Simulators VS real trading

In general no matter what market people trade they will almost always do better in paper trading than they will in real trading.

The first is that slippage, or the difference in the price where you click to enter a trade and the price where you are actually executed exists in real trading but not in paper trading.

The second and more important reason is that psychology plays a huge role in the success or failure of a trader and when trading with paper money, you remove many of the psychological elements that are the downfall of so many traders.

Psychology – It is for this reason that many people recommend trading live with small amounts of money shortly after you have your strategy down and understand the order entry techniques so you can bring that extra psychological element into the picture and start learning to deal with it with small money on the line before trading bigger money.