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EagleFX Review | Security, Apps & Features | Invezz

There is very little information about the broker’s background on their website. But a quick look at the profiles of such reputable forex sites as Forex Peace Army as well as some of their user reviews indicates that the brokerage was founded in 2019. This makes it no more than a few months old and…

EagleFX Overview

There is very little information about the broker’s background on their website. But a quick look at the profiles of such reputable forex sites as Forex Peace Army as well as some of their user reviews indicates that the brokerage was founded in 2019. This makes it no more than a few months old and is currently registered and headquartered in the Dominican Republic. Note that the broker isn’t regulated or licensed in a major global financial district. On this website, however, you will have access to 100+ forex and digital asset trading instruments.

Here is the detailed account of everything you will want to know before registering for a trading account with Eagle FX:

Account types

EagleFX only maintains two types of accounts the MT4 ECN live trading account and the MT4 demo trading account. This is unlike most other online trading platforms and brokerages that host several types of live trading accounts suited for the varied classes of high-volume and average traders. Both these accounts feature a simplistic dashboard and have the US-Dollars as its base currency. Deposits to the live trading account can be made in EUR, GBP, USD, and Bitcoin (BITS). Here, all the deposited funds are held in what the online brokerage refers to as the ‘Vault’ and will only move to the trading section when you enter into a trade position.

EagleFX and their one Live Account will also provide you with a sharia-compliant trading account upon request. These are, however, not available by default and you will need to contact their customer support and have them set it up for you. These accounts are secured with a password but you are free to fortify it further with the two-factor authentication feature. The biggest perk to operating the Islamic account (also known as Swap-free account) is that orders held overnight don’t attract the overnight financing fees.

Platform

EagleFX doesn’t have a proprietary trading platform yet and, therefore, relies on the all-popular Meta Trader 4 (MT4) platform. Once registered with the forex broker, you will have to download your preferred trading platform. These range from the MT4 for windows and MT4 for MAC desktop apps that can be downloaded for free on the Eagle FX website. Mobile traders are also free to download the Android and iOS versions of the MT4 trader availed on the Eagle FX website. Similarly, traders can choose to use the Web Trader.

On either platform, you will have access to a variety of trading tools, analytical and technical indicators, and highly interactive charting options. From here, you can choose between instant and market modes of trade execution. Similarly, you will have access to stop order and trailing stop functionality among other risk management tools.

In addition to these are the quick trading functions that allow you to lock in trading orders from the chart with a single click. Plus, according to the broker, you will have access to over 30 technical indicators, 24 graphic tools, and have every symbol displayed in 9 timeframes. These allow for the most comprehensive use of analysis of the price movements for the different trading instruments.

Leverage

EagleFX supports leveraged trades with the minimum leverage set at 1:1 and the maximum capped at 1:500. You will note that most brokerages with different types of accounts have limits to the use of leverage where the maximum limit is preserved for high volume traders. But since Eagle FX only has one live trading account, the relatively high leverage is available to everyone with an Eagle FX trader account. 

Trade sizes

Some of the most popular online forex industry players have the maximum lost sizes set at 100 lots. EagleFX, on the other hand, has its minimum trade size at 0.01 lots while its maximum trade size is at a highly competitive 1,000 lots. This makes it quite attractive to high volume traders.

Trading costs: fees and commissions

EagleFX imposes overnight fees on all open swap positions. And according to the broker, the specific charges vary from one trading instrument to another. Unlike most other forex brokers that list of these overnight charges on their website, Eagle FX requires that you contact their support team for this information.

Trading commissions here stand at $6 for each lot traded. This rate is adjustable to suit smaller trading sizes. For instance, if you entered into a micro-lot trade – 0.1 lot – the commission for the trade would be $0.6. And given that the broker has its minimum trade size at 0.01 lots, the minimum trading commission here, therefore, stands at $0.06.

Assets

Despite being a few months old, it is interesting to note that EagleFX currently has over 100 financial instruments available for trade. These cut across the indices, cryptocurrency, forex, futures, and even the commodities markets. Featured here are all the 7 major forex pairs and an additional 48 forex trading pairs. On the crypto markets, Eagle FX features 31 crypto options that include both fiat-to-fiat and crypto-to-fiat trading pairs. There also are 11 equity indices, 6 spot metals, and 3 energy products featured in the commodities market. Of these, only the crypto market is open 24/7.

Spreads

EagleFX adopts a relatively advanced approach to pricing their CFD and FX spreads through the live spread feature. Here, spreads are highly variable and are updated every 10 seconds on the site’s live spread area. The upside to trading with the variable live spreads is that traders get to enjoy competitively low spreads when the market is largely calm. On the flipside, slight peaks in volatility oftentimes result in high spreads.

Minimum deposit

Most online brokers have varied minimum deposits for the different trading accounts supported on their platform. The fact that Eagle FX has one trading account means that the minimum initial deposit of $10 applies to all of their clients here. The broker is quite vague with regard to the maximum account operating balance. It is also interesting to note that all the deposits are first held in the vault before moving to the trading section to collateralize the trading positions you have entered into.

Deposit methods and costs

EagleFX accepts three primary deposit methods. You can choose to deposit funds here through the bank wire transfer, the Visa/MasterCard, or in the form of Bitcoins. The broker further adopts the zero-fee policy on deposits by committing to foot the transaction charges resulting from your choice of funding method.

Withdrawal methods and costs

The online broker also supports three primary withdrawal options. You can opt to have your withdrawals made in the form of bitcoins, in PayPal dollars via Coinbase or channeled to your prepaid MasterCard. And just like the deposits, withdrawals are 100% free. Eagle FX is also one of the few online brokerages that guarantee that the withdrawn funds reach your account within the same day.

Withdrawal Processing and Wait Time

EagleFX reviews all withdrawal requests on the same day, ensuring you get your money as soon as possible. Its withdrawal process doesn’t need a verification process, making it faster and handy. If you want your money even quicker, consider withdrawing via Bitcoin, which allows you to withdraw via the Bitcoin-purchasing Instacoin service, or any Bitcoin wallet of your choice.

Security of funds and account

As mentioned earlier, EagleFX supports the two-factor authentication security feature that will be activated immediately upon request. The security features implemented by the broker, however, extend way beyond the login page and into the handling of your deposited funds. Eagle FX, for instance, assures its cryptocurrency traders that their funds are held in cold storage. Only small amounts of these coins meant to facilitate fast withdrawals are maintained on the broker’s servers.

The company further mentions that partnering with the world’s leading payment processors doesn’t just ensure speedy deposits and withdrawals. It also leverages the measures they have put in place to secure deposits and withdrawals.

Education and trading tools

The online broker pays little emphasis to forex education and training. Unlike some FX and crypto brokers who have updated sections of their websites dedicated to helping beginner traders get through the industry, Eagle FX only has the news sections. Here, you will find the economic calendar and technical articles detailing the current market trends and trade ideas.

Bonuses and promotions

EagleFX doesn’t offer any deposit or redeposit bonus schemes. On this front, their honesty is laudable. However, the company has not ruled out offering promotions in the future. If you like the sound of being able to trade with free money, keep checking their website for any updates.

Countries accepted

EagleFX has not specified which countries it supports. The broker is yet to receive accreditation by major regulators around the world and it accepts traders from all over the globe. However, United States traders cannot invest with the platform as it has not been regulated by the Securities and Exchanges Commission or the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission.

The broker reserves the right to conduct due diligence on traders from certain countries as they deem fit from time to time.

Customer support

There are three primary ways in which you can access the EagleFX customer support team. You can engage them directly via Live Chat that has a near-instant response time. Alternatively, you can send a query ticket via email with an average response time of 15 minutes. You can also submit a callback ticket and have one of the company’s representatives call you back. These have the backing of an elaborate FAQ section. It addresses common queries on deposit and withdrawal handling, trading, and MT4 platforms.

Some of the most interesting facts about the EagleFX customer support is their fast response and availability. Note that while most online brokerages will only be available 24/5, Eagle FX customer service is open 24/7. Most of the queries we raised were resolved immediately and this is a good indicator of the customer service team’s proficiency. The only major downside to this online broker’s customer support is that it is only available in the English language.

Demo account

EagleFX also provides traders new to their platform or the online trading industry a demo account. The account is free and features all the trading tools and analytics contained in the Live Trading account. It outperforms most demo accounts fronted by different other brokers in several ways. For starters, Eagle FX doesn’t impose a time limit for the use of the demo account. Plus unlike most brokerages that will present you with a specific amount of virtual cash, Eagle FX gives you the freedom of determining the virtual fund balance that you would like to start with.

You are also free to replenish these virtual funds as often as possible. The demo account can be operated on the free Windows MT4 platform, Android or iOS mobile MT4 traders or on the Web Trader. Plus you are free to set the base currency for your trades as either USD, EUR, GBP, or BIT.

What to keep in mind

  • The online broker’s risk protection measures don’t include negative balance protection. You, therefore, stand to lose more than the amounts staked for a particular trade. This is highly suspicious of a trader that boasts of innovativeness and a deviation from the current trend where virtually every broker is employing negative balance protection measures to safeguard their client’s interests.
  • Some of the key operational services featured on the Eagle FX website will not be available to everyone. European Economic Area residents, for instance, cannot enjoy the attractively high leverages availed by the broker. United States residents, on the other hand, can only engage in crypto trades as the country bars CFD trading.
  • You will also do well to remember that Eagle FX is relatively new and thus not regulated by any major international brokerage firm or agency.

Conclusion

EagleFX, despite being a few months old, stands out in the online brokerage industry with its rich resource of advanced trading tools and features. It also features a host of competitive trading features that range from zero-fee deposits and withdrawals, same-day withdrawal processing, 24/7 customer support for both the FX and crypto traders as well as their ultra-fast trade execution made possible by the innovative Straight Through Processing of orders.

The broker isn’t, however, fault-free and we have spotted several operational areas that need urgent improvements. They, for instance, need to work on increasing their tradable financial instruments, strengthen their risk management measures, and also work on the regularization and licensing of the broker to earn themselves more credibility. Plus while the free and unlimited demo accounts come off as a promising training ground to beginner traders, we would like to see the company come up with more training and educational resources for both the newbie and slightly experienced traders.

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ECB Minutes show no indication of exit discussion – MUFG

Derek Halpenny, European Head of GMR at MUFG, suggests that the release of the minutes from the September ECB policy meeting were pretty clear with the focus still very much on ensuring continued monetary stimulus.

Key Quotes

“The minutes stated that “there should be no doubt” that the Governing Council is determined to execute asset purchases and also emphasised that it would adopt further measures as required to reach its price stability goal. The minutes also showed that the Governing Council felt it was “crucial” to maintain the high level of monetary accommodation.

Add to that, we had comments yesterday from key ECB Council members to emphasise the maintenance of the current stance. Executive Board member Praet stated that recovery would stall if stimulus was removed prematurely while Constancio was more direct stating that the report on the ECB nearing a taper consensus was simply not correct.

So the stance of the ECB is unlikely to change and we maintain that the ECB will extend QE in December at the current pace with alterations recommended by staff committees allowing for an extension. While that in itself might not drive the euro weaker, it certainly limits the upside as we move toward that key meeting in December.”

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Is Your Portfolio’s Performance Satisfactory? (WMT, VOO, BOND)

What’s your investment portfolio’s performance? Do you know? Just 57% of U.S. adults are “financially literate,” according to a study from Standard & Poor’s titled the “2015 Global Financial Literacy Survey.” Another study by a large insurance company found that people are more frightened by planning their finances than dying.  What’s wrong?

Part of the problem is structural: Fewer than half of all U.S. states require high school students to enroll in a personal finance course.

(Audio) Portfolio Report Card on a $4 Million Account for T.R.

The other problem is psychological: People are fearful when it comes to saving and investing money.

Once a person has overcome these obstacles and gotten started with their investment plan, how can they know if their investment portfolio is making progress?

The Case for Benchmarking
The concept of “benchmarking” boils down to measuring the performance of your investments against relevant yardsticks. “Relevant” is key, because measuring performance against irrelevant yardsticks will inevitably lead to irrelevant results.

For example, racing a collie against a field of greyhounds could lead observers to incorrectly assume collies are slow. On the other hand, racing each dog against its corresponding breed will result in a more accurate view of canine speed. If your collie is able to easily outrun a field of competing collies, you have a fast dog. And if he/she can’t outrun a pack of greyhounds, it’s mainly because he/she isn’t a greyhound.

Beyond choosing relevant yardsticks, the exercise of measuring investment performance should become a consistent routine for all investors. Why? Because failing to periodically measure your portfolio’s performance, either by choice or by ignorance, leads to a distorted view of satisfactory results. Moreover, just because you’re comfortable with portfolio’s results doesn’t necessarily make the results satisfactory.

Level 1 Analysis
Benchmarking your investment performance is a layered process. Layer 1 is what I refer to as the “big picture” because it examines your portfolio’s investment performance against relevant passive yardsticks using an asset weighted approach. Let’s look at an example:

Portfolio ABC
30% U.S. stocks
10% International developed stocks
40% U.S. bonds
10% Global real estate
10% Money market (cash)

Comparing the performance results of a portfolio with exposure to different asset classes (like our example of Portfolio ABC shown above) against the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) is a common mistake. In this example, the vast majority of Portfolio ABC (70%) has non-U.S. equity exposure, which makes an all U.S. equity benchmark like the S&P 500 an irrelevant yardstick for all but Portfolio ABC’s 30% U.S. equity exposure (NYSEARCA:IWB).

Properly measured, the other assets like bonds (NYSEARCA:BOND) and real estate (NYSEARCA:ICF) should have their performance compared to relevant passive benchmarks over the exact same time frame. And together, the asset weighted returns for the passive benchmarks will explain whether portfolio’s performance has been satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Simply put, outperformance over identical time frames is good whereas underperformance isn’t.

Level 2 Analysis
Analyzing investment performance at level 2 is less “big picture” versus level 1. Why? Because level 2 analysis focuses on the performance examination of individual securities versus their respective peer group. Put another way, level 1 analysis is comparable to using a telescope whereas level 2 is comparable to using a microscope.

Below we use level 2 analysis by comparing the performance of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) against its peer industry group, consumer staples (NYSEARCA:XLP). Over the past 10-years, Wal-Mart has gained almost +103% against a +173.10% gain for the Consumer Staples Sector SPDR ETF. In other words, Wal-Mart has badly underperformed its peer group by a whopping +70% over the past 10-years!

WMT vs XLP

Had we failed to use level 2 analysis on Wal-Mart by simply accepting the fact that its stock has gained +102.97%, we could’ve been easily misled to conclude that Wal-Mart’s 10-year equity performance  has been wine and roses. However, our level 2 analysis explicitly shows that Wal-Mart’s 10-year performance record has been substandard compared to its peers.

Because virtually all individual stocks will have a corresponding peer sector group, comparing the performance of a company’s equity performance isn’t just easier, but mandatory for all serious and truthful stockholders.

Summary
The proper way to determine satisfactory investment performance is to use relevant benchmarks over identical time frames. Level 1 analysis examines the portfolio’s asset weighted performance against passive yardsticks, whereas level 2 analysis focuses on the performance of individual securities.

Level 2 analysis can also be applied to mutual fund holdings, however, the fund’s underlying asset exposures vs. its peer group classification are far more important for correct analysis. This is a similar approach I use with the Portfolio Report Card grading system that I invented.

It’s crucial to remember that investment performance is directly impacted by your portfolio’s cost, risk, diversification, and taxes.  And while performance measurement is an ultra important step,  focusing exclusively on historical performance results and nothing else will tell you most of the story, but not all of it.

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EasyMarkets Demo Account Review for Practicing Trading

easymarkets demo account review
    • A 10+ Year Veteran of the Forex Market with a Strong Presence in Europe and Asia
    • One of the Few Brokers to Provide Guaranteed Stop Losses and Negative Balance Protection
    • Deep Product Coverage with CFDs on 95 Forex Pairs and Vanilla Forex Options on 23 pairs
    • Use Exclusive Tool Trade Controller More Effectively, Set Stop Loss and Profit Points For Your Trades
    • Personal Assistance with Trade Strategy and Order Execution from Dealing Room
  • stablished –2003
  • Domicile –Marshall Islands
  • Regulation –
  • Cyprus – CySEC (License Number 079/07), Australia – ASIC (AFSL 246566)
  • Restricted Jurisdictions –United States
  • Ownership –Privately Held
  • Segregated –Yes
  • Broker Type-Market Maker
  • Web Security –Verisign
  • Negative Balance Protection Policy –Yes

The EasyMarkets demo account review platform with a Demo account and experience simulated trading under live market conditions.

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this is the way to improve your techniques and professional traders to hone their skills. Try their trading simulator now for eight days. If you like them you can always open a live account, you’ll also get your lifetime demo account to practice trading strategies before you open live deals

EasyMarkets Demo Account Review Trading Features

EasyMarkets guarantees trade execution at pre-set stop-loss and profit points.  EasyMarkets is able to offer this because of its time tested risk management systems and procedures.  Brokers who do not provide these protections may execute an order at a very different level than your stop levels (also known as slippage), causing you to have much greater losses than anticipated.  Please note that this guarantee is only available for trades placed via EasyMarkets ’s web trading and mobile platform.

EasyMarkets is one of the few brokers with a negative balance protection policy.  Traders can incur a negative balance if the market gaps quickly and the broker is forced to close out open trades at a loss exceeding the account’s equity.  While some brokers begrudgingly forgave negative balances after the CHF crisis on a one-off basis, EasyMarkets is one of the few brokers offer this protection at all times and include it in its terms of service.

This Broker has more in-depth coverage of the markets than most forex brokers.   It offers CFDs on 95 currency pairs, 16 commodities, and 15 indices.  However, its coverage isn’t as broad as other brokers, some of which also offer CFDs on individual shares, bonds and ETFs.

EasyMarkets is one of the few forex brokers to offer vanilla forex options on the same platform.  This means you don’t have to switch to a different platform or broker when you want to options.  You can also use the same pool of funds for your option trades.

This means you don’t have to deal with  the hassle of transferring funds around and avoid withdrawal and deposit fees from other brokers.  EasyMarkets allows you to trade options on 23 currency pairs.  While there are no margin requirements for options, however, you will not be able to sell options unless you have an existing position in the underlying.

EasyMarkets offers up to 200:1 leverage on most currency pairs.  Automated trading available with Expert Advisors via Metatrader 4.

Market Analysis and Education

EasyMarkets provides a number of exclusive tools to help you optimize your trading.  The Inside Viewer allows you to see which are the most popularity traded currency pairs, the percentage of bullish / bearish traders, and the average stop losses and profit points on Easy-Forex.EasyMarkets demo account review

 

Trade Controller is a great tool which aids you in setting and modifying stop loss and profit points for your trades.  Its intuitive visual display allows to see profit / loss levels as both dollar amounts and exchange rates.

EasyMarkets demo account review

You are also given access to Reuters news feeds, exclusive fundamental analysis from EasyMarkets ’s research team, and technical analysis from leading independent research firm, Trading Central.  You can set SMS alerts for fills on limit orders, trade closings, and exchange rate levels.

this Broker has a nice archive of educational articles, videos, and eBooks.  They also have a well maintained YouTube channel where they provide videos on timely topics in the forex markets.  EasyMarkets also hosts the occasional webinar and in person seminar.

easymarkets demo account review Trading Features

  • CFD’s –Forex, Indices, commodities
  • Currency Pairs –95
  • Leverage –up to 200:1
  • Cryptocurrencies –No
  • Options –Forex Options
  • Trading Signals –Yes, Trading Central
  • Automated Trading –Yes
  • Social Trading –No
  • Phone Trading –No

easymarkets demo account review –  Trading Platforms

EasyMarkets demo account review Platforms 

  • Metatrader 4 (PC), Metatrader Multi-terminal (PC), EasyMarkets Web Trader (Browser), Metatrader 4 Mobile (iPhone, Android), EasyMarkets Mobile (iPhone, Blackberry)
  • Metatrader –Yes
  • Mac Software –No
  • Mobile Trading –Yes

easymarkets demo account review –  Customer Service

  • Online Support –Live chat and email
  • Phone Support –Yes
  • Multi-Lingual Support –Yes
  • Personal Account Manager –Dealing Desk Access for VIP accounts (USD 20,000 minimum deposit)

easymarkets demo account review –  Account Options

  • Minimum Initial Deposit –$25
  • Base Currencies –EUR, GBP, USD, CNY, AUD, PLN, ILS, ZAR, NOK, JPY
  • Minimum Lot Size –5,000
  • Account Types –Standard, Premium, VIP
  • Payment Options –Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Bank Transfers

Safety and Security

asy-Forex is a respected veteran of the forex industry with 10+ years operating history. Its parent company is a privately held company domiciled in the Marshall Islands. EasyMarkets has offices in major financial centers around the world including London, Shanghai, Limassol, Warsaw and Sydney.

EasyMarkets is currently regulated by CySEC in Cyprus and by ASIC in Australia. They previously held coveted US licenses but decided to withdraw in 2010 after regulatory capital requirements were increased twenty fold during the recent financial crisis.

Over its more than a decade long operating history, EasyMarkets has been subject to a few small regulatory fines from CySEC relating to its advertising practices in 2010 and compliances lapses in 2009. There is an Israeli class action lawsuit alleging that Easy Forex provided investment advice without proper licenses.  There was a similar suit in 2010 that was subsequently settled out of court.  Overall, there hasn’t been regulatory action in recent years and the issues above didn’t endanger client funds or integrity of EasyMarkets ’s trading system.

Customer funds are held in segregated accounts in a number of reputable European banks and ANZ bank.  Online payments are secured by Verisign and EasyMarkets is subject to yearly audits by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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