Initial investment as the constant money flow that will support your trading career are extremely important in forex trading.
A lot of people think that when you start trading you can leave your job because trading is going to be a financial support that you need and nothing else, but that is a sore mistake, as a lot of new traders have burned themselves on decisions like that.
Well, your initial deposit will vary on the broker that you chose for your trading. There are standard sums. Most of the time the amount of initial investment in your account is somewhere around $200-$250. It is doubtful that at present moment you can find a broker who can ask for a smaller amount. Usually the bare minimum offers a trader low spreads and competitive leverage, so the more you invest in the beginning the better start you are going to have.
The golden rule of depositing in this case is do not invest more than you can afford to lose. That way you can ensure that in case of a loss you will have assets to fall on and that in time you are going to have enough in order to update your account.
Of course, in order to understand what amount is perfect for you at any given time of your investment career one has to possess a perfect sense of their finances as well as vision for a financial future.
So, forex is not a place where to win big you got to play big. We are in no rush. We can wait. And that means that we can afford to be careful and not to risk a while lot of money all at once. The best way to reach your goal is to go there little by little. After all, remember that fairytale about a turtle and a hare? You have to be a turtle.