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LMAX

LMAX

About company:

 

LMAX is an unusual broker. Although classified as a Forex and CFD broker, it is the first MTF (Multilateral Trading Facility) regulated by the FCA.

 

The LMAX Exchange trading technology, which can handle up to 400 million orders per day, has been recognized for excellence and innovation by the forex industry's most prestigious awards - Best Marketing Platform 2015, Fastest Growing Company in the UK.

 

The LMAX Exchange works like an exchange, which means that it is impossible to cancel the deal at the stated price by the suppliers, since liquidity is quoted by limit orders.

 

All clients have access to first-class liquidity, fast execution and small spreads.

 

The “exchange” model is a cost effective way to trade liquid products. In an industry that is currently not regulated by regulations, the concept of the LMAX Exchange is to provide a transparent platform for all Forex participants.

 

Trading conditions

The LMAX Exchange Markets include over 100 instruments: Forex, Indices, Stocks and Commodities. The broker guarantees ultra-fast execution of orders up to 7 ms using STP technology.

 

Trading accounts

Within the professional sector, the LMAX Prime Account provides access to the LMAX Exchange, global top tier banks and ECN liquidity, as well as a variety of liquidity sources that can be tailored to the needs of the trader.

 

The LMAX Master Account offers centralized clearing across multiple sites, a refueling management solution, multiple sources of liquidity through a single master brokerage agreement, a cost-effective clearing model and an elegant and simple turnkey implementation.

 

The LMAX Institutional account is designed to use complex algorithmic trading strategies.

 

LMAX Institutional offers liquidity from a variety of institutions, creating a unique retail venue with outstanding execution quality. It serves hedge funds, high frequency traders, corporate clients.

 

Another offer for banks only is LMAX InterBank. LMAX InterBank provides all the execution benefits, full transparency before and after trading, and a level playing field for all participants - regardless of status, size or activity level.

 

A demo account is also offered.

 

Trading platforms

Various platforms and even APIs are available for trading. Many high-volume traders trade through the LMAX API, there are several libraries for it that can be downloaded from the LMAX website.

 

Available terminals: MetaTrader 4, mobile (blackberry, iPhone), Multicharts (with Easy Language).

 

In addition, traders have the opportunity to write or integrate their platform through free .NET, Java, JSON / XML libraries using the FIX protocol.

 

Education

LMAX offers a huge video library. The site publishes announcements of future events, as well as video reports of past ones, and updated news messages are presented in both text and video formats.

 

Clicking on a blog section takes you to a list of various tweets and their links, which lead to interesting news and analysis.

 

The LMAX mobile app is available to all members and provides full trading functionality with real-time price updates. It is available for iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

 

Support service

Clients can contact a company representative by email, chat. You can also visit the London office. The website is available in English, German, French, Russian, Chinese and Polish.

 

Ways of payment

The following methods are available to customers: bank transfer, bank card. Traders can transfer money directly to their LMAX client account at Bank National Westminster. Depositing funds with a VISA card takes less than one minute.

 

Pros:

 

regulated broker; has many prestigious awards; offers a demo account and educational materials.

 

Minuses:

 

does not offer e-wallets for payment.

 

 

LMAX is a brokerage company whose task is to provide intermediary services to traders. Brokers provide access to currency trading in the first place. Many of them also provide an opportunity to transact with company stocks, bonds, commodities, precious metals, indices, cryptocurrencies and other assets. A private person can make transactions with all these instruments only on the trading platform, which the broker provides access to.

In addition, thanks to the brokerage company, an individual can operate on the market with amounts that significantly exceed the size of their own funds. This is called providing leverage. For example, having a deposit of 1,000 USD with a 1: 400 leverage, a trader can make deals for 400,000 USD.

The broker also opens access to analytics, auxiliary tools, and trading signals. Modern trading is impossible without all this.

What is the benefit of a broker?  

 

The broker LMAX makes profit from traders' transactions, as a rule, in two main ways.

The first is the most common. Using spreads. This word refers to the difference between the best prices for buying and selling a particular asset at a particular moment. Moreover, in a transaction between a trader and a broker, the price is one, and between a broker and users of the Forex market - another. The mediator takes the difference for himself.

The second way is easier to understand. This is the collection of a commission for each transaction performed. Most often it has a standard value, but it can be measured as a percentage.

Thus, the brokerage company is interested in attracting as many clients as possible and for them to conduct active trading.

 

Ways to cheat customers  

 

We have found out how honest brokers should work and how they work. Now let's look at how scammers operate, they are also called the kitchen.

The most common way to cheat is to tweak quotes. The broker provides the trader with quotes that differ from the real market ones. Data substitution occurs in order to make operations unprofitable. The deposit is reduced, and then completely zeroed out. At the same time, the trader thinks that his operations were carried out in the market, but in fact - only on the site of scammers.

Bonuses are traps. They are generously distributed for anything: for registration, account replenishment, etc. Only after that, in order for the client to withdraw his own money, mixed with bonus money, it will be necessary to fulfill a number of virtually impossible conditions. For example, conduct trading operations for an amount tens of times greater than the size of the deposit.

In the User Agreement, a clause can also be disguised that allows the broker to manage the client's money. Inattention when reading such an agreement most often turns into a complete loss of the deposit.

 

Where are brokerage companies registered?

 

One of the key points is the place of registration and regulation of the company's activities.

Let's talk about registration first. As a rule, brokers from either their own country or from an economically developed country, for example, a member of the European Union, are more credible to traders. Of course, compliance with UK legislation is reassuring, and compliance with the legislation of an unknown island in the Indian Ocean does not mean anything to most.

However, most brokerage companies are registered offshore. And it's not only about small offices, but also about world leaders. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Marshall Islands, Mauritius are offshore zones popular among brokers. By registering there, companies pay significantly less taxes than in the place of actual location, which is sometimes carefully hidden.

If a trader has any claims against such a company, then it is likely that he will have to deal with it in accordance with the legislation of that very conditional Belize. It is possible to be physically present there at the court sessions. And this is extremely expensive and difficult.

But is it worth running like fire from just the word "offshore"? As an answer, we will give the names of companies that are not related to brokerage, but with an impeccable reputation and also save on taxes through offshore registration: Apple, Pfizer, Microsoft, General Electric, Intel.

And here we come to the second important point - this is the regulation of the broker's activities. First of all, it is carried out at the level of the state where the company is registered. Each country has its own regulatory body for brokerage activities. So, in Russia it is the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. A trader can find permissive documentation on the websites of such bodies. But there are also supranational structures. For example, the International Financial Commission (The Financial Commission), which is an independent self-regulatory organization,   considering disputes between its members - brokers and their clients.

If the broker's website does not contain information about the regulation of its activities, then these are almost certainly scammers. Or the site contains information about a certain license issued to him, but this information is not confirmed anywhere else. Most likely, these are also scammers.

 

What else to pay attention to?

 

When choosing a brokerage company, study its history. Check out the links to her experts. If one of the leading TV channels in economic news for 5 years in a row refers to the opinion of the analyst of the broker in question, this is good. If a broker claims to have been working for 15 years, but there is no information about him on the Internet at all, this is bad.

It's important to pay attention to company reviews. And read them not only on the website of the broker itself. In the kitchen, they will probably only be laudatory. It is best to browse as many sites as possible.

Pay attention exclusively to the specifics in the offers on the brokers' websites. Honest companies openly write about interest, spread size, minimum deposit, etc. Fraudsters lure with loud, streamlined phrases about a rich tomorrow, stable income, misleading with incomprehensible terms about multi-sites, super functions, and so on.

Find out the company's connection with well-known brands, financial institutions, public organizations. For example, it can be sponsored. Large brokers sometimes hold social promotions. Fraudsters will definitely not do this.

Thus, the process of choosing a broker is complex. But if you approach it carefully, it will allow you to enter the world of trading, which has made millions of people rich all over the world.

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  • 3. Can we assume the broker LMAX decent?

    Before any trade and choosing a broker You must always read reviews on this site and on other sites. Brokers who are honest, have a rating of above 3.8. Also there is always the risk of loss when trading CFDs. Be careful and read the disclosure on the website of the broker. LMAX received a score of 1 of 5 on our resource.

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