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: AvaTrade Founding year: 2006 Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland Regulator: Avatrade is regulated in Europe (Ireland), Australia, Japan, British Virgin Islands and South Africa. An overview of all applicable regulators is easily accessible via AvaTrade’s website.

General description

AvaTrade is a large and well-known Forex and CFD broker with over 200.000 registered clients worldwide. AvaTrade has a strong focus on customer service and user-friendly trading platforms. With 24 hour customer service in multiple languages and a wide range of platforms and services, AvaTrade has created an optimal trading environment for traders at every level. AvaTrade’s broad reach encompasses a full spectrum of trading instruments including Forex, Stocks, Commodities and Indices. AvaTrade serves its clients from multiple offices located around the world.

Instruments
  • Forex and Forex Options
  • Index CFDs
  • Shares CFDs
  • ETF-CFDs
  • Commodity CFDs
  • Bond CFDs
  • Cryptocurrency CFDs
Available platforms

AvaTrade offers several user-friendly solutions to trade via desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone:

  • MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
  • AvaTraderGO
  • AvaOptions
  • Automatic trading
Security

Customers’ assets are held in a separate (segregated) account. For European customers there is a compensation scheme for deposits through ICCL (Investor Compensation Company Ltd). For more information about the applicable schemes in each region, AvaTrade’s website provides sufficient information.