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Old Apr 12, 2015, 11:30pm   #16
 
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After more head scratching I have decided to go with FX Pro (ctrader not MT4...). The positives seem to outweigh the negatives with them, however I may well open another account or two so will update my experiences with them.
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 3:29pm   #17
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will take a look at Capital Spreads also though to be honest I am more looking to do fx trading as that is what I have been studying and learning
The spreadbetting companies do Fx as well (I trade only Fx with them, in fact).

Good luck with Fx Pro; I agree that they have more good reviews than bad. It can be very difficult to judge these things!

I haven't used IG or Cityindex, though I looked at both in some detail before using CapSpreads, and my impression is that they're both probably fairly ok and very similar to one another.
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 7:16pm   #18
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Activtrades is my broker and I am very happy with them.
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Old May 14, 2015, 10:18pm   #19
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I'm going to put in a good word for London Capital Group.

-Seriously low spreads.
-Fast execution.
-They do widen spreads during news, but no where near some other (looking at IG and Oanda), but I have NEVER got horrible slippage either.... they just seem to have the deepest liquidity.
-Never missed my stoploss.
-Support is the best.

so yeah...
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Old May 15, 2015, 3:40pm   #20
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Firstly you need to check which one is regulated from FCA and then which one fullfills most of your criteria. Some of them will be iron fx, fxpro and fxcm. they are regulated as far as i know and have what you are searching for however i will advise you to test each one of them before you proceed
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Old May 17, 2015, 2:57am   #21
 
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Just out of curiosity, why are you looking for a forex only broker?
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Old May 17, 2015, 10:10am   #22
 
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Just out of curiosity, why are you looking for a forex only broker?
Because he trades stocks on the Palestinian stock exchange and occasionally dips his toes in the sugar wheat and platinum commodities market.
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Old May 19, 2015, 12:21am   #23
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looks like plus500 is the best broker at the moment... to buy their shares
down 41% today.

looking like a bargain
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Because he trades stocks on the Palestinian stock exchange and occasionally dips his toes in the sugar wheat and platinum commodities market.
If you don't trade on the LSE, then why would you want a UK broker? Better yet, please tell me why someone would trade in the aforementioned stock exchange? You can have a brokerage account anywhere you want, even if you do not live there.
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Old May 22, 2015, 3:22pm   #25
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If you don't trade on the LSE, then why would you want a UK broker? Better yet, please tell me why someone would trade in the aforementioned stock exchange? You can have a brokerage account anywhere you want, even if you do not live there.
I believe that he is looking for a broker regulated by FCA
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looks like plus500 is the best broker at the moment... to buy their shares
down 41% today.

looking like a bargain
Still looking like a bargain ?
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Old May 26, 2015, 10:49pm   #27
 
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I believe that he is looking for a broker regulated by FCA
If you can use a UK broker, then why not use a broker from say France or Germany or even the US. No stamp duty in the US.
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Old May 27, 2015, 8:00pm   #28
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If you can use a UK broker, then why not use a broker from say France or Germany or even the US. No stamp duty in the US.
The compensation scheme in case of broker`s insolvency is much better in UK than in most other countries, more than 3 times German compensation.

US broker for a non resident alien are sometimes not available, always excluded from trading non SEC controlled option products like ODAX (Eurex) or its korean equivalent. Try find an american broker offering Liffe options.

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The compensation scheme in case of broker`s insolvency is much better in UK than in most other countries, more than 3 times German compensation.

US broker for a non resident alien are sometimes not available, always excluded from trading non SEC controlled option products like ODAX (Eurex) or its korean equivalent. Try find an american broker offering Liffe options.

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Old May 28, 2015, 7:07am   #30
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Sorry, but Frank-Dodd forced some changes: European customers will be allocated to Interactive Brokers UK only.

SIPP protection scheme will compensate european customers on default of european products?

I tried some 6 months to find an US broker to trade Dax, Eurostoxx and Ftse options. No way, I tried all the big names and the small ones. Not ONE!!

If you find one, I`ll be delighted to follow your advice, might even send you a virtual bottle of wine.

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