BRKV - New traders are the ones who face the most difficulties so they really need the best forex brokers for beginners. To know whether a broker is suitable for starters, we have to understand what do traders need at the early stages. New traders would want low trading cost, good customer support, and reliablity. Those are the most important aspects of a suitable forex broker for beginners.

Here is list of best forex brokers for beginners.

  1. XM: 9/10  Learn more here.
  2. Exness: 8.5/10  Learn more here.
  3. HotForex: 8/10  Learn more here.

Misunderstandings of beginners

Beginners believe that forex demo account is the best for them, but that’s wrong. As I’ve explained in the article Cent account is best account for beginners, Cent account is the best account for beginners. Demo account won’t work for beginners and it even has negative effects.

ECN account is the best account for experts. If you are beginners, please keep away from ECN, because ECN is very volatile. There are a lot of slippages and gaps. Beginners like you should just look for the best forex broker for small accounts.


95% beginners will lose money, so don’t invest too much at the early stage.

You can get 50% - 100% profit. Yes, there are many traders win even up to 10,000%, but 99.999% of them will lose all later. I used to work for a big broker, and I’m sure about this data. Most small traders will lose if they keep the profit rate over 10%. Actually, 3 to 5% monthly is a good profit rate.

Beginners think trading based on the news means that they should open positions within the news release time, but it's wrong. All experts don't trade in news release time. They will close/open positions about 15 minutes before/after the release time.

Wrong knowledge about the best forex brokers for beginners

When I first jumped into the forex trading world, I thought I must trade with the best forex brokers, but after some losses, I knew I was wrong. In the forex world, there isn’t the definition of “best”. There is only “the most suitable”. Choosing a broker will depend on your trading strategies, your experiences, or your countries trading conditions... 95% beginners will lose, so your target for this stage is learning and minimizing your loss.

Standards of the best forex brokers for beginners

BRKV - As I’ve just mentioned above, beginners’ targets for this stage are learning and minimizing their losses, so the standards for the best brokers for beginners are:

  • Low deposit requirements.
  • Small trading lot requirements.
  • Easy.
  • Good local support.
  • Trusted brokers.
  • Good training and coaching programs.

Low deposit

For experts, they strongly care about brokers’ credit, trading cost, and brokers’ quotes quality, but beginners are different, because they only deposit small funds so there are no brokers that want to cheat them. In this stage, brokers want to nurture them, so they give them the best trading conditions. I strongly advise you to deposit less than $100 for this stage (3 months), because you only trade a little amount of money, so you also don’t need to care about the trading cost.

Why small trading lot is important?

I am sorry to repeat the negative fact that “95% beginners will lose” so many times, because I hope it will keep your feet on the ground. At the beginning, you should open positions as small as possible. The standard lot is 100,000 USD. It’s too much, but some brokers have Micro accounts which you can open positions as small as 0.00001 Lot USD such as XM. Exness and HotForex also have Cent accounts whose minimum lot trade is only 0.0001 Lot USD.

When you trade with Micro and Cent accounts, you only have to deposit $10 for a whole month of practicing, and you also can withdraw your win money. Moreover, for these accounts, there are no minimum deposit requirements, so, you can deposit whatever amount you want.

Why “Easy” is important for beginners?

Not only Forex itself is complicated but the trading system is also. Therefore, the good strategy for beginners is simplifying everything. Some brokers trading systems are very complex, so my advice for beginners are:

  • Choose the easiest brokers. They usually have the best trading system for beginners.
  • Trading by web trade/web terminal at the beginning. Trade MT4/MT5 later.
  • Deposit by Visa/Master at the beginning, because it’s much easier than other payment methods.

Beginners need good local support brokers

Local support means supporters must speak your native language. Forex trading is very complicated. For me, at the beginning, I also got some stupid problems such as: login, installing MT4, 3D security of Credit Card... and I think you might get the same problems, so it’s much easier and faster if your supporters can speak your language.

Trusted brokers

For experts, trusted brokers is the most important, but for beginners, it ranks at that fifth position. Actually, we always must trade with trusted brokers only, but for beginners, they only deposit ten dollars top, so there isn’t any brokers that want to cheat them, so, they can trade with any brokers as long as they are easy and convenient for those traders.

When you have enough experiences and knowledge, you’ll want to invest bigger amount of money. Then, let’s change to other reliable brokers.

best brokers for beginners

Good training and educational programs

Some brokers have weekly or monthly training program for their clients. These brokers are the best for you. Most of them will ask you to deposit big amount of money, but don’t do that if they aren’t in the list of trusted forex brokers 2019.

You can register account, deposit a little money, learn and then change to better brokers after the training courses.

List of 3 best forex brokers for beginners

  1. 9/10  Open account now
  2. 8.5/10  Open account now
  3. 8/10  Open account now

XM and Exness are in the top biggest forex brokers, so they are trusted brokers. XM is a little bit better because XM allow you to open smaller positions (0.00001 lot USD). They also have many training programs.

Exness is the biggest retail forex broker. They have Cent account with which you can open as small position as 0.0001 USD. Their advantages are the support and payment systems.

HotForex also have Cent account. Their support and payment systems are very good, but they only offer good services in countries where they have offices. Most of them are South East Asian countries such as: Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Should beginners join demo contest for practicing?

Most of us think Demo contests are for beginners practicing, but all the demo contest winners are professional traders. I did a research about demo contest winners. Most of the winners are Chinese, Thai and Indonesian. Their profitable rate are over 10,000%. That means most of them are using robot trading to win demo contests.

Of course, beginners cannot get high profit rate like them, so don’t dream that you can win demo contests. They’ll just waste your time. It may even affect to your trading strategy, because demo contest trading strategy is focusing on profit and ignoring risks, which is opposite to the normal trading strategy.

Should beginners get welcome bonus?

If your brokers offer welcome bonus, it’s good, but if your brokers don’t offer that, it’s still good, because most welcome bonuses are not easy to get even when you win. It’s easy to register welcome bonuses but it’s very difficult to withdraw. Brokers often have conditions to withdraw like you must deposit and trade enough number of Lots. These conditions often lead to your loss.


Advices for Beginners

Trade Micro/Cent account. Find the best forex micro account brokers.

Don’t deposit more than $100 for the first month.

Learn risk management.

If someone ask you to deposit tens of thousands of dollar and promise you very high percentage of profit. Don’t fall for that. It’s easy to get that profit rate but the higher the profit, the higher the risk. I used to work for a big broker and I know this. They might win in some months or even some years, but eventually, they will lose everything.

Don’t use robot trading. If someone sell you a trading robot and promise you profit rate up to hundreds percent monthly. Don’t trust them. Robot trading is only suitable for experts, because they will customize these robots to follow their trading strategies, and they have to adjust them frequently. There is no robot that can win forever. Let’s trade manually until you recognize that you need some automation tools to help you with some parts of your trading processes.

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Fanara Filippo
Fanara Filippo
Hey, I’m Fanara Filippo. I’m a writer living in Vietnam. I have been trading forex for more than 5 years. You can read my articles about the best forex brokers on this page. Let’s review brokers today.


  1. FloydM says:

    thank you , for the information, it's a good guiding for beginners...

  2. Henry Lu says:

    Now looking back, I find these information very true.

  3. Kai tran says:

    As an expert, I find this article very reliable. This is how you choose the best brokers for beginners.

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