Most forex traders are advised to open a demo account to familiarize themselves with Forex.com's platform and features. To open a demo account, click on the "open account" button on the top of the page and then select the "open a free practice account" option for either the FOREXTrader PRO or the MetaTrader options.
Next, traders must fill out a short form to register on Forex.com that includes basic information like first name, last name, country, city, phone number, email address and referral source. After completing and submitting the form, an email will be sent with login information used to access with the web trading or the trading platform selected earlier.
|Figure 1: How to sign up for demo account with Forex.com.|
After signing up, traders have the option of using a variety of different platforms, including FOREXTrader Pro, MetaTrader or trading through the Forex.com website. FOREXTrader Pro is the most popular option and can be used as either online or as a software download.
To use the downloadable version of FOREXTrader Pro, traders will need select the "FOREXTRADER PRO" option and then click on "Download Platform." Currently, the only downloadable version requires Microsoft Windows, while Apple users must use the FOREXTrader PRO.web version that can be accessed online.
To install the downloadable version of FOREXTrader Pro for Microsoft Windows, first click the "download" button and then click "install" when prompted to begin the installation. The full installation file will then begin downloading and, once completed, a login prompt will appear. Simply input the email address and password from the email received when signing up.
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