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Old Dec 20, 2012, 2:12pm   #1
 
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I want to start trading!

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum. I have always had a keen interest in trading and would like to start trading one way or another. I have done some research before but I get confused as to what platform to use etc. As an economics graduate I know the risk associated with it. So what would you guys suggest the best way to get started? Also ideally I would love to be someone's apprentice and was wondering if there are any opportunities like that around. Thanks in advance for your reply.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 2:44pm   #2
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Hi liorules,
Welcome to T2W.

A good starting point are the first two links in my signature which you should have received in the welcome e-mail sent to you after you registered. They contain numerous other links and suggestions about how to proceed. If there is anything in those or other FAQs and forum 'Stickies' that you don't understand - just shout - help is at hand. However, please keep in mind that the best help comes from the most experienced traders, and they tend to only bother with those who are willing to help themselves by doing research of their own.


Regarding being someones 'apprentice' as you put it - there aren't any informal arrangements that I'm aware of. You can pay someone to coach or mentor you, but tread carefully if you go down that path and be sure to read this FAQ first: Can You Recommend a Mentor, Coach or Trading Course? You could apply to a proprietary trading firm, but you'll need to have done your homework first. Check out this FAQ for details on that front: How Do I get a Job Trading?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 8:57pm   #3
 
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liorules started this thread Thanks timsk, I shell have a read around and see what I can find
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 3:03pm   #4
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if we are talking forex i guess the first step is to start demo, and stick to it, and from their you can jump into basics and try them on your demo account with out the fear of losing real money, i hope it helps.
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 9:35am   #5
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Choose the right broker with good trading conditions, download demo account and start to practice))
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:48am   #6
 
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Originally Posted by steadyspreader View Post
I have been trading for 10+ yrs.
I worked with a trading mentor.
. E.g. If you had bought Aususd and sold jpyusd in November you would be several 1000 pts onside now!
Sounds like Mike Baghdady's quotes
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 9:48am   #7
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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum. I have always had a keen interest in trading and would like to start trading one way or another. I have done some research before but I get confused as to what platform to use etc. As an economics graduate I know the risk associated with it. So what would you guys suggest the best way to get started? Also ideally I would love to be someone's apprentice and was wondering if there are any opportunities like that around. Thanks in advance for your reply.
You are about to waste a lot of time and money. You'll probably waste a lot more of both if you get involved with any so called mentors. They range from useless to criminal. Forget about the whole idea and concentrate on work, there's no easy money.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 4:30pm   #8
 
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to get started try a small account trading 0.10p a point, use 1% of your capital per trade and just read read read.
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