Is It Worth Creating a FOREX Demo Account?
All retail FOREX brokers offer these accounts. This account allows you to preview most of the broker's platform features and become familiar with how charting, indicators, order placement, and accounting are handled. The demo also may be used for learning.
The demo survey will assist you in deciding what broker or brokers to use for live real-time trading. You may start small and build. A micro-account typically allows for trades of as little as 1,000 units; a mini-account, for 10,000 units.
If you make money with a demo account -- congratulations, but do not get bigheaded. In my years in FOREX, I have seen only one new trader not do well at the demo level -- and he turned out to be a very successful trader.
By Michael Duane Archer