Try Etoro, working well for me on a demo account
I also like eToro they are a very good broker with an excellent social network behind them, but if you are a scalper they are not the best broker, this is where i use Think Forex or IC Markets.
People take this market maker stuff to seriously! With a small account it doesn't matter what kind of broker you trade with as long as it is reliable and preferably regulated. Maybe you had a bad experience with one MM broker which I personally hadn't ever herd of. Either one of two things are true in this situation 1 the broker is shady 2 your shady. The best thing to do when looking for brokers is google reviews of different brokers. Forums get questions like this every day! The answer never changes LOL
On another note why would fxcm deny you? They've been emailing me for 2 years trying to get me to deposit. The only plausible reason would be that you applied for a standard account with such a small bankroll. Even then fxcm should have automatically set up the account with the micro/mini version.
Either way something is fishy here!
As far as brokers, I've personally deposited and withdrawn quickly, safely, no problems whatsoever multiple times through Oanda. Honestly can't go wrong with em. Oanda was one of the first online forex brokers. Over ten years of great service. Positive reviews from all around the world. Yet people say oh Oanda is a MM must be junk blah blah blah. Rubbish!
Whatever you decide to do choose a well known broker. One that doesn't offer some sort of incentive for depositing (as a general rule of thumb). Preferably a broker that has been around for 5+ years at least.
Remember eToro is advertised to look like a game and quite frankly it plays like one to (ha see what I did there) . When real money is on the line I'd rather practice with the same platform as I'd be trading real money with. This is usually standard advise.
Anyways, hope this was of some help
Hello Mr 2pips,
Etoro is not a game its a social trading network and a very big one at that, there are over 2 million users. Also etoro is not owned by FXsolutions, it is infact owned by Tradonomi which is heavily backed by US and Israeli VC money.
Etoro is an awesome trading platform thats why i use it, they are not a market maker, how can they be when the Gurus allways make money.....
I use etoro as my secondary broker.
I'm actually looking for a new broker now... damnit.
So what does a market maker mean? And what difference does this make if a broker is one or not? And also do most brokers offer the option of midnight or 5-am close?
Another problem with Oanda charts is they paint them from the midpoint of the bid and ask, not the bid quote, which helps them hide their widened spreads during news.
Now we sit and wait for all the Oanda promoters to pounce on me for saying that.