the movement of these currencies.
The most known Trader is George Soros who made a billion dollars in a day by trading currencies. This is of course on a scale that we are not able to reach and you need a huge amount of money to begin with. Still he made a billion in one day!!
The internet has played a huge part in making trading in currencies accessible for the masses. You also do not need huge amounts of money to actually do this. Now keep in mind that if you make 10% profit on your investment but the investment was just $50 you basically just end up with $55. still no bank will give you 10% interest on your money.
Many people and I am talking millions are now trading every day, most do this on the side and don’t do this as a full-time job, but there are today enough people that are full time traders and making enough money to live comfortably.
The Forex market for the retail market was born, it started around 15 years ago to become more serious as technologies advanced and the stream of information became almost instant, this is important for trading as one second can make the difference between profit or loss.
So, the moment the technology was there the people that wanted to trade were there all that was needed were the Forex brokers that offered the platform for trading.
There are latterly hundreds of companies of not thousands that offer this service and there are good ones like LegacyFX and there are scams (these tend to not last long)
The Forex market is the largest financial market on the planet and has been for many years now.
Its average daily trading volume is more than $4 trillion. (just let that number sink in for a second). Of this total amount around 5% is the retail market meaning traders like you and me. Still 5% of 4 Trillion is still a number with a lot of zeros behind it.
If you compare that with the New York Stock Exchange, which only has an average daily trading volume of $55 billion. You truly see the size.
To give you another example:
if you were to put ALL of the world’s equity and futures markets together, their combined trading volume would still only equal a 25% of the daily Forex market. Insane right?
Why does this even matter?
It matters because there are so many buyers and sellers that transaction prices are kept low. To explain how trading the Forex market is different than trading stocks, here are a few major benefits.
The mechanics of a trade are virtually identical to those in other markets. The only difference is that you’re buying one currency and selling another at the same time.
This is also the reason as to why the currencies are quoted in pairs, like EUR/USD or USD/GBP.
The exchange rate represents the purchase price between the two currencies.
The EUR/GBP rate represents the number of GBP one EUR can buy (relevant now with all the Brexit issues going on) . If you think the Euro will increase in value against the British Pound, you buy Euros with British Pounds. If the exchange rate rises, you sell the Euros back, and you cash in your profit.
Now the same works for strading Bitcoin, ethereum, Litecoin or other cryptocurrencies. this has become an entire new market and has introduced many people to Forex . you should here be also aware that trading cryptocurrencies is like regular trading so you will be able to lose great sums of money.
the Best thing i found about trading cryptocurrencies is that the Leverage by default tends to be very low which makes the risk of losing it all much smaller.
Sounds simply enough?
The same could be asked as to why not everyone plays poker, you can make money. The comparison between the 2 is actually closer than you might think.
All traders that are successful will tell you that 80% of successful trading is psychology and the other 20% is research. It takes time to get the research down, but it can take a lifetime to master the psychology.
People tend to do things differently when real money is on the line and are accepting losses in the hope that the trend will reverse or taking out profit too early because they don’t want to lose what they just have gained. In short, the psychology is the hard part.
One should be aware that you can loose real money and a lot of it very fast if you don’t know what you are doing.
Now most Good Forex brokers offer some educational tools, some more than others that will teach you how to trade. There is also something that is called social trading that will allow you to follow other traders and see what they are doing in order for you to learn and make money at the same time.
Now all that I want to say is good luck. 😊
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