- Lowest spread from 0.1.
- Cryptocurrency trading is available
- Investment funds with most profitable and stable global stocks.
- Copy trading is available.
- Does not accept US traders
- No bonus offer
The broker used to offer a RAMM account option, but this is no longer mentioned anywhere at the site. The main selling point of the operation is its wide selection of trading platforms and its supposedly very narrow spreads.
Founded in 2008, the operation is more than a decade old. During that time, it has amassed plenty of trader feedback. The good news is that the vast majority of this feedback is positive. Most traders have appreciated their NordFX experience. Those who haven’t, have complained about spread manipulation, Stop Loss hunting and some issues regarding the manipulation of traders’ funds.
The company behind the NordFX brand is NFX Capital Vu Inc. The actual address of the corporate entity is VANTU HOUSE 133 SANTINA PARADE, ELLUK, PORT VILA, EFATE, VANUATU.
That makes it clear that we are dealing with an offshore broker here. Indeed, according to the documents provided to us by NordFX, the brokerage is licensed by Vanuatu’s VFSC.
According to the same documents however, the corporate entity behind the brand is a certain NordFX, which is headquartered in Cyprus. It is also licensed by the local CySEC, which makes it MiFID-compliant. The CySEC license number of the broker is 209/13.
What’s interesting is that while we accessed the official site of the broker from within the EU, we were presented with the international site, which features the above detailed Vanuatu credentials.
In addition to the above, the broker is apparently also regulated/licensed in India, by the local SEBI.
As the above makes it clear, on the regulatory front, NordFX looks very good.
Are there any other reasons though why the rank-and-file trader should sign up?
In 2019, for the 3rd year in a row, NordFX was named the Best Cryptocurrency Broker by FXDailyInfo. In addition to that, the broker is the proud possessor of several other industry awards too.
Above and beyond prestige, NordFX delivers value-wise as well. As mentioned, the spreads offered by the broker are some of the best in the business. The maximum available leverage is 1:1,000, and that is nothing to sneeze at either.
Order execution should not take longer than 5 seconds, though this is obviously only valid for markets with high liquidity, under normal market conditions. NordFX also offers direct ECN access.
In addition to its regular trading platforms, the broker has also made mobile platforms available, through which users can trade on the go.
NordFX Account Types
It is hardly surprising that NordFX picked up several awards for its crypto CFD trading features. The broker offers a separate account type to those looking for exposure to this new and dynamic asset class.
NordFX’s most basic account type is the Fix one, which features a minimum deposit of $10. The spread on this account type starts from 2 pips, so it is rather substantial.
The maximum leverage is 1:1000.
The Fix account features some 28 FX pairs, as well as gold and silver. Cryptocurrencies have been made available through a different website. What’s interesting about the Fix account is that it supports account balances in USD, BTC and ETH too.
The Pro account raises the stakes a bit, but it remains very accessible to the average trader. The minimum required deposit for this account type is $250. For that money, traders who register for such an account, get spreads starting from just 0.9 pips – quite an improvement over the Fix Account.
Some 33 FX pairs, several metals and cryptocurrencies can be traded through this account. In all other respects, the trading conditions are the same as on the Fix Account.
The Zero Account features ECN access. Its minimum deposit requirement is just $500. The spreads here start from 0 pips, but in exchange for that, traders pay a commission of 0.0035% per trade per side.
This account type offers full access to the tradable asset selection of the brokerage.
Interestingly, the EU version of the broker’s site lists different account types. This selection consists of four entries.
The Bronze Account features orders starting from 250 EUR. This account type does not offer any special privileges trading fees-wise. Those who opt for it, will gain access to some 170 tradable assets.
The Silver Account takes the game to a very different level. The orders accepted by this account start at 2,500 EUR. Traders who opt for this account get a 25% discount on their trading fees. In addition to it, they also secure the services of a personal account representative.
The Gold Account features orders starting from 10,000 EUR. Those who can afford to trade at this level, will only pay 50% of the regular fees associated with trading. They also get dedicated account managers and priority support.
The fourth account type is the Premium one, featuring orders that start at 25,000 EUR. This option is obviously out of the reach of most rank-and-file traders. The trading fee discount on this account type is a massive 70%. Dedicated account managers and priority support are obviously parts of the Premium package.
The broker rewards market makers with an 0.02% commission. Takers are the only ones who pay fees. These fees amount to 0.09%.
Platform & Tools
|Desktop Platform (Windows)|
|Desktop Platform (Mac)|
|Social Trading / Copy Trading|
|MetaTrader 4 (MT4)|
|MetaTrader 5 (MT5)|
|Charting - Drawing Tools(Total)|
|Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)|
|Order Type - Trailing Stop|
NordFX’s focus is on MetaQuotes’ trading platform suite. MT4, MT5 and MetaTrader 4 MultiTerminal are all supported.
In NordFX’s take, MT5 is aimed at cryptocurrency trading. It supports some 7 order types, as well as a handy volume-assessment tool.
Needless to say, MT5 comes with a plethora of drawing tools and technical indicators. Its charting capabilities are superb. Traders are free to make use of expert advisors and custom scripts.
The Strategy Tester allows traders to put their EA/custom script combos to the test, without risking real money. A live news stream is also part of the NordFX MT5 package.
MT4 on the other hand is meant for FX and precious metals trading. MT4’s virtues are numerous and well-known. The platform supports a huge number of time frames, market- and instant execution, several order types as well as superb charting.
Scores of technical indicators come pre-installed with the software that can be downloaded for free, from the NordFX website.
Traders can also create and install custom technical indicators. MT4 supports live news streams, to prop up the fundamental component of trading analysis.
The MultiTerminal version of MT4, coupled with the PAMM accounts that are available, is aimed at advanced and professional traders who juggle multiple accounts. It retains all the essential MT4 features and it delivers them in a user-friendly package.
This platform allows for the automatic or manual distribution of trade volumes across the accounts.
The iPhone and iPad as well as the Android versions of MT4 are just as well known. They deliver most of the features of the full MT4 package, in a portable form.
What this means is that traders can exercise complete control over their trading accounts, through their mobile phones.
They get to trade directly from the charts, using a number of different order types. The mobile platform supports 7 different time frames and no fewer than 30 technical indicators.
The data usage is minimal and the interfaces are as user friendly as it gets.
The broker also offers traders a number of interesting trading tools. These include an Economic Calendar, a trading signal service, a trader's calculator as well as a VPS service.
Unlike most of its peers, NordFX has made cryptocurrencies a top priority in regards to tradable assets. Even through its most basic account types, traders can access 15 currency pairs involving crypto. Some 28 FX pairs, 6 CFD-based indices and metals are also available in this most basic account-package.
The top account features a rather similar selection of tradable assets, with the only difference that instead of 28, it offers 33 currency pairs.
Commission & Fees
The trading fees incurred by NordFX clients are mostly due to the spread. On the most basic account type, spreads start from 2 pips - which is quite steep indeed.
On the top account type (the Zero one) spreads start from 0 pips. This setup charges traders a commission of 0.0035% per trade (each side).
The broker does not charge any fees on deposits and withdrawals. Overnight positions are rolled over. As such, they incur a swap/rollover fee, which depends on the nature of the traded asset.
Research & Education
|Daily Market Commentary|
|Trading Central (Recognia)|
|Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs|
|Client Webinars (Archived)|
|Videos - Beginner Trading Videos|
|Calendar Includes Forexcasts|
|Economic News Sentiment|
|Trade Ideas - Backtesting|
NordFX's education section features a Learning Center, a Glossary of Terms and a special section for Forex tutorials. Most of the video tutorials are only available to registered users.
The tutorials seem to cover everything from beginner courses to advanced concepts, trading strategies and MetaTrader lessons.
In addition to the above, the Learning Center also features a handy Economic Calendar, which can prove useful for fundamental analysis.
Overall, the educational side of the operation is fairly run-of-the-mill. There are no special surprises here.
NordFX’s customer service can be contacted through an email form, as well as through phone. Several toll-free phone numbers are available: +86 108 4053677 for China, +911204533777 for India and 88043334516 for Russia.
The direct email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Charting - Draw Trend Lines|
|Charting - Can Turn Horizontally|
|Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators|
|Watchlist - Syncing|
|Trading - Forex|
|Trading - CFDs|
|Alerts - Basic Fields|
Mobile platforms-wise, the broker features iOS and Android versions of MT4. These apps offer trading off the charts, seven time frames, as well as some 30 technical indicators.
NordFX is a serious trading destination. It is well regulated with many trading platform options and its reputation is more than decent. It is indeed great for the trading of cryptocurrency CFDs.