ICMarkets.com (International Capital Markets) Review Visit site. January-February 2015: A large number of suspicious and fake positive reviews have been submitted for IC Markets. Other websites of this company include ICMarkets.com.au. ICMarkets is a forex broker. IC Markets offers the MT4, MT5 and cTrader trading currency platforms. ICMarkets.com offers over 60 currency pairs, cryptocurrencies, indices, futures, stocks, gold, silver, commodities and cfds for your personal investment and trading options. Live discussion. Join live discussion of ICMarkets.com (International Capital Markets) on our forum. Court cases. Video. Let other traders know if this service is worth checking or should be avoided. Your feedback matters! Excellent customer service. Christos Ioannou thanks for your help. And all the support team members. :) When comparing this to other brokers spreads IC Markets were over double than any of the others! Looks like a classic case of Londonmarker making, very much doubt this is a ECN broker with large LPís. Also after I incurred this 6k loss which should never of happened, o requested to withdraw my balance! Still hasnít been processed! Something fishy is going on with IC Markets. Lately I was requesting information on their deposit/withdrawal policy (using paypal) and Mr Alexis on live chat was very clear with his provided info. My mentor with more than 5 years successful record in forex tradings told me that to his experience ICMarket is the best *** real broker *** with the best customer support and after my own experience with all live chat sessions (with more than 3 different support person) I believe it is true. Spoke to Alexis before on a different occasion and he taught me a lot about leverage and how high leverage keeps margin requirements low, and that does not mean you have to use full leverage on one bet. Customer service is great! helped me get set up with MyFxBook to monitor my results and whenever i need to know something technical its the first place i turn to and they're always happy to help. Last point ill make, on jan 15th 2015 during the CHF crisis, brokers were hit hard and clients lost a lot of capital even if they didn't trade swiss pairs. IC markets refunded clients and took measures to ensure they could stay up, which gives me faith that if there is another flash crisis like this or recession, I believe IC is one of the safer places to have my capital. Brokers like Alpari ended up going bankrupt, kiss goodbye to your hard earned profits. It only takes one freak moment like this and you'll loose everything, so its good to take certain measures. IC performed very well. Alexis Christophides | Customer support operator | IC Markets - who helped me, great guy very helpful, answered every question i had, and i'd defiantly recommend to any traders. i was trading GPB NZD with Straddle Trade Strategy and their spread in the news time was 30 and slippage 40 pip, if you read their comments on other similar reviews you will find them pretending that they have the lowest spread in news release , actually they have the worst spread among all brokers in news release and it is not the first time to face such an issue, there are emails between us disputing the same point and you will never get you money back. Highly recommended from me too, after 4 years of cooperation with them. Overall I have to say I m very satisfied with their support service. .Recently I had an issue with one of my accounts, the response of Mr. Christophides was immediate, precise, polite and professional . Withdrawals and deposits proceed without any problem no hassle no delay. Maybe its one of the reasons that PayPal cooperates with them. 4 stars from me, one star left for the possibility of reducing the spreads and the commissions! Well done keep up the good work. I would also like to thank Alex Demetriou and others of the support team for their great support. Thank you very much. Get widget code. Forex Reviews and Ratings. Forex Performance Tests. Forex Traders Court. Forex Trading Education and Community Forums. Forex Calendar and Tools. Trading FX or CFDs on leverage is high risk and your losses could exceed deposits. 2015 Online Broker Review. Published by Blain Reinkensmeyer on February 17th, 2015 . With 2015 in full gear, it is time to reflect back on 2014 and review our full assessment of the brokerage industry. For our fifth annual review, we had a record-breaking 272 variables spread across 10 categories. A new category, Banking, was added this year, and while it does not weigh into the overall rankings, ample insight can be drawn from its data. As far as participation goes, 15 brokers volunteered to subject themselves to our relentless assessment. Compared to last year, OptionsHouse and tradeMONSTER have joined forces as one brokerage, and Just2Trade bowed out as a participant. The StockBrokers.com annual review takes six months and hundreds of hours to complete. With over 23,000 words of research available on the site, along with the most extensive independent database in the industry (thousands of data points), we take pride in our work and so does the industry. Our annual review is respected not only as the toughest and most comprehensive around, but also as the review that sets the official industry benchmarks. To go deeper in our research, we not only added more variables, but also created definitions for each one, which is an industry first. In addition, another industry first, every data point we had on file was open for review by each broker. This means that all of our data, from the total number of technical indicators to the total number of columns available in a watch list, is hand-reviewed by each broker. Ultimately, the end product is 99.9% accuracy across thousands of data points. This depth of assessment also extended beyond variables. We reached out to the professional private shopping group Confero to take our customer-service testing to the next level. With clients like Coca Cola and Shell, Confero was up to the task. Through Confero, we enlisted half a dozen professional private shoppers to conduct all our phone support tests. Using our StockBrokers.com industry-specific templates, Conferoís professional assessors went to work, making over 100 calls to branch offices and support numbers across the United States. With email and live chat tests included, the total number of support inquiries this year was over 200. Overall, our annual review is designed to serve two goals: push the industry forward, and help all of us as investors find the right broker for our needs. Whether you are a professional trader or a college student looking to get started in the markets, StockBrokers.com has you covered. Our motto is simple, ďFor traders, by traders.Ē Our team here at StockBrokers.com is delighted to tell you that since our inception in 2011, we have helped over one million investors research and compare online brokers. Our annual review is the backbone of the StockBrokers.com brand, and in 2015 we look forward to continuing our passionate pursuit of knowledge. Hereís to us as investors and our success in 2015, Co-Founder & Head of Research. 2015 Individual Broker Reviews. Each individual broker was assessed on 272 unique variables. 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Our broker Industry Awards recognize these brokers for their hard work and dedication in the past year. #1 Broker Innovation: TradeKing Live. #1 International Trading: Interactive Brokers. #1 Banking Services: Merrill Edge. #1 Tablet App: TD Ameritrade. #1 Smartphone App: ETRADE. #1 Desktop Platform: TradeStation. #1 Web Based Platform: tradeMONSTER by OptionsHouse. #1 Platform Technology: TradeStation. #1 Client Dashboard: ETRADE 360. #1 Overall Client Experience: Scottrade. #1 Retirement Services: Charles Schwab. #1 Trader Community: TD Ameritrade. #1 Trade Ticket: optionsXpress. #1 New Tool: ETRADE Browser Trading. #1 Portfolio Builder: ShareBuilder. #1 Phone Support: Charles Schwab. #1 Email Support: Scottrade. #1 Live Chat Support: Charles Schwab. 2015 Rankings. Self Directed Investing (Overall) How we scored : Brokers were assessed in eight different categories with the following weightings: "Commissions & Fees" (14.5%), "Ease-of-Use" (14.5%), "Platforms & Tools" (14.5%), "Research" (14.5%), "Customer Service" (14.5%), "Offering of Investments" (14.5%), "Education" (5%), and "Mobile Trading" (8%). Our new category, Banking, was assessed and brokers rated; however, it was not used this year for scoring purposes. It is important to note that behind each category star rating is a numerical score, so while some brokers may have similar star ratings, total points earned for that category likely vary. With all of the category weighted scores calculated, a formula is then applied to determine the overall star rating. The chart below can be sorted by both category and least/greatest ratings. Please click on any column header area to re-sort. Q3 2015 Forex Blog Review. The third quarter was choppy for the currency crosses, but I was able to snag more winning trades than losers. See how it all went down in this quick review of my Q3 forex trading. Basic Forex Trading Stats. Total Number of Trades Ideas: 10. Breakeven/No Trade: 2. Win % (winning trades / triggered trades): 70% Average Risk per Trade: 0.45% Average Winning Trade in %: +0.23% Average Losing Trade in %: -0.32% Q3 Total Realized Profit / Loss in %: +0.45% According to my high win percentage, it looks like I was pretty in tune with a pretty choppy market, snagging profits in 7 out of 10 trades. But unfortunately, I didnít really get to maximize that aspect of my performance since I had so little risk per trade on and because I wasnít able to ride out any strong moves because of the choppiness in the currency crosses. I only had one trade where I was able to achieve a 1.00 R:R, while the rest were an average 0.43 R:R. Even with a 70% win rate, itís tough to really run away from the losses that averaged a -0.81 R:R average per trade. Also, I could have managed my open trades a little bit better, especially my AUD/JPY short play that was a winner going into a major economic event, but I let turn into a loser. Lesson learned there is to close down trades ahead of major events like employment data. With that quarter in the books, Iím down a small -1.65% year-to-date through the third quarter, and Iím lagging my benchmarks: the Barclay Hedge Currency Traders Index (+2.95% YTD thru the end of September) and the Barclay Hedge Discretionary Traders Index (-0.39% YTD thru end of September). Double ouch, but I guess I can take some solace that my third quarter could have been worse. Overall, Iíve gotta do a better job of holding onto winners and cutting losers, but a big part of that is up to the data and how it may shift sentiment in the short-term. For a while, there was quite a bit of choppiness, so cutting winners early was unavoidable. Still itís something to keep reminding myself about and improving on as I try to close out 2015 in the positive. Thatís all I got for now forex friendsÖHow did you do in Q3 2015? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in Q4 2015! This content is strictly for informational purposes only and does not constitute as investment advice. Trading any financial market involves risk. Please read our Risk Disclosure to make sure you understand the risks involved. The only limits on human achievement are self-imposed. Dennis Waitley. BabyPips.com helps individual traders learn how to trade the forex market. We introduce people to the world of currency trading, and provide educational content to help them learn how to become profitable traders. We're also a community of traders that support each other on our daily trading journey.