STO is a FOREX and CFD broker with offices in London, Milan and Limassol. The company was registered in 2009, but started its activities in 2010. It is a division of the AFX Group. SuperTradingOnline (STO) is a trademark owned by AFX Capital Markets Ltd and AFX Markets Ltd.
Products and services
7 types of assets are available to clients of the STO broker (the total number of instruments exceeds 300):
Currency pairs: over 30 currency pairs. Indices: The ability to trade indices in Asia, the UK, Europe and the US. Precious metals: trading in silver, platinum, gold and palladium. Oil: American and British oil trade. Shares: provides the opportunity to trade shares of more than 100 companies. Bonds: Ability to trade 7 major bonds. Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin
The assets of the company's clients are reliably protected. Funds in customer accounts are mandatorily insured through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Investor Compensation Fund (ICF). The company guarantees protection against negative balance. Even if the market makes an unexpected reversal, sharp movement or price gap, the balance will return to zero.
Accounts and currencies
Clients have access to several types of accounts: STO Classic; STO Premium; PRO; AFX; FastVIP. Accounts differ in the minimum threshold (from 100 to 50,000 USD) and trading conditions. Detailed information is available on the broker's official website. The broker also opens accounts with individual conditions. Account currencies USD, EUR.
The deposit starts from $ 5.
Spreads and commissions
Spreads start at 0 pips. The upper limit is 1.6. There is no commission on STO Classic accounts, on the remaining 1.5-2.5 USD for every 100,000 USD traded.
Leverage is set to 1:30.
STO offers its clients what is arguably the most popular MetaTrader4 platform among traders worldwide, available for both PC and mobile devices. Alternatively, you can use the trading platform developed directly by the AFX Group specialists - AFX FAST.
Additionally, you can use the following software tools:
Alarm Manager. Receive notifications and send them to subscribers in social networks. Correlation Matrix. Access to important market information. Correlation Trader. Comparing the correlation of two assets and using their spread. Excel RTD. Placing information in Excel with a few simple formulas. Market Manager. View account and order details from a single window, select assets and recent price movements. Sentiment Trader. Displays the number of traders trading the asset at this moment, the transaction for which is held by you.
You can contact the support team by phone or email, via Live chat, or on social networks. Service specialists work around the clock 24/5.
Reviews of traders
Eliseev 18 May 2016
“If not for the high spreads on the Classic account, I would have transferred the entire depot here. So far, of course, I press, the spreads are too big ... Otherwise, the broker is excellent: uninterrupted operation of the terminal, execution in seconds, there is regulation. Reduce spreads - I'll transfer some more money here. Because it's worth it. "
Angelina 31 October 2017
“High spreads on the classic account spoiled the whole picture from the very beginning. But even this did not frighten and tried to work with them. At first, the work of the terminal was pissed off - everything hangs terribly, what a decent work of the terminal I did not notice. Due to the slow opening of transactions, I always opened at a price that was not favorable to me - the same happened with the closing. Honestly, I am not satisfied. It's good that my husband was in the wings, more experienced, and in the end, with grief, he beat off what he started with. They left with their money and said goodbye to the broker forever. "
danil_krivoputsov 2 September 2016
“As a novice trader, I was pleased that there was no significant difference between a demo and a real account. There are so many words that the conditions on a real account are much worse, but in the case of STO, this is practically not noticeable. Yes, there are times when news comes out and the price changes, but the rest of the time everything is practically the same. "
a wide range of trading account options; the oldest market participant, it is possible to trade popular cryptocurrencies; security of funds storage in accounts.
long withdrawal of funds; high spreads on STO Classic accounts.
SUPERTRADINGONLINE 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.
The broker SUPERTRADINGONLINE 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.
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.
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.
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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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. SUPERTRADINGONLINE received a score of 1 of 5 on our resource.