Admiral Markets

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Updated: 21 Jan 2022

Admiral Markets was founded in 2001 and is viewed as a prominent Forex and CFD broker, operating in over 40 countries. It is viewed as a safe broker, being regulated in four countries, notably including by the FCA in the UK. For its platform, it is one of the global brokers that only uses Meta Trader, but stands out amongst these brokers with its strong offerings of education, research and add-on tools (Trading Central, Dow Jones News and Acuity Trading).

In this review, we will look at regulation, account types, fees and more.

Admiral Markets Rebranding Notice:

As of 2021, the broker known as Admiral Markets underwent a rebranding and is now known simply as Admirals. The change marked what the firm refers to as a natural step in the evolution of the brand and an expansion of the firm’s core mission.

Admirals relaunched with the aim of providing more solutions to help clients manage spending, investment, and money management in a way that suits their individual personal finance needs and objectives. The company has stressed that while its name and logo have changed, it will be continuing to use its 20 years of experience in the financial markets to serve its international client base.

Broker Overview

Admiral Markets Lower trading fees

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😁 We really liked…
  • Impressive education and solid research
  • Impressive range of assets to trade
  • MT4/ MT5 platforms do have add ins
😕 Could improve...
  • No bespoke platform, MT4/ MT5 only
  • Demo account expires after 30 days
  • Trading commissions on some accounts
General Information
Website Admiral Markets
Founded 2001
Minimum deposit £100
Account types 3 types
You can trade Forex , CFD , Stocks , ETF , Social Trading , Crypto

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Account options

#1 Forex

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Min Deposit App Support Max Leverage Trading Fees
£100 Good 1:30 Mid

Admiral Markets offers clients access to a wide mix of currency pairs, competing with other notable brokers, offering majors, minors, and emerging markets. In full, there are 50 currency pairs to trade, with leverage rates of up to 1:30 for Retail Clients (and 1:500 for Professional Clients)

Trading spreads start from as low as 0 pips (yes zero), with some notable trading features such negative balance protection (which helps traders minimise their market risk by preventing their accounts from sliding into a negative amount).

#2 CFD

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Min Deposit App Support Max Leverage Trading Fees
£100 Good 1:30 Low

If you are focused on equity markets, then you can trade CFDs on a total of 44 stock market averages (19 cash indices and 25 index futures). Plus, there are CFDs on over 3400 individual stocks from an assortment of global markets. All of the major stock exchanges are available, include the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Leverage of up to 1:5 is available for retail clients.

With Admiral Markets, you can also trade CFDs on the popular commodities with leverage up to 1:20 for Retail Clients. In total, there are 28 commodities to choose from, including: Agriculture (7), Commodity Futures (11), Energies (4) and Metals (6).

#3 Stocks

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Min Deposit App Support Max Leverage Trading Fees
£100 Good 1:5 Low

Admiral Markets offers trading in individual stock CFDs, plus on the actual stocks themselves and ETFs via the MT5 Invest account. There are over 3400 stock CFDs available to trade across global markets, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). Retail clients have access of up to 1:5 leverage on the individual stock CFDs.

#4 ETF

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Min Deposit App Support Max Leverage Trading Fees
£100 500 1:5 Low

#5 Social Trading

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Min Deposit App Support Max Leverage Trading Fees
£100 Good 1:30 Mid

Social trading at Admiral Markets is only available via trading signals offered by MT4 and MT5, with access to the trading community on the MT4 and MT5 platforms. It is possible to follow and automatically copy the trades of traders within this group. There are fees for this service, dependent on a variety of factors.

#6 Crypto

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Min Deposit App Support Max Leverage Trading Fees
£100 Many 1:2 Low

If you want to trade cryptocurrencies with Admiral Markets, you will have access to 32 cryptocurrencies CFDs. This is made up of 22 cryptocurrency pairs versus fiat currencies and 10 cryptocurrency cross pairs (cryptocurrency versus cryptocurrency). For Retail Clients the leverage for cryptocurrencies is 1:2 with the option to go long or short on any cryptocurrency CFD. In addition to popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple, Admiral Markets also supports altcoins such as Dash, Ether and Stellar.

Direct investing in and actual ownership of cryptocurrencies is not offered.

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Trust and Regulation

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Admiral Markets is authorised and regulated by two of the world’s leading financial regulatory bodies, ensuring a safe trading experience for its clients. They are authorised in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and in Australia by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC). They are also regulated in Cyprus and Estonia.

Trust and regulation Admiral Markets
Regulated in how many countries 4
Year established 2001
Publicly traded N

These regulators require Admiral Markets to fully segregate traders’ accounts from company funds, adhere to strict anti-money laundering and capital requirements, comply with ‘know your client’ procedures, as well as a host of other stringent measures designed to protect traders. Admiral Markets is not a publicly listed company.

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