We’ve come to realize that most of our followers are new traders, so we’d like to slow things down and start with the basics: How to actually start trading.
Spirit, money and determination mean nothing if you don’t have a platform to trade on, and that’s where stock brokers come in. A broker is a company that places the orders to buy and sell for you — think of them like a middle-man between traders and the stock market.
A futures broker isn’t much different from this besides the fact that it specifically deals with futures trading.
BUT (there’s always a but) while brokers make it easier on traders to make an impact on the stock market, there are important questions you should be realistically asking them before diving headfirst into something you might not fully understand.
We personally like to think of finding a broker similar to dating around: When searching for your perfect match and future, you’re not just going to settle on anyone (well hopefully).
Your time, energy and money is precious, don’t waste it on a futures broker (or significant other) that isn’t right for you.