Review

Markets.com 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

 

Markets.com 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

Markets.com is a world leader when it comes to trading and is one of the best choices one can make when choosing a broker. Markets.com 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 Markets.com’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 Markets.com 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.

Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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

Markets.com offers an extensive Forex and CFD trading education .

In the News and Research section, traders at Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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 Markets.com 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 : ASIC, CySEC, 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
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Instruments Traded

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Trading Platforms

  • Type of Platform : MetaTrader 4, Proprietary platform
    • Platform Languages :
      • Multiple Languages
    • OS Compatibility :
      • Mobile
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Web
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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  • Interest on Margin :
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Customer Support

    • Website Languages :
      • English
      • Arabic
      • Spanish
      • Italian
      • French
      • German
      • Russian
      • Portuguese
      • Swedish
      • Finnish
      • Polish
      • Norwegian
      • Danish
  • Support Hours : 24/5
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Platforms

Markets WebTrader

When it comes to trading platforms, Markets.com 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 Markets.com. 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.

Mobile

Traders at Markets.com 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

Markets.com 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 Markets.com, bitcoin trading is only a click away – as is CFD trading for bitcoin cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, litecoin and dash.  Unlike classic cryptocurrency trading, Markets.com 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. 

Markets.com 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 Markets.com crypto review is the Traders Trend feature through which traders can see what positions other Markets.com 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 Markets.com crypto trading, though it should be noted that this fee waiver is becoming increasingly common among CFD crypto brokers. 

Leverage on Markets.com bitcoin trading and most other cryptocurrency trading is up to 1:10, though Ethereum and bitcoin cash have leverage limited to 1:5. 

Markets.com 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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25 User Reviews
vanyoelle12
vanyoelle12

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 vanderlaanyoelle007@gmail.com for help.

miguelramos
miguelramos

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

vovkfx
vovkfx

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

briks
briks

With all that is happening in the Forex market, I feel very safe with markets.com. 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.

fxhourly
fxhourly

For gkaraan: I understand your concerns about this broker Markets.com 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!

Regards.

User
User

I agree with user580189. I have had an account with Markets.com 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.

gkaraan
gkaraan

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.

Stephen
Stephen

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
Elsa Alexander

This is a great broker. Stop complaining.

Manuella
Manuella

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.

fxhourly
fxhourly

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 :-)

Regards!

carolyn
carolyn

The last two comments about the markets.com 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 Markets.com 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 Markets.com 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.

fxdaily
fxdaily

Hello:
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!

Errol
Errol

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

Mandy
Mandy

The markets.com 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.

Sylvia
Sylvia

Yeh, there are many markets.com 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.

itchy
itchy

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

SAM
SAM

Some people just don't like the markets.com 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.

Leya
Leya

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

boony
boony

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

brb
brb

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

Boris
Boris

I just read the markets.com review and it says it like it is. I've been using markets.com 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
helmi

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

rowingfull
rowingfull

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

Booba
Booba

very promising broker. honest with it's traders

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