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Subjective Ratings

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Charting: Four star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Five star Execution Rating Five star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Three and Half star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating Four star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating
User-friendliness: Four star User-friendliness Rating Four and Half star User-friendliness Rating
Platform Functionality: Four and Half star Platform Functionality Rating Four star Platform Functionality Rating
Platform Reliability: Four star Platform Reliability Rating Four star Platform Reliability Rating
Customer support: Four star Customer Support Rating Four and Half star Customer Support Rating
Rollover interest rates: Three and Half 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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Business Details

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Registered Business Name: AvaTrade Fast Trading Services LLC
Broker Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Israel Glendale, California, USA
Also has offices in: British Virgin Islands as well as Ireland (it is a question whether these are real offices or not). None
Regulated By: Central Bank of Ireland NFA (ID#: 0342002)
CFTC Registered
In business since year: 2006 2004
Broker Capital as of 01-1970 Unknown Unknown
Client Account Segregation: Client funds segregated in accounts at Commerzbank, NatWest, Allied Bank, Net Bank Yes (some restrictions apply)
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: No Yes
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Diners Club $0 $0
MasterCard $0 $0
Moneybookers $0 $0
NETeller $0 $0
PayPal $0 $0
Visa $0 $0
WebMoney $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $0 (min $500)
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
BPS Electronic Funds $0 $0
Check $0 $0
Credit Card $0 $0
PayPal $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $0
Main liquidity providers: Unknown Currenex®, Integral®, Fortex®, Stonex

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Trading Details

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Browser platform: AvaJava Fast Brokers Currenex Java Classic
Downloadable platform: AvaFX Metatrader 4 (MT4),AvaTrader (ActTrader) PathFinder Trader™
Mobile platform: AvaJava (for Android),AvaJava (for Blackberry),AvaJava (for iPad),AvaJava for iPhone Coming Soon
Phone dealing: Yes Yes
Order processing: Market Maker DMA to multiple ECNs
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Platinum 400:1* on MT4, 200:1* on ActTr $10,000/unlimited 1,000/unlimited 1,000 minimum on MT4, 5,000 minimum on ActTrader
Silver 400:1* on MT4, 200:1* on ActTr $100/$999 1,000/unlimited 1,000 minimum on MT4, 5,000 minimum on ActTrader
Gold 400:1* on MT4, 200:1* on ActTr $1,000/$9,999 1,000/unlimited 1,000 minimum on MT4, 5,000 minimum on ActTrader
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Pathfinder FUTURES N/A €/$2,500/unlimited 1 lot
Pathfinder Trader ECN2 50:1* $100,000/unlimited 100,000/unlimited
Pathfinder Trader non-US 200:1* €2,500/unlimited 10,000/unlimited
Pathfinder Trader US ECN 50:1* $2,500/unlimited 10,000/unlimited
Swap-free accounts   Yes - no extra charges and available to everyone, not just Islamic traders   Yes - no extra fees are incurred on Islamic style accounts
Tradeable Instruments: 43    21   
No Dealing Desk Execution: No There is no dealing desk intervention
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 3 pips (0.0003) 0.4 pips (0.00004) on ECN2 feed
Fixed spreads: Yes Fixed spreads on Retail Accounts. Floating spreads on Pro and ECN Accounts.
Guaranteed stop losses? No - orders executed at best available price No, orders are executed at best available price.
Trailing Stops: Server-side Client-side
OCO orders available: Yes Yes
If/then orders available: No Yes
Hedging capability: Yes Yes, a workaround to the NFA FIFO rule is in place, using separate feeds..
Automated Trading: On MT4 and ActTrader Yes
Trading Hours: The platform is closed from Friday 9 pm GMT until Sunday 9 pm GMT Sunday 5.00 PM to Friday 04.00 PM EST
Timezone GMT User defined
Scalping allowed: Fast trading is OK. Arbitrage is not. Yes, without restrictions
Account currencies available: EUR, USD CHF, EUR, GBP, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish Many
Support languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu Armenian, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish
Demo account: 21 days 30 days
Live chat support: Yes - very helpful staff 24/5
Interest on Margin: No No
Promotions & tournaments: 25% bonus on your first deposit. AvaFX debit card available for easy withdrawals. None

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