Before you start trading in the foreign exchange market you need a forex broker. What exactly is forex broker? The simplest, forex broker is an individual or company that performs the orders in the forex market by the decision of the client (dealer). Brokers earn through commissions or fees for their services, or the difference between the buying and selling prices. Brokers who offer their services via the Internet is simply too much! To decide for a broker requires a little explore what is offered, but this time you will give an insight into the services that are available and fees charged by various brokers.
Is the Forex broker regulated? When choosing a forex broker out of which the regulatory agency is registered. Forex market is labeled as “unregulated” market. In the United States a broker should be registered as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and must be a member of the NFA. CFTC and NFA were established to protect the public against fraud, manipulation, and unfair trade practices. You can verify CFTC registration and NFA membership status of a particular broker and check their disciplinary history of the telephone number of NFA (80… or by checking the NFA.
Among the registered firms see one with a clean regulatory records and solid financial performance. Cancel by unregulated companies sounded much like no matter how tempting – eg 1 pips spread on all currency pairs! Too good to be true!
NFA has intensified its efforts in educating small investors in forex and also issued a brochure entitled “Trading in the Retail Off-Exchange Foreign Currency Market.” NFA recommends you read it before going on the forex market. It also developed and Forex Online Learning Program, an interactive program explaining how the”retail”traded forex contracts, which are the risks of trading, as well as steps that individuals should take before opening forex accounts. and brochures and online learning available to everyone free of charge.