the two. You know the answer. More than 95 of the traders lose money. Just be sure your personality fits the style of trading you undertake. Think this doesnt happen? Let me ask you a question. Secondly, and most importantly, follow a strategy consistently. Brokers offer various deals to their traders and while the investment is your decision, you must rely on your broker to make the transactions for the trade. Next are.K, Australia and Hong Kong. However, you should note that sometimes the broker adds markups, but it is a real ECN/STP broker and you dont have any problems in opening and closing your positions.
Other things will come to you with the further experience. This is how your broker makes his money. If it is 1-3 pips above the regular spread, then they are adding markups to the spread. Finally, know that when you become a profitable trader, your orders are going to get slipped. Make sure that you get solid answers, not just wishy-washy ones.