The answer is… there is no way to do so! In the past 2 years the online trading industry suffered many blows below the waste having this market leaders closing down their gates or even involved in some suspicious activity and conduct.
Ironfx, atlas group, alpari and many more where in the news many times regarding various issues such as:
Ib fraud, hedging against clients, withholding clients funds and more… this causes a serious trust issues with all traders since the names mentioned above were the biggest brokers in the industry, some owned banks (??!?) and still managed to close down their gates in a warm sunny day.
We believe, when choosing a broker you need to start. Start reading reviews, start trading with him, compare his formal offer with the offers you are being provided in reality, challenge the brokerage and in general build up a relationship which will hold and sustain.
We also believe that you should know your place as a client and a trader, know how to take responsibilities for your actions, understand the risk factor with trading financial instruments, invest the correct amount of capital in order to be able to execute your plan, set goals, set targets, set take profit, set stop loss in simple words… be prepared and control your trading account.
You should also try to run a few trading account at the same time which will provide you with a base for comparison between the brokers.