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
- MetaTrader 4 and cTrader are both available.
- Autochartist integration within the cTrader platform.
- No published average spread data for assessing trading costs.
- Lacks useful market research.
- MetaTrader 5 is not offered.
- Educational content is severely limited.
|Offering of Investments|
|Commissions & Fees|
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Is TopFX safe?
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.
|Publicly Traded (Listed)||No|
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:
|Tradeable Symbols (Total)||548|
|Forex Pairs (Total)||45|
|US Stock Trading (Non CFD)||No|
|Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)||No|
|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.
TMGM pricing summary:
|Minimum Deposit||Depends on payment method|
|Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard||n/a|
|All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active||n/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.
TopFX mobile trading:
|Apple iOS App||Yes|
|Alerts - Basic Fields||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|
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.
TopFX trading platform:
|Virtual Trading (Demo)||Yes|
|Desktop Platform (Windows)||Yes|
|Social Trading / Copy-Trading||Yes|
|MetaTrader 4 (MT4)||Yes|
|MetaTrader 5 (MT5)||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 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.
|Daily Market Commentary||No|
|Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)||No|
|Trading Central (Recognia)||Yes|
|Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs||No|
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.
|Has Education - Forex or CFDs||No|
|Client Webinars (Archived)||No|
|Videos - Beginner Trading Videos||No|
|Videos - Advanced Trading Videos||No|
|Investor Dictionary (Glossary)||No|
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.
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).
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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.