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Subjective Ratings

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Forex Yard

AFB FX

Charting: Four star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Four star Execution Rating Four star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Three star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating Five star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating
User-friendliness: Four 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 and Half star Customer Support Rating Five star Customer Support Rating
Rollover interest rates: Three star Rollover interest rates Rating Five star Rollover interest rates Rating
Withdrawal processing: Four star Withdrawal processing Rating Four 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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Forex Yard

AFB FX

 
Registered Business Name: Forex Yard AFB FX Limited
Broker Headquarters: Cyprus Cyprus
Also has offices in: None none
Regulated By: Unregulated - awaiting FSA approval CySEC
In business since year: 2005 2010
Broker Capital as of 01-2009 Unknown Unknown
Client Account Segregation: HSBC (London) Yes, client funds are kept separate from company operating capital
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: No No
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Diners Club $0 $0 (Standard) or $10
MasterCard/Maestro $0 $0 (Standard) or $10
Visa $0 $0 (Standard) or $10
Wire Transfer $0 $0 (Standard) or $25
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Credit Card $0 $0
Liberty Reserve $0 $0
Moneybookers $0 $0
Perfect Money $0 $0
WebMoney $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $0
Main liquidity providers: Unknown There are 6 liquidity providers, but names are unknown

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Trading Details

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Forex Yard

AFB FX

 
Browser platform: ForexYard Trading Station (Java - MAC compatible) AFB FX WebTrader
Downloadable platform: ForexYard Trading Station AFB FX Metatrader 4 (MT4)
Mobile platform: ForexYard Trading Station (Java - MAC compatible) Android,Blackberry,i-Mode,iPhone,Symbian (Nokia),Windows Mobile
Phone dealing: Yes Yes
Order processing: Market Maker ECN,STP No Dealing Desk
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Standard Account 200:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/5,000,000
SuperMini Account 200:1* $100/$999 ($1,000+ automatic u $1,000/unlimited
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
Professional Account 100:1* High Deposit 100,000/5,000,000 units Microlot trading available on request
Advanced Account 100:1* $50,000/unlimited 100,000/5,000,000 units Microlot trading available on request
Standard Account 200:1* $5,000/unlimited 10,000/5,000,000 units Microlot trading available on request
Micro Account 500:1* $50/unlimited 1,000/5,000,000 units
Mini Account 400:1* $1,000/unlimited 1,000/5,000,000 units
Swap-free accounts       Yes - no extra charges and available to everyone, not just Islamic traders
Tradeable Instruments: 30    46   
No Dealing Desk Execution: No There is no dealing desk intervention
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 3 pips (0.0003) 0.6 pips (Professional) to 2 pips (Micro)
Fixed spreads: Yes No
Guaranteed stop losses? Yes (some restrictions apply) Yes, limit and stop orders are guaranteed against slippage, except under market conditions
Trailing Stops: Client-side Client-side
OCO orders available: Yes No
If/then orders available: No No
Hedging capability: No Yes, traders can simultaneously hold both long and short positions in the same currency pair.
Automated Trading: No Yes
Trading Hours: Sunday 21:00GMT to Friday 20:00GMT 22:00 GMT on Sunday to 22:00 GMT on Friday
Timezone GMT GMT +2 (no Sunday bar)
Scalping allowed: No Scalping is not allowed
Account currencies available: USD EUR, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew Many
Support languages: Arabic, English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Swedish Arabic, English
Demo account: 30 days  
Live chat support: Yes  
Interest on Margin: No No
Promotions & tournaments: 10% cash back. Free trading courses for accounts of USD5,000+  

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