Risk warning: 75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

easyMarkets Review

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Stéphane BottineStéphane has worked in financial services since 2005, within capital markets and investment banking. He graduated from the London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

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Updated on: 25 October, 2020

  • Awards
  • Best APAC Region Broker, 2018 - ADVFN
  • Pros
  • No slippage on the easyMarkets platform.
  • Undo losing trades within up to 6 hours.
  • Negative balance protection.
  • Trading advice (VIP account).
  • Cons
  • Only supports MetaTrader 4.
  • Above-average spreads.

2 Accounts


Standard Account
  • Trade Forex and CFDs on metals, commodities and indices on tight fixed spreads from a low $100 deposit on MT4.
  • $ 200 Minimum deposit
  • 1:400 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • NA Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
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    75% of retail CFD accounts lose money


VIP Account
  • Get one-on-one trading advice from a personal market analyst, as well as 24/5 phone and live chat trading. You’ll also enjoy flexible leverage and even tighter fixed spreads.
  • $ 10000 Minimum deposit
  • 1:400 Leverage (EUR/USD) ?
  • NA Pips (EUR/USD)
  • $ 0 Commission / lot
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  • Open account ▷
    75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Important: please visit the broker's website for their terms and conditions.

Get a tradable bonus up to 50% (or US$ 2000) based on your first deposit amount, when you deposit USD 100 or more. The bonus percentage will vary based on your deposit. Please visit EasyMarkets for specifics. To claim the bonus, simply contact your relationship manager and quote 'First Deposit' bonus.

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Learn about a product's origins, special relationship with the US Dollar and other products, what are the event driven movers and shakers that may effect price? Join James and learn about the metals, forex pairs, S&P 500, commodities and indices in this helpful series. Visit the easyMarkets Educational Centre to find out more.

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Learn the fundamental of Forex trading. Understand what currency pairs are, and how to make leverage work for you. Visit the easyMarkets Educational Centre to find out more.

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Trade currencies as well as CFDs on stocks, indices, energies and commodities from MetaTrader 4. easyMarkets.com supports all Expert Advisors, except for hedging and scalping agents.

  • Forex: create trading strategies over 135 major and minor currency pairs. In addition, easyMarkets is one of the only brokers with support for FX forward and option contracts (calls and puts) on over 45 pairs.
  • Crypto-currencies: trade CFDs on the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, three dominant crypto-currencies, against the US Dollar.
  • Stocks and indices: trade CFDs on over 50 individual shares and indices with exposure to the US, EU, Australia, Japan and China. Indices include the US 500, the Japan 225 and the VXX volatility index.
  • Metals: precious metals such as gold and silver can provide a hedge against inflation and a safe haven when markets are volatile. easyMarkets allows you to trade gold, silver, platinum, palladium and copper paired against a range of currencies.
  • Commodities: trade CFDs on oil (WTI crude, Brent oil and heating oil), gas (natural gas and gas oil), wheat, corn and other agricultural products.
  • Asset classes
  • Forex (CFD)
  • Cryptos (CFD)
  • Stocks (CFD)
  • Indices (CFD)
  • Metals (CFD)
  • Energy (CFD)
  • Commodities (CFD)
  • Asset classes (#)
  • Forex (CFD)62
  • Cryptos (CFD)3
  • Stocks (CFD)52
  • Indices (CFD)15
  • Metals (CFD)19
  • Energy (CFD)5
  • Commodities (CFD)7

Trading platforms

You can open a Standard account with easyMarkets from just US$ 100. However, you'll enjoy tighter spreads and a greater range of benefits when you deposit a larger amount.

For example, you could get one-on-one trading advice from a personal market analyst as well as 24/5 phone and live chat trade execution when you open a VIP account with a $US 2,500 deposit. Or deposit upwards of US$ 10,000 to open a Super VIP account a negotiate your own custom spreads.

Of note, easyMarkets accounts are available in Islamic format to clients of Muslim faith. easyMarkets charges no swap fees when clients extend their day-trading positions into the following day, for up to 14 days. We recommend that you seek confirmation from easyMarkets.com as this varies by currency pair. Crypto-currencies are not available in Islamic format, as is also the case with other brokers.

easyMarkets offers innovative risk management tools that genuinely set it apart from the competition and will appeal to new and experienced traders alike.

  • dealCancellation: allows you to cancel a trade within 6 hours and have any losses returned. dealCancellation is available across most day trading products including currencies, gold, silver and oil. No other broker in our panel offers such a feature.
  • Freeze Rate: allows you to freeze the price you see. This gives you a few seconds to perform your trade. These additional seconds can make a significant difference in a market as volatile as Forex or Cryptocurrencies.
  • Guaranteed stop loss: automatically closes a position if the market price reaches a set threshold. You can combine a guaranteed stop loss with dealCancellation to shield yourself from losses in the first hour.
  • Negative balance protection: if your trades become loss-making, easyMarkets will close these positions before your account's balance becomes negative. Negative balance protection ensures you never loose more money than you invest. It is also known as a 'margin call'.
  • Fixed spreads and no 'slippage': the price you see is the price you get.
  • Trading platforms
  • MetaTrader 4
  • Mirror trading
  • Other platformsWeb Trader
  • Operating systems
  • Web trader
  • Android
  • iOS

Account funding

Note: payment methods depend on the entity with which you open an account, as well as your country of residence. Please visit the company's website for all payment methods.

  • Deposits and withdrawals
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card
  • Debit card
  • BPAY
  • China UnionPay
  • FasaPay
  • Skrill
  • WebMoney
  • WeChat
  • Account base currencies
  • AUD - Australian Dollar
  • CAD - Canadian Dollar
  • CHF - Swiss Franc
  • CNY - Chinese Yuan
  • EUR - Euro
  • GBP - British Pound
  • JPY - Japanese Yen
  • NOK - Norwegian Krone
  • NZD - New Zealand Dollar
  • PLN - Polish Złoty
  • SGD - Singapore Dollar
  • USD - U.S. Dollar


easyMarkets is the trading name of Easy Forex Trading Limited, a company incorporated in 2001. Its subsidiaries are regulated across the European Union and Australia:

  • Easy Forex Trading Ltd is regulated by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) with license number 079/07.
  • Easy Markets Pty Ltd is regulated in Australia by ASIC with license number 246566.

Accordingly, client funds are held in segregated accounts with top tier, global banks with strong credit rating. In addition, easyMarkets maintains sufficient liquid capital to cover all client deposits, potential fluctuations in the company’s currency positions and outstanding expenses.

  • Company information
  • Company nameEasy Forex Trading Limited
  • Head officeLimassol, Cyprus
  • Incorporation date2001
  • Regulators
  • AustraliaAFS No. 246566
  • E.U.CySEC 079/07

75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs and Options with easyMarkets. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs and Options work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.