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TopFX Review

Steven Hatzakis

November 22nd, 2021
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. This content is intended for information and educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or investment recommendation.

TopFX offers the MetaTrader and cTrader platform suites, and grants access to a medium range of CFD markets and forex pairs. However, TopFX struggles to compete with the best brokers in several categories, including market research and education.

TopFX pros & cons

Pros:

  • MetaTrader 4 and cTrader are both available.
  • Autochartist integration within the cTrader platform.

Cons:

  • No published average spread data for assessing trading costs.
  • Lacks useful market research.
  • MetaTrader 5 is not offered.
  • Educational content is severely limited.

Overall summary

FeatureTopFX
Overall 3.5 Stars
Trust Score66
Offering of Investments 3.5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 3.5 Stars
Platforms & Tools 3.5 Stars
Research 3 Stars
Mobile Trading 3.5 Stars
Education 3 Stars

Is TopFX safe?

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Trust Score

TopFX is considered high-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 66 out of 99. TopFX is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. TopFX is authorised by zero tier-1 regulators (high trust) and one tier-2 regulator (average trust). Learn more about Trust Score.

Regulations Comparison

FeatureTopFX
Year Founded2010
Publicly Traded (Listed) No
Bank No
Tier-1 Licenses0
Tier-2 Licenses1
Tier-3 Licenses0
Trust Score66

Offering of investments

TopFX offers 548 CFDs across a variety of popular asset classes that includes equities, ETFs, commodities, metals, and forex.

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

TopFX offering of investments:

FeatureTopFX
Forex Trading Yes
CFD Trading Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total) 548
Forex Pairs (Total)45
US Stock Trading (Non CFD) No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD) No
Cryptocurrency (Physical) No
Cryptocurrency (CFD) Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading Yes

Commissions and fees

TopFX offers two account types – both of which are available on MetaTrader and cTrader. There’s the spread-only ZERO account, and the commission-based RAW account. The RAW account charges a commission of 2.75 EUR per side (5.50 per round turn standard lot). The minimum deposit depends on your chosen payment method. Keep in mind: there are no average spreads available to assess the true cost of trading with TopFX.

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TMGM pricing summary:

FeatureTopFX
Minimum DepositDepends on payment method
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standardn/a
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Activen/a
Active Trader or VIP Discounts No
Execution: Agency Broker No
Execution: Market Maker Yes

Mobile trading apps

With no proprietary mobile app available, TopFX 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: TopFX offers two mobile trading apps: cTrader and MetaTrader 4 (MT4). iOS and Android versions of both apps are available respectively from the Apple iTunes store and Google Play store.

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TopFX mobile trading:

FeatureTopFX
Android App Yes
Apple iOS App Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields Yes
Watch List Yes
Watch List Syncing No
Charting - Indicators / Studies(Default MT4)
Charting - Draw Trendlines Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave Yes
Forex Calendar Yes

Other trading platforms

TopFX offers both the cTrader and MetaTrader 4 (MT4) trading platforms. Autochartist is integrated directly into cTrader, but MT4 is the standard out-of-the-box developer version, and there are no notable add-ons to help TopFX stand out from amongst the best MetaTrader and cTrader brokers.

Platforms overview: The MetaTrader 4 suite is available at TopFX for macOS and Windows operating systems, alongside the web version that can be accessed via any modern browser.

Charting: The MetaTrader platform suite is known for its robust user-friendly charts. Zooming in and out and rearranging windows and tabs is a breeze on MT4. It also supports the ability to drag and drop from the default list of nearly 50 indicators. cTrader charts are equally impressive with 65 indicators, four chart types, and dozens of drawing tools.

Autochartist: TopFX offers cTrader with Autochartist directly integrated to help traders find investment opportunities.

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TopFX trading platform:

FeatureTopFX
Virtual Trading (Demo) Yes
Proprietary Platform No
Desktop Platform (Windows) Yes
Web Platform Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5) No
cTrader Yes
DupliTrade No
ZuluTrade No
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)(Default MT4)
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)(Default MT4)
Charting - Trade From Chart Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields(Default MT4)
Order Type - Trailing Stop No

Market research

Market research is lacking at TopFX, which puts it at a disadvantage against most of the brokers I’ve reviewed. I couldn’t find any articles, analysis, videos, or market commentary at TopFX, making it a poor choice for market research – especially when compared to the best brokers in this category.

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TopFX research:

FeatureTopFX
Daily Market Commentary No
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) No
Weekly Webinars No
Autochartist Yes
Trading Central (Recognia) Yes
Delkos Research No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs No
Economic Calendar No

Education

Educational content at TopFX is largely absent. TopFX’s Facebook page does feature a quarterly recap of stock earnings, some basic platform tutorials, and a few (albeit very brief) educational videos.

Room for improvement: The addition of written articles and an expansion of its range of educational videos would give a needed boost to TopFX’s learning center. The top brokers in this category offer educational videos and articles, and sometimes even quizzes and progress tracking to help you learn about trading and investing. TopFX has lots of space to improve in this category.

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TopFX education:

FeatureTopFX
Has Education - Forex or CFDs No
Client Webinars No
Client Webinars (Archived) No
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos No
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) No

Final thoughts

TopFX has built a good foundation for its platform offering by making both MT4 and cTrader available. It offers a decent variety of instruments, with 548 symbols and 45 forex pairs.

However, TopFX doesn’t offer MT5 or the larger range of markets typically offered by the leading brokers. Moreover, market research is practically non-existent on the TopFX platform, and it lacks meaningful educational content. Finally, publishing its average spread data each month would highlight the true value of its pricing across its two main account types.

About TopFX

Founded in 2010, TopFX is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Investment Commission (CySEC) and in Seychelles is a brand of Fondex Limited which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

2021 Review Methodology

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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." Learn more.


About the Author

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. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.








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