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Sigma Forex

Alpari

Charting: Four and Half star Charting Rating Four and Half star Charting Rating
Execution: Zero Execution Rating Four and Half star Execution Rating
Transaction costs (spreads): Five star Transaction Costs (spreads) Rating Five 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 Five star Platform Reliability Rating
Customer support: Zero Customer Support Rating Four star Customer Support Rating
Rollover interest rates: Zero Rollover interest rates Rating Four star Rollover interest rates Rating
Withdrawal processing: Zero Withdrawal processing Rating Four star Withdrawal processing Rating
Average rating: Two and Half star Average Rating Four and Half star Average Rating

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Business Details

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Sigma Forex

Alpari

 
Registered Business Name: Sigma Forex Alpari NZ Limited (New Zealand)
Broker Headquarters: Oslo, Norway New Zealand
Also has offices in: Virtual Office in Zurich, Switzerland Many branches around Russia
Regulated By: Unregulated FRA (Russia)
In business since year: 2003 1998
Broker Capital as of 02-2009 Unknown Unknown
Client Account Segregation: No ASB Bank New Zealand
Collect Taxes on Earnings: No No
Prohibit clients from: Yes No
Deposit/Withdrawal methods:
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
e-Gold $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $0
MethodDeposit FeeWithdrawal Fee
Visa $0 $0
WebMoney $0 $0
WebMoney Card $0 $0
Wire Transfer $0 $10/EUR10
Main liquidity providers: Private investors Barclays Capital, UBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America, and many others

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Trading Details

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Sigma Forex

Alpari

 
Browser platform: None Currenex ECN (for pro.direct accounts)
Downloadable platform: Metatrader 4 (MT4) Alpari MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Mobile platform: None Alpari aTrader (for Android),Alpari bTrader (for Blackberry),Alpari iTrader (for iPhone)
Phone dealing: No Yes
Order processing: Market Maker ECN on pro.direct accounts
Account Types
Account Maximum leverage Minimum/Maximum deposit: Minimum/Maximum trade size:
No Dealing Desk Account 500:1* $2,000/unlimited $1,000/$50,000,000
Dealing Desk Account 500:1* $500/unlimited $1,000/$50,000,000
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   - All accounts are swap-free   $10 per standard lot (100,000) round turn trade. Trade can be held for unlimited time period.
Tradeable Instruments: 26    53   
No Dealing Desk Execution: Apparently available, but maybe misleading information Yes
Typical spread on EUR/USD: 1 pip (0.0001) 0.5 pips (0.00005) - widens overnight Moscow time
Fixed spreads: No No
Guaranteed stop losses? No No
Trailing Stops: Client-side Server-side
OCO orders available: No Yes o
If/then orders available: No Yes o
Hedging capability: Yes Yes
Automated Trading: Yes, on MT4 Yes, on MT4
Trading Hours: Sunday 24:00 GMT to Friday 24:00 GMT  
Timezone GMT GMT
Scalping allowed: No Yes - Currenex ECN places no restrictions on trading style.
Account currencies available: AUD, CHF, EUR, GBP, USD EUR, Gold, USD
Platform languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish 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: English Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish
Demo account: 30 days 30 days
Live chat support: Yes, but very poor Yes - a little slow but top quality
Interest on Margin: No Yes
Promotions & tournaments: Win a $50 account if you predict price. Trading tournaments also available. 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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