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Alpari

Trading Point Forex

Charting: Four and Half star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Four and Half star Execution Rating Four star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Five star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating Four star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating
User-friendliness: Four and Half star User-friendliness Rating Four and Half star User-friendliness Rating
Platform Functionality: Four star Platform Functionality Rating Four star Platform Functionality Rating
Platform Reliability: Five star Platform Reliability Rating Four star Platform Reliability Rating
Customer support: Four star Customer Support Rating Four star Customer Support Rating
Rollover interest rates: Four star Rollover interest rates Rating Five star Rollover interest rates Rating
Withdrawal processing: Four star Withdrawal processing Rating Five star Withdrawal processing Rating
Average rating: Four and Half star Average Rating Four and Half star Average Rating

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Alpari

Trading Point Forex

 
Registered Business Name: Alpari NZ Limited (New Zealand) Trading Point of Financial Instruments
Broker Headquarters: New Zealand Limassol, Cyprus
Also has offices in: Many branches around Russia None
Regulated By: FRA (Russia) FSA (UK), Bafin (Germany), FI (Finland), CySEC (Cyprus)
In business since year: 1998 2009
Broker Capital as of 03-2009 Unknown Unknown
Client Account Segregation: ASB Bank New Zealand Yes, client funds are segregated from company operating capital.
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: No No
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Visa $0 $0
WebMoney $0 $0
WebMoney Card $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $10/EUR10
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Credit Card $0 $0
Liberty Reserve $0 $0
Moneybookers $0 $0
NETeller $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $0
Main liquidity providers: Barclays Capital, UBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America, and many others Unknown

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Trading Details

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Alpari

Trading Point Forex

 
Browser platform: Currenex ECN (for pro.direct accounts) None
Downloadable platform: Alpari MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Trading Point Metatrader 4 (MT4)
Mobile platform: Alpari aTrader (for Android),Alpari bTrader (for Blackberry),Alpari iTrader (for iPhone) No
Phone dealing: Yes Yes
Order processing: ECN on pro.direct accounts All orders routed through dealing desk.
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
pamm.ecn.mt4 100:1* $5,000/unlimited 300,000/10,000,000
pro.ecn.mt4 100:1* $5,000/unlimited 300,000/10,000,000
classic.ndd.mt4 100:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/1,000,000
pamm.mt4 100:1* $300/unlimited 1,000/unlimited
pamm.ndd.mt4 100:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/1,000,000
classic.ndd.zulutrade 100:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/100,000,000
classic.mt4 500:1* $200/unlimited 10,000/unlimited
pamm.systematic 100:1* $300/unlimited 1,000/100,000,00
micro.mt4 500:1* no limits 1,000/500,000
classic.systematic 500:1* $200/unlimited 1,000/100,000,000
classic.zulutrade 500:1* $200/unlimited 1,000/100,000,000
pro.direct (Currenex) 200:1* $20,000/unlimited 10,000/unlimited
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Micro 500:1* $1/$3,000 1,000/100,000 units Swap-free (Islamic) optional
Executive 100:1* $100,000/unlimited 100,000/5,000,000 units Swap-free (Islamic) optional
Standard 200:1* $3,000/$100,000 100,000/5,000,000 units Swap-free (Islamic) optional
Swap-free accounts   $10 per standard lot (100,000) round turn trade. Trade can be held for unlimited time period.   Yes - no extra charges and available to everyone, not just Islamic traders
Tradeable Instruments: 53    58   
No Dealing Desk Execution: Yes All orders are automatically routed straight through. Dealing desk exists only to deal over the phone.
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 0.5 pips (0.00005) - widens overnight Moscow time 1.9 pips (0.00019)
Fixed spreads: No Optional (variable by default, but client can request fixed)
Guaranteed stop losses? No No, all orders are executed at best available price.
Trailing Stops: Server-side Client-side
OCO orders available: Yes o No
If/then orders available: Yes o No
Hedging capability: Yes Yes, traders can hold both long and short positions in the same currency pair at the same time.
Automated Trading: Yes, on MT4 Yes
Trading Hours:   00:00 GMT Sunday - 00:00 GMT Friday
Timezone GMT GMT
Scalping allowed: Yes - Currenex ECN places no restrictions on trading style. Yes, all trading methods are accepted.
Account currencies available: EUR, Gold, USD AUD, CHF, EUR, GBP, JPY, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Support languages: Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish English, French, Greek, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Demo account: 30 days 30 days
Live chat support: Yes - a little slow but top quality Yes
Interest on Margin: Yes Yes on unused margin
Promotions & tournaments: 20% first deposit bonus. Interest paid on unused margin at 2% annual rate (alpari.premier accounts only). Free courses and educational materials. 20% bonus on initial deposit, 10% on all subsequent deposits.

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