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I used to trade forex a few years ago, it is EXTREMELY volatile but you can still make some good money off it. You need to be very disciplined though and be very selective of the broker you go through as some are fly by night companies and disappear when you want to withdraw funds.

The most common platform was MetaTrader 4 a few years back, I think MetaTrader 5 is out by now.   

Go through the training at first, then run a demo account. Trade it as if it is your own money and after you have doubled it, put in money. It is very risky, but overall I ended up making a nice profit over a year or so.

secondly, open a demo account with a broker, anyone does not matter, just get used to the feel of it…(but avoid the local brokers, you will get better value with a European based i.e better spreads, charges), you can always use a european based vps if you are worried about speed.

thirdly, divorce yourself from any emotion if you intend trading. It helps, you cant fall apart when you lose money, you will make rash decisions trying to earn it back, and then lose even more in the process.

and, finally only trade money you are willing to lose.

Would recommend BabyPips, found that quite informative. Have also traded a demo account, but didn’t do too well for the short period I had it. But did enjoy it.

OP, try thinkorswim paper money. Fairly easy platform to get used to. They will let you have free access for, I think, two months and you can reset the platform when you lose all your paper money. Remember the emotion when you are down $10k in paper money, then multiply that feeling by 1000+ when you lose real money.

Forex is heavily leveraged. 50:1 and up. And like that wild girlfriend you had at ‘varsity, when she’s on she’s astonishing and when she’s not she’s downright diabolical. Forex trading is NOT for amateurs. Repeat NOT. Refer to FXCM from earlier in Jan after the EURCHF debacle.

Best thing for retail investors is to stick to standard investing in stalwarts like AAPL, GILD, BRK.B etc. The key elements I got of it was as follows:

  • Don’t trade on emotion
  • Only trade with what you can afford to lose

Do that, and you will be fine… or throw your wallet into the Harties!


What is a forex demo account?

Demo accounts are 100% free and are a good way for a new trader to try a broker without risking any money.  Demo accounts often have all of the features you would expect from the broker, and it gives the trader a good feel for what trading would be like with MT4 or with the broker’s own software or apps.

What is the best forex demo account?

Since you start a demo account with a thought that you may one day trade in a live environment, I always suggest that you compare a broker for a demo account the same way you would for a live trading account. With that in mind, the list below includes information that would be important for you should you wish to trade live on the markets.  To sign up for a demo account click on the “Open Demo” buttons below for a broker that suits you.

Are forex demo accounts accurate?

Demo accounts use the same real-time data that you would be trading on.  The only way that it is not accurate is that the wins and losses that your trades are making don’t actually count for anything as it plays money you are using.

The feeling of trading in a live environment will be different because of the psychological nature of fear of loss, so you can expect that when you move over to the live environment it will feel different even though the platform is the same.

How do forex demo accounts work?

Most demo accounts work exactly like a regular account – expect the broker will fund the account with credit that can only be used for trading in an environment that mimics the live environment.  Once you sign up for a demo account and verify your account by submitting the needed documentation, your account will be available immediately and you will receive your logins for the demo account.

How to use forex demo accounts.

A forex demo account is a great way to make your first entry into forex trading, but if used for too long it can breed bad habits and allow you to develop shortcuts that can impact your trading in a real environment.

I would always suggest that you use your demo account just as you would your regular account.  It is a great place to learn how to use MT4, how to make a trade, learn how to read the different charts, do technical analysis and try new strategies.

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forex is the best way of making money

as it relates to retail traders (like you and I) is the speculation on the price of one currency against another. For example, if you think the euro is going to rise against the U.S. dollar, you can buy the EURUSD currency pair low and then (hopefully) sell it at a higher price to make a profit. Of course, if you buy the euro against the dollar (EURUSD), and the U.S. dollar strengthens, you will then be in a losing position. So, it’s important to be aware of the risk involved in trading Forex, and not only the reward.

• Why is the Forex market so popular?

Being a Forex trader offers the most amazing potential lifestyle of any profession in the world. It’s not easy to get there, but if you are determined and disciplined, you can make it happen. Here’s a quick list of skills you will need to reach your goals in the Forex market:

Ability – to take a loss without becoming emotional

Confidence – to believe in yourself and your trading strategy, and to have no fear

Dedication – to becoming the best Forex trader you can be

Discipline – to remain calm and unemotional in a realm of constant temptation (the market)

Flexibility – to trade changing market conditions successfully

Focus – to stay concentrated on your trading plan and to not stray off course

Logic – to look at the market from an objective and straight forward perspective

Organization – to forge and reinforce positive trading habits

Patience – to wait for only the highest-probability trading strategies according to your plan

Realism – to not think you are going to get rich quick and understand the reality of the market and trading

Savvy – to take advantage of your trading edge when it arises and be aware of what is happening in the market at all times

Self-control – to not over-trade and over-leverage your trading account

As traders, we can take advantage of the high leverage and volatility of the Forex market by learning and mastering and effective Forex trading strategy, building an effective trading plan around that strategy, and following it with ice-cold discipline. Money management is key here; leverage is a double-edged sword and can make you a lot of money fast or lose you a lot of money fast. The key to money management in forex  is to always know the exact dollar amount you have at risk before entering a trade and be TOTALLY OK with losing that amount of money, because any one trade could be a loser. More on money management later in the course.

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Want to trade Forex online in South Africa? You have come to the right place. Trade Forex SA was established to bring answers to those who are starting in Forex trading and give honest and balanced reviews of the brokers.  Trading Forex can be a lot of fun but it does come with a great deal of risk.  If we help you choose the best broker for you by weighing every pro with a con, we have then succeeded in our goal.

About Forex Trading

The Foreign Exchange Market, or Forex, is the biggest financial market in the world. Dealing in the trading of international currencies, Forex has different financial centers located around the globe, and buyers and sellers work throughout the week to trade currencies and other commodities for profit. Recently, South Africa has started to become a much more desirable location for Forex investors, but while our nation is still emerging, Forex operates basically the same, just with slightly different regulations.

Regulations & SARS

The South African regulatory officials have also relaxed their Forex trading allowance standards. Individuals were previously allotted a R1 million sum to trade with Forex, with a R4 million stipend for setting up offshore accounts.

In 2010 the foreign investment allowance of R4 million and the single discretionary allowance of R1 million have been combined, leaving SA Forex investors with an allowance of R5 million – the limit which you are allowed to invest.

What this signals is that Forex standards are steadily changing South Africa. If the allowance can be combined in only a few short years, you can expect it to rise again. Plus, as an added bonus, if you’re operating a business or some type of investment firm in SA, the Reserve Bank is looking more favorably at your applications.

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Make extra cash from your divise on forex


Let’s face it, we are always in need of some extra cash in our bank accounts, whether we are working full-time, part-time, or are unemployed.The internet has become such a lucrative space. It has given us the opportunity to make money by offering our services and by helping others.

• Blogging

For many, blogging provides a great platform to express their inner most feelings. Now you can make money off of it, as some bloggers take this task on full-time.

Companies often give bloggers money to review and write about their specific brand or product, this way they get more exposure and bloggers can earn income by posting an article and giving their own opinion. Bloggers can make extra money by featuring and becoming guest writers on someone else’s blog.

Bloggers mainly make their money with advertising, membership subscriptions, products

• Freelancing

Journalists are adjusting to the freelancing sphere as media corporations are getting smaller. Often companies cannot afford to hire their own writers, so they pay freelancers to produce their content for them, i.e. writing, designing etc.

There are various sites that help freelancers get work

• Selling things

This is one of the easiest ways to not only get money, but get rid of miscellaneous items lying around your home; and all you have to do is upload it online.

• Online surveys

Websites and companies are always looking for data and feedback on various products and sites. To get this, they pay people money for taking time to fill in surveys and forms. Not only do they get the feedback they need, the company also gets exposure.

• Social Media

Many people have made thousands from Tweeting, Instagramming and Youtubing. If you can produce good content and gain a significant amount of popularity on social media, you can make money easily.

To receive money for uploading videos, you need to be able to upload regularly and of course you need to be a huge success. No pressure, right?

Getting views of over 10 000 or 100 000 per video will definitely get companies to advertise your video. According to video power, you do not make money based on how many views you have, but by how many people engage with an ad.

Companies can also invest in your social network posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, depending on your following and your followers interactions with you. According to the huffington power, celebrities like Kim Kardashian make $10 000 (R134 569) for tweeting about a specific brand or product. The same applies for a Facebook and Instagram post.

Babes Wodumo recently announced she’s fully booked until next year.

Wololo became the fastest SA music video to hit two million views on YouTube and she was voted Mzansi’s sexiest. As if 2016 couldn’t get any better for the star, Babes Wodumo’s Wololo reaches another major milestone.
iTunes has crowned Wololo as its Song of the Year, saying the hit song is “an exhilarating party jam by SA’s new dance-floor darling”. “Thank you lord

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