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Masterforex-V Academy’s Rating of ECN Brokers: Who Are The Leaders?


 

ECN trading is getting more and more popular with Forex traders around the world. ECN traders get lots of benefits including the genuine interbank liquidity, absence of re-quotes and almost instant execution.
 
The reason is simple: ECN brokers don’t act as counteragents. They make money by charging their clients with commissions and fees for executing orders through their liquidity suppliers (major banks). Therefore, ECN brokers are not interested in their clients’ losses. They are interested in cooperating with successful traders.

 

 

 

 
FxOpen And Alpari: World’s Best ECN brokers.
 
So far, Masterforex-V Academy’s rating called “Best ECN Broker” has defined 2 frontrunners – FxOpen and Alpari.
As of today, over 30K traders have participated in the voting. The chart looks as follows:
 

 

 

Masterforex-V Academy’s Rating Of ECN Brokers
 
The chart below shows that there are several groups of brokers:
 

 

 

 

The Top 3 includes FxOpen, Alpari and Nord FX. The gap between them and the runners-up is widening. Yet, this is not accidental:
·         Alpari and Nord FX have become the frontrunners due to efficient PR campaigns and high quality dealing (in 2011 Nord FX was recognized the world’s best broker in terms of dealing).
·         FxOpen’s strong point is innovation ideas for beginners and professionals:
1.       The lowest spreads among ECN brokers (Which ECN Forex Brokers Has Lowest Spreads? )
2.       Exclusive offers for amateurs and professionals (FxOpen Introduces Free No-Deposit $1000 Promo For Successful Traders! )
3.       FxOpen has the best balance between FOR and AGAINST = +1387 (1724-337), Alpari’s one is +1273 (1752-479), Nord FX’s one is +1075 (1517-442).
 
 The next 3 broking companies are runners-up - FIBO Group, ForexTrend and FX Clearing:
They managed to earn 1K+ rating points, thus showing relatively stable results from the very start of the voting. The gap between them and the group of "mediocre” brokers is widening as well.
 

 

 

 

 

 
The group of “mediocre” ECN brokers with a positive balance of votes include Grand Capital, FxPro Group Lt., FXCC, Manors Group Broker, Hotspot FX, YouTradeFX, MRC Markets, Hantec Markets. These brokers are still far from being among the frontrunners.
 

 

 

 

 

 
Out of the mentioned group, Manors Group Broker deserves special attention. This is a young and promising broking company. The company strives to provide high-quality and exclusive services for their clients. That is why it is among the best in Masterforex-V Academy’s rating of Forex brokers .
 
Now let’s talks about mere outsiders: Deltastock, FinFx, Instaforex, Sunbird, 4XP, FinFX, Ajax Financial.
 

 

 

 

According to Masterforex-V Academy experts, it is not accidental that these brokers have found themselves among the outsiders of the ECN rating.
 
There are 2 reasons:
1.       Inefficient PR campaigns, which result in fewer clients (Deltastock, FinFx, Sunbird, 4XP, FinFX, Ajax Financial).
2.       Negative client feedback because of poor-quality dealing or other negative factors (for example, InstaForex).
 
Prospects of ECN trading through brokers’ eyes:
 
According to FxOpen (the leading ECN broker in Masterforex-V Academy’s rating of Forex brokers ). The ECN market will grow and oust conventional brokers as the latter won’t be able to compete. Moreover, ECN services will improve. For example, the minimal lot (now it is $10000) will be reduced down to $1000 (or 0.01 standard lot). Spreads will be much tighter as well, both for major, exotic currencies and cross-pairs. So, even with commissions, ECN trading will be much more beneficial.
 
Market Leader and Masterforex-V Academy would appreciate if you could participate in a survey. Please, visit the Academy’s forum for traders and investors and answer the following question:
 
In your opinion, why are ECN brokers getting more and more popular among Forex traders?

 

 

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Masterforex-V Academy: Tests СopyFX by Roboforex: 14 Lost Deposits Out Of 14

Over the last couple of years, we can see a lot of brokers open their own services designed to let the client copy (what they claim to be) successful traders in automated mode and profit along with them. While this is true with some of them, others fail to put their promises into practice. At the same time, some of those services promise fantastic profits – from several hundred to several thousand percent in 12 months!

 

Publication date: 29 June 01:27 PM

FXTM Launches Transparency Indicator

If you have been in the international FX trading environment for a while, you probably know that few companies operating in the environment can boast almost 100% transparency. More often than not, the very lack of transparency results in various kinds of tensions and misunderstanding between the broker and the client.

Publication date: 29 June 03:07 AM

FXTM Launches Forex Marathon For Demo Traders With Real Cash Prize Pool

Summer is vacation time. It also the right time for bright emotions and impressions. Usually, summer isn’t a volatile time for financial markets, with mostly flat markets resulting from decreased trading and investing activity.
 
Publication date: 28 June 01:51 PM

PrimeTime Finance Introduces 4 Unique Account Types For Binary Options Traders

Over the last few years, more and more FX traders start switching to binary options, which makes it possible to generate stunning profits within a relatively short period of time. On top of that, they do not require as much of intensive work as conventional FX trading does.
 
Publication date: 28 June 10:59 AM

Nordhill Capital: Gorilla FX – Automated FX Income

It is not a secret that FX trading is a difficult profession. It requires a whole lot of knowledge, skills and expertise along with the right mindset and hours of time a day dedicated to in-depth analysis and decision-making.  In FX trading, timing is everything. You have to open and close a trade just in time. Basically, that’s all you have to do to be successful.

 

 
Publication date: 27 June 02:38 PM

SFX Debit Card: Cutting Expenses To Zero

What is really important for each and every FX broker out there? Apparently, this has to do with choosing a decent FX broker. A dream broker is an honest, reliable, secure provider of premium-quality services in financial markets.  This is a client-oriented business creating win-win solutions.  
 
Publication date: 26 June 01:55 PM

Forex: USD/CAD Remains Within Correction due to Growth of Retail Sales in Canada

Retail sales in Canada showed growth in April. The general growth has mostly been caused by increase of sales at filling stations.
 
Retail turnover has increased to 44.3 bln. dollars, which is an 0.9% rise after a drop by 0.8% in March. In general turnover has grown due to price rise, as in natural terms the volume of sales has not changed.
Publication date: 26 June 01:28 AM

Forex: Japanese Manufacturing Sector Keeps USD/JPY Within Bearish Trend

Manufacturing sector of Japan has shown minor rise of business activity in June. Analysts name several factors that have extremely negative influence on Japanese manufacturing sector.
 
Business activity index for manufacturing sector has risen to 47.8 points in comparison to 47.7 points in May. Actual value of the index has proved worse than predicted, for it had been expected to rise to 48.2 points.
Publication date: 25 June 05:48 PM

Forex: AUD/USD Keeps Rising After Publication of RBA Protocols

RBA has kept its interest rate, counting on weak growth of inflation.
 
As shown by protocols of June meeting of RBA, returning inflation to the target level has become one of the reasons to keep interest rate at the same level. Nevertheless, results of the first quarter have shown negative dynamics at housing market.
Publication date: 25 June 04:51 PM

Masterforex-V Expo: Best Micro FX Brokers. June 2016

When it comes to trading Forex via a micro broker, traders don’t have to invest thousands of dollars as the starting capital. This is one of the biggest competitive edges those FX brokers have when it comes to FX rookies getting their feet wet in FX trading. Indeed, few rookies can really afford to start trading big right off the bat. However, it is not recommended to start big if you are just getting your feet wet in trading financial markets. This is where cent brokers (or micro brokers) come in handy. They allow rookies to trade currencies and improve their skills while more advanced traders can test their strategies without having to risk big money.

Publication date: 24 June 05:00 AM