FXGT Review 2024
- Daytrading Review Team
FXGT is a good choice for clients looking to execute short-term strategies including scalping, hedging, netting and automated trading. The $5 minimum deposit makes it easy to get started and there's a range of account types for beginners and pro traders.
FXGT is an offshore broker offering leveraged CFD trading on the MT4 and MT5 charting platforms. The broker is regulated by the FSCA and the VFSC and offers segregated accounts and negative balance protection for global clients.
Speculate on a decent list of forex pairs with a choice of account types.
Trade 50+ stocks including big US companies.
Speculate on rising or falling prices with leveraged CFDs.
- The MT4 and MT5 will serve day traders looking for reliable charting software
- The broker offers free deposits and withdrawals, with fast processing
- Beginners will appreciate the low $5 minimum deposit across all account types
- FXGT's sponsored VPS is fully integrated into MT5 and offers 3GB RAM and 16GB disk space
- Negative balance protection is available for global traders
- The broker holds weak offshore regulatory licensing compared to alternatives
- The broker doesn't offer any proprietary software or additional market research tools
- There are very limited educational resources available
FXGT is an online broker that offers CFD trading on forex, stocks, indices and commodities, mainly to clients in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This online broker employs dynamic leverage between 1:10 and 1:1000 depending on the asset traded, and it also offers promotions and automated VPS trading. This FXGT review will give the lowdown on the brokerage, from a list of the firm’s pros and cons to details on welcome bonuses, the MT5 platform, trading fees, and more.
- Accepts cards, e-wallets and bank transfers and supports crypto and fiat account currencies
- Focus on standard forex and stocks with commodities limited to oil, natural gas, silver and gold
- Authorized by South Africa’s FSCA, the FSA of the Seychelles and Vanuatu’s VFSC
- Does not accept traders from major regions including the US, UK, and EU
- MetaTrader 5 integration with MT4 coming
- Low trust and safety score
- Up to 30% deposit bonus
- Mobile app support
- 24/7 support
Assets & Markets2.8 / 5
FXGT.com offers CFD trading on four asset classes:
- Forex – 53 forex pairs including a selection of major, minor and exotic currencies
- Stocks – 50 stocks including US giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Netflix
- Indices – 13 indices from the US, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Australia and India plus the Volatility Index (VIX)
- Commodities – 3 energies – US oil, UK oil and natural gas – as well as gold (XAUUSD) and silver (XAGUSD)
FXGT’s asset list is fairly broad and will provide plenty for forex traders. All the major currency pairs and a good range of minors and exotics are available, as well as a selection of large US companies and some of the biggest indices.
Stock traders might prefer a wider selection of assets listed, particularly if they prefer smaller companies with more volatility. And, with only a few commodities on offer, this isn’t really an option for traders whose main focus is on these assets – though the presence of gold, silver and energies could serve traders well for diversification and hedging purposes.
Spreads & Fees
FXGT’s non-ECN accounts charge $0 commission or transaction fees. Instead, there is a variable spread starting at 0.00005 but varying greatly among the assets; at the time of writing, gold’s spread was at 0.38 and the US100 index 3.58.
The spreads also differ between accounts, with the tightest on the Pro account and the widest on the Mini account. Spreads update constantly during trading hours; check FXGT’s site or MT5 terminal for the latest.
The ECN account operates with much tighter spreads than the other account types, with the tradeoff of an up-to-$6 round-turn commission on all FX assets and up to $5 on precious metals.
Swap fees are charged on trades that remain open overnight, but FXGT does offer traders several ways of swap-free trading, depending on the asset and their account type. The Pro account can take advantage of six days swap-free on all asset types, while other account types receive just three days, and only on forex pairs and the XAUUSD.
Bank wire transfers incur fees depending on the amount sent, but the broker has no other listed fees – deposits and withdrawals for all other payment methods are free, and there are no fees for opening, maintaining or closing your account.
Overall, trading fees and non-trading charges at FXGT are transparent and competitive.
FXGT’s ‘dynamic leverage’ varies according to the asset traded. As a rule, the more volatile an asset is, the less leverage is available. The amount of available leverage also reduces as the trade volume goes up.
So, with major forex pairs, 1:1000 leverage is available for volumes up to USD$200,000. This goes down by roughly half as the trade volume rises through a series of tiers, until Tier 6 trades over USD$5,000,000, when leverage of just 1:20 is available.
Leverage for minor pairs and precious metals also ranges from 1:20–1:1000, and exotic pairs can be traded with leverage between 1:20–1:500.
The leverage available for equity indices and energies ranges from 1:10–1:100. Stock leverage is available only at 1:10, which is behind many of FXGT’s competitors.
Margin requirements vary between assets. FXGT’s website includes a full list of the leverage available by asset, along with margin requirements and maximum limit per symbol.
FXGT traders can choose from four account types. The basic differences are:
- Mini – Smaller contract size; spreads from 10 points; 70% margin call; 40% stop out
- Standard+ – Standard contract size; spreads from 10 points; 70% margin call; 40% stop out
- Pro – Standard contract size; spreads from 5 points; 50% margin call; 20% stop out
- ECN – Standard contract size; spreads from 0 points; 70% margin call; 40% stop out
The minimum deposit for all account types is $5, making the broker accessible for beginners, and there are no limitations on the account you choose to open. All accounts offer trading on FXGT’s full range of assets and support the same trading platforms and account currencies.
All accounts also accept US dollars, Japanese yen and euros as account fiat currencies, or Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano or Tether as crypto options. This is a useful feature as not many brokers offer crypto currencies.
How To Register For An FXGT Account
Traders from qualifying countries can easily set up an FXGT account by completing the application form on the company’s website.
The initial form requires your basic personal information, including your full name, email address, country of residence and phone number. It will also ask you to select between a live and a demo trading account, though this can be altered later.
Completing this simple registration form will open an account with FXGT. Then simply transfer money in and start trading, though you will not be able to make withdrawals without completing the KYC verification process.
This involves entering your full details, including a passport number. You will also need to provide details of your income, net worth and trading experience, and upload an official document such as a passport or driver’s licence plus proof of address.
FXGT has a good selection of payment methods, including three debit/credit cards, two e-wallets, bank/wire transfers and direct crypto transfers.
- Visa – USD/EUR/JPY
- Mastercard – USD/EUR/JPY
- JCB – USD/EUR/JPY
- Bitwallet – USD/EUR/JPY
- Sticpay – USD/EUR/JPY
- Bank Wire – JPY
- Instant Local Bank Transfer – JPY
- Direct crypto transfers
Minimum deposits vary by payment method and currency. The lowest for USD and euro transactions is Sticpay, which allows transfers of just $5/5 euros. Visa and Mastercard transactions require $50/50 euros. The lowest minimum yen deposit method is Bitwallet or JCB at 1000 JPY.
Processing speeds for all methods except bank transfers are instant. A bank wire takes up to five business days, and an instant local bank transfer takes up to 15 minutes.
How To Make A Deposit
- Log into your FXGT.com account
- Click the ‘Make a deposit’ button on the dashboard
- Select the currency you want to make a deposit in and click the ‘deposit’ symbol
- Choose your preferred payment method, check the terms and conditions pop-up window and accept to proceed
- Enter the amount you wish to deposit and the email address of your e-wallet if required
- Click the ‘Proceed’ button to finalize your deposit
Alternatively, you can click the ‘Ewallets’ tab at the top of the page, which will take you to a screen where you can select a preferred payment option, including crypto payments.
To make a crypto deposit, click the deposit button to reveal the relevant wallet information. When we used FXGT, we also liked that the broker provides QR codes to simplify crypto transactions.
Withdrawals are available fee-free on all deposit methods except bank wire, which will incur a fee depending on the amount sent.
Bank wires take up to five business days to process, and cards take two business days. E-wallet withdrawals should be complete within 48 hours. These timelines are pretty standard compared to other brokers.
How To Make A Withdrawal
To make a withdrawal, transfer the funds you want to withdraw to the appropriate ‘e-wallet’ for the withdrawal method you want to use. Then, click the ‘Actions’ at the top right-hand corner of the E-wallets tab and select ‘Withdraw’ from the scroll-down menu. Follow the instructions on the next page to complete your withdrawal.
Note that withdrawals can only be requested by verified accounts.
FXGT offers a demo account – in fact, each customer can open two. The easiest way to open a demo account is to click the relevant tab while completing the initial registration process.
The demo account will work through the MT5 trading platform in the same way as a live trading account. To credit your demo account with paper funds, you will need to contact the FXGT support team by opening a ticket. Do this by navigating to the support center (click the ‘clipboard’ symbol at the top right of the screen) and clicking the ‘open ticket’ button.
On the downside, it was disappointing to see that the simulator account isn’t automatically credited with funds, meaning potential clients have to jump through extra hoops to get started.
MT5 is a powerful and widely used trading platform that is available on Windows and Mac computers as well as iOS (iPhone) and Android mobile devices, plus web browsers. Traders who are not familiar with it already should be able to find everything they need to plan and execute profitable trades if they put effort into learning how it works. Using the demo account is a good way to do this.
However, MT5 is not the most streamlined or user-friendly platform, and beginners may prefer a brokerage with more options on this front. Some brokers that are geared toward the retail market, for example, have proprietary platforms that are easy to learn.
All four FXGT accounts only support market orders. This is disappointing as limit orders can be an effective tool that traders can use to anticipate market movements.
Additional ‘Trading Tool Plans’ are available for ‘Gold’ traders – effectively, those who have deposited real funds into their account – and for ‘Platinum’ traders who have made deposits worth $500 or more.
The tools include things like an ‘Orders on Equity’ tool that closes multiple trades simultaneously when certain conditions are met.
However, our experts found that there is no specific list of the tools available in each toolkit, so traders will need to contact the support team to receive them.
How To Place A Trade
Place a trade on the MT5 platform with the following steps:
- Open the MetaTrader 5 platform and login
- Locate the instrument you wish to trade on the Market Watch window and right-click on it
- Select ‘New Order’ from the dropdown menu
- Enter the volume (size) of your trade in lots and specify the stop loss and take profit levels if these tools are available
- Check the details of your order, then select ‘Sell’ or ‘Buy’ to place your trade
FXGT Mobile App
FXGT doesn’t have its own dedicated mobile app, but customers can trade while on the move using the MT5 mobile app, available on Android and iOS devices.
The MT5 app is reliable and stable, allowing for full trade management. The mobile and tablet application also integrates smoothly with the desktop software.
Regulation & License
FXGT is regulated by South Africa’s FSCA, the FSA of the Seychelles and by Vanuatu’s VFSC. These are not top-tier regulatory bodies and you should not expect the same degree of protection as you would get from a more reputable regulator like the UK’s FCA. We also could not verify the broker’s licensing details on the VFSC register.
However, while using FXGT, we were pleased to note that the broker provides negative balance protection to all accounts, as well as liability insurance for up to 1 million euros. It also states that client funds are kept in segregated accounts.
FXGT offers a ‘loyalty bonus’ promotion for Mini and Standard+ accounts in which traders can pick up a 20% bonus on deposits up to $2000 and a 30% bonus thereafter.
Active traders can ‘reset’ the loyalty bonus each month, but at less favorable conditions – this time only a 20% bonus is available, and this caps out at $6000.
The broker has also been known to run social media ‘giveaways’ of bonus funds.
Importantly, these bonus payments cannot be withdrawn from your account – rather, they can be used to boost your trading positions, and in this way, it works like added leverage. However, as with normal leverage, the increased trading power could also lead to magnified losses.
FXGT uses its own system of measuring trading volume across all instruments and asset classes, known as a GTLot. One GTLot is equal to $100,000 of trading volume.
Traders who meet the requirements of an initial $3,000 deposit and a monthly trading volume worth five GTlots are eligible to apply for VPS Sponsorship.
This Virtual Private Server program allows FXGT clients to set up their own 24/7 private server with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of disk space. A VPS essentially keeps your trading terminal permanently linked to the markets, allowing you to continue placing trades even when you are not personally logged into your platform.
Besides this, FXGT does not offer much in the way of additional features, with only a couple of trading calendars and no educational materials. This is a considerable drawback for beginners who can find extensive learning resources at alternative brokers.
Customer Support3.3 / 5
FXGT’s multilingual customer support is available 24/7 through the live chat box on the website.
We contacted support agents at three different times of day, and each time reached a human agent within minutes. The agents were knowledgeable and efficient.
The other ways to reach FXGT’s customer support team are by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting a form on the broker’s contact page.
You can also find the brokerage on social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Security & Safety
FXGT provides negative balance protection and insurance on up to 1 million euros of clients’ funds, which it keeps in segregated accounts.
It also maintains a capital adequacy ratio of 40%, which is four times higher than the amount required by most regulators. This refers to the amount of capital available compared to its risk-weighted credit exposures.
FXGT also takes encouraging measures on the security front, ensuring that clients’ details, trading profiles and activities are stored on secure servers and protected by firewalls.
However, there is no escaping the fact that FXGT.com is not overseen by reputable regulators, which brings down its overall safety rating.
FXGT is a brand name that is operated by various companies in different jurisdictions.
The brand name is operated by 360 Degree Markets Ltd in the Seychelles, GT IO Markets Ltd in South Africa, and GT Global Markets Ltd in Vanuatu.
While the brand is also associated with a CySEC-regulated Cypriot company, TEC International (Cyprus) Ltd, it is not currently open to Cypriot, EU or UK clients.
FXGT’s trading hours depend on the instrument. All instruments are listed according to the GMT+3 time zone.
Forex is available for trade 24/5, while precious metals can be traded from 1am to midnight, Mon–Fri.
UK oil is traded from 3am to midnight, Mon–Fri, and US oil is traded from 1am to midnight, Mon–Fri.
Stocks are available from 16:30–23:00 GMT+3.
FXGT offers several benefits for traders who are interested in forex and a selection of stocks and indices – its spreads for these assets are generally competitive and the company has made an effort to provide good safety measures and reliable customer service. It’s a shame that US, UK and EU clients are not able to take advantage of these services.
On the other hand, while MT5 is a tried-and-test platform that many traders will get on fine with, casual traders may prefer something a little slicker and easier to use. And, with little choice available on alternative assets and loose spreads on gold and silver, commodities traders may want to look elsewhere. The lack of regulatory oversight from top-tier financial authorities is also a serious consideration.
All in all, there is nothing wrong with FXGT’s offerings, but you might find better and slicker options elsewhere.
Is FXGT Legit Or A Scam?
FXGT does not hold a license with a reliable regulator. This raises concerns over the broker’s reputation and gives the brand a lower trust score. We recommend caution when depositing funds with FXGT.
What Can I Trade On FXGT?
FXGT has dozens of forex pairs available, including all the major pairs and a good selection of minors and exotics. Traders will also find a decent selection of US stocks on offer, though these are limited to the big companies. FXGT traders can also access UK and US oil, natural gas, gold and silver and a selection of indices.
What Is FXGT?
FXGT is a broker that offers CFD trading on forex, stocks, indices and commodities. It mainly works with traders from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, but does not accept clients from the UK, US or EU.
Does FXGT Support TradingView?
The only platform currently supported by FXGT is MetaTrader 5, though the broker is working on providing support for MT4 as well. As such, FXGT traders cannot use TradingView to make trades with this broker.
However, MT5 is a powerful platform that works on Mac and PC as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.
Does FXGT Offer Any Welcome Bonuses?
FXGT offers a ‘loyalty’ bonus to Standard+ and Mini accounts. This grants a 20% bonus for deposits up to $2,000 and a 30% bonus thereafter. Traders can renew this, but it will only grant a 20% bonus up to $6,000 in the following months. Importantly, bonus credit cannot be withdrawn.
Does FXGT Accept Luna?
FXGT supports crypto deposits, but it does not accept Luna. Instead, you can deposit with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Tether (USDT), or Ripple (XRP).
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|FXGT is an offshore broker offering leveraged CFD trading on the MT4 and MT5 charting platforms. The broker is regulated by the FSCA and the VFSC and offers segregated accounts and negative balance protection for global clients.
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