Hi, I've started trading FX with Oanda with the aim of getting some real trading experience to put on my CV, for talking about in interviews and to learn trading for trading's sake. How much should I trade to be taken seriously? I have put $1,000 into my account and risk about 0.5% per trade. So that's only about $5 at the moment. If I mention this in an interview will it just make me look stupid? Should I be putting more money down? I'm wary about putting more into Oanda as I'm based in UK (Oanda is in US), but UK firms either have high minimum lots/starting deposits or are dodgy bucket shops. Thanks, Mauzj.