Good Question, and the simple answer is “no more than you can afford to lose”.

With the advent of the internet clients can deposit and trade as little as $50 although this is a totally unrealistic figure for high returns.

Be realistic

Although we have seen clients make huge sums from “relatively small” deposits, it’s not a true reality of the markets. It usually involves huge risk (leverage) full time in front of the screen, good market knowledge and a lot of luck.

Everyone is different however, as long as the money you invest will not affect your lifestyle then it’s OK to invest whatever you want, although “portfolio diversification” is always advised.

The more you invest the higher the potential returns as per the invested amount. Larger margins with lower leverage also allow for more market movements within the trade.

Forex Financial Markets “Premium Clients” have a minimum initial deposit balance of $25,000.