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How to Open a Real Money Trading Account

04 Aug 2023


  • The first step to entering the world of finance is to open a real-money trading account.
  • This invites countless opportunities for investors to monetize significantly.
  • Wondering how it’s done? We’ll simplify it for you! Let’s go through the stages of starting a real-money trading account.

What is a Real-Money Trading Account?

  • A real-money trading account allows an investor to buy and sell financial assets using real money.
  • It provides a platform to engage directly in active financial markets and to earn profits from price changes and market fluctuations. Here, the investors themselves need to fund their accounts.

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How Do I Open a Real-Money Trading Account?

Learning about the market and having an excellent strategy are the two key factors needed to be successful in real-money trading. You can follow these steps:

A reputable broker

Selecting a trustworthy broker is the first step in setting up a real-money trading account. Investors should research, evaluate the services, and compare platforms before choosing a broker. It is also important to consider other factors like investment styles, costs, and customer support before finalizing a broker.

​​​​​​​Applying for an account

Investors need to open a trading account on their broker’s platform. It can be opened by filling out the necessary details on the account application form. Fill in details like name, address, phone number, birth date, and any other required fields.

​​​​​​​Verifying the details

Brokers request specific documentation to confirm identification and validate the legality of the trading account. When applying, the investor must prepare to upload identification, such as their driver’s license or passport, and proof of address, like bank statements. 

​​​​​​​Maintaining a minimum balance

An investor must first determine whether their account balance meets the broker’s minimal requirement. Some extra fees can be charged for having a low balance if the investor loses money and fails to maintain the minimum account balance.


Investors must deposit money into their trading account when the account application is authorized. As trading entails risk, they must start with an amount they are comfortable with and can afford to lose, as trading is quite volatile, with no guarantee of gains. It’s best to start with less and grow the investment gradually.

How Do I Get Started?

An investor must first test the resources and services the broker has to offer. It is important to familiarize oneself with the site and its functioning. Investors must remember that the key to long-term success is adapting to constant changes, managing risks, and implementing strategic trading procedures.


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