We will discuss the "What is a Forex broker?" topic in this article. But before expanding and explaining the mentioned subject, here's a brief explanation about forex and the nature of this market, who is present in this market, and what they do. Forex means Foreign Exchange Market. It was an international market that only the countries' central banks, major global banks, companies, and commercial institutions were present in it from its establishment until 1990, but gradually and from the 90s onwards, It was possible for people and small activists to be present in this market, and now investors and small activists, who make up only 5% of the market, can operate in this market and deal with their desired trades. As you know, in forex, different countries' currencies are traded in this market, such as US Dollar, European Euro, Canadian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen, etc.
So far, we learned that forex is an international market for buying and selling foreign currencies, and all interested people worldwide can operate in this market. But what is the requirement to access the forex market, and how and in what way can we buy and sell currencies in this market? The answer to this question is a Forex Broker. You are probably familiar with the stock market, and you know that to operate in the stock market it is necessary to register and authenticate with one of the active and official brokers of the desired country to be able to access the stock market, and daily market transactions and company shares. This is the forex market's working procedure. To access forex transactions and different countries' currencies, you must register with one of the active, authorized, and reliable brokers.
So, the brief definition of a broker is that brokers are financial companies or brokerages that act as your intermediary in the forex market and provide access to market transactions 24/7. In other words, the broker is an intermediary between your transactions and the central core.
Further, get to know more about Forex brokers.
A Broker is the smallest active member in the forex financial market and is a platform for conducting retail-level trades. Central banks, major global banks, commercial companies, and institutions are placed on a macro level. The daily financial turnover of forex has reached 6.5 trillion dollars, which is the largest financial market in the world with the highest level of liquidity, and it has attracted many enthusiasts due to its attractive trading and opportunities to earn good profits. But to access market transactions, you must register and open a trading account with a broker.
A Broker is a commercial company in the financial services field where traders can do their forex transactions in this company's platform. In addition to providing access to market transactions, brokers also provide services such as financial advice, investment, and educational programs. In return, they receive fees, spreads, or commissions. The term "spread" refers to the difference between the supply and demand prices. "Commission" is also the fee that the broker receives for the conditions and facilities they offer to their clients. Of course, brokers try to minimize their costs to remain in the competitive market. Because the number of brokers is increasing, a competitive environment has been formed among brokers to attract more customers and users.
Brokers offer different trading tools and indicators in addition to currency price charts so that customers can use these tools to analyze price charts and use various strategies in their transactions.
All brokers provide you access to market transactions and minimum tools to analyze charts, but the things that distinguish brokers from each other include more customization options, various tools, and indicators, support for a wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods, and better support services. Therefore, to have better and more profitable activity in forex, it is necessary to choose a reliable broker or agency with more and better services for registration so that you don't have to change your broker later.
Opening an account with a broker is almost similar to opening a bank account. The registration process is usually done fast and it is necessary to provide ID documents and complete the authentication steps. Account opening and authentication in Trendo broker is easy and fast, just click and download the Trendo trading platform, open an account through the application, and upload your ID documents to get approved in the shortest possible time.
To choose the best forex broker, you must consider criteria and features and then choose the best broker by comparing them to different brokers so that you always do your transactions through that broker. Some are as follows:
Regulation is the license that the broker receives from the regulators or supervisory institutions. So if there is a regulated broker, it can be more reliable for investing and trading on that broker's platform. Just having a regulation cannot guarantee the credibility of a broker. Having a valid regulation is much more important than having a regulation, but it is important because investors provide their capital to brokers, and there is a possibility of fraud or blocking of funds. So if there is a regulated broker, make sure it is under supervision and trustworthy. The rules of each broker are at the end of the main page of the broker's website.
Preferred language support
Some users are not familiar with English and want to work in their preferred language, so the support of their language may be one of the important criteria for choosing a broker.
The broker's international records
Before registering, check the brokers' work experience and records.
Opening a demo and trial account
Considering that a beginner does not have experience or knowledge in financial markets and strategies and platforms, it is recommended to start their activity on a trial basis for a few months to get familiar with the spread and commission, account type, and trading speed of the desired broker. Trial trading is not real and is done only to gain more skills. Nowadays, some brokers offer such services to beginner users as a Demo account.
Forex broker software
"MetaTrader" is the most used software and is highly popular among traders. Brokers should reduce the existing restrictions for traders' transactions by using suitable software and increase the investors' activity. For this reason, they should use software with an acceptable data processing speed. In Trendo Broker, you can trade through Trendo's exclusive platform software, it is safe to say that Trendo software is one of the most advanced and best trading platforms.
The answer to this question is "No". You cannot enter the forex market and access transactions without registering with a broker.
Each broker has its methods for depositing and withdrawing capital, so before registering with a broker, pay attention to which broker has the best, safest, and fastest methods. In some of these brokers, you can deposit with your bank card. Among them, there are online money transfer systems, the most famous of which are Web Money, Perfect Money, etc.
Forex is one of the world's largest and most profitable financial markets, where millions of people trade in this market. In Forex, in addition to different countries' currencies, you can buy gold, silver, oil, gas, shares of large and famous US and European companies such as Apple, stock market indices of some countries, bonds, cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, etc.), and trade tradable funds. But to access market transactions, you must first register and open an account in a forex broker. A broker is also an intermediary between traders and the interbank system. Choosing a broker to open an account requires checking criteria such as having regulations, deposits and withdrawals methods, appropriate leverage, a wide range of analytical tools, using software such as MetaTrader 4, etc.