Regarding your comments about market-makers (dealing-desk brokers) in general, and FXGlory in particular, when I listed the metrics for our Group 1 Brokers, I relied primarily on broker websites for the relevant information. With respect to broker type (STP, ECN, or MM), I looked for these things:
(1) Brokers who use STP or ECN trade-handling protocols generally advertise that fact quite proudly. In the case of FXGlory, there is no mention on their website of their trade-handling protocol. Hence, the assumption that their trade-handling protocol is not STP or ECN.
(2) Generally, fixed spreads imply an MM trade-handling protocol. FXGlory offers three types of forex accounts, and each one has fixed spreads.
(3) Commissions are typically associated with STP/ECN accounts, but not with MM accounts. FXGlory (as you point out) does not charge commissions on any of their three types of accounts.
(4) Reviews by participants in this thread who have actual live-trading experience with a broker can be the best source of up-to-date information. (Customer reviews from other forums or review sites are less trustworthy, in my opinion). In the case of FXGlory, we have almost no first-hand data from our own members – FXGlory simply hasn’t achieved the popularity it (probably) deserves, although it has been on our List for years.
Periodically, I scan the websites of our listed Brokers, looking for any changes in the metrics we display. Occasionally, a broker will email me with a correction to their listing, but that’s a pretty rare occurrence. More often, active participants on this thread provide the information I need to keep our List up to date.
I appreciate all the help I can get.