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Trading forex (currencies) in India is popular among residents. While recommended, forex brokers are not required to become authorised by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to accept residents of India as customers.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India is the financial regulatory body in India. Website: https://www.sebi.gov.in. We recommend India residents also follow the SEBI on Twitter, https://twitter.com/sebi_india.
The SEBI was established in 1988 as a non-statutory body and given powers with the SEBI Act 1992. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Securities and Exchange Board of India webpage on Wikipedia.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 65% and 82% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Best Forex Brokers India
To find the best forex brokers in India, we created a list of all brokers that list India as a country they accept new customers from. We then ranked brokers by their Overall ranking.
Here is our list of the best forex brokers in India.
- IG - Best overall broker 2021, most trusted
- Saxo Bank - Best for research, trusted global brand
- Interactive Brokers - Great for professionals and institutions
- City Index - Excellent all-round offering
- FOREX.com - Great all-round offering
- eToro - Best copy trading platform
- AvaTrade - Multiple trading platform options
India Forex Brokers Comparison
Compare India authorised forex and CFDs brokers side by side using the forex broker comparison tool or the summary table below. This broker list is sorted by the firm's ForexBrokers.com Overall ranking.
|Forex Broker||Accepts IN Residents||Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard||Minimum Initial Deposit||Overall||Visit Site|
|FP Markets||Yes||1.140||$100 AUD||N/A|
How to Verify SEBI Authorisation
To identify if a forex broker is authorised by the SEBI, the first step is to identify the registration number from the disclosure text at the bottom of the broker's homepage. For example, here's the key disclosure text from Interactive Broker’s website,
INTERACTIVE BROKERS (INDIA) PVT. LTD. is a member of NSE, BSE [http://www.sebi.gov.in]. Regn. No. SEBI Registration No. INZ000217730; NSDL: IN-DP-NSDL-301-2008. CIN-U67120MH2007FTC170004. Registered Office: 502/A, Times Square, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400059, India. Tel: +91-22-61289888 / Fax: +91-22-61289898.
Next, look up the FSP number on the financial register available on the SEBI's website to validate that the broker is currently authorized in India.
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