FTGMarkets Forex Broker review 2018
With full understanding for the fact that choosing a brokerage has become very difficult these days, this time we took our time to check out FTG Markets, a private financial entity stacking behind them a large bag of success in the corporate sector, now opening their gates to any individual or group with a common goal. We have large expectations from this brokerage and by first glimpse it sure looks promising.
Breaking it down, we first got the link to their website (www.FTGMarkets.com) and the wow effect hits.
From a few minutes scrolling around, we get a boutique feel and an inviting online environment, cold and warm colors that balances out the overall experience.
Yes, we are not here for the looks, yet this site is sure stunning, but what about the content and functionality?
In the website you can find a fair amount of information and knowledge base, open to anyone interested, without the hidden passwords or anyone asking you to call to get access.
As a beginner or advanced trader, you should find the Global Events page helpful,
This includes the ongoing global daily changes, opening times of the biggest Stock Exchanges worldwide, an economic calendar with convenient and advanced filtration options
Aswell as time zones clocks to help prevent trading confusion and even some links to the biggest news sites out there. Looks like FTG is doing their best to educate and aid your trading from a very honest and professional point of view.
Hopping to the articles page, we find this page very well composed, providing seasonal articles to explain more about the history of the events we seen in the past few years up to today. We also found the self-money management and saving articles well written and interesting to read.
Within depth information about Australia’s super or properly managing your retirement planning, it seems that FTG who aims to open their doors to any size investor or traders, is showing it right away and anyone would find a fair amount of interest in at least one of the published articles. It’s refreshing to see such investment in your clientele from the get go, before they even decided to take part.
The offered accounts are pretty standard and stands strong with most of the offered accounts by other leading brokerages, yet FTG made sure we understand that they would very much prefer to create custom accounts and portfolios to each and every one, investing the time to fully understand the SWOT analysis of each individual, group or corporation.
*SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
For service matters to backup all this promising looks, we were answered kindly after approximately 12 seconds of wait, and we were greeted by an FTG Markets representative who was extremely kind and patient, promising to answer all our questions and provide us with more information before we decide what to do, so we asked away.
Our questions were answered one by one with attention, no side chats or ringing phones in the background. We provided the representative with our email and 5 minutes later got more information and even a showcase of FTG’s abilities in the field of self-investments.
Everything checked and looked promising, so we opened an account. The opening account experience was smooth and straight forward, getting a download link to the trading platform, the multi award winning metatrader4 .
After testing out their Personalized Investment Plan tool on the main page, we decided to fund the account and place some small trades to see how things run. The latency seems short and execution is instant, spreads are reasonable and the overall costs make complete sense.
The withdrawal process was comfortable and hassle free. We called our account manager and placed the request with him, and all he asked is how could FTG get better, and if we had a negative experience what so ever. The funds (minus the withdrawal fee) landed in our bank account 4 days later (including a weekend in the middle), a surprisingly fast processing time, proving us that FTG has a strong and well based relations with well-known international banks, a peace of mind and a strong point in anyone’s book.
Inside the account you can view your current balance and a summary of your portfolio, just in case you are not around your trading computer (yes, the site is mobile friendly), a full transaction list of every financial move ever done on your portfolio with flexible filters, a convenient profile page showing all the information you registered with that is adjustable in case of change, and of course all the funding and withdrawing pages for complete control of your account.
If we didn’t mention so far, the entire site is SSL secured and protected from leaking your information to any third party or phishing attempts, a must in 2018.
Overall the procedure is full of attention up to the smallest detail, yet FTG Markets is seeking to improve even further, always pushing to be better than yesterday, focusing on doing the best and being the best, so it seems. We find it hard to argue with this kind of approach and this level of delivery.
The bottom line, do we suggest FTGMarkets as your brokerage? In one word, Yes.
In more detail? Like vanilla ice cream is not a for absolutely everyone, yet the most would find it good, we suggest registering to FTG Markets and seeing for yourself. We think that FTG’s abilities to compliment any type of portfolio is totally there, the professionalism and knowledge base is overflowing, and the comfort of use is in plenty. Call or email, check out for yourself, yet we can report an overall great experience.
FTGMarkets Account options
FTG Markets offer you 4 different account types such as many brokers do. Their spreads are attractive and in case of larger trading volume can be adjusted. All their account types offer top level assistance and additional options. We could not really find anything awkward in here.
FT Markets offers a variety of investment channels to uniquely correspond to each investor’s needs and abilities.
|Designed for beginners and new investors.||Suited for moderate investors.||Electronic Communication Network.||Net worth development designed for serious investors, groups and corporations.|
|Spreads from 3.3 pips||Spreads from 2.2 pips||Instant execution||Instant execution|
|Leverage 400:1||Leverage 400:1||Spreads from 3.3 pips||Spreads from 0.3 pips|
|All Available Platforms||Personal Fund Manager||Leverage 400:1||Leverage 400:1|
|Access to All Education Tools||Access to All Education Tools||Personal Fund Manager|
|All Available Platforms||Personal Fund Manager||Access to All Education Tools|
|Technical Analysis Reports||Technical Analysis Reports|
|All Available Platforms||All Available Platforms|
|Market Update Emails|
FTG Markets offered Asets for trading
With a wide range of financial Instruments that you are able to trade with this broker we are sure you will be able to find the pairs you are looking for.
- 56 major and exotic currency Pairs – – commission 7 per lot , leverage 1:200
- 80 stocks – all the main ones worldwide – with a leverage of 1:50 spreads is different for the ECN and Grand Portfolio.
- Not a huge amount of commodities (3) and indices (12) but the main ones are there for leverage trading 1:50
cryptocurrencies. the offer trading in Bitcoin Ethereum Ripple, Litecoin and Dash
|ETH/USD||21 ~||$7 per lot||0.01||1:10|
|BTC/USD||19 ~||$7 per lot||0.01||1:10|
|LTC/USD||10 ~||$7 per lot||0.01||1:10|
|DSH/USD||10 ~||$7 per lot||0.01||1:10|
|XRP/USD||10 ~||$7 per lot||0.01||1:10|
Here you will find that Transparency is Key and everything is very clear and available, something that tends to e overlooked by many brokers.
FTG Markets Trading Platform
FTG Markets acquired a Metatrader 4 license and this seems the right choice. As many of you might know, Metatrader 4 is the leading and award winning platform in the industry and offers a nice variety of tradable assets such as we expected. It allows EA’s and numerous other options.
Additionally, the junior asset brokers are not afraid to help you properly throughout the account opening and platform downloading process. Additionally, they can provide you with a nice tour on the platform.
Honestly spoken, this surprised us as well as based on the many calls we made to brokers to test them, it turned out many of their employees were not capable of fully explaining the possibilities of the MT4 platform.
FTG Markets Depositing and withdrawing funds
Looking at the depositing options, FTG Markets allows account funding to be done by use of the major credit card providers such as VISA and MasterCard. Bank Wire options are also available but the details of their accounts are not to be found on the site itself.
As they didn’t open their doors not too long ago, the major variety of for example APM’s (Alternative Payment Methods) such as Neteller or others is still not available but we were advised this is in development. As so, a larger variety of depositing options should be available on short term.
FTG Markets Service and overall opinion.
As said, FTG Markets is taking things seriously when it comes to customer service. They are outstanding when it comes to customer care and (as the junior asset manager we spoke to) won’t leave any soldier behind.
This attitude clearly shows they have been active in the field previously and based on our thoughts, might be the key to their success.
We firmly believe that customer care these days is vital and is the leading way to ensure the client a proper trading environment.
So, would we recommend this broker? YES!!!!
If you have enough from the regular brokers and really would like to feel at home in an environment where the human aspect is still living….then there is no reason for not joining them.
They provide a solid product, seriously good service and went for the boutique approach instead of the mainstream way. Actually we enjoyed their focus on clients that much that we must admit FTG Markets is something special….so HIGHLY recommended!