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ACY Securities Review 2022

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The Big Picture

“ACY Securities is a Forex and CFD broker offering access to over 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs, all through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.”

ACY Securities is a Forex and CFD broker founded in 2011 and is the official trading sponsor of the Australian Turf Club. The broker is authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and has a second entity with the name ACY Capital Australia Limited (ACY LTD), which is regulated offshore by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC).

The broker offers users the ability to access over 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs, all through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.

There are three main account types available called Standard, ProZero and Bespoke. Standard accounts are commission-free whereas ProZero and Bespoke accounts are commission-based. Demo and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available. There are multiple funding options available including debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay. Deposits are also fee-free.

ACY Securities offers a variety of market research and education material including news, market analysis, a trading course, live webinars and an eBook. The broker also provides multilingual customer service 24/5 via a contact form, phone, live chat and email.

Pros: Cons:
  • ASIC regulated.
  • 1,600+ financial CFD instruments available.
  • Leverage up to 1:500
  • Spreads from 0.0 pips.
  • Fee-free deposit methods.
  • Does not accept US clients.

 

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Jitan Solanki
After discovering techniques to trade pan-European and US equities, Jitan developed a love for a short to medium term trading on indices and commodities, and later on currencies.
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ACY Securities Main Features
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Regulations
ASIC (Australia), VFSC (Vanuatu)
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Supported Languages
English, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Punjabi, Hebrew
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Products (CFD)
Currencies, Commodities, Indices, ETFs, Stocks, Crypto
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Min Deposit
$50
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Max Leverage
1:30 (ASIC), 1:500 (VFSC)
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Trading Desk Type
ECN, Market Maker, STP
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RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange and derivatives trading carry a high level of risk. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, we encourage you to consider your investment objectives, your risk tolerance and trading experience. It is possible to lose more than your initial investment, so do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. ACY Securities Pty Ltd ( AFSL: 403863) and ACY Capital Australia Limited (VFSC: 012868) provides general advice that does not consider your objectives, financial situation or needs. The content of this website must not be construed as personal advice; please seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions. The FSG and PDS are available upon request or registration. If there is any advice on this site, it is general advice only.

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Investor Protection & Regulations

“ACY Securities is a trading name for ACY Securities Pty Ltd, a company authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The broker also has a second entity with the name ACY Capital Australia Limited (ACY LTD), which is regulated offshore by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC).’’

ACY Securities is a trading name for ACY Securities Pty Ltd, a company authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), as shown on the regulator’s register below:

The broker also has a second entity with the name ACY Capital Australia Limited (ACY LTD), which is regulated offshore by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC).

ACY Securities provides further security of client funds by following the below regulatory requirements:

  • Holding client funds in segregated accounts from company funds.
  • Providing a negative balance protection policy.

Tradable Products

“ACY Securities offers clients the ability to trade on more than 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs.”

ACY Securities offers clients the ability to trade on more than 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs. Below is a list of just some of the available markets for trading:

Forex Indices ETFs
AUDUSD SP500 ACQI
GBPUSD DJ30 BJK
NZDCAD HK50 BetaShares
EURUSD Commodities ACDC
USD/JPY WTI Oil LABU
NZDUSD Brent Crude Oil Stocks (UK/EU/US)
EURJPY Cryptocurrencies Apple
USDCAD Bitcoin CBA
Precious Metals Ethereum Tesla
Silver Litecoin BlackRock
Gold XRP BHP

*Details regarding the available assets are taken from the ACY Securities website and trading platform and are correct at the time of this review. You can find a more detailed list here.

Trading costs such as spreads and overnight funding (swap) rates vary depending on the account type opened and instrument being traded and are covered further down this review.

Account Opening

“ACY Securities offers three main account types called Standard, ProZero and Bespoke. Islamic (swap-free) and demo accounts are also available.”

ACY Securities offers three main accounts types called Standard, ProZero and Bespoke. Islamic (swap-free) and demo accounts are also available. The main features of each account are shown below:

Standard ProZero Bespoke
Minimum Investment $50 $200 $10,000
Spreads From 0.8 pips From 0.0 pips From 0.0 pips
Commissions Zero Commissions $3/lot per side $2.5/lot per side
Leverage Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
Global Stocks via MT5 via MT5 via MT5
Minimum Trading Volume 0.01 lot 0.01 lot 0.01 lot

Users can open a new account in just a few steps by following the below process:

  1. Sign Up: Account type, name, email, country and phone number.
  2. Personal Details: Gender, date of birth, photo/passport ID number and residential address.
  3. Investment Profile: Questions regarding education level, employment status and occupation, annual income, trading platform, funding currency, leverage and account type.
  4. Trading Experience: Various questions to test the user’s trading knowledge.
  5. Agree to Terms and Conditions.
  6. Employment Information:
  7. Confirm ID: Submit proof of identity (passport or driving licence), proof of residence (utility bill or bank statement – not more than 3 months old).

The live account registration form is shown below:

ACY Securities does not offer services within the United States, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Deposit & Withdrawals options

“ACY Securities offers deposit and withdrawals via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay.”

ACY Securities offers deposit and withdrawals via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay. The broker’s FAQ section states accounts can be funded fee-free but users outside Australia who are funding via wire may incur a charge from their bank.

Deposit processing times are usually instant for debit/credit cards and e-wallets but wires may take 2-3 business days.

The broker does charge the below withdrawal fees:

  • International Transfer (receiving bank account is outside of Australia) will incur a $25 USD service charge per withdrawal.
  • Skrill will incur a 3% merchant fee per withdrawal.

Users within Australia can also get free withdrawals via local bank wire up to three times per month. After this, there will be a charge of $25 USD per additional withdrawal. Withdrawal requests will be processed on the same day if it is received before 14:00 AEST and any requests received after this time will be processed the next business day.

Web & Desktop Trading Platforms

“ACY Securities clients can trade through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platform for Web and PC.”

ACY Securities clients can trade through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platform for Web and PC. The platforms features include:

ACY Securities MetaTrader 4

  • Variety of drawing tools, technical indicators and tools.
  • 30 technical indicators.
  • Fully customisable charting.
  • Expert Advisors (EAs).

ACY Securities MetaTrader 5

  • 21 timeframes.
  • 38 technical indicators.
  • Advanced charting.
  • Level II pricing.

A screenshot of the ACY Securities MetaTrader 5 PC platform is shown below and is covered in more detail in the video review.

Mobile Trading Platforms

“ACY Securities offers users the ability to access mobile trading on the go from the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 mobile trading apps for Android and iOS systems.”

ACY Securities offers users the ability to access mobile trading on the go from the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 mobile trading apps for Android and iOS systems. The app download links can be found in the Google PlayStore or Apple AppStore.

The ACY Securities MetaTrader 5 mobile trading app provides a range of different features including:

  • Trade and manage your account on the go.
  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
  • Access multiple asset classes.
  • Charting and live trading.

The ACY Securities MetaTrader 5 mobile trading app is covered in more detail in the video review.

Trading Features

“ACY Securities does not provide any additional features from what is already available in the trading platforms offered. However, users who are trading through the MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 platforms can use the MetaTrader marketplace to access thousands of additional trading tools and automated strategies.”

ACY Securities does not provide any additional features from what is already available in the trading platforms offered. However, users who are trading through the MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 platforms can use the MetaTrader marketplace to access thousands of additional trading tools and automated strategies.

Commissions & Spreads

“Trading costs with ACY Securities vary, depending on account type and the market traded. Standard accounts are commission-free whereas ProZero and Bespoke accounts are commission-based. Overall trading costs are competitive and transparent. ”

Trading costs with ACY Securities vary, depending on account type and the market traded. Standard accounts are commission-free but have slightly larger spreads whereas ProZero and Bespoke accounts are commission-based but have spreads from 0.0 pips. The average spreads and commissions for each account are shown below:

Standard ProZero Bespoke
Spreads From 0.8 pips From 0.0 pips From 0.0 pips
Commissions Zero Commissions $3/lot per side $2.5/lot per side

For non-Islamic (swap-free) accounts, overnight funding or ‘swap’ fees are charged on positions that remain open overnight (22:00) GMT. If positions are being held over the weekend a three-day ‘swap’ charge will be charged on Wednesdays.

The broker also offers access to trade DMA (Direct Market Access) Share CFDs via MetaTrader, with the following commissions:

Exchanges Commissions Share CFDs Available
ASX 0.08 190+
NYSE $0.02 per share 820+
NASDAQ $0.02 per share 450+

The broker does not charge any inactivity account fees.

Bonus & Promotions

“In accordance with regulatory restrictions, ACY Securities Pty Ltd does not offer any bonuses or promotions.’’

Customer Support

“ACY Securities offers multilingual customer support 24/5 via a contact form, phone, email and live chat. There is also a FAQ section on the broker’s website.”

ACY Securities offers multilingual (English, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Punjabi, Hebrew) customer support 24/5 via a contact form, phone, email and live chat. There is also a FAQ section on the broker’s covering About ACY, Forex Markets, ACY Basics, Opening an Account, Funding, Withdrawals, Trading and MetaTrader.

After submitting a question through the live chat, we were connected to an agent who answered our question within 5 seconds, as shown below:

Contact Information:

  • Address:
    • Level 18/799 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia.
  • Email:
    • support@acy.com
  • Phone:
    • Australia: 1300 729 171
    • International: +61 2 9188 2999
  • Social Media:

Research

“ACY Securities offers multiple news and market analysis articles in written and video formats, both in English and Chinese.”

ACY Securities offers multiple news and market analysis articles in both written and video formats. The content is uploaded multiple times a day on the broker’s website as well as on their YouTube Channel.

Overall, the content is comprehensive and covers a great variety of topics including the latest global news, market updates with key price levels and weekly live market analysis across various assets. The content is suitable for beginner and advanced traders.

Trader Education

“ACY Securities offers a varied selection of educational material that includes a trading course, live webinars, and an eBook.”

ACY Securities offers a varied selection of educational material that includes a trading course, live webinars, and an eBook. The trading course teaches users how to develop their trading edge using the techniques and frameworks ACY Securities Senior Market Strategist and Trading Mentor has honed since 2009.

Furthermore, there is a comprehensive Forex eBook available that covers the below topics:

  • The advantages of trading Forex
  • Common traits of successful traders
  • Types of orders
  • Trading tactics used by Forex traders
  • Glossary key trading terms
  • Managing trading risks

The broker also holds regular live forex trading webinars that users can register to access. This includes trading tips and strategies and other educational content. As the webinars are live users can also interact with the session host to ask any questions they have.

Trading Experience

“ACY Securities provides a simple trading offering on over 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs, all through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.”

From our observations, ACY Securities provides a simple trading offering on over 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs, all through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.

There are three main account types available called Standard, ProZero and Bespoke. Standard accounts are commission-free with slightly larger spreads whereas ProZero and Bespoke accounts are commission-based with spreads from 0.0 pips. Overall, trading costs are competitive and transparent, and the broker also offers segregation of client funds and negative balance protection.

Funding is also fee-free and there are plenty of options to choose from including debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay. Furthermore, there is a range of market research and educational material available for beginner and advanced traders. The regular live market webinars are also interactive and give users the chance to ask the host questions.

FAQ

Is ACY Securities regulated?

Yes, by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Where is ACY Securities based?

Level 18/799 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia.

How does ACY Securities make money?

ACY Securities makes money mainly through spreads, commissions and swaps on certain asset classes.

How do I deposit in ACY Securities account?

Funds can be deposited via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay.

What is the min. deposit for ACY Securities?

The minimum deposit is $50.

How do I withdraw money from ACY Securities?

Funds can be withdrawn via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay.

What is the max leverage in ACY Securities?

1:500.

How do I open an account with ACY Securities?

An account can be opened at the click of a button on the ACY Securities website and can be done in just a few steps.

Does ACY Securities use MetaTrader?

Yes, MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5.

Conclusion

“ACY Securities is a Forex and CFD broker regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The broker offers access to over 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs, all through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.”

ACY Securities is a Forex and CFD broker founded in 2011 and is the official trading sponsor of the Australian Turf Club. The broker is authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and has a second entity with the name ACY Capital Australia Limited (ACY LTD), which is regulated offshore by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission (VFSC).

The broker offers users the ability to access over 1,600+ financial CFD instruments across Forex, Precious Metals, Indices, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Share CFDs, all through the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.

There are three main account types available called Standard, ProZero and Bespoke. Standard accounts are commission-free whereas ProZero and Bespoke accounts are commission-based. Demo and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available. There are multiple funding options available including debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Doku Wallet and China Union Pay. Deposits are also fee-free.

ACY Securities offers a variety of market research and education material including news, market analysis, a trading course, live webinars and an eBook.The broker also provides multilingual customer service 24/5 via a contact form, phone, live chat and email.

  • ASIC regulated.
  • 1,600+ financial CFD instruments available.
  • Leverage up to 1:500
  • Spreads from 0.0 pips.
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RISK WARNING: Foreign exchange and derivatives trading carry a high level of risk. Before you decide to trade foreign exchange, we encourage you to consider your investment objectives, your risk tolerance and trading experience. It is possible to lose more than your initial investment, so do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. ACY Securities Pty Ltd ( AFSL: 403863) and ACY Capital Australia Limited (VFSC: 012868) provides general advice that does not consider your objectives, financial situation or needs. The content of this website must not be construed as personal advice; please seek advice from an independent financial or tax advisor if you have any questions. The FSG and PDS are available upon request or registration. If there is any advice on this site, it is general advice only.

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Broker General Information
Trading Features
Other Details
Headquarters Country
Australia
Foundation Year
2011
Regulations
ASIC (Australia), VFSC (Vanuatu)
Publicly Traded
No
Number Of Employees
100-200
Trading Desk Type
ECN, Market Maker, STP
Trading platforms
MT4, MT5
Restricted Countries
United States, North Korea, Nigeria, Cuba, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran
Supported Languages
English, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Punjabi, Hebrew
Min Deposit
$50
Max Leverage
1:30 (ASIC), 1:500 (VFSC)
Deposit Options
Wire Transfer, Credit Card, Skrill, Neteller, Union Pay, FasaPay
Withdrawal Options
Wire Transfer, Credit Card, Skrill, Neteller, Union Pay, FasaPay
Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Stellar, EOS, Ethereum, Polkadot, Chainlink
Products (CFD)
Currencies, Commodities, Indices, ETFs, Stocks, Crypto
Demo Account
Yes
Islamic Account
Yes
Segregated Account
Yes
Managed Account
Yes
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