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Investors around the world use a Forex trading brokers to trade Forex Stocks. Buyers and Sellers according to the investor is what the broker does. By collecting commissions, fees and of course salaries, the brokers earn their money.

Learn About Forex Trading Brokers

A broker is associated with a financial institution and registered as a Futures Commission Merchant with Commodity Futures Trading Commission. It protects against abusive, fake or fraud trade practice. Through a Forex Broker we can access to foreign exchange market which is the most famous and extensive market in the world. They give around and Provide advice on Forex Trading Strategies. They are the ones who help us to grow our trade by their advices and helps.

Forex trading brokers rarely charge a commission per trade, rather there is a built-in spread between the currency pair. The smaller or tighter this spread the better for you. Pips can be variable or fixed. If the spread is fixed, it will be the same all of the time. Of course if it is variable, the pip spread will fluctuate depending upon a few factors. The spread between the EUR/USD is usually low since it is a popular pair. On the flip side, the spread between GBP/NZD (British pound/New Zealand dollar) will be larger. The time of day and how many markets are open can also influence the pip spread. For example at 5 pm Eastern time, the New York and London markets are closed.

Sydney, Australia, is open so there is only one market trading Forex, which means the pip spreads will usually not be as tight. When more markets are open, the spread will be smaller. In any case, you should still compare PIP spreads between brokers. Charts and trading platforms offered by the Forex trading broker can make your trading decisions easier.  Many Forex brokers provide access to free charts for quick analysis.  Some trading platforms offered by brokers will immerse you in a total trading environment.  These software packages have live charts, news and the ability to make trades quickly without going to another window.  Depending upon the size of your account, you may not have access to this trading or charting software.  If having the ability to program the software is important to you, keep an eye out for brokers that offer this as standard with their software package. You may also want a broker that offers web based trading, which means trading using a browser or JAVA application.

When searching for a Forex broker, you need to look at the fees that are charged by the broker. Fees can be minor or major depending upon the broker. Some brokers charge wire transfer fees, while some charge for sending paper statements. It all depends on the broker. Ask for a list of fees and how these fees may pile up if you use them often. Good Forex trading brokers will not hide their fees and almost all will post them on their website.

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