XM Rating and Trading Review

XemarketsXM RATING REVIEW -Using the Formula V.4.0. 80 76

The following Rating of XM is based on the Forex Brokers Formula v.4.0. published on the affiliated TradingCenter.org.

XM Rating Summary

Sum of each individual Main Factor of XM Rating Analysis (1, 2, 3, 4) 

XM MARKETS RATING SUMMARY      
  MAX ACHIEVED (%)
1.Safety of Funds 26.00% 21.26% 81.78%
2.XM Cost of Transaction 28.00% 20.00% 71.43%
3.XM Trading-Options 26.00% 26.00% 100.00%
4.XM Technological Efficiency 20.00% 13.50% 67.50%
Overall XM Rating 100.00% 80.76% 80.76%

 

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XM Rating Analysis

Analysis of each individual Sub-Factor forming XM total rating result.

 

RATING ANALYSIS of XM    
XM TOTAL RATING 100.0%   XM Broker
  Weight Analysis Factor Analysis 80.76% ANALYSIS
1. SAFETY OF FUNDS at XE MARKETS 26.00% RATING WEIGHT 21.26% XM Credibility Analysis
1.1 XEMarkets Level of Regulation 12.00% FSC (BVI) = 1.0%, | CYSEC = 3.0%, | FFMS = 3.0%, | RAFMM = 3.0%, | CBI = 4.0%, | ASIC = 4.0%, | FSC (NZ) = 4.0%, | FSA (UK) = 6.0%, | BAFIN = 6.0%, | NFA = 6.0%, | CFTC = 6.0%, | FINMA = 8.0% | and MiFID = +4.0% 12.00% XE Markets is regulated by FSA (UK), CySEC, BaFIN and MiFID = (max) 12.0%
1.2 XEMarkets Headquarters Base 5.00% General Offshore = 0%, Cyprus , Latvia = 2.0%, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Israel = 3.0%, Canada, Australia, = 4.0%, USA, UK, Germany, Scandinavian, France, Switzerland  = 5.0% 2.00% XE Markets Home Base is in Cyprus = 2.0%
1.3 XEMarkets Years in the Market 5.00% 0-1 Years = 0 %, 2-5 Years = 2.0 %, 5-10 Years = 4.0 %, 10+ Years = 5.0 % 4.00% XE Markets was found in 2008 5-10 years = 4.0%
1.4 XEMarkets Segregated / Bank Accounts 2.00% Yes =  2.0 %, No = 0.0 % 2.00% Yes all client funds are kept in segregated accounts
1.5 XEMarkets Web Ratings (Usage for differentiating results) 2.00% ForexPeaceArmy Rating = 1.0 %, | EarnForex Rating = 1.0 %  1.26% XE Markets FX FPA=3.658 / 5.0 & Earn Forex= 5.3 /10.0, Total = 6.308 / 10.0 = 1.2616 %
1.6 (+) ADJUSTMENTS        
1.6.1 Size Factor 1.00% More than 1 Million Traders = +1.0 % 0.00% No XeMarkets does not meet that condition
2. TRADING COST at XE MARKETS 28.00% RATING WEIGHT 20.00% XEMarkets Competition Analysis
2.1 XEMarkets Typical Spread on EURUSD 8.00% < 0.3 pip = 8.0%, | <0.4 pip = 7.5%, | < 0.5 pip = 7.0%,  | <0.6 pip = 6.5% | <0.7 pip = 6.0%, | <0.8 pip = 5.5%, | <1.0 pip = 5.0%, | < 1.25 pip = 4.5, | < 1.5 pip = 4.0%, | <1.75 pip = 3.5%, | >2 pip = 3.0%, | < 2.5 pip = 2.0%, | < 2.5 pip = 1.0%, | < 3 pip = 0.5% 4.00% XE Markets EUR/USD Typical Spread is 1.4 pip = 4.0%
2.2 XEMarkets Typical Spread on GBPUSD 5.00% < 1.0 pip = 5.0%, | <1.25 pip = 4.0%, | < 1.5 pip = 3.0%, | < 1.75 pip = 2.5%, | < 2 pip = 2.0%, | < 2.25 pip = 1.5%, | < 2.5 pip = 1.0% | < 3 pip = 0.5% 2.00% XE Markets GBP/USD Typical Spread is 1.8 pip = 2.0%
2.3 XEMarkets Typical Spread on USDJPY 4.00% < 1.0 pip = 4.0%, | <1.25 pip = 3.5%, | < 1.5 pip = 3.0%, | <1.75 pip = 2.5%, | < 2 pip = 2.0%, | < 2.5 pip = 1.0%, | < 3 pip = 0.5% 3.00% XE Markets USD/JPY Typical Spread is 1.5 pip = 3.0%
2.4 XEMarkets Trading Commissions 7.00% No Commissions = 7% | Commissions < $5 / lot = 3% | Commissions < $8 / lot = 1% | Higher Commissions = 0% 7.00% No Commissions are charged by XEMarkets when trading Forex
2.5 XEMarkets Deposit / Withdrawal Commissions 2.00% No = 2.0 %, | Yes = 0 %,  | 1-Free / Month = 0.5 % 2.00% No Withdrawal Commissions are charged by XEMarkets = 2.0%
2.6 XEMarkets Maintenance and Inactive Fees 2.00% No = 2.0 %, | Yes = 0 % 2.00% No Maintenance Fees by XE Markets = 2.0%
2.7 (+) ADJUSTMENTS        
2.7.1 XEMarkets Execution 2.00% ECN = +2.0 % / STP = +1.5 % | Market Makers = +0.0% 0.00% STP Model but not Clear STP Execution = 0.0%
3. TRADING OPTIONS at XE MARKETS 26.00% RATING WEIGHT 26.00% XEMarkets Trading Analysis
3.1 XEMarkets Forex Asset Index 8.00% 45+ Currency Pairs = 8.0%, | 40+ Currency Pairs = 7.0%, | 35+ Currency Pairs = 6.0%, | 30+ Currency Pairs = 5.0%, | 25+ Currency Pairs = 4.0%, | 20+ Currency Pairs = 3.0%, | 15+ Currency Pairs = 2.0%, | 10+ Currency Pairs = 1.0%, | Less than 10 pairs = 0% 8.00% XE Markets offers 53 Forex Currencies = (max) 8.0%
3.2 XEMarkets CFD and Spot Trading 2.00% CFD Trading = 2.0 % | Only Spot = 1.0 % | Nothing = 0% 2.00% Yes, XEMarkets offers CFD Trading = 2.0%
3.3 XEMarkets Demo / Practice Account 2.00% Yes = 2.0 %, No = 0.0 % 2.00% Yes, Demo account is available = 2.0%
3.4 Leverage at XEMarkets 2.00% >100:1 = 2.0%, | > 75:1 =1.5%, >50:1 = 1.0%  2.00% Leverage at 888:1 and rating = (max) 2%
3.5 XEMarkets Bonus & Rebate 6.00% max = 6% (FILTER ACTIVATED) 6.00%  
3.5.1 XEMarkets Bonus (%)   Bonus (Higher or Equal): >50% = 6%, | >40% = 5%, | >30% = 4%, | >20% = 3%, | >15% = 2%, | >10% = 1%   Standard Deposit Bonus at XE Markets is 30%, Rating = 4.0%
3.5.2 XEMarkets Rebate (%)   Rebate  (Higher or Equal): >30% = 6%, | >25% = 5%, | >20% = 4%, | >15% = 3%, | >10% = 2%, | >5% = 1.0%   Yes there is a rebate given $5-8 per lot, equals about 20% discount = 4%
3.6 XEMarkets Minimum Deposit 1.00% Min Deposit < $500 = +1%, | Min Deposit < $1,000 = +0.5% 1.00% Minimum Deposit is below $500
3.7 XEMarkets Fund / Deposit Methods 2.50% For each deposit method available = 0,5%, max = 5 methods 2.50% 5+ methods available by XE Markets (Credit Cards, Bank Wire, MoneyBookers, Liberty Reserves, Western Union) = 2.5%
3.8 XEMarkets Fund / Withdrawal Methods 2.50% For each withdrawal method available = 0,5%, max = 5 methods 2.50% 5+ methods available by XE Markets (Credit Cards, Bank Wire, MoneyBookers, Liberty Reserves, Western Union) = 2.5%
3.9 (+) ADJUSTMENTS        
3.9.1 Offering 100+ Currency Pairs 1.00% Yes = 1.0 % / No = 0 % 0.00% No more than 100 currency assets
3.9.2 Interest on Funds 0.50% Yes = 0.50 %, No = 0.0 % 0.00% No interest on Fund
3.9.3 XEMarkets Competitions / Championships 0.25% Yes = 0.25 % / No = 0 % 0.25% Yes exisiting Competitions (Demo and Real) = 0.25%
4. XE MARKETS TECHNOLOGICAL EFFICIENCY 20.00% RATING WEIGHT 13.50% XEMarkets Technological Analysis
4.1 XEMarkets Available Platforms 5.00% Each Supported Platform = 1.0%, max = 5 platforms 2.00% 2 platforms are available at XEM = 2.0%
4.2 XEMarkets Slippage 4.00% Slippage  < 0.5 pip =  4.0% | Slippage  < 0.75 pip =  3.5% | Slippage < 1 pip = 3.0% | Slippage  < 1.25 pip =  2.5% | Slippage < 1.5 pip = 2.0% | Slippage < 1.75 pip =  1.5% | Slippage < 2.0 pip = 1.0% 1.50% Slippage is measured <1.75 pip = 1.5% rating
4.3 XEMarkets Automated Trading 2.00% Yes = 2.0 % / No = 0 % 2.00% Yes XEM allows signals from Expert Advisors = 2.0%
4.4 XEMarkets MT4 / MT5 Availability 2.00% Yes = 2.0 % / No = 0 % 2.00% Yes, XEMarkets offers MT4 = 2.0%
4.5 XEMarkets Mobile Trading 2.00% Each Supported Device = 0.50 % (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry), max = 4 devices  1.50% XEMarkets provides app for iPhone, iPAD and Android = 1.5%
4.6 XEMarkets Scalping / Hedging Policy 1.00% Yes both = 1.0 % | Yes only Hedging or Scalping = 0.5% | No = 0 % 1.00% Yes XEMarkets allows scalping / hedging = 1.0%
4.7 XEMarkets Customer Service 4.00% 24/7 = 1.0 %, | 24/6 = 0.5 %, | 24/5 = 0 %, | email = 1.0%, | Phone = 1.0 %. | Live Chat = 1.0 %, | Skype = 0.5 %, | Call-Back = 0.5 % 3.00% XEMarkets provides 24/5=0%, email=1%, Phone=1%, Live Chat=1%, Total = 3.0%
4.8 (+) ADJUSTMENTS        
4.8.1 XEMarkets PAMM Managed Accounts 0.50% PAMM = 0.5 % / Simple Managed = 0.25%, No = 0 % 0.50% Yes PAMM available = +0.50%
4.8.2 XEMarkets API Trading 0.50% Yes = 0.5 % / No = 0 % 0.00% No API trading available from XE Markets = 0.0%

 

XM Special Metrics

These are the special metrics for XM according to the three categories of trading experience. The rating results are based on different wei the ht of the same formula.

XM SPECIAL METRICS    
(based on sub-formulas)   RATING (100%)
XM Overall Rating    80.76%
Forex beginners   71.63%
Advanced Traders   72.70%
Pro Traders   68.99%

 

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