Just found very exciting trading contest from OctaFx http://www.octafx.com/contests/octafx-champion/. Trading demo we can win 500$ that can be withdrawn or used for further trading on real. Taking into consideration that we are free of slippages and widening spreads on demo (in contrast to trading on real) making profit there will be much easier. Already opened two demo accs want to win 1 and second plance and grab 800$ :) what do you think???
If we talk about trading techniques, main method of mitigating risks is hedging. Its shortcoming is that it reduce expected profit, but main rule in trading is save in first and gain in second. If we talk about safety of funds, then it is broker question. I use OctaFx segregated accounts to be sure that my funds is in secure place.