Hey recently I have been reading a lot about forex trading. I have been following the stock market for a while, but forex seems more and more interesting. Im not wealthy or anything and will be doing this mostly for the fun of it. If Ill make some decent money from it, then thats fine. After searching for software and a broker, I happen to come over tradestation. Not the best spread as far I can see, but the charting software seems really nice (although I have not tried it, and the stock terminal i have experience with is very basic) It said on the www.tradestation.com webpage that I need an amount of $5000 to trade forex. Ok fine, it's a bit more than i planed to start out with, but I can live with that. Further down the page it said I need to be in the position of risking $50 000 ?? Can anyone please explain me what's up with this? I thought I would only loose the amount of cash I transferred into my account? If anyone will recommend charting software or brokers they think is more suitable, then I'm happy to hear it as well. Sorry for my poor english and thanks up front for any reply.