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December 2015 Best Forex Brokers: The Year of New Efforts and New Achievements

8 January 2016

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This review deals with December 2015 Forex-Ratings.com voting results and highlights the results of the final lap of 2015. In December the Top10 listing has been 10% renewed compared to the previous voting month of November.

Let’s give a warm welcome to the Top10 newcomer, XM.com (10th place). December Top10 listing has been left by RoboForex, a New Zealand based broker. We wish this renowned and frequent rating rally participant good luck and soonest return to the premier league of Forex-Ratings.com!

The leader of the December Top10 is FxPro, a showcase forex company with years of continuous and positive work on the market. FxPro is a Cyprus-based company having been launched in 2006. FxPro at all times offers attractive spreads and price feed, which makes futures’ trading very handy.

Trading platforms offered by the broker include FxPro MetaTrader4, FxPro Multiterminal, ECN FxPro cTrader, FxPro Mobile Platforms. Along with currency trading FxPro provides trading with Spot Metals, Equities, Index Futures, Commodity Futures and Energy Futures.

A trusted broker known for providing clients with innovative solutions and ongoing support, FxPro owes its reputation for being an exceptionally reliable firm due to the superior order-matching and execution technologies it offers. FxPro operates as a Hybrid Agency Model broker, enabling clients to access top-tier liquidity and benefit from its No Dealing Desk intervention policy and Negative Balance Protection guarantee.

FxPro ECN accounts start from $1,000. FxPro vault system provides prompt cash operations. Trading assets and instruments offered at FxPro are plentiful. Hedging and scalping are allowed at FxPro.

As a result of a series of successful product launches and service improvements, in December FxPro has received worldwide recognition as a top-class financial service provider. FxPro was named “Best Forex Provider” at the 2015 Investors Chronicle & Financial Times Investment & Wealth Management Awards, making this the second time. FxPro also won the coveted “Best FX Broker" award at the 2015 Shares Awards, with this being the third year in a row that the company adds this trophy to its growing collection.

The ‘silver’ finisher of December is NordFX. The broker has improved its performance results compared to the previous voting month and has moved two steps up.

NordFX is a company headquartered in India and featuring a broad range of forex services along with global trading standards. Trading conditions offered by NordFX are flexible and include "Micro" accounts starting from $5, tight fixed (from 2 pips) and variable spreads (from 0 pips) on different types of accounts.

NordFX provides its clients with MetaTrader4 and MetaTrader5 trading platforms, which also have versions customized for iOS and Android mobile devices. What is more, there are ZuluTrader and Integral NFX Trades at the service of the NordFX clients. Therefore, the broker’s clients have access to the advanced trading software that lets them opening and closing orders from anywhere in the world. In addition, NordFX produces Signals MQL5, yet another automatic trading facility.

NordFX allows traders to use expert advisors and any of the trading strategies including scalping and news trading. NordFX client support deserves a special notice as it is available in ten languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

In December 2015 NordFX has received the following awards from Masterforex-V Academy:

FIBO Group (Financial Intermarket Brokerage Online Group), the December ‘bronze’ winner, is one of the oldest players in marginal Internet trading. The company has been established in 1998. All the services offered by the FIBO Group holding meet the international standards and all the applicable regulatory norms.

The key principles of operational work of this broker are transparency, protection of the customers’ interests and strict compliance to the applicable laws and orders issued by the national regulators.

The fourth step of the December ladder belongs to OctaFX. This broker provides forex brokerage services to its clients in more than 100 countries around the world.

OctaFX acknowledges its clients with the latest technologies and know-hows to ensure comfortable and secure trading. The company sticks to the highest industry standards and keeps on introducing new services and promotions on a regular basis. The offers available at OctaFX include ECN accounts and micro accounts. The broker’s strong points are low spreads, fast execution and true ECN offset.

In December OctaFX has summarized the results of the new round of its Supercharged real contest.  This promotion provides great opportunities to both forex beginners and experienced traders. The winner of December round was Mr. Wagiri from Indonesia.

In 2015 OctaFX has been chosen to be featured in four Nominations of Forex-Awards.com:

Will OctaFX be rewarded with the winning title in any of these Nominations? The voting results are to be published on Forex-Awards.com in January 2016.   

The 5th position of the December voting belongs to Fort Financial Services. This broker is a licensed international fx broker operating under a license IFSC/60/256/TS/14 issued by International Financial Services Commission of Belize. Fort Financial Services operates from 2010 and has clients in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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

For traders seeking a more advanced level of trading Fort Financial Services offers a CQG platform thus ensuring a direct market access to more than 40 world top exchanges through a global network of united exchange gateways and servers.

The broker offers a wide range of tradable contracts available among top 50 brokers of the world. Hundreds of contracts to choose from include over 150 currency pairs to trade on forex, binary options, CFD contracts (oil, gas, commodities, stock indices, precious metals, currency futures, ETF contracts and so on).

Fort Financial Services is also remarkable for offering generous promotions to its clients on an ongoing basis. In December Fort Financial Services has announced the extension of its famous "Support Margin Bonus" promotion until January 7th, 2016.

The 6th step of the December ladder belongs to FOREX.com. This broker was established in 2001 and is considered to be one of the veterans of the fx industry. The FOREX.com parent company, GAIN Capital Holdings, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Correspondingly, FOREX.com adheres to the top standards of corporate governance and financial reporting.

During years of operation FOREX.com has acquired leading positions in currency trading and CFD trading. FOREX.com offers a variety of trading platforms to meet the needs of different kinds of traders.

The strong points of this broker are: first-rate trading tools; transparent and reliable trading execution; competitive pricing and tight spreads. FOREX.com team has spent more than ten years investing in informational technologies and elaborating a liquidity network of trading partners. Hence, no wonder that FOREX.com is a broker able to consistently quote tight spreads in any market situation.

FOREX.com is specially known for its diverse educational programs addressed to novice FX traders. The company hosts webinars and video tutorials, its clients receive personal support from the team of professional fx traders.

FXCM (Forex Capital Markets), 7th place in December, is a market maker and a major liquidity provider. The broker demonstrates consistent and steady performance and continuously remains one of the frequenters of the Forex-Ratings.com Top10 participants..

The key offer by FXCM is NDD forex trading. FXCM features a variety of platforms to meet demands of various kinds of traders. The range of offered platforms includes the world’s most popular MetaTrader4 along with FXCM Active Trader, FXCM Trading Station Desktop, FXCM Trading Station Web, FXCM Trading Station Mobile, and Mirror Trader. On any of the platforms the broker’s clients have permanent access to financial news, technical analysis and market overviews.

FXCM offers competitive spreads on major currency pairs. Its traders can trade from real-time charts, execute trades in one click, and also trade on FXCM mobile version. Forex Capital Markets Limited U.K., which is a subsidiary of FXCM, also offers CFD products with no re-quote trading, plus it allows clients to trade oil, gold, silver and stock indices along with forex, all on one platform.

FXCM has licenses from regulators registered in the US, UK, a number of European countries, Hong Kong, and Australia

EXNESS, 8th place finisher in December, is a company offering forex trading since 2008. It is by right considered to be one of the forex industry leaders.

Platforms offered at EXNESS are world’s most popular MetaTrader4 and MetaTrader5. There’s no minimum deposit standard, and leverage ranges from 2:1 up to 2000:1; pip spreads on major currency pairs start from 0.1 pips. Also available are ECN accounts starting from $1,000. EXNESS clients are allowed to use automated trading and hedging.

Since January 1st, 2015, EXNESS is an official partner of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. The partnership goes on for over a year now. The broker states that this pioneering initiative is unique in attracting new clients and establishing new business contacts around the globe.

In December 2015 the broker has announced the expansion of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing (IRBR) Formula 1 partnership project. The new series of activities is to take place in 2016, details are to be disclosed shortly.

On the Russian market EXNESS is performing some organizational changes to keep up with the new regulation standards. At the beginning of 2016 new law regulating forex market is to come into effect in Russia, and Exness Group undertakes steps for due and timely licensing. Some of these steps are creation of a company in the form of a forex dealer and withdrawal of the former Exness Russian business entity from membership in SRO NP CRFIN. In the first half of 2016 Exness is going to submit an application for a new license with membership in a SRO accredited by the regulator.

The 2015 EXNESS performance milestones included the achievement of a USD 232 billion in trading volume, opening of two new representative offices in China, participation in key international forex conferences and seminars such as FXIC in Shanghai and FX Congress II in Moscow, and certainly the already mentioned partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing (IRBR).

HY Markets, 9th place in December, 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 Markets offers a variety of trading instruments: currency trading as well as trading energies (oil/gas), metals, commodities, equities, stocks, indices and many more. It is possible to apply any of the offered trading tools from the same trading account. The broker also features demo accounts for novice traders.

The broker’s trading platforms include MetaTrader4 as well as Webtrader and HYRPO. Trading accounts at HY Markets 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. HY Markets clients can use automatic trading too. Expert advisors and such trading strategy as hedging are also available.

HY Group is registered and authorized in UK, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, and other business jurisdictions of prime importance.

XM.com is the broker closing Forex Ratings ‘best ten’ of December. XM.com 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 is a European Licensed Financial Institution offering trading in Forex, CFD’s and Futures through the MT4 Platform.

XM clients benefit from 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.

Closing the year 2015 XM has hosted Grand Gala Dinner in the exquisite Shangri-La Bangkok Hotel, Thailand, on 28 November 2015. The guests were offered a series of entertainments, including a live music performance and a lucky draw raffle with seven fantastic prizes worth over $10,000.

Top 10 Forex Brokers in December 2015:

  1. FxPro
  2. NordFX ↑
  3. FIBO Group
  4. OctaFX ↓
  5. Fort Financial Services ↑
  6. FOREX.com
  7. FXCM ↓
  9. HY Markets ↑
  10. XM.com (new)

These were December 2015 voting results. Next year and next month it may turn out that the Top list will be looking significantly different. Members of our voting community are those who decide which forex companies currently deserve to be in the top of the rating, and which have to work harder to improve in their performance.

Every 1st day of the month the previous Forex-Ratings.com voting results are reset and the new month’s voting rally starts from the ‘zero’ point. Every listed broker has a chance to get to the top, as all of them have equal rights and opportunities.

Forex-Ratings.com listing aims at helping forex traders making the right choice of a forex broker. What is more, voting results generated by the Forex-Ratings.com community make impact on the traders’ activities on the forex market, as they shape positive or negative image of the rated forex brokers. All the expressed estimates are fixed and stored in the Forex-Ratings.com database.

Our system guarantees transparency of the voting process. At any given moment the listing participants have a listing position supported by the number of factual votes cast for/against these brokers. Each and every vote contributes to the overall monthly result.

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