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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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ForexTrend and Forbes Reveal New Leaders of Managing Trader Contest

 

In order to become a financial successful person, it is insufficient to rely only on your salary, even though it is enough to buy food, clothes and pay the loans. Amid crises, uncertainty and instability in financial, political and economic aspects, it is vital to take urgent steps to at least prevent your savings and income from losing its purchasing power and to make even more money.

Publication date: 19 December 05:11 AM

Russian Brokers Suspend Ruble Transactions

 

Apparently, minor currency pairs like EUR/RUB and USD/RUB seem to be not so popular among Forex traders. Adding fuel to the fire, on December 17th, Russian brokers suspended all transactions involving the Russian Ruble. This decision was made under the pressure exerted by international Forex brokers and market makers sine they refused to keep on working with the Russian currency. Still, according to competent sources, this is a temporary ban.

Publication date: 19 December 04:03 AM

Fort Financial Services: Christmas Gifts to Forex Trades

Christmas is coming. Everyone seems to get ready for the celebration. It is the time when various companies start making pleasant gifts to their clients and customers. Some Forex brokers are not an exception. They improve trading conditions and offer loyalty bonuses and promos to make their client feel better in advance of Christmas.

Publication date: 16 December 08:19 AM

GBPUSD: Pound Gains Value Against Dollar Amid UK Economic Forecasts

 

The UK authorities are reported to have improved their predictions for the national economic growth in 2014 and 2015. In particular, Market Leader reports that this info was revealed by George Osborne, the UK Minister of Finance. The statement was made within the scope of his speech made in front of the Parliament.

Publication date: 15 December 06:11 AM

Forex Trend, TeleTRADE, and Alpari Named Most Popular Brokers in November 2014

 

Sooner or later any beginning trader faces the question of choosing a reliable Forex broker. Yes, exactly reliable, but not a famous or a popular one, for this parameter fully accounts for safety and accumulation of trader’s capital in future. Nevertheless, many traders base their choice only on two factors – low spreads and size of credit leverage. At the same time, there are brokers that prefer attracting clients to the company by means of additional PR, as well as popularity in the Internet; however, for this they simply need to be a household word.
Publication date: 14 December 07:16 PM

Forex. EURUSD

 

The European Central Bank keeps on seeing its balance sheet shrining. This is confirmed by the monthly reports released by the central bank. The ECB governors keep on retreating the necessity and determination of expanding the bank’s balance. However, the ways and means as well as the terms are not specified, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 14 December 01:13 PM

Forex. USDJPY: Dollar Goes Down Against Yen Amid Labor Power Deficit in Japan

 

At this point, Japan lacks highly-skilled labor power amid such problems as the aging and contraction of the Japanese nation. the local authorities are desperately trying do resolve the problem by attracting more of foreign skilled labor power. Still, this is currently happening amid the fact the Japanese Yen is currently devaluing pretty fast, which certainly distracts foreign workers, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 14 December 12:48 PM

Forex. GBPUSD: Pound Recovers Against Dollar Amid Slower UK Housing Prices

 

The housing prices in the UK are reported to have dropped in November 2014, according to the RICS research conducted recently. Amid the slowdown, the experts predict that the tax reform is going to end up with higher sales in the UK housing market. The expected increase is somewhere between 2% and 5%.

Publication date: 14 December 12:02 PM

RVD Championship – New Forex Contest by RVD Markets

More often than not, when chasing quick profits, we cannot see that the way to big success is somewhere nearby. When following the crowd, we fall into the same traps and make the same mistakes most people do, thereby falling prey to wishful thinking. At the same time the contrarian minority of smart traders and investors are capable of repeating their success time and time again.

Publication date: 13 December 05:56 PM

Alpari Launches New Bonus Program

 

Most Forex companies operating in the contemporary trading industry offer various bonuses and promos to show their loyalty to clients. As a matter of fact, these projects are of short-term nature and subject to rather tough terms and conditions. More often than not, those bonuses need a lot of time and effort to clear, not to mention other limitations regarding withdrawal etc.

Publication date: 13 December 12:05 PM