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Trading On a Forex Simulator

February 28, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 178

How are good traders made? Well... trading. The good news is that you don't have to lose any money while you are learning. You can open a demo account with most forex brokers and trade live without putting any of your dollars at risk. You will be able to change to a real account only when you are ready.

But even on a demo account, becoming a good trader, can take a lot of time. You need to face different market scenarios to acquire the skills needed to be part of the forex elite traders. Although trading on a demo account is a good way to gain experience for free; your learning process is limited by actual market conditions. It can take days, months, or even years to see different market outcomes.

You could use a forex simulator to take trades as if you had gone back in time. You will be able to see years of different scenarios on a very short period of time. Although past performance is not guarantee of the future it is a good start; the market tends to repeat itself. If you can trade profitably on a simulated scenario you will be prepared when you face the real thing, no doubt.

Although trading on a forex simulator is a great way to gain experience fast; there are some other things of your trading career that can only improve on a real account, like your mindset. Let's face it, when you are taking positions with virtual money is easy to be disciplined.

Maybe you are an experienced trader and you just want to prove your system. Well, a forex simulator is a great tool for that. You can back-test your system with years of real data. Again, although past performance is not guarantee of future profits it is a good indicator.

It doesn't matter if you are a newbie trying to learn or a veteran testing new ideas; forex simulators are great tools that can dramatically increase your trading skills. Your decisions are only as good as the information on which they are based.

I know trading the forex market can be a rewarding occupation; you need no special skills or natural talents to become a successful trader. Anyone with the determination and the right information can learn how to trade. The only thing you need is good mechanical system, sound money management rules, and above all self-discipline.

You could use, the forex market, to complement your salary or as your main source of income. Start-up costs are very low, the schedules are very flexible, the potential profits are very eye-catching. I hope this was helpful information!!!

Luis García

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Luis Garcia studied economics at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and has been involved in trading since 1998. Determined to see that beginners succeed and to help discouraged traders gain back their confidence, he developed the Shortcut Forex System at http://www.shortcutforexsystem.com and http://www.howtoinvestforprofit.com.

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