Getting involved with a retail forex broker is one of the biggest mistakes a newbie trader can make. You should first learn about order execution and trading by practicing with odd lots of liquid ETFs like QQQQ. You wait until you are more knowledgeable before you take the greater risks involved with round lots of equities. You wait for greater knowledge before you even think of touching futures. You are almost guaranteed to lose everything if you get involved with retail forex before you have developed a great deal of experience. You might have a temporary run of profit in retail forex, as a newbie, which will deceive you into thinking that you know what you are doing, and will ultimately lead to your losing it all. The retail forex industry, with very few exceptions (like IB's forex trading), is nothing more than a scam targeted at robbing the newbie traders blind, and stealing candy from babies. Most newbie traders are blinded by greed and don't want to hear the type of advice I just gave, so let me just express, in advance, my condolescences for your future losses.