Regulated Forex and CFD brokers

Regulated Forex and CFD brokers

Trading involves risk. Therefore it is important to choose a good broker. There are many online brokers available for trading CFDs and forex. Major Markets Trading has selected a few brokers which are fully regulated and focus on active traders.

For example, check whether a broker is supervised by a national regulator such as the FCA in the United Kingdom, the BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdiensleistungsaufsicht) in Germany, ASIC in Australia or CySEC in Cyprus.

In this article you’ll find the 5 most important points to pay attention to when choosing a suitable broker for trading and daytrading.

Participants Major Markets Trading automatic trading systems

Investors who wish to participate in the forex or DAX30 automatic trading system can do so via a so-called MT4 account. Metatrader 4 is a downloadable trading platform. You can obtain a MT4 account quickly and free of charge via one of the brokers below.

Broker: Admiral Markets Founding year: 2001 Headquarters: London Regulator: FCA (Admiral Markets UK Ltd), CySEC (Admiral Markets Cyprus Ltd), ASIC (Admiral Markets Pty Ltd), BaFin (registration)

General description

Admiral Markets is a quality broker offering forex and CFD trading on indices, metals, equities, bonds, energies and cryptocurrencies. Admiral Markets has become one of the largest forex brokers in the world since 2001. Admiral Markets offers support in dozens of languages and has a local presence in more than 40 countries.

Admiral Markets
Instruments
  • Forex
  • Index CFDs
  • Shares CFDs
  • Commodities CFDs
  • Bond CFDs
  • Cryptocurrency CFDs
Available platforms
  • MetaTrader 4 (MT4)

  • MetaTrader 5 (MT5)

  • MetaTrader Webtrader

Security

Client assets are held in a separate (segregated) account and are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Admiral Markets compensates deficits for professional clients up to a maximum of GBP 50,000 per client. Retail clients have the full and unconditional protection of account deficits, on a per account basis. There are no limits to the maximum payout.

Broker: ThinkMarkets Founding year: 2010 Headquarters: London, Melbourne Regulator: FCA (TF Global Markets (UK) Limited) , ASIC (TF Global Markets (Aust) Pty Ltd)

General description

ThinkMarkets is originally an Australian online broker and offers access to a wide range of markets. In addition to its headquarters in London and Melbourne, ThinkMarkets has several offices around the world that offer support in local languages.

Instruments
  • Forex
  • Index CFDs
  • Shares CFDs
  • Commodities CFDs
  • Metal CFDs
  • Cryptocurrency CFDs
Available platforms
  • MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
    Web, Mac and mobile

  • Trade Interceptor
    web and mobile (for smartphone developed trading platform)

Security

Client assets are held in a separate (segregated) account and are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The coverage is up to GBP 85,000 per person. In addition to the FSCS cover, ThinkMarkets offers a free insurance policy that covers both retail and professional traders up to an amount of GBP 1 million.