How to tell if your broker is being honest
As we mentioned in the introduction, both negative and positive slippage is a natural part of trading. It is therefore necessary to take them into account. Ideally, the slips should be evenly spaced. This should result in approximately the same number of negative and positive slips. However, what you should pay attention to is the way your broker handles the slips.
The privilege of a quality broker is, in addition to the even distribution of positive and negative slips, also to admit positive slips to his clients in the event that they occur.
A "healthy" slippage distribution can be identified with the help of graphs of their distribution. A fair broker should have no problem showing you these charts on request. At Purple Trading, we list them directly on our website. Take a look at the Purple Trading slide distribution chart.