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Founded in: 2006
Headquarters: Limassol, Cyprus
Maximum Leverage: 1:500
Minimum Deposit: $500
Minimum lot size: 1,000 lots
Platforms: MT4, iPhone/iPad,Other (cTrader)
Languages available: English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese
Bonus: Earn up to 9% interest rate on deposit.
If you’ve ever compared Forex brokers, you’ll likely know that there’s a big difference between a website that offers Forex trading, and one that is a true Forex broker in every sense of the word. Liquid Markets is just such a broker. LQD Markets Ltd is licensed and regulated by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission and complies with all the CySEC regulations related to the safety of clients' funds, including the Capital Adequacy and Large Exposures Directives. The company is headquartered in Cyprus and maintains branches in Hungary and Portugal.
We were pleasantly surprised by the transparency offered on Liquid Markets’ website. Not only was the information provided in an organized fashion, but it was provided in depth. For example, while some brokers mention their regulation almost as an afterthought, Liquid Markets provided all of their regulation numbers, so that traders can confirm the information without too much difficulty. This may sound simplistic, but it’s a fact sorely missing from many broker websites.
Of specific note was the ease with which we could figure out where and how to register, and, perhaps more importantly, a section called “Our Benefits with One Click” which opened up 12 pages with clearly defined descriptions of everything offered at Liquid Markets. This section gave us a map through which we could look for critical features during our Liquid Markets review, and to see if the company was accurately representing its advantages, which we found it was.
In addition to their MT4 trader platform, Liquid Markets offers the cTrader platform, which we find an excellent alternative to MT4 for those who are looking for a change. (Read our full cTrader review for more information). cTrader offers Liquid Markets clients fast trading execution as low as 1 millisecond, direct trades from the charts, floating spreads as low as 0 pips and the ability to execute multiple orders simultaneously. In addition, a trader can set up and manage his own indicators.
There are actually four trading account types: Premium and Mini for MetaTrader 4, Liquid Prime and Liquid Prime+ for cTrader. Their MT4 accounts allow clients to enjoy low, highly competitive spreads starting from 0.9 pips, flexible leverage, fast execution with no re-quotes, commissions nor hidden fees. In addition their live account traders enjoy free access to their Autochartist Chart Pattern Tools and Daily Technical Analysis, enabling the identification and capitalization of more opportunities.
Liquid Markets also has its own form of ZuluTrade, avery popular Forex autotrading platform with automated trading available around the clock on a web interface that enables signals to be executed even when the computer is turned off. Traders unfamiliar with ZuluTrade can learn more about it here, to decide if this is a feature that they want to test out on the Liquid Markets account.
In addition to offering the most popular and respected trading platforms, Liquid Markets also offers social Forex trading via Currensee. Currensee delivers a select network of emerging Forex accounts managers called Trade Leaders which can be selected based on their past performance. Once these leaders are chosen, the trader can puts them into his portfolio and can follow the asset allocation of each one. The trade selected by the Trade Leader is then automatically executed in the trader’s liquid market trading account via Currensee. The trader can then evaluate the performance results. The technology of Currensee enables the replication of the trades of the chosen Trade Leaders in the account in real-time conditions from anywhere in the world.
Finally, it’s worth noting that Liquid Markets offers mobile trading on both their MT4 and cTrader platforms, so that traders will never be too far from the market.
Liquid Market boasts a 24/7 support service and a choice of contact options including chat, writing a ticket, leaving a call back request and email. In addition, we found during the course of our Liquid Markets review that the brokerage offers useful Forex tutorials, regular market data and analysis and walk-throughs of the MetaTrader4 and cTrader platforms for those interested (note: these are not available directly on the site, but can be requested on the Liquid Markets Website).
Although Liquid Markets has a $2,000 minimum deposit which is a much higher requirement than most competing brokers, we felt confident during our review of the company that such a deposit would receive the attention and security it deserves. As a broker that is regulated by CySEC and audited by Deloitte, we felt our funds were protected. Liquid Markets offers a more than ample selection of account types and some of the most respected and enjoyable trading platforms on the market, which will ensure that traders with all preferences can find something to enjoy.
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Review info: Liquid Markets
Review Date: 2015-04-26
Rating : 2
Reviewed By : Sara Patterson (Google+)