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HY Markets is global forex broker with more than 30 years of operational experience, regulated by FCA in the UK. Trade Forex with spreads as low as 1.8 pip

FXCM is one of the biggest forex brokers in the world, licensed and regulated on four continents. FXCM wins our admirations with its over 200,000 active live accounts and daily trading volumes of over $10 billion. 

Forex.com is a large broker listed on the New York Stock Exchange. We like it not only because it’s regulated in the U.S., Japan, Australia, Canada and Hong Kong but also because it offers very good spreads and superior execution. 

XM is broker with great bonuses and promotions. Currently we are loving its $30 no deposit bonus and deposit bonus up to $5000. Add to this the fact that it’s EU-regulated and there’s nothing more you can ask for.

FxPro is a broker we are particularly keen on: it’s regulated in the UK, offers Metatrader 4 (MT4) and cTrader – where the spreads start at 0 pips, Level II Pricing and Full Market Depth. And the best part? With FxPro you get negative balance protection.

FXTM is a EU regulated forex broker, offering ECN trading on MT4 an MT5 platforms. Traders can start trading with as little as $1 and take advantage of tight fixed and variable spreads, 1:1000 leverage and swap-free accounts.

Easy-forex is a CySEC and ASIC regulated broker offering access to over 300 trading instruments, tight fixed spreads, no slippage and a 50% deposit bonus.

Grand Capital is a MT4 forex broker, offering $500 no deposit bonus and 40% bonus on all deposits.

Trading212 is a European broker with an excellent proprietary trading platform, which is now available as an iPhone app as well (we tried it out and we loved it). Trading 212’s customers enjoy fast execution a vast selection of trading instruments.

 

FxChoice is a IFSC regulated forex broker, serving clients from all over the world. It offers premium trading conditions, including high leverage, low spreads and no hedging, scalping and FIFO restrictions.

 Kawase is a CySec regulated broker, offering ECN/STP forex trading on cTrader platform. 

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OptionRally is a EU regulated binary options broker, offering up to 90% payout and 15% refund on various assets, including forex, commodities, stocks, indices. The minimum deposit is $250 and minimum trade size - just $5. 

 

Grand Capital (www.grandcapital.net) is an award-winning binary options broker, offering trading in most popular assets on the widely used MetaTrader 4 platform under pretty good trading conditions.

24Option is probably the largest and most reputable binary option broker. It is regulated by CySec and all client deposits up to EUR 20 000 are guaranteed by Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). 24Option offers 100% bonus on deposit.

Latest Forex News

Plus500 and four more forex brokers get licensed by Israeli regulator (ISA)

Sep 30 2016 11:50:43, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

Israel financial regulator, ISA, announced yesterday it has finally granted several Trading Arena Licenses to FXCM, Plus500, Atrade, Real Forex and First Index. According to the publication on the ISA website, the licenses tailored for retail products are not active yet, but well come into effect as of October 31, 2016.   The five brokers mentioned above are the first ones to officially get licenses from ISA after the recent introduction of regulation requirements for forex brokerages in Israel. Read more

FXCM sells DailyFX to IG Group for $40 mln

Sep 30 2016 09:03:34, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

Leading US forex broker FXCM (NASDAQ:FXCM) announced on Friday it has signed an agreement to sell its trading news and research portal DailyFX to the most profitable UK brokerage, IG Group (LON:IGG), for $40 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of October as it is subject to final approval and closing conditions by the buyer. FXCM intends to use the proceeds from the deal to repay the outstanding part of the loan it owes to Leucadia National Corp. Following the transaction, it will have made loan repayments of $157 million to Leucadia with $153 million still outstanding. Read more

How much UK forex brokers earn?

Sep 30 2016 08:25:55, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

It is all about the money. Probably all of us, involved in one way or another in the forex industry, have wondered “How much do FX brokers earn?”. So we decided to check out and compare the profits of largest brokerage companies, starting with UK ones. According to the data, filed by brokers to the UK Companies house, IG Group has earned the most lucrative profits for the year 2015, amounting to £169,5 million (before taxes), followed by CMC Markets and Forex.com. In fact, IG Group Holdings PLC (LON:IGG) is also the largest retail broker by market cap. Read more

Plus500 founders sell 13% of the company, stock down 16%

Sep 29 2016 09:32:39, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

The founders of retail forex and CFD broker Plus500 (LON:PLUS) have sold 13% of the existing ordinary shares of the company (or 15 500 000 shares), according to an announcement on the website of the London Stock Exchange filed today. After the sale, the founders - Alon Gonen, Gal Haber, Elad Ben-Izhak, Omer Elazari and Shlomi Weizmann - still continue to hold 22.13% of the company (or combined 25 432 547 shares).   Click to enlarge The shares were sold for a total of £100.75 million ($131 million), or for GBX 650 apiece. The buyers, however, have not been announced, supposedly they are some institutional investors. Read more

FxPro UK has tripled both its revenues and trading volumes in 2015

Sep 28 2016 12:29:55, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

According to FxPro’s annual accounts filed yesterday with the UK Companies House, the broker has tripled both its revenues and trading volumes in 2015. The total revenue of FxPro for the previous year was nearly £2 million, shows the accounts report, while in 2014 the company registered a net loss of £63 537. At the same time, throughout 2015 trading volumes at FxPro UK amounted to $63.5 billion, a figure which is almost three times higher than 2014’s $22.8 billion. This is mainly due to the client number increase, along with a rise in trading activity because of greater market volatility in 2015. Read more

Trades on Oanda’s fxTrade platform are now executed within 1 ms

Sep 28 2016 12:14:19, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

Leading global forex broker Oanda says execution speed on its in-house trading platform fxTrade is now as little as one millisecond, down from around six before. What is more, according to City AM, the brokerage is trying to reposition its fxTrade to a data and payment platform. Of course, Oanda’s focus remains on forex trading, however, the broker expects to boost its revenue from data and payment services. “I don’t think of our platform as a trading platform, I think of it as a data platform. We record every trade and that’s valuable,” Ed Eger, Oanda’s head said, as cited by the media. Read more

FXCM improves its API trading technology

Sep 21 2016 08:27:34, Stanimir Zhelev in Software

The leading global forex and CFDs broker FXCM constantly tries to optimize the trading experience of its clients and puts much efforts into technology innovation. After launching big-data technical analysis indicator in August (free of charge), the brokerage announced the latest enhancements to its API technology services on Tuesday. FXCM maintains thousands of live Application program interface (API) accounts, as well as institutional third party partnerships. Currently, its API Technology Solutions Suite Includes the following: - For Algorithmic Traders Marketscope Indicore is perfect for the most common API needs, built specifically for algo trading. Read more

FxPro execution statistics for Q2 2016: Positive slippage continues to grow, requotes shrink further

Aug 22 2016 13:10:11, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

Keeping in line with its transparency policy, leading EU broker FxPro has reported key execution statistics for the second quarter of 2016, ending June 30. According to the data provided, orders executed with positive slippage continued to dominate in Q2, rising to almost 50%. The figure represents an increase by 5.5% over the quarter and by more than 10%, compared to the same period a year earlier. Furthermore, during the April-June period FxPro’s trades executed with requotes dove to just 4.2% in Q2 2016, falling both QoQ and YoY. Besides, negative requotes shrunk to 2.3 percent, which represents a decrease by 17.8 QoQ and by over 20% YoY. Read more

FXCM adds Grid Sight Index to Trading Station platform

Aug 11 2016 14:36:58, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

Leading US brokerage FXCM always tries to improve the trading experience of its clients. After it joined the popular social trading trend earlier in July, now it launched Grid Sight Index on its Trading Station platform free of charge. This is a big-data technical analysis indicator that helps traders decide whether short-term trends will continue or reverse Banks and hedge funds use such tools and benefit from them for years. Big-data indicators are on the cutting-edge of financial market analysis. They analyze tons of data in order to identify aspects of market behavior that traditional indicators simply cannot recognize. Read more

FXCM’s client deposits wane in June, but it’s still number one in the US

Aug 11 2016 13:54:41, Stanimir Zhelev in Brokers

We regularly keep an eye on client assets handled by largest US brokers and the latest US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) report on Futures commission merchants (FCMs) reveals an overall shrinking retail forex market. Although FXCM client obligations also fell both YoY and MoM, coming in at $174,991,480 in June, the brokerage continues to be the most popular choice among US traders. Gain Capital a.k.a. Forex.com, remains a solid second, handling $129,705,882 in client deposits in the sixth month of the year. The figure represents a slight decline by 0.6% compared to the data from May, and an impressive increase of +15.5% YoY. Read more

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