Admiral Markets Review

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Admiral Markets Review – Updated for 2020 with all the latest features outlined Admiral Markets is a forex and CFD broker. Apart from forex and CFD’s they give traders access… more

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Broker Admiral Markets
Website URL www.admiralmarkets.com
Founded 2001
Headquarters Admiral Markets UK Ltd is: 16 St. Clare Street, London, EC3N 1LQ, United Kingdom, Admiral Markets Cyprus Ltd is Spyrou Kyprianou 20, Chapo Central, 1st floor, Flat/Office 102, 1075, Nicosia, Cyprus, Admiral Markets AU Pty. isLevel 10,17 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
Support Number Client queries: +44 20 35 140 756, Trading desk: +372 6309 306
Support Types Live chat, phone, email, social media, Team Viewer
Languages English, Spanish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czech, German, Dutch, French, Estonian, French, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Croatian
Trading Platform MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, MetaTrader Supreme Edition, MetaTrader WebTrader, iPhone app, Android App
Minimum 1st Deposit €100 or equivalent
Minimum Account Size €1
Minimum Trade Amount 0.01 lot
Maximum Trade Amount 200 lots
Bonus No active bonus or promotion
Payout within 48 hours (generally within 24 hours)
Leverage 1:1 up to 1:30 for retail clients, up to 1:500 for professional clients
Spread from 0.0. usual EUR/USD spread 0.6 and DAX 0.8
Free Demo Account Open Demo
Regulated Yes
Regulation Admiral Markets UK Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – registration number 595450, Admiral Markets Cyprus Ltd authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), license number 201/13, Admiral Markets Pty Ltd (ABN 63 151 613 839) holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) to carry on financial services business in Australia, limited to the financial services covered by its AFSL no. 410681. Also EFSA for EE. Admiral Markets AS on registreeritud Eesti äriregistris registreerimisnumbriga 10932555. Admiral Markets AS on investeerimisühing, mis osutab Eesti Vabariigi Finantsinspektsiooni tegevusloa nr 4.1-1/46 alusel investeerimis- ja investeerimiskõrvalteenuseid. Ettevõtte aadress: Maakri 19/1, 11. korrus, 10145 Tallinn, Eesti.
Fees Yes
Fee Info Admiral Markets' fees can be seen on their website
Commissions Yes
Commission Info Admiral Markets' commissions can be seen on their website
Account Types Admiral.MT5, Admiral.Invest, Admiral.Markets, Admiral.Prima, Demo Account, Islamic Account
Deposit Methods bank wire transfer, Klarna, credit / debit card, Skrill, Neteller, SafetyPay, Przelewy24, iBank, iDEAL
Withdrawal Methods bank wire transfer, Klarna, credit / debit card, Skrill, Neteller, SafetyPay, Przelewy24, iBank, iDEAL
Trading Methods Hedging, Scalping, STP/ECN
Number of Assets 4000+
Expiry Times No options are offered and thus no expiry times on Admiral Markets
Types of Assets access over 4,000 of the world's top markets via CFDs
Option Types Admiral Markets doesn't offer options for the time being
Trading Currency AUDCAD, AUDCHF, AUDJPY, AUDNZD, AUDUSD, CADCHF, CADJPY, CHFJPY, EURAUD, EURCAD, EURCHF, EURCZK, EURGBP, EURHUF, EURJPY, EURNOK, EURNZD, EURPLN, EURRUB, EURSEK, EURUSD, GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY, GBPNZD, GBPPLN, GBPSGD,GBPUSD, NZDCAD, NZDCHF, NZDJPY, NZDSGD, NZDUSD, USDCAD,USDCHF, USDCNH, USDCZK, USDHKD, USDHUF, USDJPY, USDNOK,USDPLN, USDRON, USDRUB, USDSEK, USDSGD
Account Currency EUR / USD / AUD / BGN / CHF / CZK / GBP / HRK / HUF / NOK / PLN / RON / RUB / SEK
US Traders Allowed No
Mobile Trading Yes
Tablet Trading Yes
Overall Score 8.5

Full Review

Admiral Markets Review – Updated for 2020 with all the latest features outlined

Admiral Markets is a forex and CFD broker. Apart from forex and CFD’s they give traders access to the most important financial markets like indices, commodities and shares. For traders and investors that are interested in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Admiral Markets is one of the few brokers that offers CFD’s on crypto. In this Admiral Markets review, updated for 2020 we are going to look at all the pros and cons of trading with this broker.

To open a live account at Admiral Markets, you just need to deposit at least $1 in the case of a Admiral Markets Invest account. Alternatively, Admiral Markets offers new traders a free and unlimited demo account to practice trading the financial markets with and getting familiar with their trading platform.

Admiral Markets is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 595450), CySEC (201/13) and the ASIC (#AFSL 410681). Admiral markets segregates their clients deposits on a separate bank account at a top tier 1 bank. Admiral Markets was founded in 2001 and they are based in the UK.

Before we outline the more detailed aspects of this broker, we recommend you to open the Admiral Markets website in a different browser tab by clicking the button below. This way you can view the current spreads, costs, features and explore their trading platform whilst keeping this review open.

Admiral Markets Review 2020 – What are Admiral Markets spreads, fees and commissions?

Like most brokers Admiral Markets earns money trough their spread: the difference between the buy and sell price of an asset or financial instrument.

The spreads and commissions in the table below are based on the minimum spreads as displayed on the Admiral Markets website.

Forex PairAdmiral MarketsCity IndexPlus500
EUR/USD0.1 pips0.7 pips0.1 pips
GBP/USD0.1 pips1.7 pips0.1 pips
USD/JPY0.1 pips0.6 pips0.1 pips
AUD/USD0.1 pips0.6 pips0.2 pips
USD/CHF0.1 pips2.3 pips0.2 pips
USD/CAD0.1 pips0.5 pips0.3 pips
NZD/USD0.1 pips2.8 pips0.3 pips
EUR/GBP0.3 pips0.5 pips0.1 pips

As you can see from the tables above, the Admiral Market’s minimum spreads to trade EUR/USD is just 0.1 pips, which is relatively low compared to the industry average EUR/USD spread of 0.7 pips. In the table below we are going to include commissions and fees and see how much one round traded lot EUR/USD would cost at Admiral Markets compared to similar brokers.

Admiral Markets Review 2020 – What does it cost at Admiral Markets to round trade 1 lot EUR/USD?

If you would round trade on lot EUR/USD (100.000 units) at Admiral Markets, you would pay about $0,948 in commission, not even a single Dollar. Let’s compare this with XTB and AvaTrade shall we?

 Admiral MarketsXTBAvaTrade
Spread:$1.00$2.00$7.00
Commission:$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total cost of a 100k trade$1.00$2.00$7.00
$1 more expensive$6 more expensive

What can you trade at Admiral Markets?

Admiral Markets offers more than 4000 different trading instruments and assets to trade on, this is more than almost any other broker! The available assets on offer include 47 forex pairs. In the table below we pitched Admiral Markets again against two of it’s competitors: XTB and AvaTrade.

Forex PairAdmiral MarketsXTBAvaTrade
Amount of FX Pair offered474859
Major Forex Pairs
Minor Forex Pairs
Exotic Forex Pairs
Cryptocurrency Pairs
Commodity CFD's
Amount of Commodity CFD's offered152116
Precious Metals
Energy Markets
Agricultural Products
Index and Stock CFD's
Amount of Index and Stock CFD's3000160699
UK Stocks
US Stocks
German Stocks
Japenese Stocks

Admiral Markets Trading Experience

Platforms and Apps

Admiral Markets is one of the few brokers that offers both MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 to it’s traders. To compare both versions of MetaTrader and know the difference, you might want to check our article: MT4 vs MT5 – What’s the difference? Both trading platforms are downloadable for both Mac and Windows, so you can trade with any operating system you like (except Linux).

MetaTrader 4 versus MetaTrader 5: What’s the Difference?

Admiral Markets also offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS so you can trade on-the-go using your smartphone or tablet.

Take a look at Admiral Markets Trading Platforms

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Executing Trades

Admiral Markets allow you to open trades from just 0.01 lot. However, the minimum trade size is dependent from the type of account you open. The maximum trade size among all Admiral Markets accounts is 200 lots. As Admiral Markets offers ECN and STP order execution, you can expect very low spreads and more transparency about your paid transaction fees.

Like most other brokers, Admiral Markets’ margin requirements are dependent of the type of account opened and asset traded.

Depositing and Withdrawing Money to and from Admiral Markets

To execute real trades on Admiral Markets you need real money of course. You can easily deposit or top up your Admiral Markets account with either a bank wire transfer, Klarna, credit / debit card, SafetyPay, Przelewy24, iBank, iDEAL or e-wallets like Skrill or Neteller.

Trading Methods Allowed at Admiral Markets

At Admiral Markets scalping and hedging is allowed. They also offer ECN and STP order processing. Admiral Markets has very low minimum deposit requirements along it’s accounts, being just $1 on the Admiral.Invest account.

Admiral Markets Account Types

There are 5 types of accounts at Admiral Markets. Admiral MT5, Admiral Invest, Admiral Markets, Admiral Prime and the free, unlimited demo account. The accounts are different in the sense that they use either MetaTrader 4 or 5 and some accounts are ECN/STP and others aren’t.

Admiral Markets Customer Service

Admiral Markets is available in quite some languages including: English, Spanish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czech, German, Dutch, French, Estonian, French, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian, Croatian, Slovenian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Croatian. The Admiral customer service is very friendly, to the point and clear in the support they offer you.

Admiral Markets Review 2020 – What you need to open an account at Admiral Markets

As Admiral Markets is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and CySEC, every new client has to pass a few elementary compliance control checks and KYC to make sure they understand the risks of trading the financial markets. Once you open an account at Admiral Markets the following documents might be asked, so be sure to have them at hand:

– A color copy scan of your passport, national ID card or driver’s license.
– A recent utility bill, which can be a gas, water, electricity, phone or bank statement not older than 3 months with your full name on it.

Because of these basic compliance stuff, please note that opening an Admiral Markets account takes about 10 minutes.

Although you can already discover the Admiral Markets trading platform and check around a few of it’s unique features, you can start trading with real money once your account and documents are fully verified. This can take between 2 hours and 2 days, depending on where you are from, chosen account type and deposited amount of money. You might get a phone call from one of their representatives so keep your phone at hand.

To start the procedure of opening an Admiral Markets account you can visit their website.

 

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Pros

  • Regulated and licensed broker
  • In business for over 18 years
  • Segregates client's money

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I hereby declare this review to based on my own experience trading with this broker and I did not reseve compensation in any way submitting this review

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