Stratton Markets Review
Stratton Markets is owned and operated by F1 Markets Ltd. It is headquartered in Cyprus and regulated by CySEC under license number 267/15. They offer CFD trading on more than 200 assets including Forex, commodities, major stock market indices, and individual stocks. The brokerage offers STP execution.
There are several different trading account types at Stratton. The differences are not determined by selection of tradable assets, or platform type. There are four account types - Basic, Silver, Gold, Platinum - which offer different features .The features include better spreads, Trading Alerts provided by Trading Central and exclusive access to the brokers’ Chief Market Analyst and Trading Educator, James Trescothick. Stratton support can help traders determine the right account for their trading needs.
The most notable features of Stratton are the wide range of asset types available for trading and the emphasis on education available through their website and account services.
Clients of Stratton may trade a wide range of CFD instruments including Forex, commodities, major stock market indices, individual stocks, and cryptocurrencies. The specifics of what is on offer are a little over 40 Forex currency pairs and crosses, 5 equity indices from the U.S.A., E.U., and the U.K., the commodities gold, silver, oil, coffee, and natural gas, and more than 177 individual stocks (mostly from the U.S. market).
One thing that is immediately striking about Stratton’s website and promotional material is how little they advertise their offering on typical parameters such as spreads, liquidity, execution, etc. This may be an exhibit of confidence. They do emphasize the safety of client assets and their regulation by CySEC, the Cypriot financial regulator. Beyond that, their major focus is on their user-friendly layout and emphasis on an education. Stratton pride themselves on keeping things simple, so you won’t find many of the bells and whistles that are often touted within the industry.
Stratton offers two trading platform options: a proprietary web-based Stratton platform, which is relatively intuitive and easy to use as well as the renowned MetaTrader 4 platform. MT4 can be downloaded on all devices and a Stratton mobile app is also available.They do not allow scalping, but they do allow hedging.
Traders should be aware that when trading with Stratton, different maximum leverage limits are applied to different assets for the security of the traders. Leverage is limited by EU laws which all EU regulated brokers must follow.
Stratton does not offer promotions or bonuses. Instead it focuses on offering low spreads, fast execution, trading signals and more to ensure great trading conditions without the use of bonuses or promotions.
Stratton pride themselves upon the strength of their educational offering, operating a full trading academy. The academy consists of “a rich cache of videos, charts, courses, e-books and trading tools all aimed at showing traders how to identify and monetize market opportunities.” The academy includes a series of videos covering a wide range of topics that are useful for aspiring traders to learn about, as well as e-books and a live webinar series hosted by Chief Market Analyst, Trading Educator and prominent industry speaker James Trescothick on topics pertinent to the market at the time.
Deposits can be made using major credit and debit cards and digital wallets such as Neteller and Skrill. Bank wire transfers are also accepted.
Withdrawals are made using the same method as deposit was made.
Traders can contact Stratton representatives known as Strattoneers via telephone or email during Cyprus, 24/5. An online form is also available for submission of queries.
Stratton has a well-rounded offering for traders looking to trade using CFD instruments over a wide range of assets, particularly Forex currency pairs and global equity indices, but notably also a selection of individual major stocks and commodities. Fans of no-nonsense trading looking for a confident and no-frills broker may find their offer especially interesting, and possibly attractive enough to open an account.
- Wide Asset Range
- Educational Package
- High Spreads
- No Scalping
Review info: Stratton Markets
Review Date: 2018-08-30
Rating : 4.5
Reviewed By : Sara Patterson (Google+)