AMarkets is a legally registered forex broker located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, but not regulated by any government agency.
AMarkets is also a member of The Financial Commission (FinaCom), an independent dispute resolution organization.
AMarkets accepts clients from all over the world, excluding USA and some countries from the OFAC list.
Forex broker offers the following underlying assets for trading.
|50+ Currency Pairs||Based on major and minor world currencies.|
|7 Crypto Pairs||Based on Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Dash, Litecoin, Ripple.|
|26 Indice CFDs||Based on baskets of different blue-chip stocks and US Dollar Index.|
|6 Metal CFDs||Based on Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, Nickel and Zinc.|
|4 Energy CFD||Based on Crude Oil (WTI, Brent), Carbon Emissions and Natural Gas.|
|7 Soft CFDs||Based on Cocoa, Coffee, Corn, Cotton, Soybean, Sugar, Wheat.|
|3 Bond CFDs||Based on US and German government securities.|
|150+ Stock CFDs||Based on shares of US and EU companies.|
AMarkets is a CFD & forex brokerage company based in the offshore jurisdiction Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The broker is not regulated by any government agency, but has instead chosen to join the private dispute resolution organization known as The Financial Commission (FinaCom), along with many other unregulated offshore forex brokers.
One positive consequence of not being regulated by any government agency is that the broker’s sign-up process is quite simple, without the need to submit and verify a lot of documents. Be aware, however, that the issue of document verification often arises when it’s time to withdraw money from offshore brokers. It is therefore advisable to ensure you have all relevant documents in order before depositing any funds into your trading account at A-Markets, or any other offshore broker for that matter.
Another typical benefit of trading with forex brokers based in offshore jurisdictions like Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is that the leverage available on trading instruments is usually quite high.
In the case of AMarkets, leverage is limited to 1:1,000, which is far more than what is available in the EU and North America. In fact, it is even higher than the 1:500 leverage that is common with brokers in Australia and New Zealand. However, it is worth noting that brokers in those countries are subject to much more stringent regulations.
The trading assets that are available from AMarkets includes such things as forex, stock CFDs, commodities, cryptocurrencies, bonds, and indices. Perhaps most notable here is the pretty large selection of more than 150 individual stock CFDs to choose from, based on US and various European companies.
When it comes to trading instruments, we also appreciate the fact that spreads on most instruments are in fact pretty low. This is particularly true for major forex pairs like the EUR/USD and USD/JPY, but also for a lot of the single stock CFDs that are offered through this broker. As an example, many stocks are offered with a spread from 0.01 pips + a commission of 0.1%. For forex, the spreads start from 0.1 pips with a commission of USD 5 per trade.
All instruments that are offered by AMarkets can be traded on either the MetaTrader 4 or 5 (MT4/MT5), which are the two only trading platforms this broker supports. Although this may seem like a limitation for some traders, the MT4 & 5 are still the most popular trading platforms in the retail trading segment, with a huge user base spread across the world.
Both trading platforms also gives access to a vast library of automated trading strategies (“Expert Advisors”) and technical trading indicators via a built-in marketplace.
Trading accounts with AMarkets can be funded through all the usual methods like bank wire transfer, major payment cards, as well as the popular e-wallets Skrill, Neteller, FasaPay, WebMoney, and PerfectMoney. Unlike certain other brokers, AMarkets does not charge any fees for accepting deposits via any of these payment methods (other than the fees charged by the payment provider).
Contacting customer support at AMarkets should also be a hassle-free experience in most cases. The broker has provided contact information for both WhatsApp and Telegram, in addition to email and a UK phone number. The broker also assures clients that their support line is open 24 hours a day on trading days, although the main office is open only from 1PM to 10PM GMT time, according to information stated on its website.
In conclusion, we consider AMarkets to be a decent choice for people who feel comfortable trading with forex brokers based offshore. Given the fact that the broker is a member of FinaCom, it is in our view a better choice than many other offshore forex & CFD brokers out there.