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  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 10
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Flexible
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 59
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Cent Account1.5 pipsNoneInstantUSD 10 Account Details
    Standard Account1.3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    ECN Zero Account1.5 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    ECN Account0.1 pips$2.00MarketUSD 500 Account Details
    FXTM Pro Account0.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 25000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : Flexible
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 59
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 200
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Energies
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Neteller
    • BPay
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.01 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Razor0.0 pipsAUD$ 7ECNUSD 200 Account Details
    Standard1.0 pipsNoneECNUSD 200 Account Details
    Swap-free1.0 pipsNoneECNUSD 200 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Energies
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Neteller
    • BPay
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.01 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 50
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Fasapay
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 500:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 28
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Bonds
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    FSCA FSCA
    DFSA DFSA
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 51
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Micro1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 5 Account Details
    Islamic1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 100 Account Details
    Auto1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 200 Account Details
    Zero0.0 pips$3.00MarketUSD 200 Account Details
    HFCopy1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 300 Account Details
    Premium Pro1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 5000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Energies
    • Bonds
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 51
  • Minimum Deposit
    GBP 200
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    ASIC ASIC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • cTrader
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Paypal
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 60
  • Minimum Deposit
    GBP 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • WTIs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    DFSA DFSA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    MT4 Pro Account0.1 pips$7MarketUSD 5 Account Details
    MT4 Standard Account1.0 pipsNoneMarketUSD 5 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • WTIs
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 80+
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • Futures
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    ASIC ASIC
    FSCA FSCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    • Fasapay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 85
  • Minimum Deposit
    GBP 200
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    • Bonds
    • WTIs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    ASIC ASIC
    CySEC CySEC
    FCA FCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • MT Supreme
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • POLi
    • Bitcoin
    • Bank Transfer
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.1 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 40+
  • Minimum Deposit
    GBP 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/DMA

    REGULATED BY
    ASIC ASIC
    CySEC CySEC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • IRESS
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    • BPay
    • paytrust88
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Standard IRESSN/A pips$10 AUD min, then 0.1%STPUSD 1,000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    • IRESS
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Paypal
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Fasapay
    • BPay
    • paytrust88
    • POLi
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 50+
  • Minimum Deposit
    GBP 100
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    • ETFs
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    FCA FCA
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 68
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    IFSC IFSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 3000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 37
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Cent1.0 pipsNoneSTPUSD 1 Account Details
    Islamic0.0 pipsNoneSTPUSD 1 Account Details
    Micro3.0 pipsNoneSTPUSD 5 Account Details
    Standard0.5 pipsNoneSTPUSD 100 Account Details
    Zero Spread0.0 pips$20STPUSD 500 Account Details
    ECN0.0 pipsNoneECNUSD 1000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Visa
    • Neteller
    • Unionpay
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 3000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 37
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Forex
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    B.V.I FSC B.V.I FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    • Broker to Broker
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 110
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Cent.Eurica pips0.03%-0.07%InstantUSD 5 Account Details
    Cent.Standard3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 5 Account Details
    Insta.Eurica pips0.03%-0.07%InstantUSD 5 Account Details
    Insta.Standard3 pipsNoneInstantUSD 5 Account Details
    Islamic pipsNoneInstantUSD 5 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Forex
    • Equities
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bitcoin
    • Unionpay
    • Broker to Broker
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 110
  • Minimum Deposit
    USD 5
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    TYPE OF BROKER

    Market Maker/ECN

    REGULATED BY
    FSC FSC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • WebMoney
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.2 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 61
    AccountSpread FromCommissionExecutionMin. Deposit
    Mirco Account1.7 pipsNoneInstantUSD 5 Account Details
    Standard Account1.2 pipsNoneInstantUSD 100 Account Details
    ECN Account0.4 pips$1.50MarketUSD 500 Account Details
    Pro Account0.4 pipsNoneMarketUSD 25000 Account Details
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Forex
    • Metals
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • MT5
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • WebMoney
    • Bitcoin
    • VLOAD
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 1000:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.2 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 61
  • Minimum Deposit
    GBP 300
    TRADING INSTRUMENTS
    • Commodities
    • Forex
    • Indicies
    • Equities
    TYPE OF BROKER

    ECN/STP

    REGULATED BY
    CySEC CySEC
    TRADING PLATFORMS
    • MT4
    • Sirix
    DEPOSIT METHODS
    • Bank Transfer
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    Trading Conditions
    • Max. Leverage : 30:1
    • Min. Spread : 0.0 pips
    • Currency Pairs : 60+

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Do I need an ECN Broker?

To understand what an ECN broker is we first need to understand what a dealing desk is and why ECN brokers don’t have one.

Broker with dealing desks are often called market makers because they are the market – when a market marker present a trader with a price, this is a price that has been created internally by the broker.

If the trader accepts the price offered, they are dealing with the broker, not with other market participants, and the broker will be the counterparty to the trade. In essence, the broker is betting against the trader – if the trader loses money on that trade, the broker is going to profit.

There is an obvious conflict of interest inherent in this business model and, for this reason, some traders prefer to have a neutral party as a conduit for their trading.

Market makers tend to not take a commission on trades, instead they make money through the spread – which they will artificially widen. Markets on a dealing desk platform are often less volatile – a disadvantage to scalpers – and slippage (a change in price between confirming a trade and the trade being posted) can be an issue.

But how are ECN brokers different?

The clue is the name: ECN (Electronic Communication Network). ECNs rely on a network of other market participants to take the other side of Forex trades. When you post a trade with an ECN they will find a third-party to be the counterparty, this removes the conflict of interest that exists with a market maker.

ECN brokers will charge a commission for this service (as they cannot profit from your trade), but spreads tend to be much tighter than with market makers. At times of market volatility on major currency pairs, you will often see spreads disappear entirely, down to zero pips. 

Another acronym you will often see in combination with ECN is STP (as in ECN/STP). STP is a method of the transaction – with STP your order is sent directly to the counterparty through the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol. The FIX protocol decreases trade execution time, reduces slippage and ensures that traders get the best available pricing.

Conclusion

So, while ECN brokers do not have the inherent conflict of interest present with market makers, there are larger trading risks involved and commission will always be charged on your trades. You will also often find that true ECN accounts will require a higher minimum deposit – putting them out of reach of a lot of new traders.

Are ECN brokers objectively better than market maker? I don’t believe this to be the case. All those we work with are trustworthy and well-regulated and broker choice is always down to personal preference. Whether you go with an ECN broker or a market maker, as long as you use our recommendations you will be in safe hands.

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