March 2018 Top Forex Brokers: The Industry Tycoons Are Back

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And now let’s have a closer look into the Top brokers’ offers and activities of March 2018. The positions of such brokers as HYCM, FxPro, FIBO Group, FXCM, FortFS and HotForex have somewhat deteriorated compared to the voting month of February, yet all of them have shown solid performance having remained within Top10. And we greet the easyMarkets as the March rating leader and XM.com (8th place) who have managed to improve their positions significantly.


Congratulations to the March 2018 Top10 leader, easyMarkets. This is an online forex and CFDs broker providing access to more than 300 global markets to clients from over 160 countries. The broker is regulated by both CySEC (The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) and ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission).

The company’s clients are able to choose between the globally famous MT4 trading platform and easyMarkets’ own platform which has been launched in 2001 as the first web-based trading platform in history.

easyMarkets’ accounts start from $100 and include a client success manager, basic education and platform tour as well as technical reports. VIP trading starting from $2500 and gives traders free trading signals, SMS market updates, higher leverage and direct contact with the dealing room among other great features.

Trading conditions with easyMarkets include no slippage, leverage as high as 1:400, fixed spreads as low as 1.8 pips (1 pip for EU clients), guaranteed stop loss, negative balance protection and allow scalping and hedging. All this is backed up with an excellent customer support team which is available 24/5.

In March 2018 easyMarkets has received the ADVFN Award as the Best APAC Broker.

easyMarkets is a unique broker offering its clients to insure their trades against losing and the ability to momentary freeze a rate. Thus the broker’s clients can manage their risk effectively. Despite of any political or economic turbulence of the past five years these conditions have remained unchanged.

FXTM, the runner-up of the March rally, is a Cyprus-based broker tracing its history from 2010. FXTM is remarkable for its special approach to provide tailored trading conditions and diverse educational tools for its clients.

FXTM ensures that its trading and investment products and services are comprehensive, trustworthy and effective. During years of its active work FXTM has firmly established itself as a broker of a global level.

Proceeding with its F1 collaboration activities, on the 24th March, 2018 FXTM has taken part in the National Cyprus Final for F1™ in Schools. During the race the broker was the Platinum Sponsor of ‘Team XLR8’ from The Heritage Private School in Limassol, one of the most esteemed English high schools in Cyprus.

HYCM is the ‘bronze’ finisher in March. HYCM is a trading name of Henyep Capital Markets UK Ltd. 

The company belongs to a global conglomerate working in currency trading and financial services, property, education, etc. in more than 20 countries across the globe. HY Group is registered and authorized in UK, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and several other globally recognized business jurisdictions.

HYCM offers a variety of trading instruments: currency trading as well as trading equities, commodities, indices, stocks, and this list is not complete. HYCM tradersr are able to use any of the offered trading tools from the same trading account. Demo accounts for beginners are also available.

The broker’s trading platforms include MetaTrader4, Webtrader and HYRPO. Trading accounts at HYCM start from $50 with leverage reaching up to 400:1, and tight spreads on major currency crosses range from 0.5 to 2 pips. The spread can be either fixed or variable. HYCM traders are allowed to use automatic trading. Hedging and expert advisors are available too.

FxPro, a well-established European forex and CFD broker, has taken the 4th step of the Top hierarchy in March 2018. The company headquartered in London, UK, is considered to be one of the veterans of the forex industry.

The FxPro client base is growing continuously. The broker’s offers include scalping along with direct access to the markets. This combination makes FxPro particularly popular among experienced fx traders.

FxPro trading platforms feature latest versions of MetaTrader, cTrader, WebTrader, Mobile Platforms, MultiTerminal and ECN FxPro cTrader. MT4 and cTrader are greatly in demand with FxPro traders, as these platforms ensure fast and correct trade execution.

FxPro serves both retail and institutional clients from over 150 countries and has an extensive portfolio including forex pairs and CFDs on futures, shares, indices, spot energies and spot metals. FxPro operates as a Hybrid Agency Model broker, offering Negative Balance Protection and enabling clients to access top-tier liquidity. Trading accounts with FxPro start from $100 with the leverage at 500 and tight pip spread on majors at 0.5-1.3, the spread is variable.

FIBO Group (Financial Intermarket Brokerage Online Group), 5th place in March, was established in 1998, which makes it one of the oldest companies in marginal Internet trading.

All the services offered by the FIBO Group holding meet the international standards and all the relevant regulatory norms. The major principles of the company’s performance are transparency, protection of the clients’ interests and strict compliance to the applicable laws and orders issued by the national regulators.

In March 2018 FIBO Group has announced the resumption of the availability of Webmoney financial transactions, both depositing and withdrawals, as this option is much in demand with the broker’s clients.

FXCM, 6th position in March, is one of the leaders of the online currency trading market, a major liquidity provider and a market maker. The company has been established in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, US.  FXCM works with private traders as well as with institutional customers all across the globe, including US residents, which gives the broker special advantages on the forex market.

FXCM holds licenses approved by the industry principal regulators from around the globe, including US, UK, EU, Hong Kong and other.

The broker features wide range of platforms to meet the needs of different types of traders. Among them are the world’s popular MetaTrader4 along with FXCM Active Trader, Mirror Trader, FXCM Trading Station Desktop, FXCM Trading Station Web and FXCM Trading Station Mobile. On any of these platforms the traders have access to the technical analysis, currency updates and market reviews.

FXCM offers competitive spreads on major currency pairs. The key offer of the broker is NDD forex trading. Forex Capital Markets Limited, the UK subsidiary of FXCM, also offers CFD products with no re-quote trading. Moreover, on the same platform it is possible to trade not only currencies, but also stock indices, oil, gold and silver.

The broker provides its customers with a wide range of educational solutions, including tutorials, learning courses, forex books and webinars. FXCM also offers free services of its’ Educational Center to the novice traders.

AMarkets is a broker that had demonstrated excellent performance in March having finished with the lucky number 7 of the Top10 ladder. Formerly known as AForex, the broker is operated by AMarkets LTD. Online broker AMarkets provides direct access to global markets and executes nearly 10,000 trades per day, equips clients with all necessary tools for self and algorithmic trading, as well as with robust money management solutions.

AMarkets offers a wide variety of electronically traded products such as forex, cryptocurrencies, equities CFDs, commodities, metals and bonds.

The broker aims at continuous improvement of its trading environment to match with the industry leaders and to increase the trading comfort of the broker’s clients. AMarkets analyzes the clients’ performance rate on a quarterly basis to ensure true comparison. The calculation method applied is exactly the same as the one being effectuated by the National Futures Association.

XM.com, 8th position in March, is a trading name of Trading Point Holdings Ltd, which wholly owns Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd (Cyprus) and Trading Point of Financial Instruments Pty Ltd. (Australia). XM.com offers trading in forex, CFD’s and futures through the MT4 Platform.

XM clients have direct access to the financial markets in over 100 financial instruments including forex, equity indices, precious metals, and energies, with transparent real-time pricing, lowest spreads, and flexible leverage.

Going on with its international educational activities, in March the broker has held important seminars in Thailand and Philippines. As an important member of the industry, XM.com is going to take part in the MoneyShow Financial Exhibition in Thessaloniki, Greece on 27-29 April, 2018.

Fort Financial Services is the 9th place finisher of March 2018. FortFS is a company launched in 2010. It is a licensed international forex broker operating under a license IFSC/60/256/TS/14 issued by International Financial Services Commission of Belize. At present the broker actively works in more than 30 countries around the world, with special accent on Asia Pacific and MENA region.

The trading opportunities offered by Fort Financial Services are specifically adapted to MetaTrader4, the world’s most wide-spread and popular trading platform. The company also features NinjaTrader, a multifunctional platform dealing with various markets and trading instruments: forex, stocks and futures.

For traders seeking an advanced level of trading Fort Financial Services offers a CQG platform. By that it provides a direct market access to more than 40 world top exchanges through a global network of united exchange gateways and servers. Hundreds of contracts to choose from include 150+ currency pairs, binary options, CFD contracts (currency futures, commodities, stock indices, energies, precious metals, ETF contracts, and so on).

HotForex is the broker closing the March Top10 on Forex-Ratings.com. This is a company with over 10 years of experience on the forex market (established in 2007). It is regulated and based in Mauritius.

HotForex guarantees its customers access to interbank spreads and liquidity through the most modern automated trading platforms and trading technologies.

The platforms available at HotForex include HotForex PAMM system, HotForex MT4 Terminal, Hot Webtrader, Hot iPhone & Smartphone Trader, and Hot Android. The highly competent HotForex support service is available worldwide 24/5.


Top 10 Forex Brokers in March 2018:

  1. easyMarkets
  2. FXTM
  3. HYCM ↓
  4. FxPro ↓
  5. FIBO Group ↓
  6. FXCM ↓
  7. AMarkets
  8. XM.com ↑
  9. Fort Financial Services ↓
  10. HotForex ↓

Such are the results of March 2018 voting. Let’s see if the April race will make a life-changing influence on this range!  As always, every 1st day of the month all the previous voting results are brought to the archive of Forex-Ratings.com, and the voting process of a new month starts from ‘zero’ point. To see the brokers’ voting history you can refer to this section whenever necessary.

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# Broker Review
1easyMarketseasyMarkets92%
2FXTMFXTM88%
3HYCMHYCM87%
4FxProFxPro85%
5FIBO GroupFIBO Group84%
6OctaFXOctaFX83%
7HotForexHotForex82%
8FXCMFXCM79%
9XMXM73%
10FP MarketsFP Markets70%


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