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Offline Daubert

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RECOMMENDED BROKER
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:10:28 AM »
Good morning traders,

I have done some research over the last few weeks on the best broker to choose to run my EA on and to do some manual trading as well.

What I am interested in is a reliable old broker with a good track record and low spreads. I also don't want to struggle to withdraw my winnings from my account.

I am based in South Africa, but I am not limited to brokers in my country.

Any good recommendations out there?

Thank you guys

Daubert

Offline Foxy_Trader

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 04:15:53 PM »
Try Tickmill. Solid regulation, good execution and support is ok.  :) :)

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 09:59:08 PM »
Try Tickmill. Solid regulation, good execution and support is ok.  :) :)

Is it a recommendation from a trader who has been already trading with them? Could you please share results of your trading, at least mentioning pros and cons?

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 09:19:50 AM »
Try Tickmill. Solid regulation, good execution and support is ok.  :) :)

Is it a recommendation from a trader who has been already trading with them? Could you please share results of your trading, at least mentioning pros and cons?

Yes. If I would not use them I would not know anything about their execution, would I?
Pros and Cons are mention in my post, perhaps it would be a good idea to read it before answering?



Offline mike348

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 11:45:00 AM »
An overriding factor that cuts in on 1st August 2018 is the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is limiting leverage on FX trading for all retail clients.
This will impact the UK which is still part of the EU until next year, one of the leading financial centres in the world.

The finance sector lobbied against it but to no avail.

New Margins as set by the ESMA will be:

Major FX Pairs: 30-1
Minor FX Pairs: 20-1

That will be a problem for most retail traders with accounts at UK and all european registered brokerages whenever there is market volatility and we are seeing more of that latterly and more will be coming soon.

FH trading houses should have notified their clients by now. However a number including Tickmill are still promoting leverage of 1:500 on their websites. Others such as LMAX have revamped their front pages in the last few days and as you can see no longer make any reference to retail traders its all institutional and professional only now.

The other point worth making is that those two investor categories (institutional and professional); not that any of us would qualify have no financial safety net. All funds deposited are treated as part of the institutions funds in case of severe trading calamities. Remember Alpari - became insolvent due to retail traders funds exceeeded by their trading losses on one day due to Swiss Franc shock volatiliy?     

Michael


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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 04:01:35 PM »
Try Tickmill. Solid regulation, good execution and support is ok.  :) :)

Is it a recommendation from a trader who has been already trading with them? Could you please share results of your trading, at least mentioning pros and cons?

Yes. If I would not use them I would not know anything about their execution, would I?
Pros and Cons are mention in my post, perhaps it would be a good idea to read it before answering?

I mean you mentioned some general things, what I wanted to hear from you instead are the advantages you found related directly to you trading style. For example for scalpers it can be latency speed, for swing long-term traders it's rollover spreads which usually widen and often unpexctedly trigger stops, etc.

Offline Jacob

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2020, 12:31:53 PM »
I recommend using FP Markets, they are an ASIC regulated broker and has been active since 2005.
The main advantage compared to the other brokers is the number of Instruments available to Trade, I believe they have over 10000 different products.Even though i mainly trade Forex with them, they have a huge list of global stocks and commodities to trade with.

Offline Nuadaris

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2020, 05:41:21 PM »
If you want to identify a good broker for you then you need to do some reseearch. That is because the broker that works for me may not be the same that works for you. There are also a lot of things you need ot check about each broker such as the reviews of those that use the broker.

Offline Khan00

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 10:29:00 AM »
I recommend using FP Markets, they are an ASIC regulated broker and has been active since 2005.
The main advantage compared to the other brokers is the number of Instruments available to Trade, I believe they have over 10000 different products.Even though i mainly trade Forex with them, they have a huge list of global stocks and commodities to trade with.

+1 for FP Markets.  Another point in favor is that their spreads are some of the lowest when compared to other similar broker.  Their Raw ECN spreads account has average spreads of 0.0 pips in majors and commission costs is 6$ per round lot which is less than other similar ECN brokers

Offline drunkfx

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 07:03:00 AM »
Good morning traders,

I have done some research over the last few weeks on the best broker to choose to run my EA on and to do some manual trading as well.

What I am interested in is a reliable old broker with a good track record and low spreads. I also don't want to struggle to withdraw my winnings from my account.

I am based in South Africa, but I am not limited to brokers in my country.

Any good recommendations out there?

Thank you guys

Daubert


you can try Hotforex or Tickmill as far as I know they both have South African FSA license so you get additional protection.

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2020, 04:38:17 PM »
While this is not very original, I still find ICMarkets and Pepperstone consistently good choices and I have traded with them for years.
I also have good experiences with Mt.Cook.
I don't like about Tickmill that when I want to withdraw after wiring money via SEPA to them, they use expensive wire transfers to move the money back. And why use other tools if SEPA transfers in Europe are so easy and convenient.

Offline drunkfx

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2020, 06:11:26 PM »
Try Tickmill. Solid regulation, good execution and support is ok.  :) :)

I would also recommend them, their Pro account is relatively good, spreads are tight.

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 05:32:59 AM »
You can give Global Prime a try - one of the only brokers in the world proving to their clients they don't profit from client losses via Automated Trade Receipts showing which bank was behind your trade.

Cheers
Jeremy

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2020, 10:26:47 AM »
You can give Global Prime a try - one of the only brokers in the world proving to their clients they don't profit from client losses via Automated Trade Receipts showing which bank was behind your trade.

Cheers
Jeremy

Hi Jeremy,
I want to trial an EA. The EA vendor has supplied the criteria (below) by which I should select the broker; seems a tall order...does Global Prime fit the bill?

". Instant execution
. Tiny spread
. Little or no commissions
. And no slippage
. Small or no swap fees"

The brokers the vendor recommend have horrible reviews...

Offline peter_s

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Re: RECOMMENDED BROKER
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2020, 01:38:35 PM »
Excellent video link received from Jeremy this morning...well worth a look for newbies and those trading high lev accounts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D32tDY_e8S4


 

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