My first live account was with GFT which was using Dealbook 360. I really liked both the broker and platform until I discovered the MT4 platform.
I then closed my account and opened a live account with IBFX which uses the MT4 platform. I really liked both the broker and platform.
I got tired of all of the trading restrictions that we had to deal with, so I went looking for a non US broker which resulted with me opening a live UK account with FOREX.com using the MT 4 platform. I am still very happy at this time.
Nothing against Dealbook 360, but there are a lot more indicators to choose from, for the MT4 platform ,or at least from what I have found so far.
I have for quite while prior to forex used Ninja Trader trading e-mini's. They provide for forex as well. It's a good platform, but you have to make sure you understand the way it works. I went from futures to forex after the big fall of ,I think, 2007? After testing a lot of platforms, I'm quite happy to say that MT4 is more than adequite, but my strategy only allows me to trade MT4 with a (add-onn) tool. I trade 5m 'scalping' so I need to adjust stops and targets on-screen.
I'll post next week as to how important a platform & broker is, since not being comfortable with your platform can cost you. Being "comfortable" using the right broker and platform (and my trading strategy as well) I i.e. took 450 pips on Thursday... and 94 pips yesterday (Usd/Chf).....
Forex is a lot like the 'Gold Rush". There were winners and no-gainers, but the guys who sold the spades got mega rich... so understand your platform... you must be able to trade with it in your sleep..
MT4 for me and FxProhttp://www.fxpro.com/open-account as my preferred broker, but still others personal choices should not be the reason to base a decision. Make a set of key features and expectations that you’re looking for and test the various demo accounts available. Read the trading conditions etc… Making a final choice should have all factors taken into consideration!