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    Quote Originally Posted by profitbaby View Post
    when it comes to bankruptcy its not that easy to seek for reimbursement from regulator because nobody is willing to pay for somebody's fail

    The reimbursement doesn't actually come from the regulator, anyway.

    This issue varies hugely from country to country.

    In the UK, for example, even though it's not fast, there's a government-backed guarantee for the first £80,000 in the trading accounts of customers of FCA-regulated brokers.

    For people using brokers who have chosen (never for reasons in their clients' interests!) to be regulated in countries like Cyprus and other "offshore" locations, of course, it's a whole different story.

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    It has to be old, at least in the market from last 5 years and should have very few negative reviews about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forexcrisp View Post
    It has to be old, at least in the market from last 5 years and should have very few negative reviews about it.
    Yes, I agree, satisfied and grateful clients would definitely share their experiences good or bad to help newbies make their choice. When in doubt, I'll advise newbies to find out if a broker is regulated by the regulatory bodies before making the final decision. This would allay any fear or doubt.

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    We need to make sure we look for broker that’s properly regulated and not regulated by offshore companies. I made a terrible mistake by joining Alpari UK in past, it took my whole career to standstill, so please look at these things seriously or else you will be left frustrated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexys View Post
    I don't really agree with this at all.

    Bear in mind that this is a field of endeavour in which overall success-rates, whoever's figures you believe, are strikingly low: "following the majority" is hardly likely to be a recipe for success.

    I strongly suspect the realities of the brokerage industry predicate that some of the worst brokers actually have the largest numbers of customers. I certainly know of at least one huge, international brokerage with an enormous number of customers and huge sums of money under deposit that also has the worst regulatory record imaginable (and many of the regularly repeating multi-million-dollar fines arising directly over the ways they've treated their customers), while there are also plenty of very well regulated, very professional, very ethical, smaller brokerages around.
    Cough, cough, FXCM, cough

    Easily looked up on the NFA website where all US brokers fines and regulatory infractions can be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o990l6mh View Post
    Cough, cough, FXCM, cough

    Easily looked up on the NFA website where all US brokers fines and regulatory infractions can be found.
    Hi o990l6mh,

    FXCM's sheer size means we are subject to a greater level of scrutiny than smaller firms with fewer clients. The same can be said for leading companies in other industries. Few if any other retail forex brokers in the world have offices and affiliates regulated on 5 continents.

    Our clients appreciate how we hold ourselves accountable to financial rules and standards for transparency less-regulated forex brokers do not have to meet. This is a key reason for our continued popularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rogers View Post
    Hi o990l6mh,

    FXCM's sheer size means we are subject to a greater level of scrutiny than smaller firms with fewer clients. The same can be said for leading companies in other industries. Few if any other retail forex brokers in the world have offices and affiliates regulated on 5 continents.

    Our clients appreciate how we hold ourselves accountable to financial rules and standards for transparency less-regulated forex brokers do not have to meet. This is a key reason for our continued popularity.
    Yes of course, being accountable and staying within countries with strong regulation should be a competitive factor.

    Anyway, anyone can easily check different brokers capitalization through Financial Data for FCMs - CFTC and decide how strong the finacials look for their prospective broker. Some may find strange changes to some brokers financials around the time of the SNB removing the EURCHF pegged range...

    Doing due diligence would also mean having a look inte NFA BASIC database where complaints etc against US regulated brokers can be found.

    I suspect not many new traders check these kinds of things before choosing a broker, they just pick the one with the biggest leverage and deposit bonus at the moment... Sad but that's people in general.

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    I only trust some broker from
    Canada
    Switzerland
    New zealand
    and maybe just maybe a handful from UK.

    If you cant trust the government. How can you trust the broker?
    Last edited by alphahavoc; 02-04-2017 at 04:14 PM.

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    I think put away everything, I just suggest you to have broker that’s properly regulated because that’s what matters most. You can have dozen of benefits or cool looking deals, but when you finish your day and when you want to get the profit out, it will be regulated company allowing you not the companies that only good at deal boxes. I am with Octafx licensed by FCA, I don’t care what they have as offers apart from common things, but I just like safety!

  10. #90
    I check several things before choose a broker. Like lower spread, lower slippage during news, their regulation. Distance of their server from my place. I always prefer NY time closing brokers.
    At present I am trading with Hanseatic Broker. I believe a broker who has single type of account is more focused and deliver better service than the brokers who offer various account types.

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