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LegacyFx Review

Steven Hatzakis

Written by Steven Hatzakis
Edited by John Bringans
Fact-checked by Joey Shadeck

Published January 10, 2022
Last modified September 12, 2022
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74-89% 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.

LegacyFX is a plain-vanilla MetaTrader 5 (MT5) broker that offers a medium range of CFD markets and forex pairs. It has built a good foundation of research offerings, and its investor education content is on par with the industry average. Overall, LegacyFX still has room to grow, and trails behind the best MetaTrader brokers.

LegacyFX
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  • Minimum Initial Deposit: $500
  • Trust Score: 75
  • Tradeable Symbols (Total): 425

thumb_up_off_alt Pros

  • MetaTrader 5 is available.
  • Regulated primarily in Cyprus.
  • Good variety of videos for research and education.

thumb_down_off_alt Cons

  • Ebooks lack detail, and the educational user interface is outdated.
  • The research section lacks written materials.
  • Educational content is too video-focused.
  • No average spread data was published to assess trading costs.
  • Silver account spreads appear expensive at 1.6.

Overall Summary

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Overall Rating starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Trust Score 75
Offering of Investments starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Commissions & Fees starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Platform & Tools starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Research starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Mobile Trading starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Education starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

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Is LegacyFX safe?

Trust Score
75
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LegacyFX is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 75 out of 99. LegacyFX is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. LegacyFX is authorised by one tier-1 regulators (high trust) and one tier-2 regulator (average trust). LegacyFX is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Learn more about Trust Score.


Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Year Founded 2012
Publicly Traded (Listed) No
Bank No
Tier-1 Licenses 1
Tier-2 Licenses 1
Tier-3 Licenses 0

Offering of investments

LegacyFX offers 425 CFDs across a variety of popular asset classes that includes equities, ETFs, commodities, metals, forex and cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents.

Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Forex Trading Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total) 425
Forex Pairs (Total) 41
U.S. Stock Trading (Non CFD) No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD) No
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes
Cryptocurrency (Physical) No
Cryptocurrency (CFD) Yes
Disclaimers Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients).

Commissions and fees

The range of accounts available from LegacyFX will vary, depending on whether you choose its EU entity regulated by CySEC, or its international entity in Vanuatu. Unfortunately, there are no average spreads available to assess the true cost of trading with LegacyFX, which is something I’ve come to expect from the best brokers in this category.

EU entity: LegacyFX offers three account types for EU residents – Silver, Gold, and Platinum – which require a minimum deposit of $500, $5,000, and $25,000, respectively. Advertised spreads are lowest on the Platinum account and slightly higher on the Gold account. The Silver account has considerably higher trading costs, with the lowest minimum spread as high as 1.6 pips on the EUR/USD.

Vanuatu entity: LegacyFX offers seven account types for international clients, including Standard (minimum deposit $500), Bronze ($1,000), Silver ($3,000), Gold ($5,000), Platinum ($10,000), Premium ($25,000) and VIP ($50,000). The account type determines your level of client support – such as mentoring and the ability to speak with the trading desk – and the range of access to trading tools.

Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Minimum Initial Deposit $500
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard 0
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active 0
Active Trader or VIP Discounts Yes
Execution: Agency Broker No
Execution: Market Maker No

Mobile trading apps

With no proprietary mobile app available, LegacyFX trails behind industry leaders such as IG and Saxo Bank. For our top picks among trading apps, read our guide to Best Forex Trading Apps.

Apps overview: Since LegacyFX is a MetaTrader-only broker, iOS and Android versions of the MT5 app come standard and are both available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play store, respectively. MetaTrader 4 (MT4) is not available.

Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Android App Yes
Apple iOS App Yes
Mobile Alerts - Basic Fields Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields 7
Watchlist Syncing No
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 30
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total) 15
Mobile Charting - Draw Trendlines Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames No
Forex Calendar No

Other trading platforms

LegacyFX is a MetaTrader-only broker. It offers the standard, no-frills MT5 experience. LegacyFX does make the Autochartist plugin available, but otherwise there are no notable add-ons to help LegacyFX stand out from amongst the best MetaTrader brokers.

Platforms overview: The full MetaTrader suite – for desktop and web – is available at LegacyFX. The desktop trading platform is available for the macOS and Windows operating systems, and the web version can be easily accessed via any modern browser.

Charting: The MetaTrader platform suite is known for its robust user-friendly charts. With the ability to drag and drop nearly 50 indicators, rearrange multiple windows and tabs, and zoom in and out, charting is a breeze on MT5.

Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Virtual Trading (Demo) Yes
Proprietary Platform No
Desktop Platform (Windows) Yes
Web Platform Yes
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) No
MetaTrader 5 (MT5) Yes
DupliTrade No
ZuluTrade No
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 30
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total) 15
Charting - Trade From Chart Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields 7

Market research

LegacyFX’s research offering is close to the industry average. It has a decent library of video content – though the layout feels outdated – but it lacks a solid offering of written articles. LegacyFX has created something it can build on here, but is still far behind the best brokers in this category.

Research overview: LegacyFX houses its research offering within the Trading Tools section of its website. There, I found an economic calendar, trading signals from Autochartist, along with daily analysis videos that each focus on one or two particular currency pairs.

Market news and analysis: The market news section on LegacyFX’s website displays articles in headline format, which can be expanded to reveal additional information in a bulleted format. I thought the market news headlines were just OK – I didn’t find research articles at LegacyFX, which left me wanting more.

Autochartist: LegacyFX provides trading signals from Autochartist, a provider of research solutions for the forex and CFD industry. Autochartist is available as a plugin for MT5 at LegacyFX, and is also found in the Trading Tools section under Market Reports.

Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Daily Market Commentary Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) No
Autochartist Yes
Trading Central (Recognia) No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs No

Education

LegacyFX’s educational offering is in line with the industry average – at least when it comes to its video content. Their educational Academy section is well organized, with video courses and lessons arranged by experience level.

However, LegacyFX’s range of written materials is limited to roughly a dozen ebooks – all of which I found to be overly basic. By and large, LegacyFX simply falls behind the best brokers in this category.

Learning center: The educational content includes at least ten beginner videos as well as more advanced recordings as part of LegacyFX’s Academy. Additional videos are archived on the broker’s YouTube channel.

Room for improvement: Adding more written material will help balance LegacyFX’s educational offering. As it is, there are practically no articles besides their ebooks – which I found to be lacking in detail.

Feature LegacyFX logoLegacyFX
Has Education - Forex or CFDs Yes
Client Webinars Yes
Client Webinars (Archived) Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) Yes

Final thoughts

As a MetaTrader-only broker, LegacyFX offers a decent variety of instruments with 425 symbols and 41 forex pairs – all available on MT5.

Overall, however, LegacyFX struggles to compete with the best MetaTrader brokers. Publishing its average spread data each month, as well as improving its research and education offerings would help elevate LegacyFX, and bring it closer to the industry leaders.

About LegacyFX

Founded in 2012, LegacyFX is a brand of A.N. Allnew Investments Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Investment Commission (CySEC); and AN ALL NEW INVESTMENTS (VA), regulated by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC).

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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.

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About the Author

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.


Joey Shadeck
Joey Shadeck

Joey Shadeck is the Content Strategist and Research Analyst for ForexBrokers.com. He holds dual degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University, and has been an active trader and investor for close to ten years. An industry veteran, Joey obtains and verifies data, conducts research, and analyzes and validates our content.


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