To echo what both @Navs24 and @bonboktrader have already said, you should consider brokers regulated in major financial centers appropriate for your region.
The advantage of trading with a well-regulated broker is there are both financial and trading standards set, ongoing monitoring by the regulators to ensure compliance, a framework for handling complaints from customers, and the power to enforce actions against regulated brokers for violations.
- In the US, forex is regulated by the CFTC and NFA, and brokers are required to maintain net capital of $20 million.
- In the UK, forex trading is regulated by the FCA and funds are protected for up to £50,000 per client by the FSCS.
- In Canada, forex trading is regulated by IIROC and funds are protected for up to $1 million per client by the CIPF.
Where do you live, @cypreesjeff?