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Subjective Ratings

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FXcast

ICM Trading

Charting: Four and Half star Charting Rating Five star Charting Rating
Execution: Three and Half star Execution Rating Four 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 Five star User-friendliness Rating
Platform Functionality: Four star Platform Functionality Rating Four and Half star Platform Functionality Rating
Platform Reliability: Four star Platform Reliability Rating Five star Platform Reliability Rating
Customer support: Three star Customer Support Rating Four star Customer Support Rating
Rollover interest rates: Four star Rollover interest rates Rating Three star Rollover interest rates Rating
Withdrawal processing: Four star Withdrawal processing Rating Three and Half 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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FXcast

ICM Trading

 
Registered Business Name: FXcast, a Surplus Finance S.A. Company iTrade Capital Markets Ltd.
Broker Headquarters: Mauritius British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Also has offices in: Central Europe, Indonesia, China, Middle East, Malaysia, Africa none
Regulated By: FSC Mauritius under the Financial Services Development Act 2001 Unregulated
In business since year: 2007 2009
Broker Capital as of 02-2009 Unknown Unknown
Client Account Segregation: Yes, funds held at Pireaeus Bank, Cyprus Client funds are segregated and held at Loyal Bank, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: No No
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
Liberty Reserve $0 $0
MasterCard $0 $0
Moneybookers $0 $0
Visa $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $0
Main liquidity providers: Unknown Unknown

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Trading Details

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FXcast

ICM Trading

 
Browser platform: None None
Downloadable platform: FXcast MetaTrader 4 (MT4) ICM Trading ActTrader,ICM Trading Metatrader 4 (MT4)
Mobile platform: FXcast Metatrader 4 (MT4) Mobile ActTrader Mobile,Metatrader Mobile
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 Market Maker
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:
ActTrader Account 400:1* $500/unlimited 10,000/5,000,000 units 1 lot = 10,000 units
MT4 Account 400:1* $500/unlimited 10,000/5,000,000 units 0.1 lot = 10,000 units
Swap-free accounts   Swap-free accounts incur a $0.05 fee per 1,000 unit round-turn trade.   All accounts are Shariah compliant, but a charge of $1/mini-lot/day is applicable to all overnight positions
Tradeable Instruments: 36    34   
No Dealing Desk Execution: Available Not available
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 2 pips (0.0002) 2 pips (0.0002) FIXED
Fixed spreads: Yes Yes
Guaranteed stop losses? Yes - all limit orders experience NO slippage Yes, all stop and limit orders are guaranteed against slippage.
Trailing Stops: Client-side Client-side
OCO orders available: No Yes,
If/then orders available: No Yes,
Hedging capability: Yes Yes
Automated Trading: Yes On MT4 and ActTrader
Trading Hours: Sunday 11:00 p.m. GMT and end each Friday 11:00 p.m. Sunday evening at 5:00 pm (EST) through Friday afternoon at 4 pm (EST)
Timezone GMT EST
Scalping allowed: No Short-term trading OK, but trading on 'off-market' pricing
Account currencies available: EUR, USD EUR, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Russian Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Support languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Demo account: 4 weeks 30 days
Live chat support: Yes - during trading hours Yes
Interest on Margin: No No
Promotions & tournaments: On-going tournaments - visit site for details. 10% bonus on deposits up to $1999. $500 bonus on deposits of $2,000+

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