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VT Markets Review 2022

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“VT Markets is regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). You can trade more than 230+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares, all through the globally popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms.”

VT Markets was founded in 2016 in Sydney, Australia. VT Markets is a trademark of Vantage Group, a group of companies authorised and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) for services provided by www.vtmarkets.com and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for services provided by www.vtmarkets.com.au.

With VT Markets, you can trade on more than 230+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares, all through the globally popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.

You can also choose from two account types called the Standard STP Account and the Raw ECN Account. The Standard STP Account account offers commission-free trading with slightly larger spreads whereas the Raw ECN Account is commission-based but has lower spreads. Demo and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available.

There are various fee-free funding methods available including via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Fasapay, Cryptocurrency and more. Furthermore, users registered with the CIMA entity can benefit from the 50% welcome bonus and the 20% deposit bonus.

Users can also access ProTrader tools from Trading Central which includes Market Buzz, Featured Ideas, Analyst Views and more with a minimum $1,000 funded account. Multilingual 24/5 customer support via email, live chat and callback service is also available.

Pros: Cons:
  • CIMA, ASIC regulated.
  • Commission-free trading is available.
  • Good deposit bonus offers (CIMA entity only).
  • Trading Central tools and research are available.
  • Limited education material.

About the Author

Jitan Solanki
Author
Jitan is a currency trader and an accredited Market Technician with more than 15 years of experience working with fund managers and on several proprietary trading floors. He is regularly quoted in the financial media for his currency market insights and forecasts and is based in London.
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VT Markets Main Features
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Regulations
ASIC (Australia), FSC (Mauritius)
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Supported Languages
English, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian
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Products
Crypto, Currencies, Commodities, CFDs, Indices, ETFs, Stocks, Futures
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Min Deposit
$100
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Max Leverage
1:500 (ASIC), 1:500 (FSC)
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Trading Desk Type
ECN, STP, Dealing Desk, No dealing desk
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Risk Warning: Trading Forex and CFDs carries the risk of losing substantially more than your initial investment and should only be traded with money you can afford to lose. You don't own or have any rights to the assets that underly the derivatives (e.g. the right to receive dividend payments). Ensure you fully understand the risks involved. Trading leveraged products may not be suitable for all investors. Before trading, please take into consideration your level of experience, investment objectives and seek independent financial advice if necessary. Please consider our legal documents and ensure that you fully understand the risks before you make any trading decisions. General Advice Warning: The information in this website is of a general nature only and any advice has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Accordingly, before acting on the advice, you should consider the appropriateness of any advice having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs, and after considering the legal documents. Regional Restrictions: The information or services described in this website is not directed at or offered to residents of North Korea, Japan, United States and some other regions or any other person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local laws or regulations. For more information please contact our support.

VT Markets Full Review

VT Markets Video Review

Investor Protection & Regulations

“VT Markets is a trademark of Vantage Group, a group of companies authorised and regulated in various jurisdictions including by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).”

VT Markets is authorised and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), as shown on the regulator’s register below:

The Vantage group of companies also has two entities each authorised and regulated in their own jurisdictions:

  • Vantage Global Prime Pty Ltd – authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
  • Vantage Global Prime LLP – authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). This company acts as a payment agent to its other entities.

The broker provides further security of client funds by following the below regulatory requirements:

  • Holding Funds in a segregated account from company funds.
  • Negative balance protection policy.

Tradable Products

“VT Markets offers clients the ability to trade on more than 230+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares.”

VT Markets offers clients the ability to trade on more than 230+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares and HK Shares. Below is a list of just some of the available markets for trading:

Forex Energies US Shares
EURUSD Natural Gas Apple
GBPNZD Gas Oil Google
AUDJPY Gasoline Amazon
USDCAD Precious Metals Tesla
Indices Gold HK Shares
CHINA50 Silver AIA
EUR50 Soft Commodities TENCENT
NAS100 Cocoa CCB
Nikkei225 Coffee ICBC
DJ30 Cotton PINGAN

* Details regarding the available assets are taken from the VT Markets 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 entity, account type opened and instrument being traded and are covered further down this review.

Account Opening

“VT Markets offers clients two main account types called the Standard STP Account and the Raw ECN Account. Demo and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available.”

VT Markets offers clients two main account types called the Standard STP Account and the Raw ECN Account. Demo and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available. The main features of each account are summarised in the below table:

Standard STP Account Raw ECN Account
Min. deposit $200 $200
Average Spreads

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1.2 pip 0 pips
Commissions No commissions $6 commission per round turn
Leverage* Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
Execution type STP ECN
Trading bonus Available Available

*It should be noted that leverage is limited to 1:30 with the broker’s ASIC entity.

Users can open a new account in just a few steps, as described below:

  1. Sign Up: Name, email, password, contact number and country of residence.
  2. Personal Details: Date of birth, nationality and identification type/number (national ID card, passport, driving license) and address.
  3. Investor Information: Questions relating to employment, financial status, trade volume and frequency.
  4. Account details: Choose a trading platform and account type.
  5. Verify Identity: Submit proof of identity (ID or passport) and residence address (utility bill or bank statement – not more than 6 months old).

The client portal is shown below:

VT Markets does not accept clients from the following restricted countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Belarus, Burma, Burundi, Canada, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Republic of Guinea, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Russia, Spain, Singapore, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States of America, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Deposit & Withdrawals Options

“VT Markets offers fee-free deposits and withdrawals via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Fasapay, Cryptocurrency and more.”

VT Markets offers fee-free deposits and withdrawals via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Fasapay, Cryptocurrency and more. Deposit processing times are instant for the majority of methods except for international wire which can take between 2-5 business days and cryptocurrency which can take up to 1 hour.

Although there are no withdrawal fees there may be charges by the payment provider. Overseas banking institutions may also attract intermediary transfer fees. Additionally, the minimum amount for withdrawal is 40 CCY and if the withdrawal is less than 100 CCY there will be a handling fee of 20 CCY. Withdrawals are processed the same business day if requested before 19:00 AEST.

Clients can deposit and withdraw funds through the client portal.

Web & Desktop Trading Platforms

“VT Markets offers clients the ability to trade on the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 and platform for Web and PC.”

VT Markets offers clients the ability to trade on the globally recognised MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 and platform for Web and PC. The platform features are highlighted below:

VT Markets MetaTrader 4 (Web/PC)

  • Fully customisable.
  • Multiple analytical instruments.
  • Advanced charting.
  • Over 30 built-in indicators.

VT Markets MetaTrader 5 (PC)

  • 21 timeframes.
  • 6 order types.
  • Expert Advisors.
  • Advanced charting capability.

A screenshot of the VT Markets MetaTrader 5 platform is shown below and is covered in more detail in the video review.

Mobile Trading Platforms

“VT Markets offers clients the ability to access mobile trading on the go from the MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 mobile apps for Android and iOS systems.”

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

The 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.
  • Real-time quote streaming.
  • Charting and live trading.

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

Trading Features

“VT Markets offers ZuluTrade, a world-leading social trading platform that allows clients to follow the trading activity and strategy of a diverse network of traders. Users trading through the desktop MetaTrader platforms can also take advantage of the MetaTrader Market place and the Trading Central MT4 tools plug-in.”

VT Markets offers ZuluTrade, a world-leading social trading platform that allows clients to follow the trading activity and strategy of a diverse network of traders. ZuluTrade signal providers are active in virtually every country and time zone allowing followers to autonomously replicate the same trades through their own account 24/5.

Further, users trading through the desktop platform of MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 can take advantage of the MetaTrader marketplace to download thousands of additional technical indicators, automated trading strategies and copy trading services.

A Trading Central MT4 tools plug-in is also available that gives users access to additional features such as Alpha Generation, an Economic Calendar, Economic Insight and more.

Commissions & Spreads

“Trading costs with VT Markets vary depending on the account type and the market traded. The Standard STP Account account is commission-free with slightly larger spreads whereas the Raw ECN Account account is commission-based but with lower spreads.”

Trading costs with VT Markets vary, depending on account type and the market traded. The Standard STP Account account is commission-free with slightly larger spreads whereas the Raw ECN Account account is commission-based but with lower spreads.

The below table shows the trading costs for each account type and is covered in more detail in the video review:

Standard STP Account Raw ECN Account
Average Spreads

from

1.2 pip 0 pips
Commissions Zero commissions $6 commission per round turn

For Non-Islamic 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 does not charge any inactivity account fees.

Bonus & Promotions

“VT Markets (CIMA entity) offers users a 50% Welcome Bonus and a 20% Deposit Bonus.”

VT Markets (CIMA entity) offers users a 50% Welcome Bonus and a 20% Deposit Bonus. Each of these is explained further below:

  • 50% Welcome Bonus: Users can receive a 50% bonus on their first deposits, up to $500.
  • 20% Deposit Bonus: Users can receive a 20% bonus on deposits over $1,000, up to a maximum bonus of $10,000.

No bonuses are offered by the ASIC regulated entity of VT Markets due to regulatory restrictions.

Customer Support

“VT Markets offers multilingual customer support 24/5 via email, live chat and callback service. There is also a detailed Help Centre available.”

VT Markets offers multilingual (English, Chinese, Thai, Malay) customer support 24/5 via email, live chat and callback service. There is also a detailed Help Centre that answers various Company, Account, Trading Platform and Promotion related questions.

After submitting a question through the live chat we were connected to an agent who answered our question within 10 seconds, as shown below:

Contact Information:

  • Address:
    • Head office: Level 35, 31 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.
    • Cayman office: 4th Floor, the Harbour Centre, 42 N Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands.
    • Taipei office: Taipei 101, No. 7, Section 5, Xinyi Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110.
  • Email:
    • info@vtmarkets.com
    • info@vtmarkets.com.au
  • Social Media:

Research

“VT Markets offers various forms of market research through ProTrader tools, a Trading Central service that includes Market Buzz, Featured Ideas, an Economic Calendar and Analyst Views. There are also Daily Market Analysis videos and articles.”

VT Markets offers various forms of market research through ProTrader tools, a Trading Central service that includes Market Buzz, Featured Ideas, an Economic Calendar and Analyst Views. There are also Daily Market Analysis videos and articles. Each of these is described below:

  • Market Buzz: An AI news desk providing headline news for any given instrument.
  • Featured Ideas: View bullish and bearish investment ideas based on technical analysis.
  • Economic Calendar: View current and upcoming economic events and data releases.
  • Analyst Views: Top-down research provided by senior analysts and automated algorithms.
  • Daily Market Analysis: Daily analysis of global markets including market Focus, market wrap, sentiment, Technical Analysis and key market events. VT Markets provides analysis in written and video format.

To access ProTraders tools users will need a minimum $1,000 funded account.

Trader Education

“VT Markets offers limited educational material including ‘Learn Forex’ articles, an MT4 trading guide and a Trading Central tools guide.”

VT Markets offers limited educational material including ‘Learn Forex’ articles, an MT4 trading guide and a Trading Central tools guide. The ‘Learn Forex’ is detailed and covers a Forex market overview, Forex market analysis and Forex trading psychology.

Trading Experience

“VT Markets provides a great all-around service to clients allowing them to access over 230+ markets covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares, all through the globally popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms.”

From our observations, VT Markets provides a great all-around service to clients allowing them to access over 230+ markets covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares, all through the globally popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.

Clients have the option to open a Standard STP Account that is commission-free but has slightly larger spreads or a Raw ECN Account that is commission-based but with lower spreads. There are great deposit bonuses available for clients registered with the CIMA entity and a variety of additional trading features including ZuluTrade and the Trading Central MT4 plug-in.

FAQ

Is VT Markets regulated?

Yes, by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

Where is VT Markets based?

The head office is located at Level 35, 31 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

How does VT Markets make money?

VT Markets makes money mainly through commissions, spreads and swaps on certain asset classes.

How do I deposit in VT Markets account?

Funds can be deposited into a trading account via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Fasapay, Cryptocurrency and more.

What is the min. deposit for VT Markets?

The minimum deposit is $200.

How do I withdraw money from VT Markets?

Withdrawals can be made via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Fasapay, Cryptocurrency and more.

What is the max leverage in VT Markets?

1:500 (CIMA entity only).

How do I open an account with VT Markets?

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

Does VT Markets use MetaTrader?

Yes, MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5.

Conclusion

“VT Markets is regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). You can trade more than 230+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares, all through the globally popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms.”

VT Markets was founded in 2016 in Sydney, Australia. VT Markets is a trademark of Vantage Group, a group of companies authorised and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) for services provided by www.vtmarkets.com and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for services provided by www.vtmarkets.com.au.

With VT Markets, you can trade on more than 230+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals, Soft Commodities, US Shares, HK Shares, all through the globally popular MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 trading platforms for Web and PC.

You can also choose from two account types called the Standard STP Account and the Raw ECN Account. The Standard STP Account account offers commission-free trading with slightly larger spreads whereas the Raw ECN Account is commission-based but has lower spreads. Demo and Islamic (swap-free) accounts are also available.

There are various fee-free funding methods available including via debit/credit card, bank wire, Skrill, Neteller, Fasapay, Cryptocurrency and more. Furthermore, users registered with the CIMA entity can benefit from the 50% welcome bonus and the 20% deposit bonus.

Users can also access ProTrader tools from Trading Central which includes Market Buzz, Featured Ideas, Analyst Views and more with a minimum $1,000 funded account. Multilingual 24/5 customer support via email, live chat and callback service is also available.

  • CIMA, ASIC regulated.
  • Commission-free trading is available.
  • Good deposit bonus offers (CIMA entity only).
  • Trading Central tools and research are available.
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Risk Warning: Trading Forex and CFDs carries the risk of losing substantially more than your initial investment and should only be traded with money you can afford to lose. You don't own or have any rights to the assets that underly the derivatives (e.g. the right to receive dividend payments). Ensure you fully understand the risks involved. Trading leveraged products may not be suitable for all investors. Before trading, please take into consideration your level of experience, investment objectives and seek independent financial advice if necessary. Please consider our legal documents and ensure that you fully understand the risks before you make any trading decisions. General Advice Warning: The information in this website is of a general nature only and any advice has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Accordingly, before acting on the advice, you should consider the appropriateness of any advice having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs, and after considering the legal documents. Regional Restrictions: The information or services described in this website is not directed at or offered to residents of North Korea, Japan, United States and some other regions or any other person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local laws or regulations. For more information please contact our support.

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Broker General Information
Trading Features
Other Details
Headquarters Country
Australia
Foundation Year
2016
Regulations
ASIC (Australia), FSC (Mauritius)
Publicly Traded
No
Number Of Employees
0-50
Trading Desk Type
ECN, STP, Dealing Desk, No dealing desk
Trading platforms
MT5
Restricted Countries
United States, Russian Federation, Japan, Canada, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, North Korea, Iraq, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Iran, Sudan, Yemen, Tunisia, Singapore, Ukraine, Central African Republic, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, Spain, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Burundi
Supported Languages
English, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian
Min Deposit
$100
Max Leverage
1:500 (ASIC), 1:500 (FSC)
Deposit Options
Wire Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal, Cryptocurrencies, Skrill, Neteller, Western Union, Moneybookers, Webmoney, QIWI, Cash-U
Withdrawal Options
Wire Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal, Skrill, Cash-U
Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash, Ethereum
Fixed Spreads
Yes
Commission On Trades
Yes
Products
Crypto, Currencies, Commodities, CFDs, Indices, ETFs, Stocks, Futures
Mini Account
Yes
Premium Account
Yes
Demo Account
Yes
Islamic Account
Yes
Segregated Account
No
Managed Account
Yes
Institutional Account
Yes
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