My top tip for a newcomer to online trading.

· Look at the regulation of the brokerage and if it covers your geographic location. This will basically protect you from unfair methods or deceptive business acts or practices. You will have a course of redress.

· Invest small initially, make some trades and withdraw your funds. When satisfied you can always re-enter with bigger deposits. There will always be opportunities.

· Do not just rely on third party information, get a basic understanding of what you want to do and stick to this, a lot of this is dependent on time and funds. Seek independent support other than just your brokerage.