Founded in 2010 Pepperstone has quickly became one of the largest and most important Australian broker (in 2016 they reported an annual growth of 20% each year). Their headquarters is in Melbourne, but they also have offices in Dallas and Shangai. The most important Pepperstone features is without a doubt the ECN trading system, one of the best in the industry. Pepperstone offers various types of account to fill every clients needs, from the more normal trader, to the high volume one, to the EA user, etc. You have the Standard account, the Razor, the Swap Free and the Active Traders. To be noted also the partnership with Equinix, a Nasdaq company, a financial network placed near Wall Street, a strategic place to be able to get the best prices.
Other instruments: Stocks, indices, CFDs, Commodities
Founded in 2006, the English broker FxPro has always been one of the key broker for the NDD category, a category in which many traders are particularly interested. FxPro has also won several awards over the years for its trading platforms, from the MetaTrader to the cTrader. FxPro also proposes several new technologies that make it a very state of the art broker from this point of view, particularly for those users who prefer automated trading. Services like cAlgo Algorithmic Trading, FxPro Library, FxPro Quant Strategy Builder and FxPro VPS are definitely worth trying if you want to automate your strategy.
Other instruments: Stocks, Indices, Futures CFDs, Commodities
IC Markets, founded in 2007 and based in Sydney, is the first Australian forex broker, and one of the biggest in the world, also booming in recent years. IC Markets is renowned for its cutting-edge ECN technology, a factor that has enabled it to become one of the best brokers in terms of spread. For this reason, this broker is often the first choice of scalpers and day traders, i.e. traders with a high volume of daily operations.
Other instruments: Commodities, Indices, Futures, CFD
Another giant of the Forex sector, well known all over the world and based in Cyprus, Plus500 is a CFD Provider, market maker type. With Plus500, in addition to the major forex currency pairs, you can access around 2000 tradable CFDs. Plus500 does not offer trading through the classic MT4 or MT5 platforms, but only through its own web, desktop and mobile platforms, expressly designed to improve the CFD trading experience. Plus500 can be a good choice for those who want to start trading, given the ease of use of its proprietary platforms.
Regulations: Plus500UK Ltd authorized & regulated by the FCA (509909); Plus500CY Ltd authorized & regulated by CySEC (250/14); Plus500SG Pte Ltd, licensed by the MAS (CMS100648-1) and IE Singapore (PLUS/CBL/2018); Plus500AU Pty Ltd (ACN 153301681), licensed by: ASIC in Australia, AFSL 417727, FMA in New Zealand, FSP 486026; Authorised Financial Services Provider in South Africa, FSP 47546. (You do not own or have any rights to the underlying assets. Please refer to the Disclosure documents available on the website.)
Headquarter: Plus500 Ltd. is headquartered in Haifa Israel
Other instruments: CFDs on indices, stocks, cryptocurrencies, commodities, options, ETFs
As written directly on the home page is operated by Safecap, a subsidiary of Playtech PLC which is traded on the London Stock Exchanges Main Market and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. m is one of the fastest growing broker in recent years, thanks to the significant investments made and the quality of their services (in particular the multilingual support department, available 24/5, for which they even received several awards). As the domain name may suggest, the goal of this broker is to provide coverage on as many markets as possible, so as to become the reference point not only for forex brokers, but for the whole universe of online trading.
Other instruments: Stocks, indices, ETFs, CFDs, Commodities, Bitcoin
Among the old English brokers in the industry, founded back in 1974, IG Markets is renowned for the reliability and the quality of service and for being one among the brokers with the highest number of CFDs an investor can have access to, more than 10,000 to be precise. Until a few years ago this broker was among the few not supporting the MetaTrader platform, but just the ProRealTime one, even though today it also integrates the most popular MT4 and the L2 Dealer, to better meet the needs of many customers.
Other instruments: CFDs, Stocks, Commodities, Indices, ETP, Options , interest Rates, VIX, bonds, bitcoin, IPO
Broker of Canadian origin, founded in 1995, Oanda is among the biggest player regarding specifically the Forex market. It has been estimated that about 20% of spot forex daily operations passes through the Oanda servers. In addition to the classic MT4, Oanda provides its own WebTrader with which you can operate with a Cent Account, i.e. you can trade with very little quantities (fractions of microlots). This feature allows you to work with a good money management even with accounts of a few tens of dollars.
Regulations: NFA, CFTC, FCA UK, IIROC, MAS Singapore
Other instruments: Indices, Commodities, bonds, CFDs
More than a broker, we are in the presence of a bank, so much so that it is regulated as such. Saxo Bank, a Danish company founded in 1992, is definitely not for all budgets having a minimum deposit of $ 10,000. Once inside, however, you can have access to a broker with very high professionalism and the ability to trade also on real instruments such as futures, options and bonds.
Other instruments: Stocks, Options, ETFs, ETCs, Futures, CFD, Bonds
Together with Oanda, , founded in 1999 in New Jersey, its another attractive alternative for US customers. In fact, this broker, thanks to the closure of the US market to foreign competition, is now the largest broker in terms of daily trading volumes. In addition to size, m is also distinguished by the large number of regulations around the world it complies with, and element indicating the high level of safety and professionalism. In addition to MT4, the Forex.com customers can also access the FOREXTrader Pro platform and GTX Forex ECN (for large or institutional clients).
Regulations: CIMA, NFA, CFTC, FCA, IIROC, ASIC, FFA, MAS, SFC
XM, founded in 2009 in Cyprus, is the largest forex brokers in Cyprus, and third in the world, with an important rate of growth in recent years. In terms of platforms, this broker only offers the MT4 and MT5, but where it excels is definitely in the orders execution technology, which is why it is very popular among very active day traders (also considered the highly leveraged granted which can go up to 888:1)
Other instruments: Indexes, Commodities, Stocks, CFDs
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