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Choosing a reliable forex broker can be overwhelming, especially with so many brokerages out there luring you in with their enticing offers. In this article, we will outline 3 criteria we consider the most essential when selecting the right forex broker. After all, you're entrusting your well-earned money to a company, expecting it to provide you with honest and transparent financial services. So, let's get into it.

1. Regulatory compliance

Regulation is the first thing you should look into. The broker must have a license to provide financial and brokerage services and be regulated by a supervisory authority. If your broker's activity isn't regulated, it can basically do as it pleases with your funds. The activity of a reliable broker should be governed by an official regulator responsible for handling any disputes and trade claims that may arise between a trader and the brokerage. 

A flashy website does not guarantee that your broker is trustworthy. Check out the broker's "About us" section and make sure that your broker is duly regulated. To cut it short, if you want your interests to be protected and your money to be safe - a regulated broker, such as AMarkets, is your first choice. AMarkets is an international forex broker that has been providing trading and investment services for over 15 years. Its reliability is confirmed by dozens of international awards and an excellent rating on TrustPilot - 4.7 out of 5. 

2. Deposit and withdrawal

Speedy and hassle-free deposits and withdrawals are the next essential criteria. The more payment methods your broker offers, the better. A reliable broker has no reason to make it hard for you to withdraw your profit. A wide range of payment options - via bank cards, wire transfers, e-payment systems, and withdrawals in local currency - means that the broker is dedicated to making the withdrawal process as smooth and convenient as possible.

3. Trading conditions

Consider a broker that offers the best execution speed. Narrow spreads and a trading platform that works seamlessly without interruptions are also crucial. And last but not least - a wide selection of financial instruments to trade. Ideally, your broker should offer all types of assets, including currency pairs, indices, stocks, bonds, commodities, such as oil and gold, and cryptocurrency

Final thoughts

Choosing a trustworthy forex broker is by far the most important decision as you embark on your trading journey. Apart from the three most important criteria we've mentioned above, you should also consider things like a demo account to backtest your trading strategies, a user-friendly mobile app that lets you trade on the go, round-the-clock customer service, high-quality educational materials, trading recommendations and analysis from market experts, attractive bonus offers, promotions and contests for clients. If your broker has all that, you can be confident that interested in your trading success. Pick a broker that meets all these criteria, and you'll be in good hands. 

Risk Warning: Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. There is a possibility that you may sustain a loss of some or all of your investment. Before deciding to trade you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. Please note that AMarkets does not provide services to citizens and residents . AMarkets Ltd and its affiliate do not target EU/EEA/UK clients.

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