100 standard lots on just $5,000???????? Each standard lot is $100,000; so 100 lots is $10 million. This means 2000:1 leverage. Even if some bucket shops offered 2000:1, you'll blow up all your $5000 with a 0.05% (5 pips) move against you. By the way you may pay the 5 pips in commissions (spread) alone. No wonder bucket shops (Forex brokers) never really buy the currencies. With people like this they have almost risk-free profits.