Hi everyone, As traders, we take lots of risk with our own capital. That is normal. But what shouldn't be normal is having to deal with a business infested with crooks, hypocrites and deceitful liars. My trading career has been marked by these experiences (amongst others): 1) RefcoFX (USA): Apparently, at the time, this was the biggest, safest broker on the block. The crook at the helm of the firm, Phillip Bennet (British educated in Cambridge University), was hiding $430 millions in bad debts, hid behind the USA bankruptcy (crook protection) laws, and more than 200,000 creditors (including myself) lost their trading account with all the money inside it. 2) MtGox (Japan): Was the world leading bitcoin exchange. Mark Karpeles (French educated in Paris) was spending MtGox customer's money on prostitutes instead of fixing the security holes of his firm. Result: MtGox went bankrupt, and all the creditors (including myself) are still waiting for their money. 3) AvaTrade (Ireland): It is not bankrupt, but recently, just like Cassini crashing into Saturn, it suddenly went silent, customer support not answering phone neither email, and creditors (including myself) are waiting.... My question: Any safe, reliable, honest, virtuous broker around? I can say good things about Oanda, having done business with them for almost 10 years. But will it last? I want good execution. I want to be able to withdraw and deposit my money without problems. I want small slippage. I want to deal with honest people, not crooks that steal my money and go hide behind their local bankruptcy laws.