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January 2015 Best Forex Brokers: Cool Midwinter Performance

10 February 2015

January Voting Results: Cool Midwinter Performance

Since 2006 Forex-Ratings.com calls upon forex brokers and active fx traders to share their standpoints, opinions, critical and positive vision of the currency exchange industry. Our site aggregates numerous statements regarding trading with various forex brokerages, quality of services that they offer, trading strategies and other aspects related to currency and binary trading. We permanently stick to the principles of all-round representation of opinions related to forex.

We highly appreciate the activities of our site visitors, who help us shaping the up-to-date image of the forex market, and in making it transparent and easy to comprehend. Every vote or comment our registered users leave on Forex-Ratings.com is valuable and contributes to the joint knowledgebase (upon pre-screening, to make sure the newly entered data is no spam).

Every month a new list of Top10 forex brokers is released. This list is renewed on a monthly basis with no delays or interruptions:  some fx companies drop out of the Top10 list, and some come in and capture positions on the upper lines of the rating, at times rather unpredictably.

Any changes that occur in the voting list depend on preferences and activity of our voting community. Do you belong to the voters’ club already? Any registered Forex-Ratings.com visitor can vote, comment, write reviews or contact listed brokers directly. Changes in the Top10 of Forex-Ratings.ru listing come on the heels of the market fluctuations. And our active community is an important and meaningful part of these processes reflecting the present day and forming tomorrow’s tendencies and demands. And yes, fx brokers tune in to these evaluations to keep up with the latest news and expectations of their clients. Therefore, we can rightfully claim that Forex-Ratings.com is a unique and upscale resource to get brokers’ information straight from the tin.

Some of the brokers listed in the Top10 list are true ‘veterans’ of the industry and set the pattern of exemplary and reliable performance, enjoying trust of their clients for years. And for the new traders Forex-Ratings.com is indispensable in featuring objective information and highlighting the best fx companies of the present day. And, due to 9 years of Forex-Ratings.com operation, it is possible to exhume performance data about any listed brokers since 2006.

At that, we constantly work on introducing new and promising brokerage firms. It is very common that newcomers of the Forex-Ratings.com brokers’ list receive positive comments and votes from their supportive audience.

In this article we are going to name the best rated fx brokers of January according to Forex-Ratings.com formation. HotForex, OctaFX and LiteForex have improved their rating positions compared to the previous voting month of December, whereas positions of FXCM, HY Markets, and NordFX have somewhat lowered down.

January Forex Rating Voting Results

Top 10 Forex Brokers in January 2015:

  1. FxPro
  3. HotForex
  4. FOREX.com
  5. FXCM
  6. OctaFX
  7. HY Markets
  8. Tickmill (ex “Armada Markets”)
  9. LiteForex
  10. NordFX

The leader of January Top10 is FxPro. FxPro offers its clients a wide range of instruments and trading assets, including equities, index futures, commodity futures, etc. Trading platforms offered by FxPro include customized versions of MetaTrader4, MultiTerminal, cTraderMobile Platforms and ECN FxPro cTrader. During years of operation the broker has won multiple industry awards. In January FxPro has announced the launch of the latest addition to their growing list of trading platforms, FxPro MetaTrader5 (MT5). MT5 has been designed specifically for STP brokers, allowing their clients to place orders that are executed directly on the market. FxPro now is in the final stages of incorporating this much anticipated platform into their trading infrastructure. New MT5 features an improved user interface as well as some notable changes when compared to its predecessor, including the addition of more timeframes, graphical tools and technical indicators; true market depth information; the ability to trade directly from tick chards; improved account switching, and more.

EXNESS, the runner-up of the January race, is one of the global investment leaders working on the forex market since 2008. EXNESS provides a wide range of services for trading operations management and effective private and institutional investments to customers of different levels of experience and both to private traders and corporate clients. The broker offers its customers trading on MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 – the most popular trading software in the world without minimum deposit with leverage ranging from 2:1 up to 2000:1 and pip spreads on major currency pairs starting from 0.1 pips. There are also ECN accounts starting from $1000 available. Such trading strategies as automated trading and hedging are allowed in EXNESS. Since January 1st, 2015, EXNESS is an official partner of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. The partnership will continue throughout the entire year. The broker believes this groundbreaking initiative will do a lot for the purpose of attraction new clients, on the one hand, and developing business contacts around the globe, on the other.

HotForex in January has been rewarded by the ‘bronze’ prize. At the very beginning of 2015 the broker has been awarded Best Client Fund Security 2014 by the Global Financial Market Review (GFM). HotForex provides trading services and facilities to both retail and institutional clients.  The broker is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySec) and holds a Cyprus Investment Firm license with number183/12 and also has a Category 1 Global Business License issued by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of the Republic of Mauritius. HotForex offers various accounts types, trading software and tools to facilitate individuals and institutional customers to trade Forex and Commodities online. All retail, affiliates and white label clients have the opportunity to access interbank spreads and liquidity via automated trading platforms. HotForex provides a  variety of account options that clients can select to enjoy a tailored trading experience that perfectly suits their needs

FOREX.com, the 4th place finisher in January, is an exemplary forex brokerage tracking its history from 2001. FOREX.com is among global leaders in online currency and CFD trading for private traders in the world. At FOREX.com every aspect of the trade process is automated, with the aim to ensure the clients’ trades are executed extremely fast, without any manual interference, and at the price that the trader expects to be a better one. The broker consistently executes 99.9% of all trades in less than a second, with a medium execution speed of only sixty milliseconds. Strong points of FOREX.com are competitive pricing, in-depth regulation and broad set of trading tools. FOREX.com is also known for introducing programs related to forex education, including webinars, fx courses and tutorials. Forex.com professional customer service is at all times ready to offer help to any of the company’s traders, no matter if they are newbies or professionals with years of trading experience.

FXCM (Forex Capital Markets), 5th place in January, is a US-based broker. FXCM has been established in 1999 and is known as one of the key liquidity providers. In currency trading Forex Capital Markets sees mass market model as a priority. New registered clients of FXCM are offered free services provided by the in-house Educational Center. The services include learning courses, webinars, tutorials, and so on. The support team is multilingual and available all around the clock. Years of steady operation have proven the reputation of FXCM as a reliable broker; to add to that, FXCM is actually one of a few key fx companies accepting US traders. The company is regulated by financial authorities in US, UK, Germany, Hong Kong and Australia. On January 14th, 2015 FXCM has been hosting the 15th annual Investor Conference “New Ideas for the New Year” in New York City, NY. The event was attended by FXCM’s Chief Executive Officer, Drew Niv and Chief Financial Officer, Robert Lande.

OctaFX, the 6th place finisher in January, provides forex brokerage services to its clients in more than 100 countries of the world. OctaFX uses the latest technologies and knowledge to make their clients’ forex trading experience safe and convenient. OctaFX sets the highest service level standards and maintains them as well as constantly develops new services and promotions. At present OctaFX keeps on introducing its innovative cTrader platform offering significant money prizes (of up to $150) to the demo contest winners. Participation in the OctaFX cTrader Weekly demo contest allows trading for a week to decide whether cTrader is the right choice for the trader. By the end of January winners of the promo Round 8 have been announced.

HY Markets, 7th place in January Top10, is a London-based company, and it also deserves a special notice. This is an online trading division of Henyep Capital Markets, a major investment company established in 1977.  The broker’s activities are regulated by such financial regulators as FCA, DFSA, MiFID, and SFC. Along with Forex the company offers such financial instruments as energies (oil/gas), metals, commodities, stocks, equities, indices and many more. All the available trading tools can be used from the same trading account. HY Markets trading accounts start from $50 with leverage reaching up to 400:1 and tight spreads on major currency crosses ranging from 0.5 to 2 pips. The spread can be both fixed and variable. Demo accounts are also available to the broker’s clients. The broker allows “hedging” trading strategy. The usage of expert advisors is allowed, automated trading is possible.

Tickmill (ex-Armada Markets), 8th place in January, is a company much younger than most of Forex-Ratings.com listed brokers. Under its current name it operates in the Forex market since January 1st, 2015. The broker’s specialty is retail brokerage services. Tickmill is a global company serving clients around the world. Its staff includes traders with years and decades of professional experience. Tickmill team has successfully traded all major financial markets from Asia to North America. The clients of Tickmill have global access to the innovative trading technologies using modern multi-functional and the most popular trading platform MetaTrader4 which runs at several synchronized high-speed data centers including those in New York, London and Zurich.

LiteForex, 9th place finisher, is an international brokerage company that has been a leader of Internet trading for almost 10 years now.  Trading with LiteForex is convenient for all categories of clients as the broker offers multi and swap-free accounts accessible at all 6 types of accounts: LITE, REAL, PAMM, NDD, STP, SGD. This variety ensures effective trading both for beginners and professionals.  Minimum deposit is $1, leverage is up to 1000 (depending on the type of account).

NordFX, the company closing January 2015 Top10, is considered to be one of the most loyal brokers with comfortable trading conditions and effective support team.  NordFX traders have direct access to ECN and enjoy such benefits as lowest spreads (including lowest dynamic spread), best prices from Interbank market, no Dealing Desk, and no requotes, which make the broker very attractive for scalpers who do not trade regularly. The executions are processed in <1 second, at that there are no manual dealers involved. In January NordFX has announced the launch of the company’s own binary options platform.  Assets for trading binary options with NordFX include not only such major currencies as the US Dollar, the Euro, the British Pound and the Japanese Yen but also Canadian, New Zealand and Singapore Dollars, the Russian Ruble, the South African Rand and the Turkish Lira. Besides currency exchange, traders can make money on fluctuations in the price of gold, silver, platinum, oil, sugar, wheat and coffee, or on predictions about the price of stocks of Apple, Nike, HSBC and other leading companies as well as on the rise or fall of indices.

These are the leaders of the Forex-Ratings.com first chart of 2015.

On the first day of every new month voting results of the previous voting period are nullified; new voting starts from ‘zero’ mark. Years of our scrupulous work prove that this method is the best way to evaluate fx companies objectively. Brokers in the listing are ranked in accordance with the ratio of positive and negative votes of our site’s visitors.

And certainly, next month the voting configuration may change significantly, and even small daily operational details have their weight along with brokers’ strategies, policies, global acquisitions, etc. New aspiring brokers with accurate and attractive performance may well occupy the top of the list, and fast, and months to come.

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