Ok so i've been thinking of getting into trading. i've tried out no deposit bonus schemes but they have this deposit a certain amount scheme to prove verification. is it possible to earn some money around which i can use for in trading or any app which gives its user free balance to fumble around with. iqoptions would be nice.

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    Sign up for the Investopedia Simulator. They'll give you one million dollars just for showing up. You can fumble around as much as you want. – Bob Baerker Dec 2 '18 at 19:17

No one is going to give you free money in exchange for absolutely nothing. What you are looking for does not exist. If you do find a place that will give you a free balance for nothing it is almost certainly a scam.

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    I think there are fantasy trading sites, where you can practice trading with imaginary money. – jamesqf Dec 2 '18 at 17:02
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    Most free simulators (fantasy trading sites) are more like 'Play money accounts' and are pretty much worthless. A good simulator ties directly to the market with no slippage or make believe trades. IOW, you must trade at the bid or ask and you only get a fill for the number of shares that actually trade at that price IRL. Since it’s virtual money, it’s nothing like the emotions involved with real money but it's useful for familiarizing yourself with order creation/placement, testing trading strategies and learning the ins and outs of a platform. The best ones are offered by brokerage firms. – Bob Baerker Dec 2 '18 at 23:29

A: Get job

B: Fund trading account

C: Trade with money.

Given that you can start trading with pathetic little amounts of money these days, not taking a job to get some hundred USD is - well - more on the explicit not smart version.

Yes, it is possible to earn money. That is generally called working. Most people do that.

  • Though perhaps you need a couple more lines. D: Lose your money trading; GOTO A. – jamesqf Dec 2 '18 at 17:01
  • Actually very true for 95% of all people. Given that most of my income IS actually from trading, I sort of tend to ignore this ;) You are right. – TomTom Dec 2 '18 at 17:50
  • Yes, something like 90% of traders lose money. And yet there are trading approaches that even a long term fixed income investor can utilize than can bump yield up with no additional risk beyond what already exists in the current positions. – Bob Baerker Dec 2 '18 at 23:29
  • And that is so totally not the question here. – TomTom Dec 3 '18 at 7:03
  • Given how extremely unlikely it is, can you cite a source for "90% of traders lose money" ? I've seen estimates of 70% of day traders lose money, which should in theory be the most volatile (and most easily to lose money) group. – xyious Dec 3 '18 at 16:54

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