Forex trading became available to retail traders in 1999. The first handful of years was wrought with overnight brokers that seem to shut up shop without notice. The common denominator was that these brokers were based and non-regulated countries. While some did take place the United States, the majority seem to happen overseas where all it took to set up a brokerage was a few thousand dollars in fees.
For novices who have just taken their first steps onto the Forex market, we recommend enrolling onto one of the Investment Academy's educational courses. The courses will teach you not only the basics of Forex, but also different methods of analysis that will give you some unique insights into the inner workings of the market, how to avoid common pitfalls and minimise your losses.
I've been trading with InstaForex Company for more than 18 months. I appreciate the low leverage available for trading and instant execution of orders. I wish everybody success and good health! AxiTrader's minimum deposit is $200 on standard accounts and $1000 on pro accounts.