ATFX

Editor's Score
Pros
  • Compliant with MiFIDIII
  • Uses MetaTrader 4
  • 24/5 customer support
Cons
  • Limited choices for commodities
  • No bonuses
  • Some spreads are wide
Min Deposit
$200
Max Leverage
1:400
Mini Account
Bonus
$100 Welcome Credit
Platforms
  • MT4
Withdrawal Options
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Review

Introduction

ATFX is part of AT Group based in Cyprus. Founded in 2014,ATFX is regulated by CySEC in Cyprus and the FCA in the UK. Originally, ATFX was Positiva Markets and was a liquidity provider for big institutional traders. The website is available in 13 different languages to make it easier for clients from around the world to use the services of ATFX. Services from ATFX are available around the world, except in the USA, parts of Canada, Japan, Iran, DPRK, North Korea, Afghanistan, Syria, Laos, Iraq, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Trinidad and Tobago, Yemen, Uganda, and Vanuatu.

Trading Conditions

There are no trading bonuses offered from ATFX, but leverage can be up to 1:400. ATFX does offer a demo account, which provides clients with as much as £/$100,000 in virtual funds. There are two main account types, Standard and ATFX Edge Accounts. Standard Accounts deliver low spreads and no commissions while the latter has a commission but razor-thin spreads.

In the EU, Standard Accounts have a minimum deposit of $200, no commission, margin call of 100%, stop out at 50%, maximum leverage of 30:1, and spreads from 1.2 pips. ATFX Edge Accounts have the same maximum leverage, stop out, and margin calls, but a minimum deposit of $5,000 and commissions of $3 p/side p/lot with spreads from 0.5 pips. Accounts in other jurisdictions can have higher leverage and slightly different figures.

Products

ATFX offers more than a hundred CFD financial instruments, including shares, cryptocurrencies, indices, crude oil, precious metals, and forex. For forex, there are 43 currency pairs, including majors, exotics, and crosses. For precious metals, you can trade gold and silver while crude oil offerings include WTI Oil CFD. Indices include 12 types of shares indices CFDs from Asia, Europe, and the United States. Cryptocurrency CFDs include Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple. In terms of shares CFDs, there are 50 major German and US shares, including big names.

Regulation

ATFX is the trading name from AT Global Markets Limited, which has registration number 24226 IBC 2017. ATGM is a Saint Vincent and the Grenadines International Company with its address registered at the Financial Services Center, Stoney Ground, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The head office of ATFX is at #19 Spyrou Kyprianou, Silver House, Ground Floor, 3070, Limassol, Cyprus. ATFX operates under CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) license number 285/15 and must follow strict requirements for client money protection and complies with Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFIDII). The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulates and authorizes the AT Global Markets (UK) Limited using reference number 760555 and company number 09827091.

Platforms

ATFX traders use the incredibly popular MetaTrader 4 platform, which means that an abundant amount of information and support is available online. MT4 for Windows is user-friendly with features like expert advisors, custom indicators, the ability to customize scripts and libraries, 31 chart analysis tools, 30 indicators, a diverse range of assets, and leverage of up to 1:200 with the default set to 1:100. Trading lots can start at 0.01. MetaTrader 4 is available for desktop on Windows or as a WebTrader that works with all the major browsers and has the same features. There is also a mobile application of MT4

Mobile Trading

Mobile traders use the MetaTrader 4 application for Android or iOS, which has most of the same features as the web and desktop versions. Using the applications is intuitive with the full set of trading tools, full support, multiple languages, real-time quotes and news, your choice of charts, adaptability to various trading strategies, and more.

Pricing

In terms of pricing, most traders will have no-commission accounts via the Standard Account type. In this case, spreads are as low as 1.2 pips. Those who are willing to pay commissions of $3 p/side p/lot can opt for the ATFX Edge account with spreads from 0.5 pips. As an example, spreads for EUR/USD have a minimum of 1.8 pips.

Deposits & Withdrawals

In terms of deposits and withdrawals, ATFX supports Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, Verified by Visa, and MasterCard SecureCode. To deposit, just log into your account and select Deposit. Third-party deposits are not allowed. You can submit withdrawals at any time, but you can only have one pending withdrawal request at a time. Funds typically arrive the same day when submitted before 16:30, with the exception of holidays. ATFX does not charge for withdrawals or deposits. The only exception is if you withdraw less than $100 or withdraw without any trading volume since your past deposit. In this case, the withdrawal fee is 5% of the withdrawn quantity, with a minimum of $5 USD.

Customer Support

To access customer support, you can send a message from any page of the ATFX website in the lower right corner of the screen. Or you can click on “Contact Us” in the main menu to find specific numbers for various countries. This page also displays contact emails for support, partnerships, and disputes/complaints. There is customer support available 24/7 and in 13 different languages.

Research & Education

The offerings on ATFX in terms of education are somewhat limited. There is an FAQ section for trading as well as one for MetaTrader 4, both of which will answer the basic questions. There is also a section titled “Basic Knowledge of Forex.” Overall, however, most beginners will wish that there are more educational resources while advanced traders may wish for webinars and advanced educational tools.

Advanced traders will, however, appreciate the Trading Central integration that includes Chartist Analysis, Mathematical Models, Japanese Candlesticks and their signals, and various indicators. There is also an economic calendar available from ATFX, with the expected information, such as time, date, currency, description, importance, actual, forecast, and previous.

Noteworthy Points

Those considering signing up for an account with ATFX will want to take advantage of the $100 Welcome Credit for a deposit of at least $200 USD, which is the minimum for a Standard Account. There is also a Rebate Promotion that lets you get as much as $2,500 cash back. This promotion works via rebates per each full completed lot and occurs in five levels so you get a greater rebate if you have a higher deposit and trade more. ATFX is also a sponsor of the Duke of Edinburgh Cup China Event 2018.

Conclusion

ATFX is a broker that is well-regulated by both the FCA and CySEC, giving clients a feeling of security with their funds. The broker offers two main account types to appeal to both traders who prefer lower spreads and commissions and those who do not want commissions. The demo account is helpful, although some traders will feel that educational and research tools are lacking. Due to the lack of educational resources, ATFX is best for traders who already have some forex and CFD knowledge.

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