Offers two ways to trade: Forex, CFDs
Popular for Switzerland!
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- Why ATFX Global Markets scored high for switzerland (Jump to section)
- Who ATFX Global Markets is (and isn’t) suitable for (Jump to section)
- An in-depth feature comparison of the top #3 brokers (Jump to section)
- An overview on switzerland (Jump to section)
What is the Best Trading Platform
ATFX Global Markets scored best in our review of the top brokers for switzerland, which takes into account 120+ factors across eight categories. Here's the full list of all the brokers we considered.
The following brokers allow switzerland on their platform:
- ATFX Global Markets
Here are some areas where ATFX Global Markets scored highly in:
- 4+ years in business
- Offers 57+ instruments
- A range of platform inc. MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
- 24/7 customer service
- Tight spreads from 0.5 pips
- Used by + traders
- Allows hedging
- 2 languages
- Leverage up to
ATFX Global Markets offers two ways to trade: Forex, CFDs. If you wanted to trade EURUSD through copy trading or other means, skip to part two.
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.
ATFX Global Markets have a B trust score, which is low. This is largely down to them being regulated by CySEC, segregating client funds, being established for over 4 years, and much more. For comparison:
Trust Score comparsion
|ATFX Global Markets|
|Uses tier 1 banks|
|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.
Who ATFX Global Markets is (& Isn’t)
As mentioned, ATFX Global Markets allows you to trade in two ways: Forex, CFDs.
- CFD Trading
- Forex Trading
To trade with ATFX Global Markets, you'll need a minimum deposit of $100. ATFX Global Markets offers a range of different account types for different traders including a micro account, mini account, and vip account.
ATFX Global Markets offer over 57 instruments to trade including forex pairs, indices, and many other asset classes. In the following section we’ve listed ATFX Global Markets’s spreads for a range of popular instruments. You can also see a more detailed breakdown of how ATFX Global Markets’s spreads compare in this ATFX Global Markets review
Finally, ATFX Global Markets isn't available in the following countries: DPRK, Canada, Iran, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, USA, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu, Yemen.. They do not offer islamic accounts either.
A Comparison of ATFX Global Markets vs. vs.
Want to see how ATFX Global Markets stacks up against and ? We've compared their spreads, features, and key information below.
Spread & fee comparsionThe 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.
|ATFX Global Markets|
|FTSE 100 Spread|
Comparison of account & trading features
|ATFX Global Markets|
|Accounts offered||Micro account, mini account, standard account, VIP account|
|Platforms||MT4, Mac, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps|
|Risk management features||Limit order, take profit, entry order, one click trading, trailing stops, price alerts, limited risk account and negative balance protection|
|Funding methods||Credit cards, Bank transfer, American Express, MasterCard,|
IG are one of the world’s number one brokers for trading in CFDs and other derivative instruments, for a variety of underlying assets including indices, Forex, shares and commodities. The organisation have been in existence for over 40 years and offer over 15,000 markets, serving around 185,000 clients. The broker allows trading in modern asset classes such as cryptocurrencies and Digital100s. Markets that are popular with Swiss clients and available on the IG platforms include Credit Suisse Group AG (CH), Switzerland Blue Chip and Germany 30.
The company is authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), which is a Swiss government body responsible for financial regulation. The advantage of IG being registered as a Swiss bank in Geneva is that clients from Switzerland can benefit from confidentiality protection, as required by Swiss law. Swiss traders also have their deposits protected up to 100,000 CHF, under the Swiss Depositor Protection Scheme.
IG provides for trading on the go with native mobile and tablet apps, which are customisable based on user preference. The platforms provide the functionality for connecting terminals via APIs with ease. A free demo account, including 20,000 CHF worth of virtual currency, is available; and a base currency of CHF can also be used in the live environment.
The website and the apps are available in German, which is a widely spoken language in Switzerland. Useful content such as market information, educational tools, and live webinars are available in the German language from the website and trading platform. The company also provides a 24 hour dedicated helpline number.
Plus500 offer one of the leading platforms for trading contracts for difference (CFDs). Underlying instruments such as FX, commodities, shares, ETFs, indices and options are all available to be traded through the platform.
The Plus500 trading platform is provided in Switzerland by the Plus500CY Ltd subsidiary, based in Cyprus. As such, the company are authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), to offer CFDs for a variety of underlying assets. Plus500CY Ltd. holds client funds on a segregated basis as per the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission’s client money rules. Plus500 Ltd. is also listed on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange, demonstrating its strength.
The company offers leverage of up to 1:300, with tight spreads and fast, and reliable trade execution without commission. Their trading tools are built on advanced technologies that provide features like Stop Limit / Stop Loss / Trailing Stop, free notifications and negative balance protection. The Plus500 trading platform is available as a web trader or as a downloadable app for multiple devices in 32 languages including German and French. Plus500’s popularity is further cemented by its sponsorship of Club Atletico de Madrid, who were the 2016 Champions League finalists and 2013-2014 “La Liga” champions. The company supports its customers through an online chat channel 24/7.
eToro is a global marketplace for trading in CFD stocks, currencies, commodities and indices in a transparent and user-friendly manner. The company provides services to a global client base of 4.5 million in more than 170 countries worldwide, and thousands of new accounts are added each day. With its innovative trading platform, the company is one of the first to venture into “Social Trading” – a recent evolution in online trading where clients can share knowledge on social platforms for their mutual benefit. This adds a “social” element to trading, and was the first of its kind in the financial world. eToro also provide a trading academy, which includes education centres, webinars, and e-courses.
eToro’s brokerage services are provided by eToro (Europe) Ltd, a registered Cyprus Investment Firm (CIF). Regulated and authorised by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC), eToro UK also operate in compliance with EEA-wide Markets in Financial Instrument Directive (MiFID).
The company provides simple, easy to use and fast trading platforms compatible with multiple devices. They also offer a large social trading network spread across multiple jurisdictions. Their tools have an emphasis on responsible trading, with features such as preset leverage settings which help customers to keep track of their risks. The website is available in German as well as in French, which are two widely spoken languages in Switzerland. They also provide 24/5 support through their call centres.
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