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Subjective Ratings

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Hantec Markets

Charting: Four and Half star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Five star Execution Rating Three and Half star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Four star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating Three and Half star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating
User-friendliness: Four star User-friendliness Rating Four and Half star User-friendliness Rating
Platform Functionality: Five star Platform Functionality Rating Four star Platform Functionality Rating
Platform Reliability: Four star Platform Reliability Rating Five 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 Four star Rollover interest rates Rating
Withdrawal processing: Four and Half star Withdrawal processing Rating Four 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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Hantec Markets

 
Registered Business Name: Forex Capital Markets LLC Hantec Markets Limited
Broker Headquarters: New York City, USA London, UK
Also has offices in: London, Hong Kong and Tokyo Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney, Auckland
Regulated By: USA: NFA (0308179), registered FCM with CFTC
UK: FSA (217689)
Hong Kong: SFC (CE: AIM232)
FSA (502635) and ASIC (ABN 54 129 943 086)
In business since year: 1999 1990
Broker Capital as of 11-2008 $131,416,979 Unknown
Client Account Segregation: Available to all clients of FXCM UK which welcomes US-based clients. Yes
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: Yes Yes
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
ACH $0 $0
Check $0 $0
MasterCard $0 $0
Visa $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $40
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Wire Transfer $0
Main liquidity providers: 10 top-tier banks - names not disclosed Unknown

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Trading Details

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Hantec Markets

 
Browser platform: Java Trading Station (for Mac users) or FXCM ActiveTrader Hantec Markets Currenex ($25,000+)
Downloadable platform: FXCM Trading Station 2.0, FXCM MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Hantec Markets Metatrader 4 (MT4)
Mobile platform: Java Trading Station (for Mac users) or FXCM ActiveTrader Hantec Markets Currenex Mobile ($25,000+)
Phone dealing: Yes No
Order processing: Straight-through to multiple liquidity providers ECN
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Gold Account 200:1* $25,000/unlimited 10,000/50,000,000
Standard Account 200:1* $2,000/unlimited 10,000/50,000,000
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Currenex ECN 100:1* $25,000/unlimited 100,000/unlimited
MT4 Account 200:1* $1,000/unlimited 1,000/unlimited
Swap-free accounts       Yes swap-free accounts are available
Tradeable Instruments: 32    30   
No Dealing Desk Execution: All orders Yes, all orders are straight through
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 2.3 pips (0.00023) 2 pips (0.0002)
Fixed spreads: No No, best available buy and sell prices are presented
Guaranteed stop losses? All orders are executed at best available price. No, all orders are executed at best available price
Trailing Stops: Server-side Server-side
OCO orders available: Yes Yes o
If/then orders available:   Yes o
Hedging capability: No Yes, on MT4
Automated Trading: Yes, on MT4 Yes, on MT4
Trading Hours: Sunday 5:00PM ET to Friday 4:00PM ET Sunday 22:00 GMT to Friday 22:00 GMT
Timezone User-defined (GMT is the defau GMT
Scalping allowed: Yes, FXCM does not impose any restrictions on your trading style. Yes, without restrictions
Account currencies available: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY, NZD, USD EUR, GBP, USD
Platform languages: English 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
Support languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Urdu
Demo account: 30 days  
Live chat support: Normally 24/7 but may be down for weekly maintenance outside of trading hours.  
Interest on Margin: No No
Promotions & tournaments: Courses and seminars/webinars with professional traders offered to real account holders. Gold account holders also get preferred treatment, free ProRealTime Charting package and a complimentary $1,000 daytrading course.  

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