Kama-spot is a forex trading strategy, based on technical analysis. It trades mainly EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/CHF
Average profit: 14.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 19 hours
Most traded pairs: EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/CHF
Average profit: 16.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 1 day
Average profit: 9.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 5 hours
Average pips/trade: 5.0
Average trade lifespan: 18 hours
Average pips/trade: 12.0
Average trade lifespan: 15 hours
Average profit: 28.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 3 days
Average profit: 22.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 13 hours
Average pips/trade: 9.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 1 day
Average profit: 9.0 pips
Average trade lifespan: 11 hours
Average profit: 10.0 pips
|Account type||Minimum Initial deposit||Minimum trade size||Maximum leverage||Average Spreads (and Commission)|
|Standard||$5 000||0.01||1:100||0.2 pip +$3.5/lot*|
*Commission is calculated per standard lot of 100 000 currency base units (per side). Commission discounts offered to clients with higher Equity or Net deposits (details provided below).
Dukascopy provides a single account type with leverage up to 1:100, tight variable spreads and a reasonable commission. Micro lots are available for trade and all transactions are executed automatically on its ECN, whatever their size.
Besides, PAMM services are also available with this broker. The Percent Allocation Management Module (PAMM) is a technical solution allowing Dukascopy’s clients to have their accounts managed by a trader appointed by them on the basis of a limited trading power of attorney. PAMM solution allows the trader on one trading platform to manage simultaneously unlimited number of managed accounts.
Dukascopy Bank SA
Dukascopy Europe IBS AS
Dukascopy Japan K.K
Founded in 2004, Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss online bank based in Geneva, Switzerland, providing online trading services (with focus on foreign exchange, bullion, CFD and binaries), banking and other financial services through proprietary technological solutions.
The broker has a EU subsidiary, as well as a Japan-based unit (as a result of acquisition of Alpary Japan in the beginning of 2015). In addition to its Geneva Headquarters, Dukascopy Bank has offices in Zürich, Riga, Kiev, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
All Dukascopy customers take advantage of the Swiss Forex Marketplace (SWFX) ECN dealing model. The broker's pricing model is transparent, and so are its operational metrics. To top this up, Dukascopy offers a historical data feed, and market depth monitor as well.
Dukascopy is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) both as a bank and a securities dealer. So, this broker is rock solid in terms of safety and security.
Getting such a license is not an easy task, as applicants must comply with a set of draconian requirements, including a minimum capital requirement of CHF 20 million. Moreover, Swiss forex brokers are obliged to sign the Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers agreement, which protects all customer deposits of up to CHF 100,000.
The broker’s subsidiaries are also duly regulated: Ducascopy Europe AS is an EU licensed investment brokerage company based in Latvia, and is regulated by the local Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC); Dukascopy Japan holds Type-1 license by the Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA).
Besides, Dukascopy Bank exercises consolidated supervision from Switzerland over its subsidiaries, ensures adequate liquidity, risk diversification and capital adequacy at a Group level.
Minimum initial deposit
The initial deposit requirement of $5,000 is probably a tad off-putting to rookies looking to start with a smaller amount of money, however the broker's educational and research section is outstanding and can probably make a pro trader out of a monkey. Calendars, charts, market news and research, signals, calculators and many other tools are at trader's disposal.
Average Spreads & Commissions
The spreads offered by Dukascopy are variable and pretty tight, averaged 0.2 pips for the EUR/USD pair, but traders also need to pay a commission of $7 per lot round trip. Nonetheless, the cost of trading with this broker is around 0.9 pips per lot for this pair, which is really low and competitive pricing. Most brokers offer spreads within the range of 1.0 – 1.5 pips on EUR/USD.
In comparison, Swissquote, the only other regulated Swiss broker, provides variable spreads starting from 1.8 pips on EUR/USD (and charges no commission fees).
Besides, discounts on commission fees are available to clients with higher net deposits or equity in their accounts:
|Net Deposit/Equity||Commission (per standard lot per side)|
|≥ $5 000||$3.3|
|≥ $10 000||$3.0|
|≥ $25 000||$2.5|
|≥ 10 000 000||$1|
Dukascopy provides its clients with maximum leverage of 1:100, which is considered a low ratio for the market. If you need higher leverage levels, many forex brokers offer leverage equal to or exceeding 1:500. Keep in mind, however that higher leverage increases the risk associated with trading on margin. That is why Swissquote also offers leverage up to 1:100 and even advises inexperienced traders to use leverage lower than this.
Ducascopy offers its proprietary Forex trading platform JForex, which provides access to Swiss Forex Marketplace (SWFX). It is available as desktop, web and mobile versions.
JForex platform is designed for traders interested in automated trading and/or developing and testing trading strategies based on the JAVA programming language. Here are some of the tools and features the platform offers:
- 250 indicators and chart studies
- Calendar of economic events, news
- Automated trading on user's machine or Strategy Server
- Automated trading historical tester
- Renko, Range bars, Point&Figure and Line break charts
- Mql4 expert advisor converter to JAVA
Dukascopy’s web-based JFrorex. Click to enlarge.
Unlike most brokers, Dukascopy does not support the popular MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. However, customers are able to use a third-party provider's MT4 bridge.
Besides, this broker also offers the possibility of API integration for professional traders (who deposit a minimum of USD 100.000). The Dukascopy API is based on FIX4.4 protocol. The API is used to receive real-time data feed, submit orders, set / modify / cancel orders, and receive automated notifications of trading activities.
In addition, Dukascopy offers social trading functionality.
Clients of Dukascopy can make deposits to and withdrawals from their accounts via bank wire, debit cards (Maestro, Visa Electron), and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa). Unlike most brokers, Dukascopy does not support e-wallets, such as Skrill, Neteller and PayPal.
Dukascopy Bank is a Swiss forex broker offering a wide range of financial instruments for trade on it robust JForex platform. Holding an actual banking license, among others, it is secure and well-regulated, and offers excellent trading conditions: very tight spreads and fast ECN execution through the SWFX Swiss FX Marketplace technology. To sum up the above, here are the advantages and disadvantages with regards to this broker.
|Very well-regulated||Mediocre leverage levels|
|Tight spreads and low cost of trading||High initial deposit required|
|ECN environment with deep liquidity|
|Automated & Social trading available as well a MT4 bridge|
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