24option is a market-making spot Forex and CFD broker located in Limassol, Cyprus and regulated by CySec. 24option opened its doors to traders in 2010 and for several years was in the forefront of binary options trading. They decided in 2017 to expand by moving away from binary options, and now offer trading in spot Forex and CFDs only. The CFDs on offer cover a wide range, from popular individual international stocks to commodities such as metals, energies and softs, as well as equity indices. They also offer a good, wide selection of Forex currency pairs.
There are five different account types to choose from at 24option: Basic, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. The Basic account requires a minimum deposit of $100 and allows trading with floating spreads from 3 pips on EUR/USD. Other account types require increasingly higher minimum deposits, as you move up the ladder of the better terms which are offered. The Standard account is the same deal as the Basic Account, but also offers trading alerts and a personal coach. The Gold account is the same deal as the Silver account, except spreads are offered from 2 pips on EUR/USD. The Platinum account has several edges over the Gold account: lower spreads (as low as 1.5 pips on the EUR/USD currency pair), no withdrawal fees, access to the research website, and a live training session. Finally, the deluxe Diamond account, in addition to the full offering of the Gold account, offers clients free tickets to a top European football team and a customized trading platform.
The different accounts are easy to understand and are transparent. The major differentials between accounts are varying average spreads.
A demo account is available, as is typical with nearly all spot Forex and CFD brokers.
A wide range of over 50 Forex currency pairs, 89 individual leading global shares from American and European stock markets, over 11 leading equity market indices, spot metals (gold and silver) plus several other commodities such as crude oil and a few softs such as coffee and sugar, and one of the widest range of cryptocurrencies that we have seen, are offered for trading by 24option.
A wide choice of tradeable instruments is offered, as well as a choice of two trading platforms: the perennially popular MetaTrader 4 or the broker’s proprietary web-based platform.
24option provide a range of educational material. They host live trading webinars, offer free “learn how to trade” eBooks, as well as a free detailed daily market report. There are a range of recorded webinars designed specifically to help trading beginners, which can be viewed at leisure. There are additional levels of webinars aimed at providing detailed trading strategies and ideas suitable for intermediate and advanced level traders.
Although the offering of bonuses and promotions has been restricted for brokers based in Cyprus by CySec regulation, there are currently two legacy promotions which are offered by 24option. Anyone signing up as a new client and downloading the mobile app received a one-off tradeable bonus of $24. Additionally, discretionary cash bonuses may be paid from time to time to particularly active or otherwise valuable clients.
Depositing funds into a 24option account is an easy and secure process. Deposits may be made using a range of methods, including credit cards, bank wire transfer, and Skrill. Withdrawals can be made to credit cards, or by wire transfer.
Customer support is based in Cyprus. Clients can contact a 24option representative by telephone during business hours, and can use email anytime of the day. There is also a direct chat service available through their website.
24option have transitioned away from binary options into an offering for traders looking for the ability to trade a very wide selection of assets, including stocks, cryptocurrencies, metals, stock indices, and commodities.
Review info: 24Option
Review Date: 2017-12-27
Rating : 4.5
Reviewed By : Sara Patterson (Google+)