JFD Brokers - Reviews and feedback

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JFD Brokers is an online multi-asset brokerage and portfolio manager company. It was
founded in December 2011. Its co-founder and current CEO is Lars Gottwik. JFD offers trading through its online platforms in Forex and CFDs (stocks, bitcoins, indices, commodities, bonds and ETFS & ETNS).

REGULATION
The broker is regulated by CySec (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission).

Also registered with (but not regulated by):
BaFin – Germany
FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), England;
AMF/ACPR (Autorité des marchés financiers), France;

CONTACTS
The website of the broker has 6 language versions - English, German, French, Chinese, Bulgarian and Italian.
The company has offices in Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria and China.
There is a live chat function on the site available 24/5 (during trading days). You can also contact them via e-mail and by phone in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Cyprus, Bulgaria, UK, Russia, France, Italy, and Switzerland.

TRADING PLATFORMS
The broker is providing:
  • Metatrader 4 - Desktop, mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as a webtrader version.
  • Metatrader 5 - Desktop, mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as a webtrader version.
  • Guidants - Web based trading platform directly connected to MT4. It’s currently available in German language only. An English version is under development.
There is a table with an extensive comparison of all three trading platforms.

ACCOUNT TYPES
The broker has only two types of accounts - live and demo.
The live accounts have negative balance protection.

Zero margin with hedged positions.
  • If your equity goes below 125% of your required margin, you will receive a margin call to deposit more funds into your account.
  • If your equity goes below 100% of your required margin, an automated stop out will be triggered (first closing the position with the largest floating loss).
Order execution - STP/DMA.
Positive and negative slippage are both possible.
Scalping and automated/algorithmic trading is allowed.
- The SWAP/Rollover can be both positive and negative as well.
- There is an inactivity tax of 20EUR/USD/GBP/CHF which you will be charged with after 3 consecutive months of inactivity on your funded live account.
The average EUR/USD spread is 0.3 pips without commission. An extensive table with all the fees and contract specifications is present on the broker’s website.
Minimum lot size to place an order is 0.01.
The biggest plus for all traders is that a post trade transparency report is available upon request.
If you have any suspicions or have experienced delays that may seem unnatural you can request such a report.
It includes the full order fulfilment information with all execution times at each step from start to finish.

The demo accounts are automatically closed after 3 months of inactivity.
The trading conditions illustrated in the demo account fully reflect the live account conditions (pricing, spreads etc.) which allow you to get a clear idea of the trading conditions and how your trading strategies will work out.

TRADING INSTRUMENTS
JFD Brokers allows traders to directly access and trade with Forex, precious metals and CFDs on bonds, indices, stocks, commodities and ETF/ETN on the markets.
A wide range of instruments (1000+) in 8 asset classes is available to all traders.
  • FX - 64
  • Precious Metals - 2
  • Index CFDs - 15
  • Share CFDs - 400+
  • Commodity CFDs - 7
  • Bond CFDs - 2
  • ETF & ETN CFDs - 21 ETFs & 4 ETNs
  • Cryptocurrencies CFDs - 1
  • Physical Stocks - 500

The maximum leverage available is 1:400. However the initial (set by default) leverage for Forex trading is 1:50. It can be raised upon client request and after passing a risk assessment.
The maximum leverage for CFD trading is 1:100 depending on the instrument.

FUNDING AND WITHDRAWALS
Can be done via:
  • Payment providers - Skrill, SafeCharge and UnionPay(China).
  • Debit cards - VISA and MasterCard.
  • Bank transfer.
The minimum deposit is 500 USD/GBP/EUR/CHF. There is not a minimum withdrawal amount specified.
The client funds are stored and kept separately from the broker’s funds (clients’ accounts are segregated).

NEWS, SIGNALS and ANALYSIS
Visitors of the broker’s website can access a research section which hosts a range of market headlines, trading shoutouts and technical analyses posted on a regular basis.
There is also an option to sign up for weekly market recaps and strategic reports to be sent directly to you via email. An economic calendar and live spread data is also available.

Broker website - https://www.jfdbrokers.com/