How to choose the right trading brokers

Mohammed Abdelkhalik
January 30, 2021

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Article of basic trading education: online trading brokers

There are a large number of online trading brokers who all announce their services to be the best in the entire market. However, finding the broker that suits your needs among them is a difficult task. By reviewing the most reliable brokers in the market, you can find the one that will suit your needs.

In this article, we will explain the most important criteria. The difference is choosing a good broker according to the following parameters:

Parameters of choosing the right trading brokers

  • Safety and reliability

When choosing a trading broker, traders must first ensure the safety and reliability of their funds, so a good broker must have a high degree of security. Ensuring the regulatory license that the broker holds is the primary characteristic and an important criterion for judging whether it is safe or not, so investors should have a general understanding.

With different regulators, stricter control means more secured funds, so that traders can trade with confidence.

  • Withdrawal and Deposit

When comparing trading brokers, the issue of depositing and withdrawing funds is one of the main points that traders need to pay attention to. Traders should understand the trading broker’s deposit and withdrawal methods, processing time, whether there are any restrictions, etc. If the trader is unable to deposit funds and recover earnings naturally or not withdraw funds at all, the broker providing the service is not a suitable option.

  • The leverage ratio

Traders need to choose brokers that provide adequate leverage ratios (margin requirements). For beginners, they may choose not to have very high leverage. Traders with a proven track record and successful experience may choose high leverage. The use of the leverage ratio is related to funds, the risk ratio, and the stop-loss order.

The ratio of risk and stop-loss order depends on personal trading styles and the specific market environment. These factors are very flexible in actual operation and self-owned funds depend on their financial strength.

  • Transaction costs

Finding an excellent broker who can provide the most competitive spreads is one of the most important ways to ensure maximum profits when trading in different financial markets.

Many investors seek to reduce transaction costs and most traders may prefer not having spread, but low spreads are not a bad thing for finding a reliable and suitable trading platform.

Trading platform

Trade orders are executed through the trading platform provided by the brokers, which means that the trading platform must be stable during the trading process. Excellent brokers can provide an interface that is more intuitive and simple to use (whether it is at home using a computer operation or a mobile device).

Various types of assets

Forex brokers typically offer hundreds of currency pairs, but traders should look for the types of currency pairs that they are interested in, or which currency pairs suit their trading schedule.

Many large brokers often allow the trading of multiple assets across sectors, including commodities, indices, energy products, and precious metals. Conventional stocks and cryptocurrencies meet the diverse needs of traders.


Author Mohammed Abdelkhalik

Professional Trader and Analyst, economist in Financial and Forex market since 2004.holds an MBA from the American University in Egypt. Mohammed works as an economic writer and technical & fundamental analyst for many international Forex and financial trading companies in both English and Arabic on a daily basis.