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GFT Forex

Alpari

Charting: Four star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Four and Half star Execution Rating Four and Half star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Four and Half star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating Five star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating
User-friendliness: Three 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: Three and Half 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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GFT Forex

Alpari

 
Registered Business Name: Global Futures & Forex Ltd Alpari NZ Limited (New Zealand)
Broker Headquarters: Michigan, USA New Zealand
Also has offices in: Sydney, Dubai, Tokyo, London, Singapore, New York, Chicago Many branches around Russia
Regulated By: NFA Member (0279553)
FCM registered with CFTC
FRA (Russia)
In business since year:   1998
Broker Capital as of 11-2008 $73,808,315 Unknown
Client Account Segregation:   ASB Bank New Zealand
Collect Taxes on Earnings:   No
Prohibit clients from: Yes No
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
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MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Visa $0 $0
WebMoney $0 $0
WebMoney Card $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $10/EUR10
Main liquidity providers: Unknown Barclays Capital, UBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America, and many others

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Trading Details

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GFT Forex

Alpari

 
Browser platform: DealBookŪ WEB Currenex ECN (for pro.direct accounts)
Downloadable platform: DealBookŪ 360 Alpari MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Mobile platform: DealBookŪ WEB Alpari aTrader (for Android),Alpari bTrader (for Blackberry),Alpari iTrader (for iPhone)
Phone dealing: Yes Yes
Order processing: Straight-through ECN on pro.direct accounts
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
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Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
pamm.ecn.mt4 100:1* $5,000/unlimited 300,000/10,000,000
pro.ecn.mt4 100:1* $5,000/unlimited 300,000/10,000,000
classic.ndd.mt4 100:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/1,000,000
pamm.mt4 100:1* $300/unlimited 1,000/unlimited
pamm.ndd.mt4 100:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/1,000,000
classic.ndd.zulutrade 100:1* $1,000/unlimited 10,000/100,000,000
classic.mt4 500:1* $200/unlimited 10,000/unlimited
pamm.systematic 100:1* $300/unlimited 1,000/100,000,00
micro.mt4 500:1* no limits 1,000/500,000
classic.systematic 500:1* $200/unlimited 1,000/100,000,000
classic.zulutrade 500:1* $200/unlimited 1,000/100,000,000
pro.direct (Currenex) 200:1* $20,000/unlimited 10,000/unlimited
Swap-free accounts   No swap-free accounts available   $10 per standard lot (100,000) round turn trade. Trade can be held for unlimited time period.
Tradeable Instruments: 125    53   
No Dealing Desk Execution: Yes Yes
Typical spread on EUR/USD:   0.5 pips (0.00005) - widens overnight Moscow time
Fixed spreads: No No
Guaranteed stop losses?   No
Trailing Stops: Client-side Server-side
OCO orders available: Yes Yes o
If/then orders available: Yes Yes o
Hedging capability:   Yes
Automated Trading: No Yes, on MT4
Trading Hours:    
Timezone   GMT
Scalping allowed:   Yes - Currenex ECN places no restrictions on trading style.
Account currencies available: EUR, JPY, USD EUR, Gold, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese 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, Bengali, Cantonese, English, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Turkish Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish
Demo account: 30 days 30 days
Live chat support: Yes Yes - a little slow but top quality
Interest on Margin: No Yes
Promotions & tournaments:   20% first deposit bonus. Interest paid on unused margin at 2% annual rate (alpari.premier accounts only). Free courses and educational materials.

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