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Title: InstaForex
Post by: tarapapa on August 04, 2009, 02:23:39 AM
Hi All,

  Anyone using this broker? Appreciate your feed back and comments.

Rgds,
Fendi
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jaerich on August 04, 2009, 02:32:05 AM
I am one of the happy clients of InstaForex.I would like to share my experience, too. I originally had an account with FXDD. In my opinion, it is not very friendly with FAPTurbo. Spreads for EURCHF and EURGBP is minimum 6 pips during FAPTurbo trading times (21:00-01:00). Safe spreads for FAPTurbo is 3-4 pips and 5 is a bit risky. I do not like to adjust the maxspread setting of FAPTurbo to match the broker. So I sought another broker. I landed on Liberty Reserve website and they have INSTAFOREX as one of their featured brokers. Opening an account is instant. That is why it is called InstaForex. EURCHF and EURGBP spreads are as low as 3 pips. Trading starts in as little as $10. You could create an account with them, fund your account and start trading in a matter of 10 minutes or less. I deposited $200 with alertpay then after 5 seconds they already credited it into my account, I was up and trading. They also have this welcome bonus to newcomers. A deposit of $100 yields $30 bonus. A deposit of $800 yields $200 bonus. These bonuses will only be available for withdrawal after completing a certain number of market lots. For the deposit of $100, after trading 10 market lots, the $30 bonus is rewarded. I remember opening my account with 1:100 leverage. I wanted to play a little more dangerously. I spoke with an online customer support on the same moment and had him change my account leverage to 1:200 in an instant. There are also numerous ways of funding and withdrawing your account. Name it they have it. Happy trading!  :D
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: RomanLX on August 04, 2009, 08:02:51 AM
Well, they were 5 pip spread all last night and still is this morning.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: tlbone on August 04, 2009, 04:38:18 PM
Anyone else out there have any
 yas or nays about Instaforex ?....
and who else out there is getting as good a results
 as Jaerich and is using Instaforex ?
Jaerich is giving very good praise over
this broker but who else is having as
good results ?....any probs with requotes ?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jaerich on August 04, 2009, 04:57:30 PM
I experience these requotes when I try to close trades manually ONLY. When the market is moving fast, requotes are inevitable. Slippages also occur. Take profit is sometimes closing at lower/higher pips than expected. Most of the time it is higher. It also has something to do with the time zone, I think. I live in the Pacific, and the server is in Russia. I can live with that.  ;)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: tlbone on August 04, 2009, 05:39:00 PM
thnx, i will dl the instaforex demo trader
and work with it for awhile and compare it with the
alpari-us demo....
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Trade It Easy on August 04, 2009, 06:00:27 PM
Hi I spoke to Insta forex and I questioned them on the forexpeacarmy scam alert. Theyh replied that forexpeacearmy itself is actually running scams to blackmail brokers and create false indicators that everyones signs up to. read article: http://instaforex.com/forexpeacearmy.php and go to: http://www.forexjustice.com/Review_Section/Forex_Signal_Reviews/Forex_Peace_Army.html for another article about forexpeacearmy and its history. Just google 'forex peace army bas*ards' (put the t in! lol) Instaforex seem like a good choice but are not regulated. Hey Jareich I noticed you did not trade yesterday why is that?? Do you only trade tuesday to friday?
Kind Regards
Jono
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jaerich on August 04, 2009, 06:07:21 PM
My Fapturbo stopped working yesterday. I was not able to trade Monday night. It happened after I had InstaForex change my account information and had my account transferred to an Introducer Broker so that I will get rebates. I had Chris of the Fapt Team reset my live key. I am now up and trading.  ;)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: lugia2000 on August 04, 2009, 06:58:03 PM
My Fapturbo stopped working yesterday. I was not able to trade Monday night. It happened after I had InstaForex change my account information and had my account transferred to an Introducer Broker so that I will get rebates. I had Chris of the Fapt Team reset my live key. I am now up and trading.  ;)

I see your stats,but my fap notrade at all  right now.(im use your setting)

Maybe because at FXDD,Scalper_EURCHF_TakeProfit=5 not working?

Or i must change into 3,like Jason setting?

Thanks!
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: tlbone on August 04, 2009, 08:34:39 PM
comparing instaforex demo with alpari demo
and seems from what im seeing that instaforex demo does
not have much volume compared to alpari....looking at the
tick charts their def is not any movement in the instaforex....
alpari is moving 4 pips to the instaforex during this time period
....have been using the demo for past 3 hours and no
trades yet....
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: tarapapa on August 05, 2009, 08:05:58 AM
My Fapturbo stopped working yesterday. I was not able to trade Monday night. It happened after I had InstaForex change my account information and had my account transferred to an Introducer Broker so that I will get rebates. I had Chris of the Fapt Team reset my live key. I am now up and trading.  ;)

Hi, I've been using InstaForex since 2 days ago and got 6 profitable trades and no losses using FAPT  ;D. If you like to know more, http://instaforex.com/index.php (aff link removed: donnaforex)

Jaerich,
  Who is your introducer broker? I also would like to do what you did.

Thks & Rgds,
Fendi
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jaerich on August 06, 2009, 12:40:42 AM
My Fapturbo stopped working yesterday. I was not able to trade Monday night. It happened after I had InstaForex change my account information and had my account transferred to an Introducer Broker so that I will get rebates. I had Chris of the Fapt Team reset my live key. I am now up and trading.  ;)

Hi, I've been using InstaForex since 2 days ago and got 6 profitable trades and no losses using FAPT  ;D. If you like to know more, http://instaforex.com/index.php?x=LUU

Jaerich,
  Who is your introducer broker? I also would like to do what you did.

Thks & Rgds,
Fendi

I wanted to go for Aslan Group but they do not have InstaForex as one of their supported brokers. I whispered to you my IB. I cannot blurt it out here in the public forum or I'll get hammered by Donna. She and Aslan Group are in partnership.  :P
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: lugia2000 on August 07, 2009, 07:42:48 AM
I am one of the happy clients of InstaForex.I would like to share my experience, too. I originally had an account with FXDD. In my opinion, it is not very friendly with FAPTurbo. Spreads for EURCHF and EURGBP is minimum 6 pips during FAPTurbo trading times (21:00-01:00). Safe spreads for FAPTurbo is 3-4 pips and 5 is a bit risky. I do not like to adjust the maxspread setting of FAPTurbo to match the broker. So I sought another broker. I landed on Liberty Reserve website and they have INSTAFOREX as one of their featured brokers. Opening an account is instant. That is why it is called InstaForex. EURCHF and EURGBP spreads are as low as 3 pips. Trading starts in as little as $10. You could create an account with them, fund your account and start trading in a matter of 10 minutes or less. I deposited $200 with alertpay then after 5 seconds they already credited it into my account, I was up and trading. They also have this welcome bonus to newcomers. A deposit of $100 yields $30 bonus. A deposit of $800 yields $200 bonus. These bonuses will only be available for withdrawal after completing a certain number of market lots. For the deposit of $100, after trading 10 market lots, the $30 bonus is rewarded. I remember opening my account with 1:100 leverage. I wanted to play a little more dangerously. I spoke with an online customer support on the same moment and had him change my account leverage to 1:200 in an instant. There are also numerous ways of funding and withdrawing your account. Name it they have it. Happy trading!  :D


Congrat,your stats is Great,lot's win. :D

Just wonder,i see you never loose until now with your last setting.

What makes your setting very profitable than Jason setting?

About start trading or else?

I just sign up at Instaforex too.

But still need email answer about open a couples account and if they receive credit card/paypal or not.

Will setting my fap like yours after they email me an answer. 8)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: IFX Yana on August 29, 2011, 08:12:51 AM
Dear traders and investors!
My name is Yana. I would like to represent InstaForex Company here in this topic. I will be glad to get feedback regarding our services and interesting offers from you.

Do not hesitate to ask any question about trading and InstaForex Company, I will be glad to support everybody.

Our advantages of the competing brokers:

- Best broker in Asia by the version of World Finance (http://"http://instaforex.com/awards.php")
- best trading conditions  (http://"http://instaforex.com/why_choose_us.php")
- contest and campaignswith the annual prize fund more than 500,000 USD (http://"http://instaforex.com/forex_contests.php")
- Insta-TV Forex news channel (http://"http://instaforex.com/video-news.php")
- Welcome Bonuses (up to 5000 USD) (http://"http://instaforex.com/get_bonus.php")
-  segregated accounts (http://"http://instaforex.com/segregate_accounts.php")
- fresh Forex analytics (http://"http://instaforex.com/articles")
- PAMM-system (http://"http://instaforex.com/pamm_system.php")
- InstaForex MasterCard (http://"http://instaforex.com/instaforex_prepaid_mastercard.php")
- Club Card of InstaForex Club (http://"http://instaforex.com/instaforex_club.php")


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Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jamestan1978 on August 29, 2011, 09:42:51 AM
My honest opinion as a user, this broker has fix spread but the spread and min stop distance is so huge that it's practically worthless if you use scalper ea trading. If you purely use manual trading then maybe it's good but then again if you do manual trading why not got for the bigger boys.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: IFX Yana on August 29, 2011, 11:27:25 AM
My honest opinion as a user, this broker has fix spread but the spread and min stop distance is so huge that it's practically worthless if you use scalper ea trading. If you purely use manual trading then maybe it's good but then again if you do manual trading why not got for the bigger boys.


Hello!

You can register in the Rebate-program to return part of the spread.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: bearnakedbull on September 13, 2011, 07:36:10 PM
Forex Peace Army has labeled them as a scam and recommends withdrawing your money from the account.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: crashev on December 10, 2011, 01:11:49 PM
Yes this broker is marked as SCAM broker and has very bad reviews so better stay away.

As You can see there is no even response from their representative here, probably he/she ran away as soon as realised that he/she is not dealing with total idiots but real traders that are smart enough to find information about this FRAUD broker for themselves.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: daniq on December 19, 2011, 03:02:43 PM
i have small account on instaforex, dont have a problem.
Title: CFTC issues injunction against Insta Trade....
Post by: fxvipservice on January 12, 2012, 02:26:34 PM
CFTC issues an injunction against InstaTrade Corporation and ZTRADEFX LLC
Instatrade Corporation, aka Insta Forex, and Ztradefx LLC were two of the 14 firms sued by the CFTC early last year. Ever since most firms didn’t bother to settle with the CFTC but some did. Last week we saw that FXOpen settled the case with the CFTC paying $140,000 fine.
Without any official announcement the following information appeared on NFA’s website. Apparently both companies were sanctioned in the following way:
TRADING PROHIBITION 09/14/2011
STOP SOLICITING 09/14/2011
OTHER (SEE NARRATIVE) 09/14/2011
PERMANENT INJUNCTION 09/14/2011
MAY NOT APPLY TO REGISTER 09/14/2011
FINE $140000 09/14/2011
MAY NOT OPERATE AS PRINCIPAL 09/14/2011
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: cruznuno on January 20, 2012, 07:19:52 AM
The truth you pay attention !!!

for withdrawal worse why financial service person responds
20 mail and nothing
normal????
withdrawal made on 12/01/2012
they say 13/01/2012 Withdrawal takes up to 7 working hours. Please, wait.
20/01/2012 nothing!!!

PAYPAL

Best broker in Asia ?????
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on January 20, 2012, 09:52:23 AM
No idea whether Insta is a scam or not. I have never tried to withdraw money from them because making money with Insta is difficult.

I do have a money maker on there at the moment though but it will be a while before I'll have enough to bother with a withdrawal.

So I'll just wait and see. ;D
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on January 30, 2012, 07:10:50 PM
I have a small account with them and didn't had any problems with them.
Haven't made any withdraws yet so I can't comment on the withdraw issues.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Manish Kumar on June 05, 2012, 07:42:06 AM
Hello fellow traders,
There is war going on between Hotforex and Insta at Forexworldwar.
here's the link
http://forexworldwar.com/hotforex-vs-instaforex (http://forexworldwar.com/hotforex-vs-instaforex)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: solap on June 12, 2012, 04:34:12 PM
They are offline now. Anyone got a same with me?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: solap on June 12, 2012, 05:25:05 PM
Sorry, it's my internet connection to slow to connect to Instaforex. They are work fine.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on June 12, 2012, 07:15:36 PM
They are offline now. Anyone got a same with me?

I've checked the logs and I had a short 5min disconnection.

My InstaForex account is now around 5months old. Made a few deposits and withdrawals without any problems. The withdrawals are usually processed the same day but sometimes it took 2 days.

Only the spreads are a bit high, but you can get 1.5 pips rebate back so can't complain
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pelaut on June 13, 2012, 10:26:52 PM
Withdrawal process took 2 days? What kind of payment you use with them? I always use LR and it takes about 7 hours, quite slow but never late

They are offline now. Anyone got a same with me?

I've checked the logs and I had a short 5min disconnection.

My InstaForex account is now around 5months old. Made a few deposits and withdrawals without any problems. The withdrawals are usually processed the same day but sometimes it (https://donnaforex.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Finstaforex.com%2F%3Fx%3DCWTZ&hash=12535838901e9850031f4e26b694fd49)took 2 days.

Only the spreads are a bit high, but you can get 1.5 pips rebate back so can't complain
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 4EverMaAT on June 21, 2012, 02:32:39 PM
Is anyone having any delays in execution lately?  I'm seeing new orders and closing existing orders taking from 8-12 seconds for EACH order ticket.  The journal logs show no connection problems.  In fact, insta will accept the order request immediately ( < 500ms), then wait to either fill the order or issue a requote  >:( I often have several trades open, and use an always-on VPS.  I am using the 5 digit Europe servers.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: fx-moneyprinter on June 26, 2012, 06:36:41 PM
I have no problems with Instaforex until now....

But you should know the following (what is not said on their site):
"You can deposit with any payment system if you want to withdraw with InstaForex Mastercard, but if your account deposited via Moneybookers or AlertPay withdrawal to the card will be available only after 45 days from the last deposit via these payment systems."
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on June 27, 2012, 08:24:56 PM
I have no problems with Instaforex until now....

But you should know the following (what is not said on their site):
"You can deposit with any payment system if you want to withdraw with InstaForex Mastercard, but if your account deposited via Moneybookers or AlertPay withdrawal to the card will be available only after 45 days from the last deposit via these payment systems."

How long you have been with Insta Forex? It is Scam at FPA  :-\
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: fx-moneyprinter on June 28, 2012, 12:58:19 PM
Not so long.
Most dicussions on the internet are about holding back money for 45 days as I wrote above.
I only said I had no problem until now.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: trader578 on June 30, 2012, 04:53:55 AM
I got a Cyprus bank address for Instaforex wire deposits from North America.  Beneficiary address is Russia, but bank is in Cyprus - which is currently asking for an EU bailout.
I wonder if this is something to be concerned about, or whether Instaforex will guarantee my deposit especially if they have multiple bank accounts around the world?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on June 30, 2012, 08:50:02 PM
Hi, I am at InstaForex (for PAMM ect because spread is 3, with rebate 1,5, so, so-so), quite happy

How can interest rate be 13% yearly? That 3 times what my banks gives...
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on July 01, 2012, 12:52:13 AM
Hi, I am at InstaForex (for PAMM ect because spread is 3, with rebate 1,5, so, so-so), quite happy

How can interest rate be 13% yearly? That 3 times what my banks gives...

Yes rebate is no doubt very good, however because of lot of FPA bad reviews, I am sideline.  :(

Is PAMM anygood, which one you are using ?  are you getting rebate on your PAMM account ?  I mean normally Manager ask to sign PAMM under their own IB. 

Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on July 01, 2012, 03:34:20 AM
Hello, in fact, I am PAMM trader (owner)
I didnt know PAMM traders asked to signup through there IB, in addition of commission?
I prefer not to give a link to my PAMM as it is maybe not suitable by all, I am wondering if I'd better to size the risk low and have hopefully a 5-20% per month, blowing every 2 years or a 30-1000% per month blowing 4-10 times a year? Any advice?
This is my first PAMM, so I really struggle with risk management, any advice apreciated...
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 4EverMaAT on July 02, 2012, 05:54:19 PM
I was able to have my earlier issues with instaforex resolved.  The dealer did make 'adjustments' to my account so it returned to 2-3.5 second executions per order.  When i first started with them, the executions were within 1-2 seconds.  But this is still ok.

Ironically, I was profitable overall anyway with the delays as my EA is not a hyper-scalper.

I use CashBackForex for rebates and I have special agreement to get back 1.6 pips rebate (pm for details).  The rebates are credited directly to your trading account on the 2nd calendar day after rollover/end of trading day.  Not sure why FPA has such a problem with InstaForex; but I usually do not frequent FPA....many of the reviews were very slanted when I used to check their site.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jsintl on July 21, 2012, 12:32:09 AM
I have opened a cent account with Instaforex and deposited $300.  I have the impression that I will be seeing 30000 cents in my account but I have seen $300 with 1:1000 leverage.  Is this correct?  This is the 1st time I opened a cent account.

Tks,
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on July 21, 2012, 03:08:22 PM
jsintl I think you did something wrong, if you have 300$ in cent account you should see 30000 in the account

For others, does anyone has their Mastercard? Is it ok?

Thank you
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: deathlord on July 21, 2012, 03:42:18 PM
It is a standard payoneer prepaid Mastercard.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jsintl on July 21, 2012, 03:45:16 PM
jsintl I think you did something wrong, if you have 300$ in cent account you should see 30000 in the account

For others, does anyone has their Mastercard? Is it ok?

Thank you

Thanks.  I will contact them to sort this matter.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on July 27, 2012, 10:46:26 AM
Hi, I advise all of you to stay away this scammy broker,
about bonus, they removed it from my account with NO REASON and when I asked them they replied it is like that and that's all, it has been removed even if you did not brake any rule, automatically, sometime it happens

Not fair at all, in fact, when you win, they do everything for you to leave

Quote
"The fact of bonus’s cancellation does NOT mean your account broke some rules, however automatic detection system discovered some multi-valued features and cancelled bonus. We apologize if this circumstance causes troubles for you but we can only state that we are not able to change the algorithm of detection system functioning or influence the result of it."
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on July 29, 2012, 08:55:44 PM
Hi, I advise all of you to stay away this scammy broker,
about bonus, they removed it from my account with NO REASON and when I asked them they replied it is like that and that's all, it has been removed even if you did not brake any rule, automatically, sometime it happens

Not fair at all, in fact, when you win, they do everything for you to leave

Quote
"The fact of bonus’s cancellation does NOT mean your account broke some rules, however automatic detection system discovered some multi-valued features and cancelled bonus. We apologize if this circumstance causes troubles for you but we can only state that we are not able to change the algorithm of detection system functioning or influence the result of it."

Strange, sorry to hear.  I think due to these reasons it is Scam at FPA.


Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on July 30, 2012, 09:27:00 AM
In fact, when you start to win, they remove it
Not fair
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on July 30, 2012, 08:49:29 PM
Hi, I am at InstaForex (for PAMM ect because spread is 3, with rebate 1,5, so, so-so), quite happy

How can interest rate be 13% yearly? That 3 times what my banks gives...

Yeah the interest rate of 13% is really something, I don't know how they manage to do this. Overall spread with rebates is also OK... I'm currently trading on their standard account with their 30% bonus and haven't had any problems. Weird that they remove the bonus from some clients without any reason...
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on July 31, 2012, 12:51:24 PM
Ah ah, I told them I will inform forums and review about that unfair policy, they theatened me, ha ha
I don't care as they already said "we can remove bonus when we want for whatever reason, even no reason"

So they try to shut up my mouth but I won't

Here their theaten, in short I must talk no one what they did, ah ah

Quote
According to Public offer agreement:
5.5. The company reserves the right to dismiss a claim in the following cases:
- the claim does not comply with the terms of points 5.1, 5.2, 5.4. ;
- the claim is marked with obscene words or/and insults to the Company or its officials;
- the claim contains the threats to the Company or its officials;
- the customer threatens to stain the reputation of the Company using social networks and other community resources.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Lastonny on August 03, 2012, 03:47:15 PM
Instaforex is a lausy broker BUT good for martingale robots because they offer accounts with very high leverage.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on August 03, 2012, 04:55:23 PM
Yes, that's right
For gambling (martingal robots such as forex hacked), it is good
But don't count bonus as equity as they can withdraw it ANYTIME (not very fair)

About martingal @ insta, is it better to have the classical account or the Eurica one where bid=ask but huge commission of 30USD per standard lot (15 USD after rebate)

Maybe having virtually 0 spread can help martingal eas to close their baskets more easily?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on August 03, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
I wouldn't suggest them for manual trading because closing trades can sometimes be a big pain, taking up to 10 seconds  ??? But for EA's that use TP's and SL's there's no problem, no matter if grid, martingale or scalpers. The rebates are also high 1.5pips and I didn't had any problems with withdrawals... So I'm OK with them for now.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on August 06, 2012, 06:26:52 AM
I wouldn't suggest them for manual trading because closing trades can sometimes be a big pain, taking up to 10 seconds  ??? But for EA's that use TP's and SL's there's no problem, no matter if grid, martingale or scalpers. The rebates are also high 1.5pips and I didn't had any problems with withdrawals... So I'm OK with them for now.

Higher rebate is because of higher spread.

It is good you dont have withdrawls problem but be careful as it had lot of bad history, assuming they better now!
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: rogelio11 on August 11, 2012, 06:36:49 AM
i saw this a while ago,
in here. stated as a scam.
http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/public/review/www.instaforex.com (http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/public/review/www.instaforex.com)
for people who are new to this broker. i advised to get all money out from there. or dont put money at all in fact.

-Rogelio
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on August 11, 2012, 10:05:13 AM
i saw this a while ago,
in here. stated as a scam.
http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/public/review/www.instaforex.com (http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/public/review/www.instaforex.com)
for people who are new to this broker. i advised to get all money out from there. or dont put money at all in fact.

-Rogelio

You can google around for any broker in the world + the "scam" word and you will find bad reviews.
And did you read the "investigation" why InstaForex was market as scam? It's because two people complained about the $30 bonus lol. I've tried some other brokers with aggressive scalping systems and they removed the bonus too, but brokers always have some terms&conditions where you can find "bonus can always be removed without explanation". :)

I personally don't have a problem with InstaForex, they are not the best broker but not the worst either :)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Zuttasoxx on August 11, 2012, 03:38:53 PM
Since sharing is caring.. Biggest rebate I could find for instaforex 2.2 pips!

http://biginstarebate.com

Heart me if you like this post! EDIT: ==> This does sound like I have some love issues.. Goes my street credit
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: rogelio11 on August 18, 2012, 10:43:23 PM

You can google around for any broker in the world + the "scam" word and you will find bad reviews.
And did you read the "investigation" why InstaForex was market as scam? It's because two people complained about the $30 bonus lol. I've tried some other brokers with aggressive scalping systems and they removed the bonus too, but brokers always have some terms&conditions where you can find "bonus can always be removed without explanation". :)

I personally don't have a problem with InstaForex, they are not the best broker but not the worst either :)

ok. good to know :) . as long there is no problems and u get your cash on time or any holdings.


-Rogelio
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 3827 on August 21, 2012, 04:55:17 AM
It seemed like all EAs I am using on Instaforex Cent account have the problem in retrieving the correct account leverage. While it should be 1:1000, the platform returned with the value of 1:500. Does anyone encountered this problem before? What I am worry is an incorrect margin call. Am I using 1:1000 or 1:500 in their calculation?

 >:(
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pelaut on September 13, 2012, 09:49:10 PM
I'm one of Instaforex user for 2year, never had problem on withdrawals
I use Liberty Reserve as my deposit and withdrawal method

I wouldn't suggest them for manual trading because closing trades can sometimes be a big pain, taking up to 10 seconds  ??? But for EA's that use TP's and SL's there's no problem, no matter if grid, martingale or scalpers. The rebates are also high 1.5pips and (https://secure.instaforex.com/en/open-account.aspx?x=monitoring)I didn't had any problems with withdrawals... So I'm OK with them for now.

Higher rebate is because of higher spread.

It is good you dont have withdrawls problem but be careful as it had lot of bad history, assuming they better now!
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: zohaib nauman on September 15, 2012, 08:17:06 AM
I got a Cyprus bank address for Instaforex wire deposits from North America.  Beneficiary address is Russia, but bank is in Cyprus - which is currently asking for an EU bailout.
I wonder if this is something to be concerned about, or whether Instaforex will guarantee my deposit especially if they have multiple bank accounts around the world?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on September 20, 2012, 10:15:56 PM
I'm one of Instaforex user for 2year, never had problem on withdrawals
I use Liberty Reserve as my deposit and withdrawal method

I wouldn't suggest them for manual trading because closing trades can sometimes be a big pain, taking up to 10 seconds  ??? But for EA's that use TP's and SL's there's no problem, no matter if grid, martingale or scalpers. The rebates are also high 1.5pips and I didn't had any problems with withdrawals... So I'm OK with them for now.

Higher rebate is because of higher spread.

It is good you dont have withdrawls problem but be careful as it had lot of bad history, assuming they better now!

What's the size of account and also did you make money in this period to understand if Broker easily gave you profit back.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: supern0va3000 on September 30, 2012, 07:13:03 AM
Is this broker good for Scalper EAs (such as Hyper EA pro , RealProfit EA , Rayscalper, Trend Scalper, Pipjet ,Wallstreet etc.) ?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: VegaMax on September 30, 2012, 07:24:25 AM
Is this broker good for Scalper EAs (such as Hyper EA pro , RealProfit EA , Rayscalper, Trend Scalper, Pipjet ,Wallstreet etc.) ?

Absolutly NOT.   
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on September 30, 2012, 09:41:26 AM
The spread is 3 pips so they are not scalper friendly at all  ;) But other not scalper EA's work just fine with them
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: flatour on September 30, 2012, 09:53:58 AM
Hi,
I don't like this broker either. But would it be good for scalpers, on Eurica accounts (0 spread, bid=ask)?
For sure, base commission is huge, 30usd per standard lot, but huge rebates up to 8usd per lot is possible...
For sure it is a russian broker...
Also big bonuses... usable in equity.
But...? For 1-5k gambling.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pallruf88 on September 30, 2012, 10:31:06 AM
Been getting a lot of calls and emails from this broker. I have rejected them and they really sound desperate.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: JimBss on October 01, 2012, 06:36:38 AM
So, which other broker offers cent accounts and is good for scalping?



Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on October 01, 2012, 08:02:50 AM
So, which other broker offers cent accounts?

Hmm TradeFort, RoboForex...
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on October 07, 2012, 10:05:39 AM
So, which other broker offers cent accounts?

Hmm TradeFort, RoboForex...

@DiF0r 

Have you tried any of them ?  which one is good ?

Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DiF0r on October 15, 2012, 07:01:32 PM
Hi, I am at InstaForex (for PAMM ect because spread is 3, with rebate 1,5, so, so-so), quite happy

How can interest rate be 13% yearly? That 3 times what my banks gives...

I've just noticed, the new interest rate is now 5% and not 13% anymore.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on October 20, 2012, 10:20:47 AM
Hi, I am at InstaForex (for PAMM ect because spread is 3, with rebate 1,5, so, so-so), quite happy

How can interest rate be 13% yearly? That 3 times what my banks gives...

I've just noticed, the new interest rate is now 5% and not 13% anymore.

Is this interest rate on free balance ?

Do they credit to account over night ?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on October 20, 2012, 12:54:47 PM
If you have ever wondered what Forex brokers do in their spare time with all your money, don't think Ferraris, yachts or islands in the sun. Oh no.

Watch this video & see what they are really up to.  :)

http://instaforex.com/fx_bot.php (http://instaforex.com/fx_bot.php)

Personally, I prefer the ones that sit quietly in my servers & do what they're told.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: peterowode on October 22, 2012, 03:01:26 PM
yeah, i use instaforex (http://www.forextrading23.com) brokers and they are very good.
I love every of their services.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Ammeo on October 30, 2012, 05:53:19 PM
FPA has declared them as Scam...rest i dont know..
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DriveHF on November 11, 2012, 05:54:29 PM
i have noticed that the Spread on Gold is always very high with Istaforex.
i have never seen Spread on Gold less then about 100 pips.
Compare that to ThinkForex where at time i have seen Spread as low as 20pips at times.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: riccia on December 11, 2012, 03:35:51 PM
Hi everybody,

Need some advice here.
I have an account with Instaforex.
But when i wanted to withdraw money, I got rejected.
Below is their reply.
What does that mean ?
Anybody encounter this ? Will my money stucked inside and cannot be withdrawn ?

Please contact support to provide and calculate proportion of withdrawal methods from your account.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nwboater on December 11, 2012, 04:19:54 PM
Hi everybody,

Need some advice here.
I have an account with Instaforex.
But when i wanted to withdraw money, I got rejected.
Below is their reply.
What does that mean ?
Anybody encounter this ? Will my money stucked inside and cannot be withdrawn ?

Please contact support to provide and calculate proportion of withdrawal methods from your account.

Several members of a PAMM, including myself, recently had big difficulties doing withdrawals from InstaForex. We did get our money back but it took a lot of perseverance and frustration.

My problem, and it sounds like yours too, is that funding for the account came from more than one source. Insta supposedly only allows you to withdraw to the same source that the account was funded from.

So after many emails and Chats with them they finally gave me the percentages for the two sources I originally funded from. I then made two withdrawal requests. Each went to the originally funded source, MOneyBookers and a Bank account in the proportion the account was originally funded.

I believe that Insta has these policies in place for anti money laundering. But their system is very confusing and I would get different answers from different people there.

After that experience I will never again use InstaForex.

Cheers,
Rod
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on December 12, 2012, 12:17:18 PM
Hi everybody,

Need some advice here.
I have an account with Instaforex.
But when i wanted to withdraw money, I got rejected.
Below is their reply.
What does that mean ?
Anybody encounter this ? Will my money stucked inside and cannot be withdrawn ?

Please contact support to provide and calculate proportion of withdrawal methods from your account.

Several members of a PAMM, including myself, recently had big difficulties doing withdrawals from InstaForex. We did get our money back but it took a lot of perseverance and frustration.

My problem, and it sounds like yours too, is that funding for the account came from more than one source. Insta supposedly only allows you to withdraw to the same source that the account was funded from.

So after many emails and Chats with them they finally gave me the percentages for the two sources I originally funded from. I then made two withdrawal requests. Each went to the originally funded source, MOneyBookers and a Bank account in the proportion the account was originally funded.

I believe that Insta has these policies in place for anti money laundering. But their system is very confusing and I would get different answers from different people there.

After that experience I will never again use InstaForex.

Cheers,
Rod

Insta is not alone in requiring that withdrawals are made to the same source as deposits and the number of brokers with this requirement is growing quickly.

It is plain common sense to document all your deposits so you know when, how much and from where the deposit transaction occurred. This is easy to do either by taking screenprints or copies of emails.

I also print these documents and file them with other broker documentation.

Keeping control in this way has meant I have never had any problems with withdrawals.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: riccia on December 12, 2012, 02:00:35 PM
Insta support called me today and said that I can only withdrawed my money after 60 working days from my last deposit.

What the crabxxx?

She said it is company's policy.

Anybody has this problem ?

Please advice how should I proceed.

Thanks
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nwboater on December 12, 2012, 03:43:46 PM
Hi everybody,

Need some advice here.
I have an account with Instaforex.
But when i wanted to withdraw money, I got rejected.
Below is their reply.
What does that mean ?
Anybody encounter this ? Will my money stucked inside and cannot be withdrawn ?

Please contact support to provide and calculate proportion of withdrawal methods from your account.

Several members of a PAMM, including myself, recently had big difficulties doing withdrawals from InstaForex. We did get our money back but it took a lot of perseverance and frustration.

My problem, and it sounds like yours too, is that funding for the account came from more than one source. Insta supposedly only allows you to withdraw to the same source that the account was funded from.

So after many emails and Chats with them they finally gave me the percentages for the two sources I originally funded from. I then made two withdrawal requests. Each went to the originally funded source, MOneyBookers and a Bank account in the proportion the account was originally funded.

I believe that Insta has these policies in place for anti money laundering. But their system is very confusing and I would get different answers from different people there.

After that experience I will never again use InstaForex.

Cheers,
Rod

Insta is not alone in requiring that withdrawals are made to the same source as deposits and the number of brokers with this requirement is growing quickly.

It is plain common sense to document all your deposits so you know when, how much and from where the deposit transaction occurred. This is easy to do either by taking screenprints or copies of emails.

I also print these documents and file them with other broker documentation.

Keeping control in this way has meant I have never had any problems with withdrawals.

99cjb - Your suggestion are very good and should be followed by all of us.

The problems with InstaForex got so bad because of the way they handled the withdrawal refusals.

1.There was no message. Only way we would know there was a problem was to look at our 'Cabinet' and see the money reappear.

2. So we would then send them an email and a few days later would get a very cryptic response.

3. Responding to that by trying another withdrawal request sent us back to 1.

4. After 2 or 3 emails and still no success it was suggested to use Yahoo Chat.

5. Tried Chat and followed their suggestions and withdrawal was refused.

6. Tried Chat again and used different suggestions. Still no luck.

7. Emailed a different address (can't remember what) and finally got someone to tell me specifically what to do.

8. Tried that and still didn't work.

9. Emailed back, was given different instructions and it finally worked.

The above all took about 3 weeks. I was only one of many in the BB PAMM that had these problems.

I think InstaForex has gotten too big and cumbersome. A big Russian bureaucracy that works fine in some areas, but terrible in others.

It just should not be that difficult to withdraw ones money. After the first refusal they should tell you specifically what went wrong and what to do to make it work. That is not the InstaForex way!

Never again will they see a cent of my money!

Cheers,
Rod

Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nwboater on December 12, 2012, 03:46:47 PM
Insta support called me today and said that I can only withdrawed my money after 60 working days from my last deposit.

What the crabxxx?

She said it is company's policy.

Anybody has this problem ?

Please advice how should I proceed.

Thanks

InstaForex does this on Funds from certain sources. Can't remember if it applies to Credit Card Funding or what source though.

Good luck.

Rod
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Metso on February 11, 2013, 10:48:36 PM
Insta support called me today and said that I can only withdrawed my money after 60 working days from my last deposit. (https://donnaforex.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhowtodox.com%2Fdawn&hash=564f3ab03962a0c8f41192b5b4d96ee8)

What the crabxxx?

She said it is company's policy.

Anybody has this problem ?

Please advice how should I proceed.

Thanks

InstaForex does this on Funds from certain sources. Can't remember if it applies to Credit Card Funding or what source though.

Good luck.

Rod
Are you still using this broker? Had no problems with payouts?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pipkiller on February 22, 2013, 05:39:09 PM
Insta support called me today and said that I can only withdrawed my money after 60 working days from my last deposit.

What the crabxxx?

She said it is company's policy.

Anybody has this problem ?

Please advice how should I proceed.

Thanks

I have a small account with instaforex and they would send me withdrawals throught moneybookers in 24h usually. So I have no idea whats happening. Have you tryed calling them?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nwboater on February 22, 2013, 09:03:32 PM
Insta support called me today and said that I can only withdrawed my money after 60 working days from my last deposit. (https://donnaforex.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhowtodox.com%2Fdawn&hash=564f3ab03962a0c8f41192b5b4d96ee8)

What the crabxxx?

She said it is company's policy.

Anybody has this problem ?

Please advice how should I proceed.

Thanks

InstaForex does this on Funds from certain sources. Can't remember if it applies to Credit Card Funding or what source though.

Good luck.

Rod
Are you still using this broker? Had no problems with payouts?

Sorry for taking so long to respond - I just noticed your post.

No I'm no longer using InstaForex, nor will I ever again. I went with them when BearBull had his PAMM there. When he closed it there to go elsewhere most of us took our money out.

The withdrawal process for me and for several others was a major pain! The typical difficulty was that our accounts were funded from more than one source. We finally learned that the funds must be withdrawn to the different sources in the ratio that the account was originally funded. But getting to that knowledge took weeks. Constant emails with support people telling us different things. I could go on an on about this, but as I said InstaForex will never again touch my money!

I think that part of their problem is that they have grown into a huge Russian bureaucracy. Individual support people want to help but don't always have the correct information or fully understand the problems.

Cheers,
Rod
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on February 22, 2013, 09:12:45 PM

Thanks for sharing with us.

It is already a scam broker at FPA.

It's great that you got your money.  :)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: deathlord on February 22, 2013, 09:31:24 PM
The withdrawal process for me and for several others was a major pain! The typical difficulty was that our accounts were funded from more than one source. We finally learned that the funds must be withdrawn to the different sources in the ratio that the account was originally funded. But getting to that knowledge took weeks. Constant emails with support people telling us different things. I could go on an on about this, but as I said InstaForex will never again touch my money!
Sorry to say that, but that funds can only be withdrawn the way they were deposited is clearly stated on the respective pages in the clients cabinet. That should have been clear from the beginning ;)

Just to be clear, I no longer use them myself, because I agree with your conclusion that they have grown too far. It happened more than once, that I deposited money and it took accounting several days to "find" that money and credit it to my account. But that does not make them scam, that just makes them bad.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexfish on February 22, 2013, 09:44:14 PM

Ok so the main issue in both cases, disorganise rather than scam.

If your funds are struck at any broker and you dont know exact timeline when you able to get it back ( xx days it take) then of course I will pass.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nwboater on February 22, 2013, 10:18:50 PM
The withdrawal process for me and for several others was a major pain! The typical difficulty was that our accounts were funded from more than one source. We finally learned that the funds must be withdrawn to the different sources in the ratio that the account was originally funded. But getting to that knowledge took weeks. Constant emails with support people telling us different things. I could go on an on about this, but as I said InstaForex will never again touch my money!

Sorry to say that, but that funds can only be withdrawn the way they were deposited is clearly stated on the respective pages in the clients cabinet. That should have been clear from the beginning ;)

 ........But that does not make them scam, that just makes them bad.


Guess I need to read the fine print more often. But it doesn't make any sense to me why it should take several weeks for support to tell me exactly what to do. They kept steering me in directions that did not work.

I don't think they are a scam. Haven't seen it in a long time, but I think that report on FPA is a few years old. A lot of people have been trading with them since then. But as I said before I sure wont ever again!

Have a great weekend!

Cheers,
Rod
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on February 23, 2013, 05:34:50 AM
Absolute scam broker with some of the worst trading conditions in the retail forex world; that they're even allowed to have any kind of presence here whatsoever aside from a stern warning against using them and a link to their FPA disgraces baffles and stuns me.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: JimboJones on February 23, 2013, 06:02:07 AM
Not sure I agree with the scam part - I've been able to withdraw successfully. Their terms and conditions are quite confusing and sometime contradictory which I think is most of the problem - especially around withdrawals and their bonus schemes. The answers you get back from support vary from person to person which only adds to the grief.

I still do have an account there simply because their trading conditions are so atrocious!!! Constant disconnections, requotes and execution time that can stretch out to minutes... They are my "stress test" broker. If EA's can work under these horrendous conditions, they can work anywhere! ;D

I don't keep any serious money with these guys - just play money so I can access a live account to experience the "worst trading conditions in the retail forex world"

Overall, they are absolutely the worst broker I've dealt with, but they still can be made to serve a purpose  ;)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 4EverMaAT on February 24, 2013, 11:36:34 AM
So, which other broker offers cent accounts and is good for scalping?

IBFX Au, Trader's Way, FxOpen NZ/Au (although limited to 100 positions), XeMarkets (200 position limit).

----

In regards to those who had problems withdrawing because they funded from multiple sources into the same account, in the client cabinet there is a screen called 'withdraw amount' that shows the percentages of the withdrawal for each of the deposit methods.  Whenever I made a cash withdrawal from thailand, the local withdrawal request form requests a fresh screenshot of this page to verity that there was no other types of deposits on the account.

I realize that it can be confusing for someone doing it for the first time.

The best thing to do is to fund SEPARATE accounts with only ONE deposit method per account.  Then move funds around internally into one account using the instaWallet payment system.  Then reverse the process when you are withdrawing.  There is a method to daisy-chain the logins of multiple accounts so that it is easier to switch between the cabinets of multiple accounts.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 4EverMaAT on February 24, 2013, 12:12:57 PM
I'm one of Instaforex user for 2year, never had problem on withdrawals
I use Liberty Reserve as my deposit and withdrawal method

I wouldn't suggest them for manual trading because closing trades can sometimes be a big pain, taking up to 10 seconds  ??? But for EA's that use TP's and SL's there's no problem, no matter if grid, martingale or scalpers. The rebates are also high 1.5pips and (https://secure.instaforex.com/en/open-account.aspx?x=monitoring)I didn't had any problems with withdrawals... So I'm OK with them for now.

Higher rebate is because of higher spread.

It is good you dont have withdrawls problem but be careful as it had lot of bad history, assuming they better now!

Not sure I agree with the scam part - I've been able to withdraw successfully. Their terms and conditions are quite confusing and sometime contradictory which I think is most of the problem - especially around withdrawals and their bonus schemes. The answers you get back from support vary from person to person which only adds to the grief.

I still do have an account there simply because their trading conditions are so atrocious!!! Constant disconnections, requotes and execution time that can stretch out to minutes... They are my "stress test" broker. If EA's can work under these horrendous conditions, they can work anywhere! ;D

I don't keep any serious money with these guys - just play money so I can access a live account to experience the "worst trading conditions in the retail forex world"

Overall, they are absolutely the worst broker I've dealt with, but they still can be made to serve a purpose  ;)

I also agree that they may not be a scam technically speaking, but some of their internal business practices leave a bit to be desired. 

The execution taking 10 seconds or longer PER order (mt4 only processes one order/ticket/request at a time) was what i remembered after trading with them for a while.  Asymmetrical slippage was extremely blatant, with the trader NEVER getting positive slippage.  I've never seen another broker so blatant about using (showing off?) their version of the virtual dealer plugin.   They used to have true instant execution, with only genuine requoting when the market moved significantly out of the range of the market and your 'deviation' settings, but with the intentional delays PLUS requotes, scalping is not an option.  Short term swing trading is a pain, but doable.  For those who position trade or take longer term trading opportunities, Insta may be perfect.

If they switched to an STP model (no requotes), maybe that would really clean up their image in the execution department.

Their dealer will NEVER admit to wrongdoing, even with screenshots, expert/journal log proof, and video proof.  But they will sometimes reduce the execution delay settings in their dealer script for your account if you ask nicely.  Their regular front line support staff on skype seems oblivious to anything that is not pre-written into the copy/paste FAQ.   Some support staff seem to be able to help you, or at least try, like on the mt5.com forums.

BUT, like any good broker, they have some positives.  The ability to move money around is flawless with their instawallet system.  They have several deposit/withdrawal options and it is usually very fast. Their client cabinet is very user-friendly and the trader can do just about everything by themselves without having to interact with the staff.

It boils down to what do you want?    I agree with JJ that if you can get your EA to work with Insta, it should be able to execute flawlessly on any broker.  I had to place some additional safeguards in my EA because of insta and it actually made it much better in the long run.  You need a thick skin to deal with insta if you enjoy STP-type of order execution, or you prefer a broker with personalized service.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: DriveHF on February 27, 2013, 06:45:55 PM
Their deposit service is fast but withdrawal service is extremely slow and over complicated.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Ru on March 19, 2013, 04:40:46 AM
According to paragraph 3.13.2:
3.13.2. In cases of price gaps the orders are executed according to
the following rules:
- Take Profit order the level of which is within a price gap, is
executed at the price set by the order;
- Stop Loss order, which is within the price gap, is executed at the
first received price following the gap and marked by a comment
[sl/gap];
 
How unfair - if gap is in our favour then the TP is hit and if gap is in Instaforex favour then SL at gapped price.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: muzzamcc on March 19, 2013, 04:47:52 AM
According to paragraph 3.13.2:
3.13.2. In cases of price gaps the orders are executed according to
the following rules:
- Take Profit order the level of which is within a price gap, is
executed at the price set by the order;
- Stop Loss order, which is within the price gap, is executed at the
first received price following the gap and marked by a comment
[sl/gap];
 
How unfair - if gap is in our favour then the TP is hit and if gap is in Instaforex favour then SL at gapped price.
yeah well, you have to expect that from a market maker like Instaforex. I'm not surprised. STP brokers like Axitrader, Pepperstone, IC Markets , IBFX etc won't do this. They will give you the favourable after gap price for your TP if thats what happens
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: ninja_007 on March 21, 2013, 05:05:05 AM
How is your experience at Insta Forex, price feed, execution time, withdrawls etc. ?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: fxman on March 26, 2013, 04:38:38 AM
I have used this broker. There are so many disadvantages of this broker as they are money maker. Actually the thing that makes me disappointed about this broker is that they give more priority in money making than clients interest.Also spread is much higher than any other good broekrs. I have found it trustful but have found many scam report about this broker . Have serous requote problem. The good sides are good live support, give bonuses for forum posting, organize so many contests like sniper contest, lucky trader contest, live trading contests etc. 
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pipkiller on March 29, 2013, 12:42:56 AM
How is your experience at Insta Forex, price feed, execution time, withdrawls etc. ?

I used to have a small account there, price feed was ok, spread also, what I liked is that they open 1 hour earlier on sunday, wich is good for me since I trade gaps. I only made few withdrawal with moneybookers, had no issue there, but there is a 24h delay.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on March 29, 2013, 11:39:05 PM
Said it before, and I'll say it again. At best, Instaforex offers a horrible, borderline criminal trading environment. At worst, it's a scam broker.

Why would you ever deal with them except to _maybe_ stress test EAs/strategies when there are superior brokers like Global Prime, LMAX and IC Markets? All the various 'bonuses' it offers it will steal from you and then some.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nwboater on March 29, 2013, 11:42:16 PM
Said it before, say it again. At best, Instaforex offers probably the worst trading environment in the retail forex space. At worst, it's a scam broker.

Why would you ever deal with them except to stress test EAs/strategies when there are superior brokers like Global Prime, LMAX and IC Markets?

Some people unfortunately need cent accounts when they have limited funds. Awfully difficult to find a decent broker in this arena, but hopefully there are better than Insta.

Cheers,
Rod
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on March 29, 2013, 11:57:23 PM
Not gonna lie, if you're forced to resort to the likes of Instaforex you may as well not trade.

Besides, many of the good ECN brokers permit accounts for as low as a couple of hundred dollars.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on March 31, 2013, 07:24:48 PM
I have had accounts at Instaforex for years. Rarely have I had any problems with their price feeds or spreads. Those I have had should all be addressed when they upgrade fully to MT4 build 482. Only one server has upgraded so far.

With all brokers, I keep a full written record of all amounts funded and withdrawn to and from each account and the method used. When I determine a new broker's method of operation I write this down so that in the future I can follow the broker's stated procedures. I have never had withdrawal problems.

The price feeds of all brokers are different as are the spreads. This means that for some brokers you need to run certain types of EA and avoid others.

I run Robin Vol on an Insta standard account with success and Caterpillar on Insta cent accounts also with success.

I am thinking of ordering the Insta Mastercard debit card which should make withdrawals faster and cheaper. Perhaps some of the disgruntled posters here could consider following some of my comments above and see if their life gets a little easier?

If this post annoys you, try not to explode. After all, it is Easter  :)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: adele on July 15, 2013, 02:29:09 PM
I just installed their MT4 platform on my computer (I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium). When I tried to un-install it, I see a pop-up window with the following message:

C:\Program Files(x86)\Instaforex MT4\Uninstall.exe
A referral was returned from the server.

The program doesn't get un-installed.

Did anyone else encounter this issue? How do I remove it (including registry entries)? I've never encountered this issue with other broker platforms...
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on July 15, 2013, 03:07:58 PM
I just installed their MT4 platform on my computer (I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium). When I tried to un-install it, I see a pop-up window with the following message:

C:\Program Files(x86)\Instaforex MT4\Uninstall.exe
A referral was returned from the server.

The program doesn't get un-installed.

Did anyone else encounter this issue? How do I remove it (including registry entries)? I've never encountered this issue with other broker platforms...

My golden rule is never to install MT4 in Program Files.

Set up separate folders off the C:\ drive like mt4live and mt4demo and then install your MT4's there.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on July 22, 2013, 09:58:41 PM
Curious as to whether anyone got burned by their arbitrary 50% confiscation policy concerning Liberty Reserve funds.

What a joke; these people are thieves in case there was any doubt, lol.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on July 24, 2013, 11:27:15 AM
Curious as to whether anyone got burned by their arbitrary 50% confiscation policy concerning Liberty Reserve funds.

What a joke; these people are thieves in case there was any doubt, lol.

While I can sympathise with anyone who has lost money with Liberty Reserve, in my opinion this was never a viable way to process payments. I prefer to stick to PayPal and Moneybookers. If a broker will not accept either of these I would rather not use the broker.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on July 25, 2013, 03:21:06 AM
I'll be the first person to say that using LR wasn't smart given its lack of oversight and the precedent that was set by US closures of shady payment processors and e-currencies before it, but Instaforex's position on this is indefensible, and the questionable decision to use LR (which it heavily promoted as I understand/have been told) doesn't in any way justify their actions.

Personally I haven't used either LR or this scam broker, but I hate seeing IF get away with murder time and time again for as long as it has. Every time I look back on its actions, it just seems to be getting even worse and more brazen, while an army of shills and IBs work tirelessly all over to cover up and excuse their countless failings.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on July 25, 2013, 09:08:11 AM
I'll be the first person to say that using LR wasn't smart given its lack of oversight and the precedent that was set by US closures of shady payment processors and e-currencies before it, but Instaforex's position on this is indefensible, and the questionable decision to use LR (which it heavily promoted as I understand/have been told) doesn't in any way justify their actions.

Personally I haven't used either LR or this scam broker, but I hate seeing IF get away with murder time and time again for as long as it has. Every time I look back on its actions, it just seems to be getting even worse and more brazen, while an army of shills and IBs work tirelessly all over to cover up and excuse their countless failings.

While I can understand your misgivings over Instaforex if you have read many accounts of mistreatment, calling them a scam broker is a step too far especially as you have never used them yourself.

I have had live accounts with Insta since 2008 and on the whole the experience has been good. Unfortunately, as is the case with most businesses, good performance is rarely commented upon but if any customer thinks they have a grievance, they shout it to the world. This can give a misleading impression of the  broker.

I am neither a shill or an I.B. for this or any other broker although I have had many approaches from their sales staff. I call it as I see it.

If you want to rubbish brokers, there are plenty of candidates out there who could attract your attention. Try looking elsewhere.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on July 25, 2013, 04:32:55 PM
The exception doesn't prove the rule though, and you certainly seem to be an exception. What does it matter if a minority aren't subject to arbitrary confiscations of profit and feed manipulation? I'm glad this broker works for you, and that you're having some success there, but don't let this blind you to all the heinous things it has done. IC Markets and other reputable brokers have been around about as long and I have yet to see them trashed as deeply and consistently as Insta, nor subject to accusations remotely as serious as those that have faced this broker. I mean c'mon cjb, can't you at least acknowledge the enormity of its arbitrary Liberty Reserve deposit confiscations? That's blatant thievery, cut and dry, and massively unethical. There's no excuse; no properly regulated broker could ever get away with that and no proper, scrupulous broker would ever attempt it in the first place.

Hell, even if the majority of Instaforex' clients _aren't_ cheated on a regular basis, the ratings of this broker in venues not plagued by shills coupled with its Liberty Reserve fiasco, and scathing condemnations/scam ratings of IF on the FPA (probably the most reliable of the review sites) say it all really.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Jamtrader on July 26, 2013, 01:52:46 AM
Most of the issues surrounding cancellation of gains stems from the below 2 clauses from the Terms & Conditions which are invoked when the gains are high and quick. They can cancel profits at their discretion, are there any other brokers that have these ridiculous clauses?

3.14.6. The Customer agrees to undergo a supplementary expert examination of the trading account, if it has been revealed that the trading methods of the Customer include opening and closing/opening lock positions with a less than 5-minute interval between them. In accord to the results of the supplementary examination the Company reserves the right to correct the outcome of the Customer’s trading by the sum total of such orders.

5.12. When the price change, connected with the a difference between the instrument last price at market close and the instrument first price at market open, or connected with news release, leads to a profit higher than 10% of the initial deposit, the Company reserves the right to use correction of such trade financial result in the size proportionate to the difference of the abovementioned prices in pips, by means of deducting the funds with the comment "Clause 5.12. correction". In certain cases it is at the Company’s discretion to set the minimal profit change below a 10% level (of the initial deposit).
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jhehe on July 28, 2013, 05:43:41 AM
Most of the issues surrounding cancellation of gains stems from the below 2 clauses from the Terms & Conditions which are invoked when the gains are high and quick. They can cancel profits at their discretion, are there any other brokers that have these ridiculous clauses?

3.14.6. The Customer agrees to undergo a supplementary expert examination of the trading account, if it has been revealed that the trading methods of the Customer include opening and closing/opening lock positions with a less than 5-minute interval between them. In accord to the results of the supplementary examination the Company reserves the right to correct the outcome of the Customer’s trading by the sum total of such orders.

5.12. When the price change, connected with the a difference between the instrument last price at market close and the instrument first price at market open, or connected with news release, leads to a profit higher than 10% of the initial deposit, the Company reserves the right to use correction of such trade financial result in the size proportionate to the difference of the abovementioned prices in pips, by means of deducting the funds with the comment "Clause 5.12. correction". In certain cases it is at the Company’s discretion to set the minimal profit change below a 10% level (of the initial deposit).

looks like they are implementing the same policy as fxglory now.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: lonewolf on October 29, 2013, 07:14:28 AM
Hello, when these types of brokers "Correct" the outcome of your closed trades, how long does it normally take?
Thanks :)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jhehe on October 30, 2013, 02:04:11 AM
Hello, when these types of brokers "Correct" the outcome of your closed trades, how long does it normally take?
Thanks :)

Absolutely no clue. Some even just wait until you withdraw. So you could be earning money and won't think too much of it until they cancel your withdrawal request for posting figures that you don't have, which is really just the same thing as making trade corrections. What I'm really curious to see is what happens if you open and close a trade within 5 minutes, but consistently at a loss. So let's assume that you open and close 100 trades rapidly and they all result in a loss, I wonder how many brokers will adjust perhaps even just 20 percent of the trades and cancel their existance.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: lonewolf on October 30, 2013, 02:47:20 AM
Hello, when these types of brokers "Correct" the outcome of your closed trades, how long does it normally take?
Thanks :)

Absolutely no clue. Some even just wait until you withdraw. So you could be earning money and won't think too much of it until they cancel your withdrawal request for posting figures that you don't have, which is really just the same thing as making trade corrections. What I'm really curious to see is what happens if you open and close a trade within 5 minutes, but consistently at a loss. So let's assume that you open and close 100 trades rapidly and they all result in a loss, I wonder how many brokers will adjust perhaps even just 20 percent of the trades and cancel their existance.


I'm sure that would "slip" their awareness :P   
I hope they do not do this to me! I'm trading longer time frames, so I hope they will not look twice :)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: forexnerd on October 30, 2013, 06:42:18 AM
Even some claim that FPA (Forex peace Army ) is blackmailing fx brokers, most people believe their reviews. Also Insta Forex, I think is not regulated, this adds some more suspicion to the opinion seekers.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Surrealistik on November 06, 2013, 07:10:38 PM
Between Instaforex's terms of service/product disclosure statement, the Liberty Reserve fiasco, ridiculous prohibitions on profits such as those exhibited in this thread, and the fact that they tried (and continue to try) to slander the FPA as a scam organization in response to a guilty verdict levelled against them when they cheated a client (projection is a classic tactic among the guilty), I'm surprised some people even begin to consider that there's anything to be debated about the legitimacy of this 'broker'.

It is a dishonest bucketshop that borders on criminality; stay away.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: PhalanxTeam on November 07, 2013, 05:40:53 AM
Between Instaforex's terms of service/product disclosure statement, the Liberty Reserve fiasco, ridiculous prohibitions on profits such as those exhibited in this thread, and the fact that they tried (and continue to try) to slander the FPA as a scam organization in response to a guilty verdict levelled against them when they cheated a client (projection is a classic tactic among the guilty), I'm surprised some people even begin to consider that there's anything to be debated about the legitimacy of this 'broker'.

It is a dishonest bucketshop that borders on criminality; stay away.

Couldn't agree more.

No point putting money here with so many great offers available here in the forum. FPA always helped a lot of traders.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: JimBss on January 16, 2014, 06:49:35 PM
Hi,

What is the spread like for EURUSD in their cent eurika account?

Thanks
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: hmq229 on January 16, 2014, 07:17:49 PM
Hi,

What is the spread like for EURUSD in their cent account?

Thanks

3 pips
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: JackRock on March 19, 2014, 12:07:57 PM
Hi, does anybody have issues currently with Instaforex having technical difficulties with any withdraws to the Instaofrex Payoneer Master Card? I have been with Instaforex for years now and used that IFMC for many deposits and withdraws, yet in the last 2 months now it is not possible for me to withdraw funds from my trading account to my IFMC, and contacting them every week, they just reply saying there are technical issues that has not been resolved yet. Is there anyone else that has been able to withdraw funds from their trading account to their IFMC since 2 months ago or are they just telling me stories to avoid me withdrawing my funds from my account? Please advise anyone.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Manish Kumar on April 07, 2014, 12:04:58 PM
Even some claim that FPA (Forex peace Army ) is blackmailing fx brokers, most people believe their reviews. Also Insta Forex, I think is not regulated, this adds some more suspicion to the opinion seekers.

So far I heard this news too It was like war going on between Insta and FPA, I saw that FPA marked Insta as Scam brokers and Insta put some links on their websites agains FPA. Moreover 60-70% new traders are depends on FPA reviews.   
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nordx on April 07, 2014, 12:29:05 PM
I trust Insta, 30% of my money work for this broker. The situation between the FPA and Insta linked because of carelessness of people (need to read the rules)!
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: odysseus11 on April 07, 2014, 12:44:21 PM
I have never used Insta, but I will say that FPA reviews for me are very unreliable - their review system is very susceptible to manipulation in many ways.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nordx on April 07, 2014, 12:56:58 PM
I have never used Insta, but I will say that FPA reviews for me are very unreliable - their review system is very susceptible to manipulation in many ways.

Conflict between the FPA and Insta connected on the two users Insta broker! Namely two women registered their accounts through affiliate codes to each other (according to the rules Insta is prohibited).
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Manish Kumar on April 07, 2014, 12:57:56 PM
I have never used Insta, but I will say that FPA reviews for me are very unreliable - their review system is very susceptible to manipulation in many ways.

Yes I do agree with you. But FPA is performing good with Scam alert folder, Many victims are getting their money back.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: nordx on April 07, 2014, 01:04:16 PM
Do not know about FPA, but Insta considered the number one broker in Asia.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: RahmanSL on April 08, 2014, 03:16:33 AM
Do not know about Forex Peace Army (FPA)??...Really??? ;) ....hmmmm....Ok, after you have been scammed by so-and-so-broker, and you don't know what else to do or where to go to for some help, you will find out soon enough  :)


As for Instaforex, I have live accounts with them and even participated in their many contests a long time ago when I first started out on my forex journey and didn't know very much about good and bad brokers.

To avoid being ban here at DonnaForex due to vulgarity in my language describing InstaForex, I will just say that if InstaForex is the last broker on planet Earth, instead of having InstaForex as my broker, I will just give up trading the forex market.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pelaut on April 22, 2014, 08:09:32 PM
This similar case also happen to Octafx, there's a big client there that did trading balance strategy using his own affiliate account.
It's absolutely strictly prohibited!

I have never used Insta, but I will say that FPA reviews for me are very unreliable - their review system is very susceptible to manipulation in many ways.

(https://secure.instaforex.com/open-account?lang=id&x=monitoring)Conflict between the FPA and Insta connected on the two users Insta broker! Namely two women registered their accounts through affiliate codes to each other (according to the rules Insta is prohibited).
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Metso on October 23, 2014, 09:55:11 AM
Do not know about Forex Peace Army (FPA)??...Really??? ;) ....hmmmm....Ok, after you have been scammed by so-and-so-broker, and you don't know what else to do or where to go to for some help, you will find out soon enough  (https://donnaforex.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhowtodox.com%2Fdawn&hash=564f3ab03962a0c8f41192b5b4d96ee8)


As for Instaforex, I have live accounts with them and even participated in their many contests a long time ago when I first started out on my forex journey and didn't know very much about good and bad brokers.

To avoid being ban here at DonnaForex due to vulgarity in my language describing InstaForex, I will just say that if InstaForex is the last broker on planet Earth, instead of having InstaForex as my broker, I will just give up trading the forex market.
Are you still using the broker?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Manish Kumar on November 10, 2014, 08:55:08 AM
Do not know about Forex Peace Army (FPA)??...Really??? ;) ....hmmmm....Ok, after you have been scammed by so-and-so-broker, and you don't know what else to do or where to go to for some help, you will find out soon enough  (https://donnaforex.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fhowtodox.com%2Fdawn&hash=564f3ab03962a0c8f41192b5b4d96ee8)


As for Instaforex, I have live accounts with them and even participated in their many contests a long time ago when I first started out on my forex journey and didn't know very much about good and bad brokers.

To avoid being ban here at DonnaForex due to vulgarity in my language describing InstaForex, I will just say that if InstaForex is the last broker on planet Earth, instead of having InstaForex as my broker, I will just give up trading the forex market.
Are you still using the broker?

I think he was clear with hi answer here it is again for you.

"To avoid being ban here at DonnaForex due to vulgarity in my language describing InstaForex, I will just say that if InstaForex is the last broker on planet Earth, instead of having InstaForex as my broker, I will just give up trading the forex market."
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Whaley on November 10, 2014, 09:17:48 AM
How is it even possible that Instaforex has a thread on Donnaforex? It's the worst broker availale on the market and I wouldn't recommend it even to my worst enemy.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pipkiller on November 12, 2014, 01:04:10 PM
How is it even possible that Instaforex has a thread on Donnaforex? It's the worst broker availale on the market and I wouldn't recommend it even to my worst enemy.

Like it or not, they are a pretty big broker thats why. I currently dont trade with them but in the past I had no problem getting my money out with Skrill (moneybookers).
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jona0013 on January 27, 2015, 12:58:40 PM
skrill withdrawal stated to be 1 to 7 hours but have been waiting for my withdrawal for 2 working days already

my mt4 shows the deduction but their finance department is apparently taking their own sweet time

really bad 1st time experience  >:(
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: corre971 on January 27, 2015, 02:12:04 PM
skrill withdrawal stated to be 1 to 7 hours but have been waiting for my withdrawal for 2 working days already

my mt4 shows the deduction but their finance department is apparently taking their own sweet time

really bad 1st time experience  >:(
In my country their website is forbidden: no way to open it and i have always asked myself why. With this i am not expressing any judgment but i am just curious
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jona0013 on January 28, 2015, 10:45:26 AM
Apparently they approved my withdrawal within 1 hour of my post here and email to them right after :D
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on January 28, 2015, 12:10:43 PM
Apparently they approved my withdrawal within 1 hour of my post here and email to them right after :D

The time variance is not unusual. Sometimes deposits to our accounts are processed immediately and sometimes it can take a few hours. Withdrawals are the same.

With all brokers it pays to learn their individual ways of doing business in all aspects. We keep files for each of our brokers, noting their peculiarities.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jona0013 on January 29, 2015, 01:55:31 AM
Thanks for the replies
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: tortoiseway on January 29, 2015, 04:33:31 PM
I am going to use Skrill to fund my Instaforex account.

But when I see the fees for withdrawal.... i am not sure now:

https://secure.instaforex.com/en/withdrawals

Moneybookers/Skrill transfer (USD)
System fee: from 2.9 % + 0.35 EUR up to 3,9% + 0,35 EUR.
Transaction fee - 1.39%. Withdrawal is processed within 1-7 working hours.

Correct me if I am wrong.... system fees is 2.9% (up to 3.9%) + transaction fee is 1.39%
--->  so we are talking about total withdrawal fees of of 4.29% or up to 5.29%!   

Am I understanding this correctly?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: jona0013 on January 29, 2015, 04:35:13 PM
Yes I paid a higher than average commission for withdrawal
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: tortoiseway on January 29, 2015, 04:44:52 PM
Say we withdraw USD 5000 using Skrill, and the fees is 5% ... that will work out to be USD 250.  Is there a cap on the fees charged by Skrill or no cap at all?
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Johno on February 01, 2015, 11:30:52 AM
Very strange...

I cant open the Instaforex website. It just comes up as a blank white screen.
Maybe it is being blocked here in the UK?

www.InstaForex.com (http://www.InstaForex.com)

EDIT... I just found this website that looks quite useful. It tells the history of a website being up or down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html (http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: corre971 on February 01, 2015, 12:19:24 PM
Very strange...

I cant open the Instaforex website. It just comes up as a blank white screen.
Maybe it is being blocked here in the UK?

www.InstaForex.com (http://www.InstaForex.com)

EDIT... I just found this website that looks quite useful. It tells the history of a website being up or down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html (http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html)
It is blocked also here in Italy, and that is not a good sign
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Johno on February 01, 2015, 12:23:52 PM
Well its a Sunday, so hopefully its only for site maintenance or something. ...

Starting to think now, Russia has problems, EU is wobbly, etc etc...  :-\
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Tyler on February 01, 2015, 12:44:39 PM
from UK/NL/USA is ok from DE and IT seems the site is blocked
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: HFT Group on February 01, 2015, 01:10:42 PM
Blocked in Australia also but no problem accessing via Tor browser  :D
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Tempestshade on February 01, 2015, 01:17:21 PM
Working for me from Canada.

Cheers,
David
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: 999cjb on July 21, 2015, 10:58:18 AM
Quote from: corre971 date=1422793164 link=msg=331694


Very strange...

I cant open the Instaforex website. It just comes up as a blank white screen.
Maybe it is being blocked here in the UK?

www.InstaForex.com (http://www.InstaForex.com)

EDIT... I just found this website that looks quite useful. It tells the history of a website being up or down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html (http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html)

It is blocked also here in Italy, and that is not a good sign


You should try https://www.instaforex.com which works fine.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: IFX Yvonne on August 17, 2015, 11:15:02 AM
Quote from: Proble link=msg=340650 date=1433082387

I've got some problems with Instaforex Company. I've already send the letters to the custom support service and via email.... Maybe you can help me as you are an official representative?


Hi Proble! I would like to ask if you have already got a response from our customer support service.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: pipkiller on October 07, 2015, 06:22:38 PM
Quote from: 999cjb link=msg=343737 date=1437472698

Quote from: corre971 date=1422793164 link=msg=331694


Very strange...

I cant open the Instaforex website. It just comes up as a blank white screen.
Maybe it is being blocked here in the UK?

www.InstaForex.com (http://www.InstaForex.com)

EDIT... I just found this website that looks quite useful. It tells the history of a website being up or down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html (http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html)

It is blocked also here in Italy, and that is not a good sign


You should try https://www.instaforex.com which works fine.


Sometimes I have the same problem, just restart your router/wifi.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: IFX Yvonne on October 08, 2015, 07:57:30 AM
Quote from: pipkiller link=msg=347744 date=1444238558

Quote from: 999cjb link=msg=343737 date=1437472698

Quote from: corre971 date=1422793164 link=msg=331694


Very strange...

I cant open the Instaforex website. It just comes up as a blank white screen.
Maybe it is being blocked here in the UK?

www.InstaForex.com (http://www.InstaForex.com)

EDIT... I just found this website that looks quite useful. It tells the history of a website being up or down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html (http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/instaforex.com.html)

It is blocked also here in Italy, and that is not a good sign


You should try https://www.instaforex.com which works fine.


Sometimes I have the same problem, just restart your router/wifi.



Dear Sir,

If the problem still persists, kindly contact the Technical Support service using the contacts at the official website.

Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Forex Grandeur on November 19, 2015, 06:50:19 AM
I used to trade with instaforex few years back, but trust me I go completely disappointment with their services. this broker is good for trading with forum posting bonus only, the rest features are totally scam... however, I recently started trading with CMTRading (https://www.cmtrading.com/). It's really a great broker! Very fast execution, no requotes even in extreme market conditions. and of course they're Regulated.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Eliza Abrams on August 08, 2018, 03:13:07 PM
CySEC, the financial regulator in Cyprus, fined Instant Trading EU Ltd, owner of ForexMart, InstaForex and InvestCity, with 130 000 EUR for offering clients inappropriate bonuses and leverage. (https://theforexreview.com/2018/08/03/cysec-fines-forexmart-and-instaforex-owner-with-130-000-eur/)

The fine, imposed by CySEC, is actually divided in two – 90,000 EURO in connection to company policies of “not acting fairly, honestly and professionally in accordance with the best interests of its clients” – here the regulator points out the use of leverage, granting of bonuses/trading benefits and issues with the clients’ negative balance protection.

Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: IFFTrader on August 10, 2018, 03:38:35 AM
This broker trading conditions is really bad to profit. I can think of only trading major pair on daily chart and holding  trades over days to be profitable. Then many brokers are better than them.
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: Paul.Trafford on August 23, 2018, 10:02:02 AM
CySEC, the financial regulator in Cyprus, fined Instant Trading EU Ltd, owner of ForexMart, InstaForex and InvestCity, with 130 000 EUR for offering clients inappropriate bonuses and leverage. (https://theforexreview.com/2018/08/03/cysec-fines-forexmart-and-instaforex-owner-with-130-000-eur/)

The fine, imposed by CySEC, is actually divided in two – 90,000 EURO in connection to company policies of “not acting fairly, honestly and professionally in accordance with the best interests of its clients” – here the regulator points out the use of leverage, granting of bonuses/trading benefits and issues with the clients’ negative balance protection.
CySec are very strict may be because the position chairman is taken from a woman 😊
I currently trade with broker regulated from them and they inform me for everything and chase me for expiring documents (which I didn’t saw from others)
Title: Re: InstaForex
Post by: fxliner on October 19, 2018, 10:29:51 PM
Why did they chase your for your expiring documents? Is it neccesary?


CySEC, the financial regulator in Cyprus, fined Instant Trading EU Ltd, owner of ForexMart, InstaForex and InvestCity, with 130 000 EUR for offering clients inappropriate bonuses and leverage. (https://theforexreview.com/2018/08/03/cysec-fines-forexmart-and-instaforex-owner-with-130-000-eur/)

The fine, imposed by CySEC, is actually divided in two – 90,000 EURO in connection to company policies of “not acting fairly, honestly and professionally in accordance with the best interests of its clients” – here the regulator points out the use of leverage, granting of bonuses/trading benefits and issues with the clients’ negative balance protection.
CySec are very strict may be because the position chairman is taken from a woman 😊
I currently trade with broker regulated from them and they inform me for everything and chase me for expiring documents (which I didn’t saw from others)