Scams are everywhere these days, especially when we sit at home more than ever (we’re still in the pandemic, remember?). We are susceptible to these cheap scams because we crave for some change. Therefore it gets easier for scammers to make advertisements that will target that specific part of our subconsciousness. It is one reason why a broker’s reputation is essential if you decide you want to start trading. A broker review and user comments can answer core questions like is the broker you are interested in working with a scammer or not. This is also one of the crucial things you need to check if you are starting with Forex, or you decided to change the broker you’ve already worked with.
Since people can make impulsive decisions once they get overwhelmed (in this case by the abundance of information online), we decided to write a short article on why and how a good broker that is licenced and certified can help you in the world of trading and why his reputation matters so much.
Trading is a lot easier these days thanks to Forex and trading going online. Forex is a decentralized market that operates solely on the internet, making it accessible to virtually everyone who has a good internet connection. You can invest a small amount of money in opening a trading account, and from there on, you can learn and try things out, ask your broker about anything before you start trading live. To trade, you need a third-party, and they should be someone of trust. This makes your money safer, as your credit card and any private information. By being licenced and having a certificate, they prove (whether it’s a brokerage or a broker), they are worthy of your time and trust. If you get rid of the chances of being scammed, you are getting an opportunity to invest not only in the market but also in yourself. How? By learning about different trading plans, how the market works, and what type of trader you are. As an expert in the field, your broker will be able to help you along the way, tell you if you are about to make a mistake and if you should rethink your steps. You may ask yourself why would he warn about something if he’s there to teach you. Because, in the end, it is your trading account, not his. People tend not to listen and act on their own if they do not realize trading isn’t gambling or a quick way to earn money (which scam ads like to promote). It is a way of making sure, but it takes time to master some things, and even then you have a lot to learn. That’s why your broker will be there to tell you what could go wrong if you are going beyond your current limits (probably because somebody that doesn’t much about trading told you something false he saw online). This saves the time that you would spend in vain, and it would only confuse you more.
Where to search for expertise?
We mentioned briefly above broker reviews clients’ comments can be helpful and insightful the most. That’s why there are many websites where you can check a broker’s credibility by merely googling his name and adding the keyword “review” next to it. If they are a scam product, you will notice it by the shortage of information besides a few comments (some of them good, that are probably paid and most of them bad). They also rarely have any other social platform, let alone LinkedIn or rather a portfolio. If you already spoke to this kind of scammer, they probably told you some people are trying to “destroy” the company’s reputation, etc. Please don’t believe them. Please don’t talk to them again. Instead, find a certified and licensed brokerage, and you will easily find an expert to work with by checking them online as well. It will help you with your trading journey in the long run, without consequences.