ok, i'm not going to just answer your question here, i'm going to say it TO ALL NEWBIES ok
Now mate, a few days ago i said something on a post and the guy took it as an insult (but it was not intended that way)
My point is this..
I'm going to now say something to you that might come across as an insult
I WANT YOU TO NOT TAKE IT AS AN INSULT, but instead i want you to take it a Critique ok
so.. lets get to it
- I'm a blunt person, i don't like B.S. and i don't beat around the bush, i i don't like you , i tell you , i don't like you,
and i expect you to fix the problem that you have. (Assuming the problem is with you, but.. you get what i'm trying to say .. right ?)
Now, most people don't do that
Most people take stuff personally and never actually fix the problem within, but instead,they get offended and avoid
- i do know what i'm talking about, You're right.
- that's fine, and a lot of people do want that.
here's the thing though...
Understand how many newbies ask me to stay in contact with them
Now Try to imagine if this was you, and HOW MANY are asking you to Besties forever hehe
Now try to understand how difficult it is to make the time for all of them
there's no way
Now try to understand that Most newbies are lazy, Greedy, Money hungry little timewasters that don't want to work or put effort in, but instead they want the answer given to them on a silver platter on how to make unlimited income
Point is... I don't have time for these people because THEY ALL EVENTUALLY GIVE UP
Now. occassioanally i come across newbies that actually stick to it
I have no problem teaching people who want to learn
I do have a problem with time wasters wasting my time
Now, this is the point where you will say "Martin, i'm committed dude, i mean.. i am sooo firetrucking committed that the police are going to comitt me to a prison" hehe
I get it... YOU THINK YOU'RE COMMITTED
and Everyone says this at the beginning
and not to drown out your dreams or anything, but LET'S BE REAL OK
Understand the numbers
EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT COMES TO ME, SAYS THIS
and very very few actually come good
the bottom line is.. DON'T TELL ME.... Just do it
i don't need to know... you need to know
Now moving forward from that and TO THE POINT THAT I WANTED TO ADDRESS
Newbies makes mistakes all the time
and HERE IS YOUR MISTAKE
the fact that you are asking is a Mistake
you see, I understand why you are asking, that's cool
and if you want to stay in touch, that's cool
and if you want to put in effort, that's cool
and if one day you become financially free, that's cool, i will know that i helped make that happen. which i would enjoy.
but YOU NEED TO LEARN TO THINK FOR YOURSELF
Newbies always get too comfortable with relying on the advice of people above them
Example, that guy in the other thread that took it personally
he was asking some sort of question relating to risk
and he didn't mention what instrument he was using
so i said "it would be good to know what instrument you are using"
and he said something like
"I keep hearing i need to mention what instrument i'm using.... WHAT'S AN INSTRUMENT" Oh... My... God ok
[Double Face Palm] [Double Face Palm] seriously
ok... i get it, he doesn't know
but, the point is this
instead of just doing a google search like this.... which took 2 second
and you technically don't even need to go to a site beyond google to get the answer
I MEAN.. CMON
People enter forex to make money, Meaning... it is therefore assumed that you are going to take some sort of responsibility to learn stuff
later on another person who had experience commented on that guys comment
and i thought his comment was funny
so i commented on that
then the first guy took it offensively
so.. what ??
if someone does or says something really really stupid, and i not allowed to laugh at it or say that's it's stupid hehe.
THE POINT I'M TRYING TO MAKE HERE IS THIS..
Your comment also was on the basic side of things
but. THE DIFFERENCE WAS.... YOU SHOWED THAT YOU AT LEAST DID RESEARCH
and in your case
you just didn't understand the information that was presented to you
so i figured.. ok i'll give it another go to explain it to you
so you see mate
in forex THINK BEFORE YOU ASK PEOPLE WITH MORE EXPERIENCE .. SHOULD YOU DO THIS OR WHAT'S THAT OR WHATEVER
so asking me SHOULD YOU GO WITH ANOTHER BROKER
- Firstly it's not my place to tell you this
- Secondly you should research it on your own (i did )
- but also, the way you're asking is as if...... i could literally say anything, i could give you the link to the shonkiest broker i know and you'll go there
and you need to learn to not be this naive in forex, because Naivety is what makes you lose money.
You need to test everything
so my answer to your question GENERALLY SPEAKING is this..
Stay with Oanda , since you are with them
also Know why you are with them (overall most people don't have issues with Oanda) Unlike say VIP Brokers which will screw you the first chance they get
so you are ok from that point of view
but i would advise that you compare other brokers with Oanda and if you find a better one for you . go with that.
but don't let other people tell you what broker to use
THINK FOR YOURSELF IN FOREX
get used to looking for answers instead of asking for them
i mean IN THIS DAY OF INFORMATION WHEN INFORMATION IS LITERALLY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS AND YOU SHOULD NOT NEED TO ASK
I mean, you can google how to make a bomb, you can google how much it costs to make a spaceship in seconds.
back in my day we had Encyclopeadia brittannica and that was it
you guys have the bloody internet
so... WHY ARE YOU ASKING ? hehe
it seems that the bigger the internet gets MORE people are asking MORE QUESTIONS
you would think it'd be less
so that's my answer to you re the broker thing
as for the rest of it... sure no worries