ForexBrokers.com is committed to the highest ethical standards and reviews services independently. Learn How We Make Money

Admirals Review

Steven Hatzakis

Written by Steven Hatzakis
Edited by John Bringans
Fact-checked by Blain Reinkensmeyer

February 08, 2024

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 73% of retail CFD accounts lose money. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Traders choose Admirals (formerly Admiral Markets) for its excellent investor education and advanced MetaTrader features — such as the Supreme add-ons — alongside an extensive range of shares, forex and CFD markets, and premium research content.

Admirals
4.5/5 Stars Overall
  • Minimum Deposit: $100
  • Trust Score: 93
  • Tradeable Symbols (Total): 8702

travel_explore Can I open an account with this broker?

Use our country selector tool to view available brokers in your country.

Admirals pros & cons

thumb_up_off_alt Pros

  • Founded in 2011, Admirals is regulated in four Tier-1 jurisdictions, three Tier-2 jurisdictions, and one Tier-4 jurisdiction.
  • Admirals offers advanced MetaTrader features such as the StereoTrader dashboard and Supreme indicators.
  • Premium Analytics features Dow Jones News, sentiment analysis from Acuity Trading, and Trading Central signals.
  • Outstanding educational content.
  • Offers 8,702 tradeable symbols across CFDs, forex pairs, and exchange-traded securities via the Admiral Invest account.
  • Offers 3,800 tradeable symbols across multiple asset classes for MetaTrader 5.
  • Provides a unique set of volatility protection tools for managing risk.
  • Competitive pricing (typical spreads of 0.8 on Admiral's Trade account and similar pricing on the Zero account type).
  • Holds indemnity insurance with Lloyd's of London for up to 100,000 euro per customer in Cyprus.

thumb_down_off_alt Cons

  • Admirals AS is the sole liquidity provider (market-maker) for all its group companies.
  • Spreads on the commission-free Trade account are in-line with the industry average of 0.8 pips for EUR/USD (based on July 2021 data).
  • Maximum contract size limited to 100 lots on the MT5 Trade account — compared to 200 on Zero MT5 account.
  • The social trading feature is new to Admirals, but doesn't yet stack up against competitors like eToro and ZuluTrade.
  • Admirals App continues to evolve year-over-year yet still trails behind the best brokers in the mobile app category.

Overall Summary

Feature Admirals logoAdmirals
Overall Rating info 4.5/5 Stars
Trust Score info 93
Offering of Investments 4.5/5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 4.5/5 Stars
Platform & Tools 4/5 Stars
Research 4/5 Stars
Mobile Trading 4/5 Stars
Education 4.5/5 Stars

ForexBrokers.com has been reviewing online forex brokers for over six years, and our reviews are the most cited in the industry. Each year, we collect thousands of data points and publish tens of thousands of words of research. Here's how we test.

Is Admirals safe?

Trust Score
93
ForexBrokers.com

Admirals is considered Highly Trusted, with an overall Trust Score of 93 out of 99. Admirals is not publicly traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by four Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), two Tier-2 regulators (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and one Tier-4 regulator (High Risk). Admirals is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Learn more about Trust Score.

Feature Admirals logoAdmirals
Year Founded info 2001
Publicly Traded (Listed) info No
Bank info No
Tier-1 Licenses info 4
Tier-2 Licenses info 3
Tier-3 Licenses info 0
Tier-4 Licenses info 1

Admirals platforms and tools

2024 Review Methodology

At ForexBrokers.com, our reviews of online forex brokers and their products and services are based on our collected data as well as the observations and qualified opinions of our expert researchers. Each year we publish tens of thousands of words of research on the top forex brokers and monitor dozens of international regulator agencies (read more about how we calculate Trust Score here).

Our research team conducts thorough testing on a wide range of features, products, services, and tools (collecting and validating thousands of data points in the process). We test all available trading platforms for each broker – whether they are proprietary or come from third-party providers – and evaluate them based on a host of data-driven variables.

We also take an in-depth look at each broker’s commissions and fees, such as bid/ask spreads – including the average spread data for some of the most popular forex currency pairs. We research other trading costs, such as inactivity or custody fees, minimum deposit requirements, VIP rebates and/or discounts, and a range of other important fee-based data points.

Some of the other important research categories that are factored into our testing include mobile trading accessibility and capability, availability of market research and educational content, and each broker’s overall Trust Score.

All content on ForexBrokers.com is handwritten by a writer, fact-checked by a member of our research team, and edited and published by an editor. Generative AI tools are not a part of our content creation or product testing processes. Our ratings, rankings, and opinions are entirely our own, and the result of our extensive research and decades of collective experience covering the forex industry. Read our Generative AI policy to learn more.

Read our full explanation and accounting of our research and testing process to learn more about how we test.

Forex Risk Disclaimer

There is a very high degree of risk involved in trading securities. With respect to margin-based foreign exchange trading, off-exchange derivatives, and cryptocurrencies, there is considerable exposure to risk, including but not limited to, leverage, creditworthiness, limited regulatory protection and market volatility that may substantially affect the price, or liquidity of a currency or related instrument. It should not be assumed that the methods, techniques, or indicators presented in these products will be profitable, or that they will not result in losses. Read more on forex trading risks.

Popular Forex Guides

More Forex Guides

Popular Forex Broker Reviews


Compare Admirals Competitors

Select one or more of these brokers to compare against Admirals.

Compare Brokers
Show all unfold_more

About the Editorial Team

Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. A forex industry expert and an active fintech and crypto researcher, Steven advises blockchain companies at the board level and holds a Series III license in the U.S. as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA).

John Bringans
John Bringans

John Bringans is the Senior Editor of ForexBrokers.com. An experienced media professional, John has close to a decade of editorial experience with a background that includes key leadership roles at global newsroom outlets. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University, and conducts research on forex and the financial services industry while assisting in the production of content.

Blain Reinkensmeyer
Blain Reinkensmeyer

Blain Reinkensmeyer has 20 years of trading experience with over 2,500 trades placed during that time. He heads research for all U.S.-based brokerages on StockBrokers.com and is respected by executives as the leading expert covering the online broker industry. Blain’s insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets.

73% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.

close