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Trading forex (currencies) in Portugal is popular among residents. While recommended, forex brokers are not required to become authorised by the Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) to accept residents of Portugal as customers.
The Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários is the financial regulatory body in Portugal. Website: https://www.cmvm.pt. We also recommend residents of Portugal follow the CMVM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CMVM_pt.
The CMVM was established in 1991 and is responsible for making sure financial markets are stable, mediating conflicts between financial entities, and assisting the Finance Minister with other tasks. For a historical breakdown, here's a link to the Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários webpage on Wikipedia.
Best Forex Brokers Portugal
Here is our list of the best forex brokers in Portugal.
- Saxo Bank - Best VIP client experience
- IG - Best Overall Broker 2020
- Swissquote - Best banking services
- Plus500 - Best for beginners overall
- Interactive Brokers - Best for professionals
- FOREX.com - Great platforms and pricing
- City Index - Excellent all around offering
- FXCM - Well-rounded offering
- XTB - Best customer service, great platform
Portugal Forex Brokers Comparison
Compare Portugal 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 Trust Score.
|Forex Broker||Accepts PT Residents||Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard||Minimum Initial Deposit||Trust Score||Overall||Visit Site|
|FP Markets||Yes||1.140||$100 AUD||81||N/A|
How to Verify CMVM Authorisation
Unfortunately, the CMVM does not provide a list of authorized forex brokers; however, residents can contact the CMVM directly to verify authorisation.
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