INGOT Brokers group includes 2 related companies.
INGOT Brokers AU - located in Australia, regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
INGOT Brokers SVG - legally registered entity located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, but not regulated by any government agency.
The AU company has some trading restrictions, but not the SVG one.
INGOT Brokers group accepts clients from all over the world, excluding some countries where restrictions apply.
Forex broker offers the following underlying assets for trading.
|30+ Currency Pairs||Based on major and minor world currencies.|
|6+ Currency Futures||Based on major world currencies.|
|5 Crypto Pairs||Based on Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple.|
|12 Cash Indice CFDs||Based on baskets of different blue-chip stocks.|
|4 Metal Spot CFDs||Based on Gold and Silver.|
|3 Metal Futures||Based on Gold, Silver and Copper.|
|3 Energy Futures||Based on Crude Oil (WTI, Brent) and Natural Gas.|
|6 Soft Futures||Based on Cocoa, Coffee, Corn, Soymeal, Sugar, Wheat.|
|200+ Stock CFDs||Based on shares of AU, CA, US, UK, EU, Middle East and Asian companies.|
|30+ ETF CFDs||Based on exchange-traded funds containing various tradable assets.|
INGOT Brokers is a forex & CFD broker based out of Australia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with a long track record in the forex brokerage industry. Having been set up all the way back in 2006, INGOT is already considered an old player in this market, although it continues to remain popular with many traders.
In Australia, INGOT Brokers is regulated by the very reputable financial regulatory agency known as ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) under registration number 428015. Looking up this broker in ASIC’s database confirms that the company is indeed a regulated entity as promised.
For Australian residents, the clear benefit with being regulated by ASIC is that it ensures there is always a credible government agency to turn to in the event of any kind of dispute with this broker. This stands in sharp contrast to many unregulated offshore brokers, where traders have very limited options available if something goes wrong in their dealings with the broker.
In addition to being regulated in Australia, INGOT Brokers also has an offshore-based branch that is regulated by the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Services Authority (SVGFSA).
It’s important to note that all non-Australian clients will be assigned to the entity of the broker that is based in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is also clearly stated on the website of the Australia-based broker, which says that it “does not accept applications from Non-Australian residents where it is contrary to local law or regulation.”
Interestingly, the offshore-based branch of INGOT Brokers is one of only a few forex brokers that accepts clients from almost all countries in the world.
In terms of assets that are available for trading, INGOT Brokers has quite a strong offering for its clients. The list of assets includes an unusually large selection of CFDs based on numerous exchange traded funds (ETFs) & the stocks of more than 200 companies from around the world, a selection of more than 30 FX pairs, as well as CFDs that track the price of a large range of commodities.
In addition, INGOT Brokers is also among the CFD brokers that have embraced the crypto revolution, offering a handful of popular digital assets for trading. Keep in mind, however, that these assets are CFDs that are traded only on weekdays. That’s unlike the real underlying crypto market, which of course trades 24/7.
Another important thing to keep in mind regarding crypto CFDs is that these instruments cannot be transferred to any other users. Unlike real cryptocurrencies, crypto CFDs thus do not have any use cases other than price speculation.
Spreads between buy and sell prices of the instruments that are available from INGOT Brokers are generally competitive. This is particularly true for the broker’s ECN account, which instead of wide spreads charges a commission of USD 7 per trade. As such, the ECN account is the most suitable account option for traders with medium to large trading accounts.
All assets offered by INGOT Brokers are traded on either the MetaTrader 4 or 5, usually referred to as just MT4 or MT5. These trading platforms are among the most popular in the retail forex trading industry, despite being released all the way back in 2005 and 2010, respectively. At the time of this review, no other trading platforms are available from INGOT Brokers.
As usual, trading accounts can be funded with either bank wire transfer, major payment cards like Visa and MasterCard, as well as the very popular e-wallets Neteller and Skrill.
All in all, we can conclude that INGOT Brokers is a good choice for traders who are happy to trade on the MT4 or MT5, and who have an interest in trading CFDs on stocks and ETFs in particular.