Belize is a Central American country that is well-known as a haven for forex brokers and other types of offshore companies due to low taxes and laid-back regulations on business. Unlike some other offshore jurisdictions, however, all forex brokers in Belize are regulated by the country’s International Financial Services Commission (IFSC).
Most forex & CFD brokers offer stocks of at least a few of the world’s largest companies for their clients to trade as contracts-for-difference (CFDs). This means that it is just as easy to profit from lower prices by short-selling the CFD as it is to gain from higher prices by buying and holding the CFD. In addition, CFD providers based in offshore jurisdictions like Belize often offer high trading leverage, which can significantly boost your profit potential.