I had a similar problem yesterday. My planner told me that I was late in choosing a broker account. The last one I had in 2011 was MF Global, and they went bankrupt just 2 days after I closed my account with them. My best ever experience of sticking to my own business plan dates! Anyway, I googled a couple of broker review sites, read two who ranked FCA regulated brokers in the UK, decided that history and reputation were better criteria than market costs, and opened an account with a broker who was top of one rating review and third in another rating review. Been around since 2005. I deposited funds and created a real and a demo account with access to MT4 (and MT5) and started the long process of relearning what I knew in 2011. Printed off four charts with a view to creating strategies for EURUSD, gold and silver (my favourite “no counterparty risk” investments), and satisfied myself with a job well done.