Markets Review

Markets Review
3.2
Overall Rating

Markets.com is operated by Safecap Investments Limited, a Financial Services Company authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license number 092/08 and by the Financial Services Board (FSB) in South Africa as an authorized Financial Services Provider under the no. 43906. The brokerage is also now regulated under STA Global Investments Pty Limited by ASIC (number 424008) and TradeTech Markets (South Africa) Limited by FSCA (number 46860).The broker has offices in Australia, South Africa and Cyprus

Markets.com was the recipient of the London Investor Show Forex “Best Customer Service 2012” award, and the Global Banking & Finance Review “Best Broker in Customer Service Europe 2012” award, in addition to numerous other awards over the past years.

Markets Overview

Accounts

Markets.com is a world leader when it comes to trading and is one of the best choices one can make when choosing a broker. Markets.com allows trading in in equities, gold, oil, stocks, commodities, CFDs and currencies. More than 2,000 CFDs are offered, across all asset classes.

The company offers competitive spreads and generous trading leverage up to 1:300 for all non-EU citizens. In accordance with ESMA regulations, all EU citizens can be offered 1:30 leverage for trading the major currencies pairs and 1:20 leverage when trading exotic pairs, gold and major indices. EU citizens will have 1:5 leverage on non-gold commodities and non-major indices. All of Markets.com’s services are available to traders  for a minimum deposit of just $100 (which can easily be deposited via credit card, bank transfer, or web money).

Traders can set up a Markets.com standard account within minutes once all of the necessary compliance documents are uploaded.

Contracts for Difference (CFD) give traders all the benefits of owning a particular stock, index, or commodity position – without having to physically own the underlying instrument itself, enabling clients to trade the change in price of multiple commodity and equity markets, with leverage and immediate execution. A customer enters into a contract for a CFD at the quoted price and the difference between that price and the price when the position is closed is settled in cash – hence the name “Contract for Difference” or CFD.

Markets.com provides commission-free trading, with absolutely zero fees – and also has some of the most competitive spreads in the industry, including spreads as low as 1.7 on major currency pairs like EUR/USD, USD/JPY, and GBP/USD!

Leverage of up to 1:300 is available for Forex, 1:200 for commodities and indices, and 1:10 for stocks – where with a small, $5,000 funded account, traders can open large, $100,000 positions on various shares.

It’s good to see that an unlimited demo account is available for new traders or any other traders who wish to practice new trading strategies before moving on to a real account. This “paper trade” is beneficial for traders before they make any financial commitment.

Features

Markets.com traders can benefit from the use of chart analysis, indicators and oscillators and other alerts provided by the broker in order to deliver high-quality assessments of the financial markets and predict the likely direction of an asset based on the current market conditions.

Offers and Promotions

Markets.com have moved towards a policy of empowering clients to get themselves on-board quickly through online self-activation, without the aid of live customer support. Therefore as part of the process, new clients can expect walk-though tips and messages where necessary, occasionally including additional bonuses.

Deposits/Withdrawals

Markets.com accepts a wide variety of payment methods, including PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, wire transfer, credit cards and local payment methods.

Withdrawals can be done by logging onto an account and clicking on the withdrawal tab. The funds are transferred into a bank account

Education

Markets.com offers an extensive Forex and CFD trading education .

In the News and Research section, traders at Markets.com can read the Forex daily briefings which present in-depth coverage of the foreign exchange market. Technical analysis which helps Forex and CFD traders recognize and take advantage of market momentum is delivered by Trading Central, a leading provider of technical analysis.

Traders can also receive full coverage and analysis on indices, commodities and stocks so they can stay ahead and understand the volatile markets. In addition, the Autochartist tool is available and traders can sign up to receive audio and visual alerts as soon as emerging and completed patterns are identified or when Fibonacci patterns are emerging. These alerts are accompanied by appropriate charts and graphs.

Autochartist also offers PowerStats as a feature that give traders a better assessment of risk and volatility on the instruments they trade.

Their website also provid 15 different languages including French, Arabic, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Customer Support

Markets.com has the most accessible support services we’ve come across with offices in 21 locations worldwide and representatives available 24/5 by email and live chat. An online form can be used to contact the main office of the broker.

Markets Features

Markets.com is certainly one of the most robust brokers in the industry. It offers a host of features that makes trading enjoyable. There are several trading platforms to choose from and each one offers various trading tools and techniques. The broker is also currently offering a $25 no-deposit offer for new Markets.com traders.

There are several trading platforms to choose from and each one offers various trading tools and techniques that can help traders make better trading decisions.

Forex Trading Tools

One of the tools that stands out is their new Events Trade feature which uses detailed historical data and input from top analysts to list the potential trading opportunities for upcoming news events. It’s a free service that’s available to all traders as soon as they register with the platform.

Similar to an economic calendar, the tool shows a chronological list of events that affect trading like ECB Interest Rate Decision or US Continuing Jobless Claims. You can easily see the number of opportunities and the currency pairs that could be affected – great for planning ahead.”

Company Information

  • Broker’s Name : Markets
  • Headquarter : South Africa
  • Regulation : CySEC, ASIC, FSB

Account Information

  • Type of Broker : Market Maker
  • U.S. Clients Allowed :
  • Minimum Deposit : $100
  • Maximum Leverage : 1:300
  • Commissions / Spreads : Low
  • Account 1 : Standard
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Instruments Traded

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Trading Platforms

  • Type of Platform : MetaTrader 4, Proprietary platform
    • Platform Languages :
      • Multiple Languages
    • OS Compatibility :
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • iPhone, iPad
      • Mobile
      • Web
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Customer Support

    • Website Languages :
      • English
      • Russian
      • Italian
      • French
      • German
      • Portuguese
      • Spanish
      • Swedish
      • Arabic
      • Polish
      • Finnish
      • Norwegian
      • Danish
      • Other
  • Support Hours : 24/5
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Markets Platforms

Markets WebTrader

When it comes to trading platforms, Markets.com has a robust operating system called Markets WebTrader, which makes financial trading easy and accessible to all. Markets WebTrader was developed in-house and is not the typical generic trading platform, so it is extremely easy to use and navigate, while simultaneously providing a wealth of advanced features and tools. The Markets Web Trader offers lower spreads than the company’s MT4. At the time of this writing, for example, EUR/USD spreads were 2 pips on the Markets Web Trader, and 3 pips on the Markets MT4.

Markets Trading Platforms

Markets WebTrader offers simple navigation and traders can use either the simple search tool or can browsing the category list in order to move around the website.

There are advanced charting tools and indicators that provide essential information on market trends and allow traders to analyze a given asset’s volatility and direction. Trading cubes streamline the trading process by allowing traders to view multiple instruments and determine their prices and movement in a simple layout.

In addition, frequent updates keep traders informed about global events and market-influencing news. Trade in the instance that major events occur and benefit from market volatility as it unfolds.

MetaTrader 4

The MetaTrader 4 trading platform is another available platform at Markets.com. This out-of-the-box trading software is a standard offering, and certainly plays second fiddle to the Markets WebTrader.

Nevertheless, the MT4 platform is respected worldwide because it offers a host of powerful trading tools and features. Including multiple methods of opening and closing positions, including directly from charts and quotes windows and immediate order execution capabilities.

Mobile

Traders at Markets.com are not limited to the web. The Markets Mobile App is available for smartphones on both the App Store and Google Play and gives traders an amazing trading platform to carry with them wherever they go and instant access to the world markets.

In addition, all platforms are available as downloadable apps for Apple or Android mobile devices.

Markets Crypto

Markets.com offers traders the ability to trade cryptocurrencies in the form of Contracts for Difference (CFDs), which allows traders to take advantage of cryptocurrency fluctuations without the hassle or security challenges of owning actual digital currencies.  With Markets.com, bitcoin trading is only a click away – as is CFD trading for bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, litecoin and dash.  Unlike classic cryptocurrency trading, Markets.com enables traders to take advantage of risk management tools such as stop loss and take profits, and to short their cryptocurrency of choice if desired.

Markets.com offers some of the most interesting and competitive features for its cryptocurrency trading, compared to other crypto CFD brokers.  One of the most interesting features we discovered during this Markets.com crypto review is the Traders Trend feature through which traders can see what positions other Markets.com traders are taking, and decide whether they want to take the same position or trade against the ‘trend’.

Traders can also take advantage of 0 commissions and no withdrawal fees on all Markets.com crypto trading, though it should be noted that this fee waiver is becoming increasingly common among CFD crypto brokers.

Leverage on Markets.com bitcoin trading and most other cryptocurrency trading is up to 1:10, though Ethereum and bitcoin cash have leverage limited to 1:5.

Markets.com is a secure, regulated and established CFD broker that offers excellent opportunities for new and experienced crypto traders looking for ways to profit from the volatility without dealing with the hassles of e-wallets and keeping their crypto keys safe.

Markets Review
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platforms & Tools
Research
Customer Service
Mobile Trading
Education
User Rating0 Votes0
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Parent company is publicly listed in the UK
Web Trader platform redesigned in 2017
Over 2,000 tradable instruments
Launched Bitcoin CFD in 2017
Dislikes
Wide spreads on forex pairs
Regulated in only one (minor) jurisdiction outside Europe
Charting in mobile app is limited
3.2
Overall Rating
CONCLUSION
With over 2,000 tradeable instruments at Markets.com, traders looking for a multi-asset solution get access to proprietary trading platforms; yet, higher spreads and a lack of variable pricing may deter active forex traders.