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Subjective Ratings

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Charting: Four and Half star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Three and Half star Execution Rating Five star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Four 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: Four star Platform Reliability Rating Four star Platform Reliability Rating
Customer support: Three star Customer Support Rating Four and Half 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: Three and Half star Average Rating Four and Half star Average Rating

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Business Details

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Registered Business Name: FXcast, a Surplus Finance S.A. Company Fast Trading Services LLC
Broker Headquarters: Mauritius Glendale, California, USA
Also has offices in: Central Europe, Indonesia, China, Middle East, Malaysia, Africa None
Regulated By: FSC Mauritius under the Financial Services Development Act 2001 NFA (ID#: 0342002)
CFTC Registered
In business since year: 2007 2004
Broker Capital as of 02-2009 Unknown Unknown
Client Account Segregation: Yes, funds held at Pireaeus Bank, Cyprus Yes (some restrictions apply)
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: No Yes
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
AlertPay $0 1% (min. $8)
c-Gold $0 1% (min. $8)
CC by Moneybookers 2% 2%
Liberty Reserve $0 1% (min. $8)
MasterCard 5.5% Withdraw to bank acc
Moneybookers $0 1% ($8 min.)
Perfect Money $0 0.5% (min. $8)
Solid Trust Pay $0 1% (min. $8)
StrictPay $0 1% (min. $8)
Visa 5.5% Withdraw to bank acc
WebMoney $0 $5
Wire Transfer $0 1.5% ($30-$65)
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: None Fast Brokers Currenex Java Classic
Downloadable platform: FXcast MetaTrader 4 (MT4) PathFinder Trader™
Mobile platform: FXcast Metatrader 4 (MT4) Mobile Coming Soon
Phone dealing: No Yes
Order processing: Market Maker or Straight-Through Processing based on lots traded and risk profile as determined by FXcast risk server DMA to multiple ECNs
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Standard Account 400:1 $10/unlimited 1,000/5,000,000
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   Swap-free accounts incur a $0.05 fee per 1,000 unit round-turn trade.   Yes - no extra fees are incurred on Islamic style accounts
Tradeable Instruments: 36    21   
No Dealing Desk Execution: Available There is no dealing desk intervention
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 2 pips (0.0002) 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? Yes - all limit orders experience NO slippage No, orders are executed at best available price.
Trailing Stops: Client-side Client-side
OCO orders available: No 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: Yes Yes
Trading Hours: Sunday 11:00 p.m. GMT and end each Friday 11:00 p.m. Sunday 5.00 PM to Friday 04.00 PM EST
Timezone GMT User defined
Scalping allowed: No Yes, without restrictions
Account currencies available: EUR, USD CHF, EUR, GBP, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Russian Many
Support languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish Armenian, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish
Demo account: 4 weeks 30 days
Live chat support: Yes - during trading hours 24/5
Interest on Margin: No No
Promotions & tournaments: On-going tournaments - visit site for details. None

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