Paper trading means that you do not actually complete your orders, but you will only account for them by checking on paper what their results would be.

At the next level, you can trade in a simulated account. It's similar to paper trading because you can't trade with real money, but just try out the results of your strategies; on the other hand, using a simulated account, you are actually using the Broker platform to train yourself at the same time with order fulfillment issues. Many Brokers now offer simulated accounts; It is customary to get this feature in the Forex market.

Say you have been trading your strategy for a while with a simulated account and everything is going well; you could expect real trade to be good too. However, there is a problem you have not solved: your emotions. They will only play when you trade with your real money. Emotions can make a big difference. They often explain the differences between traders, which can be completely comparable in terms of market know-how and strategy. Because they often make you ignore the terms of your trading plan. Emotions can give you a hard life in maintaining the necessary discipline.

There are, of course, also ways to learn about this topic, but in this case, I think it is harder to replace your direct experience. However, of course, the experience can be expensive. A possible solution is trading with real money but in a very small size. It's always a good idea at first. Start small, gain experience and then gradually increase your sales.

You might argue that if your trading volume is too small, your emotional involvement will be small, so the goal is to skip the emotions in the game. This is partly true. However, there is a difference between using real money and just playing with numbers. And the decision on how big it should be is just yours.

The Forex market gives you great flexibility in your trading volume.
First, because the minimum required to open an account can be really small. Of course, the volume of trade can also be small. The Forex market offers great leverage, but again, how much of it is just what you can decide.

Secondly, because it is common in the forex market that brokers do not have to pay a fixed commission on transactions. Trading costs are usually only reflected in the bid-ask difference. This means that small commerce is not penalized by fixed commissions.

This flexibility can offer an advantage to traders who want to gain experience before moving forward.

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I'm Mansi Dandekar, I am sharing an article about Flexibility In Forex Market Trading. Here is more information on the Forex Trading Tips and Free Currency Tips.