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The Ultimate Guide to

Choosing a Broker
For Qatar

Not sure which broker is right for you?

Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. In this guide, you’ll learn:


Part 1

Why Choose ThinkMarkets
For Qatar?

ThinkMarkets scored best in our review of the top brokers for qatar, which takes into account 120+ factors across eight categories. Here are some areas where ThinkMarkets scored highly in:

  • 8+ years in business
  • Offers + instruments
  • A range of platform inc. MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Tight spreads from 0.10pips
  • Used by 0+ traders
  • Allows hedging
  • 2 languages

ThinkMarkets offers two ways to tradeForex, CFDs. If you wanted to trade EURUSD

The two most important categories in our rating system are the cost of trading and the broker’s trust score. To calculate a broker’s trust score, we take into account a range of factors, including their regulation history, years in business, liquidity provider etc.

ThinkMarkets have a B trust score, which is good. This is largely down to them being regulated by Financial Conduct Authority and ASiC, segregating client funds, being segregating client funds, being established for over 8

Trust Score comparison

Trust Score B
Year Established 2010
Regulated by Financial Conduct Authority and ASiC
Uses tier 1 banks
Company Type Private Private Private
Segregates client funds

The second thing we look for is the competitiveness of the spreads, and what fees they charge. We’ve compared these in detail in part three of this guide.

Part 2

Who ThinkMarkets is (& Isn’t)
Suitable For

As mentioned, ThinkMarkets allows you to trade in two ways: Forex, CFDs.

Suitable for:

  • CFD Trading
  • Forex Trading

Not Suitable for:

To trade with ThinkMarkets, you’ll need a minimum deposit of $250. ThinkMarkets offers a range of different account types for different traders including a mini account, vip account .

ThinkMarkets is also suitable for traders looking to trade with an ECN broker. ECN trading allows the trader to get access to the actual pricing of instruments as set by the banks and liquidity providers, rather than relying on the broker to set the price. To open an ECN account with ThinkMarkets you will need a minimum deposit of $2,000

Finally, ThinkMarkets isn’t available in the following countries: AF, Yugoslavia, AO, GM, NG, AW, GH, KR, BY, GN, BO, GN, PK, BW, HT, PG, IR, PN Island, Burma MM, IQ, RW, KH, , SN, CF, JP, Sierra, Leone, TD, KG, SO, CI , LB, SZ, CU, LS, SY, of CG, LR, TJ, DJ, LY, Tanzania, EC, Laos, TG, ER, ML, TM, ET, MN, UG, Falkland Islands, NA, US of America, FJ, NI, YE, ZW.

Part 3

A Comparison of ThinkMarkets vs. vs.

Want to see how ThinkMarkets stacks up against and ? We’ve compared their spreads, features, and key information below.

Spread & fee comparsion

The spreads below are illustrative. For more accurate pricing information, click on the names of the brokers at the top of the table to open their websites in a new tab.
Fixed Spreads
Variable Spreads
EUR/USD Spread 0.10
GBP/USD Spread 1.2
USD/CAD Spread 0.9
USD/JPY Spread 0.10
DAX Spread
FTSE 100 Spread N/A
S&P500 Spread

Comparison of account & trading features

Platform MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
Services Forex, CFDs
Base currency options USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, JPY, SGD, AUD, CAD, NZD, CNH
Funding options Payoneer, Credit cards, Bank transfer, Neteller, BPAY, UnionPay, FasaPay, DebitCard,
Micro account
ECN account

Part 4


AvaTrade are a client-focused broker with over 10 years of experience in the trading industry. They are a multinational company with regional offices all over the world. The company’s website is available in more than 15 languages, including a dedicated website in Arabic, making them a suitable choice of broker for clients from Qatar. Traders opening an account through the Arabic website are provided products through AVA Trade Ltd, which is authorised by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission.

AvaTrade offers its customers access to over 250 financial instruments including cryptocurrencies, stocks, shares, indices, bonds, and commodities. An additional noteworthy feature of AvaTrade is that it offers Islamic accounts for its customers based in Muslim countries such as Qatar. These accounts are free of any interest-based fees as the Islamic faith does not permit interest-based fees or transactions.

The company’s website offers a wealth of educational resources for traders such as educational videos, articles, eBooks, market indicators, and webinars. A free 21-day demo account is also available, enabling traders to practice their skills and to get familiar with AvaTrade’s platforms. AvaTrade globally accepts two payment methods, namely wire transfer (minimum 500 EUR/USD/GBP/AUD) and debit/credit card (minimum of just 100 EUR/USD/GBP/AUD).


Plus500 is an advanced trading platform provided by the Plus500UK Ltd. company, whose offices are based in London. They are one of the top providers of Forex and contracts for difference (CFDs) in the UK, and are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Plus500 adhere to the FCA’s stringent client money regulations, which ensure that deposits held within client accounts are kept separate to the firm’s own funds, offering clients additional protection. With over 2000 instruments in their portfolio such as commodities, currencies, stocks, and options, Plus500 are considered to be a rapidly expanding company. Trading can be done not only through a web-browser, but also through their powerful apps which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and on Google Play. The apps are easy to use, yet still contain many advanced features which can help the trader make informed decisions. Just some of the features available include Stop Loss and Take Profit limits, Clients from Qatar have access to an Arabic version of the website, which allows them to access information about the account and the different markets available. The platform can also have Arabic selected as the primary language, making Plus500 a suitable broker for traders from Qatar. Traders can choose their base currency, but are required to set this up by contacting the customer support team before conducting their first trades on their live account.


XTB International Limited (XTB) are the international subsidiary of the XTB Group. Based in Belize, they are licensed by the International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) to provide their brokerage services around the world. Starting as a pioneering Forex broker in Poland in 2002, they now have offices in 13 different countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the Czech Republic. Amongst the financial supervisory authorities that the group are accountable to, are the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), BaFin (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority), and the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority (KNF). An international version of the XTB website is provided for clients from Qatar, which is in English, and allows traders to select from two different types of account. Accounts can be opened in US dollars, using transfers from bank accounts, or deposits made via debit/credit card. ePayments such as Neteller and Skrill are also available for international clients. The standard MetaTrader4 platform is provided as an option for traders, however XTB also offer their own proprietary trading software. xStation 5 has recently won an award for being the ‘Best Trading Platform 2016’. It offers an array of powerful features that clients can access from their desktop computers – Macs and PCs, or from their mobile devices – including tablets, phones, and even smartwatches. The platform settings allow clients to choose the most appropriate language and the user interface is customisable so traders can feel comfortable with its appearance.

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