3 Signs that You’re Ready to Open a Live Forex Account


No one should get into any form of investment without their eyes wide open. This is especially true for unfamiliar or fast-paced forms of investment, of which Forex will be an example for many. Nonetheless, Forex remains an excellent choice for new traders willing to learn the finer points of a new system. Most of these individuals find that Forex is actually pretty simple, and hands-on in a way that other, more traditional forms of investment simply aren’t. Forex has found a new user base in the expanding reach of the World Wide Web, and it won’t stop growing anytime soon. If you have familiarized yourself with how Forex works, or if you are considering if for the first time, here are three signs that you are ready to open up a live account with an online Forex broker.


  1. You’ve Done Well With a Demo Account. Many Forex brokers like Tickmill offer free demo accounts to their users. These accounts give a user all the possibilities, decision-making power, and platform sophistication of a live Forex account. The only difference? There’s no financial risk, as demo accounts don’t allow the user to gain or lose real money. It’s an excellent model to provide a safe space to learn. New users will cultivate their Forex investment skills quickly. After a period of success and learning, it may be appropriate to open up a live Forex account with Tickmill.


  1. You Understand Currency Markets. Currencies change value, relative to one another, all the time. Everybody knows this, but few people understand the underlying causes of these value changes. These may be political, social, cultural, financial, or (usually) all of the above. There are even causes unrelated to these broad considerations that play a factor in these complex economic developments. Some successful users have a broad knowledge of all or most currencies. Others specialize in one or two. Insight on this level enables Forex traders to make educated investment decisions. For those hoping to improve their Forex trading skills, research into one or more international currencies, and the forces which shape them, would be a great place to start.


  1. You Have a Knowledge of Other Investment Forms. Because Forex investments can mature in hours or weeks, this investment form will be suited to the needs of some investors, and not others. Some investors will be better suited with long-term investments, like mutual funds or real estate. Others will want to see a payoff in the short term, and Forex works very well for these. Some people will include Forex investments in their portfolio to provide a balance between short- and long-term investments, making Forex a useful option for all sorts of people.


Forex is complex, but well within the capacity of most traders to master. Many traders find Forex enjoyable, and the easy-to-use online platforms available through Tickmill make it a part of their everyday. If you have tried Forex casually, or simply learned about it from top finance blogs and other sources, it may be time to try out a live account.



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It’s estimated that between 4.5 million and 5.5 million British people live abroad, trekking all across the globe to find a little spot on the planet where they feel comfortable. And as the appeal of globalisation broadens, people are moving to more far-flung regions.

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You’ve juiced everyday, hit the gym more often than Schwarzenegger, filled your diet with superfoods and ensured that your journey to work takes the form of a healthy bike ride.

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The American Dream is centered around owning your own home. In fact, a house has become a status symbol of sorts. But it doesn’t always mean you’ve made it. Especially in times of economic downturn, we’ve heard countless stories of people’s homes going into foreclosure. Is being a homeowner really all that’s it cracked up to be? Yes and no.

Buying a home can be a very profitable investment. And it also symbolizes a long term future for you and your family. But it’s not always the wisest financial decision. While throwing money away on rent can be a tough pill to swallow, it may be the smarter choice. Let’s take a look at 5 scenarios when buying is better than renting. [Read more...]

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Getting an extra amount of money in your bank account gives you a number of options and allows you the chance to improve your short and long term financial position.

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Good morning everyone! This article is contributed by Saving & Happy. For greater detail on this topic please visit the website at www.savingandhappy.com or http://savingandhappy.com/2015/08/the-importance-of-an-emergency-fund/.

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1. Decks
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