Realtime Forex SA was established in January 2000 by the partners of Gay, Glauser & Cie who are a Swiss company with roots dating back to 1995. After undergoing a period of growth, Forex SA became Switzerland’s first online market maker for FX trading.
However, in March 2009 Realtime Forex SA decided to split its activities in two entities following a change to the banking regulations in Switzerland. It was then that RTFX Ltd was created and since then the company has held a broker/dealer license with the Malta Financial Services Authority.
RTFX.com’s Special FX:
Training is a key component for any Forex brokerage and at FTFX there’s a wealth of video tutorials, and seminars aspiring traders can take advantage of. This aspect of RTFX is undoubtedly valuable; however, the site’s managed service accounts that really make it stand out from the crowd.
Although priced for top end traders, the luxury of having an experienced team of professionals trading for you is something that helps set RTFX apart from the crowd. When choosing a managed account there are three options:
Conservative Strategy: This strategy invests in the EUR/USD market with a small allocation in EUR/JPY and has an average return rate of 26.95% on minimum deposits of €10,000.
Standard Strategy: This is a moderately aggressive strategy geared towards Forex investors willing to accept more substantial risks. The average return rate for this account is 67.83% on deposits of €15,000+
Dynamic Strategy: This is a very speculative EUR/USD strategy, with a small EUR/JPY allocation. Users choosing this account can expect an average return rate of 31.64% return rate on minimum deposits of €25,000.
Designed by professionals in the foreign exchange market, the Trader platform is able to intelligently adapt to a user’s level of experience and investment. Indeed, for beginners this platform provides a simple and effortless user interface that is easy to adapt to. However, professional traders will also find it useful thanks to its advanced features and configuration possibilities.
The main features of RTFX.com’s Trader are: Multi-window management, highly customizable, integrated news feeds and advanced charts.
Thanks to the diversity of the Trader platform, RTFX is able to offer four different accounts with varying levels of risk.
Demo Account: For the beginner the practice account comes complete with a €35,000 virtual bankroll and access to the live market.
Silver Account: Traders with a little bit of money to invest can gain access to the FX market through the Silver account option with a minimum deposit of €2,500. For that they get fixed spreads from 2.8 pips on major (e.g. EUR/USD) or ECN spreads of ± 0.8 pips on EUR/USD. Moreover, they get leverage of 1:100.
Gold Account: For those with more experience and capital to invest the Gold account offers tight spreads and increased access to analytical commentary for a minimum deposit of €10,000. Fixed spreads on this account start from 1.8 pips on EUR/USD and ENC spreads from EUR/USD ± 0.5 pips. Finally, leverage on this account is 1:100.
Platinum Account: The option for the professional trader, this account requires a minimum deposit of €135,000 and offers low ECN spreads of EUR/USD ± 0.3 pips. On top of the traders can utilise a leverage of 1:100 as well as receive exclusive market updates and commentary.