The Preferential Choice for Professional Traders

As an elective professional trader with a Markets.com professional account you are able to access a range of unique advantages, such as increased leverage, preferential trading conditions and your own dedicated personal account manager.

Unique Trading Conditions

Because professional traders have more skill and experience than retail clients, they are not subject to recent regulatory product interventions.

Leverage Limits & Margin Rates
AssetProfessional Clients
Major FX Pairs300:1
Major Indices200:1
Gold200:1
Commodities150:1
Equities10:1
Cryptocurrencies10:1

Am I Eligible to Become a Pro Trader?

To become a professional trader with Markets.com, you must fulfil at least 2 of the below criteria:

  • The size of your financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits, exceeds €500,000.
  • You work or have previously worked in the financial sector for at least one year in a professional position.
  • You have carried out transactions, in significant size, on the relevant market at an average frequency of 10 per quarter over the previous 4 quarters.
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Enhanced Trading

As an elective professional you may be eligible to request for a lower spread profile. Additionally, you can take greater advantage of all the Markets.com tools, including premium analysis reports and the opportunity to request instruments to be added to the platform. What’s more, every pro trader gets their own personal account manager, on call whenever you need them.

Protections you waive as a Pro Trader

There are several regulatory requirements in place to protect retail traders. When you switch to a Professional Trader account, you waive those protections and therefore take on more risks.

Take careful note of the protections that do not apply to professional traders:

  • Restrictions on CFDs: Following ESMA’s product intervention measures lapse, national regulators in Europe have issued their own national product intervention measures imposing certain leverage restrictions on CFDs, prohibition of trading incentives, margin close out at an account level at 50% etc. By electing to become a professional client any such protections will not be applicable for you and we won’t be required to impose these measures on your account and trading.
  • Disclosures: you will be given fewer information disclosures with regard to Safecap, its services, products and financial instruments such as Contracts for Difference (“CFDs”) (for example on costs, commissions, fees and charges, information on risks associated with CFDs or any other articular product). Also, we might use more sophisticated language when communicating with our professional clients rather than the simple and clear language we are obliged to use with our retail clients.
  • Order Execution: You will still be entitled to receive Best Execution under regulatory requirements. However:
    1. we are not required to prioritise the overall price and costs of the transaction as being the most important factor in achieving Best Execution for you;
    2. we do not need to inform you of material difficulties relevant to the proper carrying out of your order(s) promptly;
    3. should we provide you with periodic statements, we are not required to provide them as frequently or as detailed as for Retail Clients.
  • Safeguarding of funds: As a professional client, we will continue to keep your funds segregated in the same way as before, however, we are not required to notify you of whether interest is payable on it.
  • Investor Compensation Fund: you will not be entitled to compensation under the Investor Compensation Fund for clients of Cypriot Investment Firms, as available for Retail Clients.

CySEC (EU)

  • Client’s funds are kept in segregated bank accounts
  • FSCS Investor Compensation up to EUR20,000
  • Negative Balance Protection

Products

  • CFD
  • Share Dealing
  • Strategy Builder

Markets.com, operated by Safecap Investments Limited (“Safecap”) Regulated by CySEC under licence no. 092/08 and FSCA under licence no. 43906.

FSC (GLOBAL)

  • Clients’ funds kept in segregated bank accounts
  • Electronic Verification
  • Negative Balance Protection

Products

  • CFD
  • Strategy Builder

Markets.com, operated by TradeTech Markets (BVI) Limited (“TTMBVI”) Regulated by the BVI Financial Services Commission (‘FSC’) under licence no. SIBA/L/14/1067.

FCA (UK)

  • Client’s funds are kept in segregated bank accounts
  • FSCS Investor Compensation up to GBP85,000
    *depending on criteria and eligibility
  • Negative Balance Protection

Products

  • CFD
  • Spread Bets
  • Strategy Builder

Markets.com operated by TradeTech Alpha Limited (“TTA”) Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) under licence number 607305.

ASIC (AU)

  • Clients’ funds kept in segregated bank accounts
  • Electronic Verification
  • Negative Balance Protection

Products

  • CFD

Markets.com, operated by Tradetech Markets (Australia) Pty Limited (‘TTMAU”) Holds Australian Financial Services Licence no. 424008 and is regulated in the provision of financial services by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”).

FSCA (ZA)

  • Clients’ funds kept in segregated bank accounts
  • Negative Balance Protection

Products

  • CFD
  • Strategy Builder

Markets.com, operated by TradeTech Markets (South Africa) (Pty) Limited (“TTMSA”) Regulated by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (‘FSCA’) under the licence no. 46860.

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