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Moneta Markets Review

Steven Hatzakis

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

January 18, 2024

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Moneta Markets offers the MetaTrader suite of platforms as well as a web and mobile app powered by TradingView. While it does support a decent range of third-party features and a growing range of markets, Moneta Markets has limited research and educational offerings.

Moneta Markets
4/5 Stars Overall
  • Minimum Deposit: $50
  • Trust Score: 72
  • Tradeable Symbols (Total): 1016

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thumb_up_off_alt Pros

  • Moneta Markets has regulatory status with one Tier-one jurisdiction, one Tier-2 jurisdiction, and one Tier-4 jurisdiction.
  • PRO Trader web-platform powered by TradingView offers trading from the charts with the ability to drag-and-drop when modifying orders.
  • Moneta Markets CopyTrader powered by Pelican Exchange, and ZuluTrade are available for social copy trading.
  • Offers the MetaTrader suite alongside its PRO Trader and AppTrader platforms powered by TradingView.

thumb_down_off_alt Cons

  • Moneta Markets is not a good choice for low-cost trading unless you deposit $20,000 for its Ultra ECN account.
  • Some modules on Moneta Markets site were outdated, and some simply did not load.
  • Offers a smaller range of markets than leading multi-asset brokers.
  • Despite providing Trading Central add-ons and branded Moneta TV daily video content, Moneta Markets lacks comprehensive, quality market research.
  • There are over 100 educational videos in the Moneta Markets Masters Course, but there is a distinct absence of in-depth written articles.

Overall Summary

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Overall Rating info 4/5 Stars
Trust Score info 72
Offering of Investments 4/5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 4.5/5 Stars
Platform & Tools 4/5 Stars
Research 4/5 Stars
Mobile Trading 4/5 Stars
Education 3.5/5 Stars

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Is Moneta Markets safe?

Trust Score
72
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Moneta Markets is considered Average Risk, with an overall Trust Score of 72 out of 99. Moneta Markets is not publicly traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by one Tier-1 regulator (Highly Trusted), one Tier-2 regulator (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and one Tier-4 regulator (High Risk). Moneta Markets is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC). Learn more about Trust Score.

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Year Founded info 2009
Publicly Traded (Listed) info No
Bank info No
Tier-1 Licenses info 1
Tier-2 Licenses info 1
Tier-3 Licenses info 0
Tier-4 Licenses info 1

Offering of investments

The range of markets available will depend on which Moneta Markets entity and platform you use, with up to 1016 symbols available across various CFD markets including forex, shares, indices, commodities, and metals.

Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrency trading is available at Moneta Markets through CFDs, but not available through trading the underlying asset (e.g. buying Bitcoin). Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents.

The table below summarizes the different investment products available to Moneta Markets clients.

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Forex Trading (Spot or CFDs) info Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total) info 1016
Forex Pairs (Total) info 54
U.S. Stock Trading (Non CFD) info No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD) info No
Social Trading / Copy Trading info Yes
Cryptocurrency (Physical) info No
Cryptocurrency (Derivative) info 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

Trading costs at Moneta Markets vary depending on which of its three account options you choose: the commission-based Moneta Prime ECN and Ultra ECN accounts, or the commission-free Direct STP account. Moneta Markets’ STP account is commission-free although spreads are higher forex trading, compared to its Prine ECN . Likewise, its Ultra ECN account is better than the industry average with tighter spreads and a commission of $2 per round-turn lot, but requires a $20,000 deposit. Overall, Moneta Markets’ pricing can’t yet compete with the best forex brokers.

Spread-only accounts: The Direct STP account boasts an average spread of 1.38 pips for the EUR/USD pair for the month of August 2023.

Commission-based accounts: The Prime ECN account features an average spread of 0.194 pips for the EUR/USD pair (during August 2023), and a commission of $3 per side for every 100,000 units (or $6 per round-trip standard lot). This brings the all-in cost for the Prime ECN account to roughly 0.79 pips (0.19+0.60), which is slightly below the industry average. For comparision, the Ultra ECN account features an even lower commission of $2 round-trip ($1 per side) for traders that deposit $20,000 or more.(

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Minimum Deposit info $50
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard info 1.27 info
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active info 0.79 info
Active Trader or VIP Discounts info No
ACH or SEPA Transfers info No
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw) info No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) info No
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit) info Yes
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw) info Yes

Mobile trading apps

Moneta Markets offers the MetaTrader suite of platforms, as well as the AppTrader mobile app powered by TradingView. Moneta Markets’ AppTrader provides the standard TradingView experience that technical traders appreciate. Moneta Markets also offers a few extra add-ons to enhance the default MetaTrader experience.

Apps overview: Moneta Markets provides AppTrader, powered by TradingView, alongside the full MetaTrader mobile platform suite (MT4 and MT5), which are all available on Google Play for Android and on Apple’s App Store for iOS devices.

Ease of use: Though AppTrader is easy to use, there just isn’t much going on in the app and there remains plenty of room to improve beyond the basic TradingView experience. I’d like to see Moneta Markets mirror some of the web platform’s features on its AppTrader mobile app to more closely unify the experience across devices.

Charting: Charts within AppTrader are powered by TradingView, and match the web version with over 100 indicators available by default. While there is lot to like about AppTrader, the mobile app experience has fewer features than the best brokers in this category. For comparison, Saxo Bank has nearly perfected the art of creating a rich trading experience across devices (even trend lines are synced across platforms).

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Android App info Yes
Apple iOS App info Yes
Mobile Alerts - Basic Fields info Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields info 4
Watchlist Syncing info Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) info 105
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total) info 78
Mobile Charting - Draw Trendlines info Yes
Mobile Charting - Multiple Time Frames info Yes
Mobile Economic Calendar info Yes

Other trading platforms

Moneta Market’s WebTrader platform has a clean layout, but a shallow selection of features, compared to its PRO Trader platform which uses TradingView for charting. For example, there are no news headlines available, and only four watchlist columns in the WebTrader platform.

Platforms overview: Moneta Markets offers you two choices of trading platforms: the MetaTrader platform suite (MT4 and MT5) developed by MetaQuotes Software Corporation, and the Pro Trader web-based platform powered by TradingView.

Charting: The MetaTrader platforms are widely used among technical analysis enthusiasts for their robust charting capabilities, Moneta's AppTrader web platform (powered by TradingView) features equally impressive charting that allows you to add trendlines, indicators, and drawing tools.

Trading tools: The Moneta Markets client portal features a growing selection of trading tools, such as Trading Central’s Market Buzz, Featured Ideas, and Economic Calendar, alongside custom indicators and links to various resources. However, as these features are not integrated within the trading platform, the need to switch back and forth to access these resources can be an incovenience.

Platform usability: The first thing I noticed on the Pro Trader platform is the smooth HTML5 that is now the industry standard for web-based trading apps and the iconic look and feel of the TradingView charts and platform layout. The platform is also incredibly easy to navigate. While beginners may find the Pro Trader platform suitable for their needs, more demanding traders may be left wanting more. For example, complex order types such as a trailing stop-loss are simply not available on Pro Trader.

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Virtual Trading (Demo) info Yes
Proprietary Platform info No
Desktop Platform (Windows) info Yes
Web Platform info Yes
Social Trading / Copy Trading info Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) info Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5) info Yes
DupliTrade info No
ZuluTrade info Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) info 105
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total) info 78
Charting - Trade From Chart info Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields info 4
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Market research

Moneta Markets provides access to good third-party content from Trading Central, but does not otherwise provide much in the way of in-house research, and therefore trails the industry average in this category, far behind research leaders Saxo Bank and IG.

Research overview: Moneta Markets hosts videos from its Moneta TV series, but otherwise its research content is sourced almost entirely from third-party sources – such as the suite of research tools from Trading Central and streaming headlines from FxWirePro – with little-to-no in-house content.

Market news and analysis: Daily market briefings are available on the broker's YouTube channel under the Moneta TV series powered by Trading Central. Both video series follow a consistent daily template with a high-level overview of key market movements. Though a bit plain, the videos are quick snippets that I found to be useful and easy to digest. I would like to see these videos integrated into the platform (and not just the client portal and website), which would make them easier for traders to consume.

Trading Central: Moneta Markets provides access to several third-party research tools from Trading Central, such as Market Buzz, Featured Ideas, and the Economic Calendar. To access these tools, however, clients will need to maintain an account balance of at least $500. For comparison, some of the best forex brokers offer such content and premium tools for all live account holders. Furthermore, these tools are not directly integrated into the trading platform.

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Daily Market Commentary info Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) info Yes
Autochartist info No
Trading Central (Recognia) info Yes
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs info Yes

Education

Moneta Markets’ educational content doesn't offer much beyond the videos available in its Masters Course. The Masters Course covers multiple asset classes, and deftly explores a variety of topics and categories with brief video clips for beginners, and longer videos for more advanced concepts.

Learning center: The Moneta Markets Masters Course features a total of 114 videos that range from just a few minutes to about ten minutes long, many of which I found to be useful.

Room for improvement: I’d like to see Moneta Markets add more content (such as webinars) to its YouTube channel. It would also benefit from an expansion of its published written content, which would help to fill the gap in its educational offering.

Feature Moneta Markets logoMoneta Markets
Education (Forex or CFDs) info Yes
Client Webinars info No
Client Webinars (Archived) info No
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos info Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos info Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) info No

Final thoughts

Testing Moneta Markets left me with a clear takeaway; to compete with the best forex brokers, it needs to enhance its offering in multiple categories. Moneta Markets currently trails the industry average in its research and educational content, and lags behind the best forex brokers in key categories such as trading costs and the availability of mobile trading apps and platforms.

About Moneta Markets

Moneta Markets was founded in 2019, and currently holds regulatory status in Australia with the Australian Securities and Exchange Commission (ASIC) as an Authorised Representative of a regulated broker, and in South Africa with the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA), as well as with the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the Seychelles. The Moneta Markets brand serves over 70,000 clients and handles over $100 billion in monthly trading volume.

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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.

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