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Markets.online Review - is it scam or safe?

Markets.online Review - Is markets.online scam or good forex broker?

RATING: 1.2 / 14 REVIEWS Markets.online
Markets.online is an offshore broker. Your money is not safe.

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Markets.online is a forex and CFD broker, offering several account types on a web-based platform. The trading instruments include CFDs on crypto currencies and futures. If you are considering opening an account with them be sure to read this review first.

 

Account type Min. deposit Max. leverage Spreads
Starter Account $250 1:300 2 pips, floating
Average Account $1000 1:300 n/a
Master Account $5000 1:300 n/a

 

Markets.online advantages:

 

CFDs on crypto currencies are available

 

Markets.online offers 30 forex pairs, including exotic currencies such as Russian Rubla, Norwegian Krona, Swedish Krona, Chinese Yuan, Danish Krona, South African Rand and Czech Krona. The broker also offers CFDs on silver, gold, copper, oil, and other commodities like coffee, sugar and wheat, as well as futures, stocks and the Vix index. 

 

Markets.online also offers some crypto currency pairs. On their trading platform we found Litecoin, Dash, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Golem,  Monero, Ripple and Zcash. Still here you may check our list of brokers also offering Bitcoin as a trading option:

 

>>Bitcoin Forex Brokers<<

 

Generous leverage

 

Although the leverage on the tested platform was up to 1:100, on its website Markets.online says the maximum leverage could go up to 1:300 with all the accounts. Having in mind that higher leverage means higher risk, here you can check our list of brokers, offering leverage of up to 1:500 and above:

 

>> Brokers offering at least 1:500 in leverage <<

 

Three account types with a swap-free option

 

Markets.online offers three account types – Standard, Average and Master with a minimum trading volume of 1000 base currency units for all the accounts. The broker also offers the option for a swap-free, Islamic account, where no interest is accrued on positions left open overnight. Here you can check our list of brokers also offering swap-free accounts: 

 

>>Islamic Forex Broker<<

 

Markets.online disadvantages:

 

No credible license

 

There are two companies behind Markets.online - HF& Co. Ltd, which is registered in the Seychelles and Bankxi Ltd, which is based in Bulgaria and process all the payments.

 

HF& Co. Ltd is also registered with the Seychelles Financial Services Authority (FSA), but unlike some well known regulators like the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK, the Cyprus Securities Exchange Commission (CySEC), or the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) the Seychelles FSA has what we call a rather “light” regulatory regime.

 

Fore instance the main requirement for a Seychelles regulated broker is to be locally incorporated and to have a payed up capital of at least 50 000 USD. Another requirement is that the company should have at least 2 shareholders and 2 directors, where a single person can be both - a shareholder and a director.

 

Also, although initially the payed up capital should be deposited at a local Seychelles bank, subsequently it can be used for operational purposes and can be withdrawn.

 

On top of that the broker is allowed to hold all clients funds in its private account, and that is in sharp contrast with the requirements of all regulators in Europe, the US, Australia or Canada, where brokers have to keep their clients money in a segregated, trust account, separated form their own.

 

Bear in mind as well that the minimum operation capital, that all EU regulated brokers are required to maintain at all times is as high as 730 000 EUR. 

 

As a rule of thumb all investments with unregulated brokers or brokers with offshore regulation are quite risky. Unregulated brokers are not legally bound by any fiscal or ethical rules, while a license from an offshore regulator such as the FSA in the Seychelles does not make things much better - FSA simply lacks the resources to oversee internationally operating brokers .

 

On the other hand, a UK regulated FCA broker for example even have to participate in a client compensation scheme, under which traders can receive part of their capital back in case the broker goes insolvent. With FCA brokers the insured capital is up to 85 000 GBP, so here you can check our list of FCA regulated brokers:

 

>>Find FCA regulated Brokers here<<

 

Uncompetitive spreads

 

On its website Markets.online says the spreads with its Average Account are “tights” and with its Master Account - “competitive”. When tested on their platform however the EURUSD spread was between 1,9 and 2 pips, which is way above the levels we usually expect to see with a standard account. Here you can check our list of brokers, offering tighter spreads:

 

>> Lowest spread forex brokers<<

 

Unusual withdraw conditions

 

With Markets.online you can not withdraw less than 100 USD with a credit card or an e-wallet. 

 

In the same time the minimum amount that can be withdrawn via bank wire is 500 USD with the special condition that a profit of at least 500 USD is made before hand. 

 

Besides, in addition to the usual bank charges the broker will charge you 25 USD withdrawal request fee for card and e-wallet transfers and 50 USD for a bank wire transfer.  

 

 

For card payments the broker also takes a 10 USD processing fee in addition to the 25 USD withdrawal fee. Needless to say all those fees are highly unusual with most brokers.

 

No MetaTrader4 available

 

Markets.online offers a web-based trading platform with charts provided by TradingView. The platform has an user friendly interface, in-build array of market indicators and live news stream. 

 

 

It lack however the option for automated trading – feature that has made MetaTrader4 so popular among traders. With MT4 you can even compile your own market indicators and trading bots on a specially designed scripting language - the MQL4. Here you can check our list of brokers offering MetaTrader4:

 

>>Find other MT4 brokers here<<

 

No sufficient information about the payment methods

 

With Markets.online you can deposit or withdraw funds by a credit or debit card or bank wire. The broker also mentions the option for payments via e-wallets, but does not specify which e-wallets are accepted. Here, you can check our list of brokers, offering Skrill as a payment method:

 

>>Skrill Forex brokers<<

 

Conclusion:

 

Markets.online is an offshore broker, offering mediocre spreads, which we can not recommend. In addition the minimum deposit requirement is high and the broker has some highly unusual withdraw conditions.

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Markets.online scam

Scammers. As a newbie to trading was taken in by all the so called help and support I was going to receive. The bank initially would not release 250 USD.should have known then but I allowed it. They took another 250usd without my consent and when you try to call number only get music. If someone called Victor contacts you hang up.

Angi 06/16/2019

Markets.online is a misleading broker

Markets.online is a misleading broker, I lost over $7000 of profit including the whole balance with the help of a professional analyst

They were not allowing me to withdraw my profit or even my deposit the time I wanted to pullout from trading with them


Markets.online is purely a scam broker with misleading and lying account managers

Stay away from this broker it has bad reviews

Dyunisani Ferdinand Mabasa 06/02/2019

Can't withdraw after 7 months of investment

I'm called a liar and a scammer by my so called broker because I'm refusing to"upgrade" my account so I can meet another widrawal requirements, I have never been shouted and yelled at by someone who wants my money so desperately calling me a stupid because I'm listening to the reviews on this platform people complaining about the experience they had 2ith this company I regret i ever trusted them if only I opened a fixed deposit account

Xolile Prudence 05/14/2019

Fraud Markets.online warn warn warn

ppl I'm the victom of Markets.online, I lost 1250$ recently.
Stayaway from markets.online ppl.

anis 05/06/2019

Should have read the Reviwes before investing with them

When I joined I was promised if I deposited an amount of $3100, that they would give an equal amount as bonus. I unfortunately took the option of using their Algorythms system six months ago and have tried to get something back. I had to sign a contract to get the bonus. Now six months have gone and they say that If I want to get out of the contract I have to give 3 months notice. I have given the notice in April , now I wait in anticipation as to what is going to happen to my $8000 they I had on my profile??? After reading all the problems below I am deeply concerned. I am retired and need these funds desperately being a South African citizen.

Alan 04/30/2019

They stealing people's money and don't want to give it back

They went and shut down my account without
refunding my monies because I don't want to
trade manually.I only join because they made
me felt like I was going to be trading on the
meta4 platform

Jeffrey 02/05/2019

watch out

Hi please please stay away to market online please I m now fighting them to give back my money and they are not regulated they dont have lisence please stay away from market.online

nkanyiso 01/11/2019

Scam scam scam stay away

Hello good people

Please never invest your money on marketonline they are group of scammers when you try to withdraw to your money you will struggle until you give up. I have tried to withdraw and failed . I have given up now ii lost $1300 on this unregulated broker

michael 01/11/2019

Markets.Online is a scam

After being contacted over months I decided to give them a try and it was doing well at the beginning I was interested in doing it long term. My first account manager began ignoring my emails and wasn't assisting with trades. I got a second manager and she was more responsive and trading went well. I was then given one really bad trade and it drained my account. A different person kept calling to offer risk free trading to give back the balance and within days of getting back the balance I was given another bad trade and everything is gone down to $200. Before getting to this point my manager stopped responding to emails and didnt call back. When I did get a call they were telling me it was my fault and that I didnt have to let the trade get that bad. They claim that nothing that is left is mine to get back based on a rule on bonus that wasnt stipulated before

A very disgruntled person 01/08/2019

Withdrawal scammed

Market online is bloody scam people should not invest their hard earned money on this unregulated broker . i have been scammed $1300 and when try to withdraw they send me from pillar to post . I regret why i didn't do my research first before making the deposit . And their accounts managers will forced you to use your credit cards and insist on you.

Micahel 01/07/2019

Markets.online trial

I signed up for the free markets.online trial about 2 weeks ago. My trial is almost over and my account is currently +$4897.23 in closed trades but -$8834 in open trades. Just a word warning to anyone considering putting money in, it might make money over the short term but over a longer term there's a good chance it will drain your account. The trading bot doesn't use stop losses, they say it offsets losing positions but it doesn't look like it does. This makes it very risky.

D De Wet 01/05/2019

Withdraw funds and being scammed

I took part with the Global markets trial trading. I deposited $280 and was given $280. Most of my trades have been a loss and only made $125 profit on one trade. When I wanted to withdraw I was told that my turnover had not yet been reached and told to trade further. I had $1183 and the last trade lost me $1096. Now I only have $79 left. I want to close my account and get out my$280. I used my debit card to deposit. Please help me URGENTLY. Thanking you Carol Lowden.

Carol Lowden 12/28/2018

Markets online very problematic

Markets online very problematic when trading by cell phone and they will not let you withdraw your funds. I have begged on numerous occasions to withdraw my funds but they simply refused. My advice to anyone. Please stay away from this trading platform.

I have pleaded with the staff from Markets online to get my initial deposit back with no joy. Please be careful as they will not let you withdraw your money.

Dawie Kruger 10/22/2018

Markets.online scam

I got interested to invest with markets.online to use my money wisely. But to my dismay they insisted me add 250USD from my initial investment of 250USD, which I did so total invested amount is 500USD.

But what so annoying, my account not yet validated due to Proof of Billing I sent is not valid with them, they need my bank account statement as Proof of Billing. This was really scam, they still continue sending me emails & calling my mobile number, but I lost my trust already so I ignored them. But my 500USD, they are not willing to give back to me as they are insisting me to send my bank statement.

Lourdes P. Mergal 08/23/2018
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