Markets Review

Review is operated by Safecap Investments Limited, a Financial Services Company authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license number 092/08 and by the Financial Services Board (FSB) in South Africa as an authorized Financial Services Provider under the no. 43906. The brokerage is also now regulated under STA Global Investments Pty Limited by ASIC (number 424008) and TradeTech Markets (South Africa) Limited by FSCA (number 46860).The broker has offices in Australia, South Africa and Cyprus was the recipient of the London Investor Show Forex “Best Customer Service 2012” award, and the Global Banking & Finance Review “Best Broker in Customer Service Europe 2012” award, in addition to numerous other awards over the past years.

Markets Overview

Accounts is a world leader when it comes to trading and is one of the best choices one can make when choosing a broker. allows trading in in equities, gold, oil, stocks, commodities, CFDs and currencies. More than 2,000 CFDs are offered, across all asset classes.

The company offers competitive spreads and generous trading leverage up to 1:300 for all non-EU citizens. In accordance with ESMA regulations, all EU citizens can be offered 1:30 leverage for trading the major currencies pairs and 1:20 leverage when trading exotic pairs, gold and major indices. EU citizens will have 1:5 leverage on non-gold commodities and non-major indices. All of’s services are available to traders  for a minimum deposit of just $100 (which can easily be deposited via credit card, bank transfer, or web money).

Traders can set up a standard account within minutes once all of the necessary compliance documents are uploaded.

Contracts for Difference (CFD) give traders all the benefits of owning a particular stock, index, or commodity position – without having to physically own the underlying instrument itself, enabling clients to trade the change in price of multiple commodity and equity markets, with leverage and immediate execution. A customer enters into a contract for a CFD at the quoted price and the difference between that price and the price when the position is closed is settled in cash – hence the name “Contract for Difference” or CFD. provides commission-free trading, with absolutely zero fees – and also has some of the most competitive spreads in the industry, including spreads as low as 1.7 on major currency pairs like EUR/USD, USD/JPY, and GBP/USD!

Leverage of up to 1:300 is available for Forex, 1:200 for commodities and indices, and 1:10 for stocks – where with a small, $5,000 funded account, traders can open large, $100,000 positions on various shares.

It’s good to see that an unlimited demo account is available for new traders or any other traders who wish to practice new trading strategies before moving on to a real account. This “paper trade” is beneficial for traders before they make any financial commitment.

Features traders can benefit from the use of chart analysis, indicators and oscillators and other alerts provided by the broker in order to deliver high-quality assessments of the financial markets and predict the likely direction of an asset based on the current market conditions.

Offers and Promotions have moved towards a policy of empowering clients to get themselves on-board quickly through online self-activation, without the aid of live customer support. Therefore as part of the process, new clients can expect walk-though tips and messages where necessary, occasionally including additional bonuses.

Deposits/Withdrawals accepts a wide variety of payment methods, including PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, wire transfer, credit cards and local payment methods.

Withdrawals can be done by logging onto an account and clicking on the withdrawal tab. The funds are transferred into a bank account 

Education offers an extensive Forex and CFD trading education .

In the News and Research section, traders at can read the Forex daily briefings which present in-depth coverage of the foreign exchange market. Technical analysis which helps Forex and CFD traders recognize and take advantage of market momentum is delivered by Trading Central, a leading provider of technical analysis.

Traders can also receive full coverage and analysis on indices, commodities and stocks so they can stay ahead and understand the volatile markets. In addition, the Autochartist tool is available and traders can sign up to receive audio and visual alerts as soon as emerging and completed patterns are identified or when Fibonacci patterns are emerging. These alerts are accompanied by appropriate charts and graphs.

Autochartist also offers PowerStats as a feature that give traders a better assessment of risk and volatility on the instruments they trade.

Their website also provid 15 different languages including French, Arabic, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Customer Support has the most accessible support services we’ve come across with offices in 21 locations worldwide and representatives available 24/5 by email and live chat. An online form can be used to contact the main office of the broker. 

Conclusion is one of the most sophisticated platforms in the industry with excellent features and trading tools. Broker representatives speak in a myriad of different languages, spreads are competitive and leverage is generous. In addition, their educational offerings are current and informative.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 
73% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Features is certainly one of the most robust brokers in the industry. It offers a host of features that makes trading enjoyable. There are several trading platforms to choose from and each one offers various trading tools and techniques. The broker is also currently offering a $25 no-deposit offer for new traders.

There are several trading platforms to choose from and each one offers various trading tools and techniques that can help traders make better trading decisions.

Forex Trading Tools

One of the tools that stands out is their new Events & Trade feature which uses detailed historical data and input from top analysts to list the potential trading opportunities for upcoming news events. It’s a free service that’s available to all traders as soon as they register with the platform.

Similar to an economic calendar, the tool shows a chronological list of events that affect trading like ECB Interest Rate Decision or US Continuing Jobless Claims. You can easily see the number of opportunities and the currency pairs that could be affected – great for planning ahead.”

Company Information

  • Broker's Name : Markets
  • Headquarter : South Africa
  • Regulation : CySEC, ASIC, FSB

Account Information

  • Type of Broker : Market Maker
  • U.S. Clients Allowed :
  • Minimum Deposit : $100
  • Maximum Leverage : 1:300 ?
    Default leverage of 1:50. T&Cs apply
  • Commissions / Spreads : Low
  • Account 1 : Standard
  • Demo Account :
  • Islamic Account :
  • Segregated Account :
  • Institutional Accounts :
  • Deposit Options :
  • Withdrawal Options :

Instruments Traded

  • ETFs :
  • CFDs :
  • Commodities :
  • Metals :
  • Stocks :
  • Oil :
  • Gold :
  • Binary Options :
  • Indices :

Trading Platforms

  • Type of Platform : MetaTrader 4, Proprietary platform
    • Platform Languages :
      • Multiple Languages
    • OS Compatibility :
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Mobile
      • Web
      • iPhone
      • iPad
  • Trading Signals :
  • Charting Package :
  • Market Analysis :
  • Chart Trading :
  • Automated Trading :
  • Scalping :
  • Hedging :
  • Mobile Alerts :
  • E-mail Alerts :
  • Trailing Stops :
  • Guaranteed Stop Loss :
  • Guaranteed Limit Orders :
  • Guaranteed Execution :
  • One-click Execution :
  • OCO Orders :
  • Interest on Margin :
  • Web-based Trading :
  • Mobile Trading :

Customer Support

    • Website Languages :
      • English
      • Spanish
      • Arabic
      • Italian
      • French
      • German
      • Russian
      • Portuguese
      • Swedish
      • Polish
      • Finnish
      • Norwegian
      • Danish
  • Support Hours : 24/5
  • E-mail Support :
  • SMS Support :
  • Chat :

Pros and Cons

  • Demo Account Available
  • Choice of Trading Platforms
  • Excellent Customer Support
  • Only One Trading Account

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Markets WebTrader

When it comes to trading platforms, has a robust operating system called Markets WebTrader, which makes financial trading easy and accessible to all. Markets WebTrader was developed in-house and is not the typical generic trading platform, so it is extremely easy to use and navigate, while simultaneously providing a wealth of advanced features and tools. The Markets Web Trader offers lower spreads than the company's MT4. At the time of this writing, for example, EUR/USD spreads were 2 pips on the Markets Web Trader, and 3 pips on the Markets MT4.

Markets Trading Platforms

Markets WebTrader offers simple navigation and traders can use either the simple search tool or can browsing the category list in order to move around the website.

There are advanced charting tools and indicators that provide essential information on market trends and allow traders to analyze a given asset’s volatility and direction. Trading cubes streamline the trading process by allowing traders to view multiple instruments and determine their prices and movement in a simple layout.

In addition, frequent updates keep traders informed about global events and market-influencing news. Trade in the instance that major events occur and benefit from market volatility as it unfolds.

MetaTrader 4

The MetaTrader 4 trading platform is another available platform at This out-of-the-box trading software is a standard offering, and certainly plays second fiddle to the Markets WebTrader.

Nevertheless, the MT4 platform is respected worldwide because it offers a host of powerful trading tools and features. Including multiple methods of opening and closing positions, including directly from charts and quotes windows and immediate order execution capabilities.


Traders at are not limited to the web. The Markets Mobile App is available for smartphones on both the App Store and Google Play and gives traders an amazing trading platform to carry with them wherever they go and instant access to the world markets.

In addition, all platforms are available as downloadable apps for Apple or Android mobile devices.

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Crypto offers traders the ability to trade cryptocurrencies in the form of Contracts for Difference (CFDs), which allows traders to take advantage of cryptocurrency fluctuations without the hassle or security challenges of owning actual digital currencies.  With, bitcoin trading is only a click away – as is CFD trading for bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, litecoin and dash.  Unlike classic cryptocurrency trading, enables traders to take advantage of risk management tools such as stop loss and take profits, and to short their cryptocurrency of choice if desired. offers some of the most interesting and competitive features for its cryptocurrency trading, compared to other crypto CFD brokers.  One of the most interesting features we discovered during this crypto review is the Traders Trend feature through which traders can see what positions other traders are taking, and decide whether they want to take the same position or trade against the ‘trend’. 

Traders can also take advantage of 0 commissions and no withdrawal fees on all crypto trading, though it should be noted that this fee waiver is becoming increasingly common among CFD crypto brokers. 

Leverage on bitcoin trading and most other cryptocurrency trading is up to 1:10, though Ethereum and bitcoin cash have leverage limited to 1:5. is a secure, regulated and established CFD broker that offers excellent opportunities for new and experienced crypto traders looking for ways to profit from the volatility without dealing with the hassles of e-wallets and keeping their crypto keys safe.  

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User Reviews

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29 User Reviews

I use markets and i am profitable with them. I recommend this broker!

Jeremy Snyman

Markets minimum deposit seems average when compared to other brokers, but I specifically liked their trading tools and customer support

Jenna Gibbs

Markets regulation is a fair one, not too strict but still gives you the comfort, knowing you're trading with a reliable broker

Bryan Allerton

Markets recently changes their leverage policy to fit their related trading regulations, setting leverage and margin levels in a professional manner to my opinion


I have to come out of the dark to help traders. With my Binary option and Forex strategies, I have made profit in the past 3 years and now I make £20,000 every week. After changing a lot of strategies, I and my associates have decided to share this one since it's a success. It is the least I can do for beginners or people who have lost much to binary options and are looking for the right strategy which I am willing to help for free. Email me via my email [email protected] for help.


Indeed, they have a lot of free education material on their website. Very useful!


A lot of advertising, big bonuses, free education courses, all these are available only in bucket shops, If you want to trade with confidence, choose true ECN brokers with solid licenses


With all that is happening in the Forex market, I feel very safe with It has always been reliable and I have never had any problem withdrawing money or placing a trade. I just hope nothing happens to it now.


For gkaraan: I understand your concerns about this broker very well. They are definitely not the best option, as far as broker companies are concerned, that exist out there. Any broker that pushes you to make a deposit with them, enticing you with appealing bonuses in the process, is not worthwhile. Simply put, you are just another "number" for them, and nothing more than that. Any reputable broker company should be able to provide you with a demo account, not matter if you are planning to make a deposit with them or not down the line.

It seems that this broker is more worried about the marketing aspect of their company, than the actual educational aspect of it.

Just my 2 cents!



I agree with user580189. I have had an account with for many years and every time they update their site, it is better than the last one. I really like the company and I hope I can continue to trade there.


i registered on their website after seeing an advertisement to start trading with 25USD as a registration bonus for and without the need to make a deposit.
i received a phone call from their representative saying that he will be my account manager and he promised to provide me with training materials and trading tips if i make a deposit.
when i asked him about the 25USD registration bonus, he replied that it is only an advertisement to attract people, and that Markets doesn't distribute money. but if i make a deposit he could give a 25USD bonus.
this statement raised my suspicions about this company who promised a registration bonus without making a deposit, and after registering they didn't keep their word.
their representative keeps on calling me and sending me emails to pressure me to make a deposit, by promising bonuses on deposits.
when i informed him that i prefer to start with a demo account to test the company's services, his reply was that Markets doesn't provide demo accounts, and it isn't in the company policies.
this sounded extremely strange! because on the company's website the Demo account is available, and it was also mentioned in one of the emails he sent me.

this sounded very strange to me, and i lost my trust in this company.
to be fair, my personal experience with this company is only based on their misleading advertisements and the phone calls received from their representative in Dubai.
maybe the company is good and only their representative canceled my registration bonus and was trying to pressure me to make a deposit to secure for himself a commission.
or maybe the company complete hoax.
i don't know, but i am very disappointed.


I loved the website at Markets. It is tres colorful and lively. It made enjoy scrolling through all the interesting pages and setting up an account was easy. Now I hope I make some money.

Elsa Alexander

This is a great broker. Stop complaining.


I do not follow all your talk but I know I made money with this broker. I spoke to a rep several times and always got a good answer. So sorry you are unhappy.


For carolyn: I don't know about you, but I will tell you the following: If for you it's ok to lose money most of the time and then recoup just "part of it", that means that you are really an amateur in this field. That kind of mentality is proper of people with a clear lack of knowledge about the Forex Market. Although that's your business, not mine.

PS: Just for you to know, this broker, that you clearly endorse as I can realize, has had many scam accusations from clients in many forums, some of them opened so far.

PPS: From what I can tell, you are clearly the one who don't know what you are talking about. Do your homework first, educate yourself in this field, and then post comments about my knowledge, as if you knew about me, ok? Don't show yourself as an amateur :-)



The last two comments about the review seem way off base and it sounds like a guy who didn't know what he was doing and lost some money. Then he goes and faults the brokerage.

The trading platform works well for me and I know that the brokerage has a great reputation for being trustworthy and knowledgeable. We all lose money most of the time but at I was able to recoup at least part of my money. I found their customer support very helpful and their analysis certainly came in useful.


Let me tell you that this is onw of the worst brokers I've seen in the Forex Market. Their customer support is really childish, the people there are not prepared to answer your questions accordingly. Their platform are unstable; they constantly show a lot of glitches inside of them. Their spreads are way too high compared to other brokers. Their rollovers are wrongly calculated in many ocassions. The webinars that they offer inside their website are really unhelpful and with poor content. It's really a shame that a crappy broker like this could still be operating in the market. It's really a mess in every sense of the word. That's my honest opinion.

You'd better stay away from this garbage broker.

Warm regards!


I always read the reviews before choosing a broker. The review was great and I loved seeing their new website with all the new and old features. Best of luck to them.


The review covered everything about the company. One of the most important things I looked for is that it is regulated by a real agency and not a fake one.


Yeh, there are many scams that can be possible. I haven't read about any of them but there is always a possibility there can be one and that it will pop up sometime later on.


I'm so pleased with and want more people to join us. So tell all your friends about the company so they can trade with them.


Some people just don't like the reviews and always find something bad to say about it. They will always say bad things about any review if they lose money. Get a life.


This broker is very iffy and I also thought at first it was a scam. I'm still not so sure about it.


I tried contacting them to ask them a question and they didn't answer so quickly. I thought at first this was a scam but then they finally came online. They told me they were very busy.


Yeh, you're right. There are always people who blame others when things go wrong. Blaming for losing money doesn't make any sense.


I just read the review and it says it like it is. I've been using as my broker for years now and have made quite a bit of money. I really love being able to choose between a fixed or dynamic spread. I never saw that anywhere else.

helmi has a great new website. I loved navigating across all the pages. And it was simple to access whatever information I needed. Thanks


Me gustaria tener contacto con algun Chileno que opere con G F C Markerts


very promising broker. honest with it's traders

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