Which broker has more investors who make profits? Find out today!
While choosing your online FX and CFD broker, you may want to know how many traders are actually making profits by investing with them, besides the trading conditions and the promotions they show on their websites.
Although the data cannot be compared to your future trading results or does not even specify how traders are making profits (loss), you may be able to simply take that into your consideration when selecting your brokers to invest with.
There is actually one way to find out how many traders are making profit and loss with online FX and CFD brokers.
Brokers must show the ‘Loss Percentage’ under ESMA’s regulation
Starting February 1st 2019, as per a new regulation by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), all online Forex and CFD brokers which follow their directives update the percentage of retail clients losing on CFD trading every 3 months.
The percentage normally shown at the bottom of their websites included in the “Risk Warning’ statement.
Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. —% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
In case of XM’s website which is operated by Trading Point of Financial Instruments UK Limited, the statement can be found at the bottom of the website as below.
The data in regards to retail investor accounts losing money when trading CFDs with the broker will be changed 3 every month.
Risk Warning is for all CFD products
CFD stands for “Contract for Difference”, in many cases, the category includes all financial instruments such as Forex pairs, Commodities, Metals, Energies, Stocks, Indices, Bonds and etc…
As the online investment in such relatively high volatile market involves high risks, the risk disclaimer is often mandatory under many regulations.
Which broker has more traders making profit?
On March 2019, we have gone through a number of websites of online FX and CFD brokers to check the data as below.
The each percentage indicates the % of retail investor accounts losing money within the 3 months period including March 7th.
Please don’t mistake the information as the possible profitability of your trades with these brokers, but the data only indicates the % of traders losing money who invest with the broker within the period.
The data does not show how much they have earned or lost, neither which products they have invested in.
Some brokers are regulated and licensed by multiple regulatory authorities, and the data only includes a part of their activity in Europe.
Such as XM under different regulations (which provide services to traders outside of Europe) may have different service conditions and results than the above.