XM Overview

XM is a well-regulated and trustworthy broker with great bonus system and really good trading facilities suitable for beginners and professional traders.

XM Overview

XM is a well-regulated and trustworthy broker with great bonus system and really good trading facilities suitable for beginners and professional traders.
Min Deposit $5
Max Leverage 1:500
Trading Platform MT4, MT5
Year Founded 2009
Instruments FX, CFDs
Regulation CySEC, ASIC, FCA
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Min Deposit
$5
Max Leverage
1:500
Trading Platform
MT4, MT5
Year Founded
2009
Instruments
FX, CFDs
Regulation
CySEC, ASIC, FCA
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Company background

XM Group is a group of regulated online brokers. XM is the trading name of Trading Point of Financial Instruments. The broker that entered the world of Forex trading in 2009. The headquarter located in Limassol(Cyprus) and there are local offices in the UK, Australia, Greece as well.

As a plus

  • Well regulated broker
  • Flexible leverage and deposit size
  • A variety of available trading platforms
  • Good bonus system
  • Free access to 3mnth of Premium Telegram Service, CAMMACD & SWAT Systems

On the flip side

  • Lack of Cryptos in CFD’s portfolio

Our verdict:

XM is realy a reliable online broker for traders of all skill levels. Its primary benefits are the high reliability of trade executions, easily manageable platforms, and no order rejection.

Methodology

For this review we tested XM, standard account, plus we collected secondary information from reputable sources, as well as user generated reviews.

Regulation

XM group is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC 120/10),  the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC 443670) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA 705428).

What Other Forex & CFD Websites and Customers Say about XM?

Although nowadays there is plenty of information available on every broker, this does not make it easier to take a thoughtful decision. The abundance of information can quickly become overwhelming and confuse traders rather than provide clear answers.

We’ve gone through, authoritative user-generated and broker listings/reviews websites to, hopefully, offer more clarity on the reception among its clients.

User Generated

Most of the websites of this kind offer a raw stream of consciousness by angry and happy traders alike. It is, therefore, important to keep in mind that some of the reviews will be nothing more or less than such.

Given that a lot of traders lose funds, and may go to the websites like Forex Peace Army (FPA) to complain, we aim at distinguishing, well, more subjective from less subjective reviews and offer our limited view on the situation.

Forex Peace Army (FPA)

Being one of the most trusted user-generated Forex and CFD communities, FPA is making sure to mediate communication between traders and service providers.

Non-User Generated

While reviews from non-user generated website are usually more well-structured and in depth, they may also fall short on the objectivity spectrum. Brokers do incentivize many third party-websites to write favourable reviews. To get the most out of the review process, make sure to check multiple sources and examine their credibility.

You can find the feedback from Elite CurrenSea’s clients on our website and in FPA. We do provide incentives to our clients to open an account with our trusted brokers, you can learn more about that in our ecs.TradersClub loyalty program.

Keeping in mind the info above, we can attest that XM reviews appear to be mostly positive with only a few minor discrepancies from lesser known and sometimes suspicious websites.

Customer Service

Overall experience with XM customer service was positive. Personal Account Managers are at both demo/real account clients disposal via live chat, by telephone or email in over 14 languages, assisting them with professional support 24 hours on 5 business days.

Account Types and Execution

XM Group offers its clients 3 types of account: MICRO, STANDARD, and ZERO with low spreads and a level of flexible leverage that can reach the maximum of 1:500. The MICRO account allows you to operate with micro lots, lower level of risk and it has minimum initial deposit of $5. The STANDARD account allows you to operate with standard lots and it has minimum initial deposit of $5. Finally, XM ZERO account allows you to operate with standard lots, lower spreads starting at 0 pips and it has minimum initial deposit of $100. XM ZERO account has a $5 commission per $100,000 traded.

Also there is $5 dormant fee after 3 months of inactivity, then $5 each following month.


Also keep in mind that the available leverage depends on the region of origin of the account. For EU traders, the maximum leverage is limited by default to 1:30, because of ESMA regulations. If you want a higher leverage, contact us directly and we will find a best solution for you.

Blacklisted countries: South Sudan, Sudan, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Israel, American Samoa, Bouvet Island, Guam, Heard Island, Isle of Man, Kosovo, Liberia, Myanmar (Burma), New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, US Virgin Islands, United States Minor Outlying Islands, French southern territories, Guernsey, Jersey, Saint Barthelemy, North Korea, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Aland Islands, USA, Syria.

Products/CFD Portfolio

Product XM AxiTrader LCG Markets.com Alvexo
CFDs on Forex 1:500 1:400 1:500 1:300 1:300
CFDs on Commodities 1:500 1:400 1:200 1:200 1:75
CFDs on Indices 1:500 1:400 1:500 1:150 1:75


Forex

A total of 55+ currency pairs are available, ranging from major to minor and some exotic pairs as well. At the moment of the review leverage available for trading CFDs on Forex was 1:500.

Indices

As of 2018, you can find around 30 indices to trade as CFDs. This includes the largest stock markets and indices. At the moment of the review leverage available for trading CFDs on indices was 1:500.

Commodities

Traders are able to trade traditional commodities such as Metals (Gold, Palladium, Platinum, Silver) and Energies (WTI, Natural Gas, Brent). At the moment of the review leverage available for trading CFDs on commodities was 1:500

Cryptocurrencies

Customers can trade with 5 Major Cryptos: Bitcoin (BTC/USD), Bitcoin Cash (BCH/USD), Ethereum (ETH/USD), Litecoin (LTC/USD) and Ripple (XRP/USD).

Payment methods

There are a variety of ways of depositing and withdrawing cash from your XM account. XM Group accepts the most commonly used Local Payment Methods today including Credit/Debit Card, Neteller, Skrill, Bank Wire Transfer, etc.

The account funding process is normally open for 24 hours a day and it is fully automatic. XM also covers all the fund transfer fees and does not include any hidden fees or commission for funds deposits.

Platforms

Both demo and real account XM clients can trade on as many as 8 trading platforms that support market, limit, stop and trailing orders, and directly accessible from 1 account.  This speeds up trading operations and gives traders great flexibility to trade from anywhere and at anytime with ease. At XM the multi-award winning platform Metatrader 4 works with an unlimited number of demo and real accounts, and Expert Advisors (EAs) are also supported.

The available trading software is as follows: MT4 Terminal; MT5 ; MT4 for Mac; Web Trader. XM Group has multiple account holders with an unlimited use of charts and EAs.

You can also benefit from premium trading tools and trading community access (available for MT4) with up to 25% discount if you join XM via Elite CurrenSea. Just register an account with both Elite CurrenSea (choose XM as your broker) and XM using our link or contacting your account manager and letting them know that you are coming via the Elite CurrenSea website.

Traders should still be well-equipped to trade with Elite CurrenSea’s Wizz, Camarilla indicators and SWAT or CAMMACD tools (available with 25% discount to our clients).

Mobile Trading

XM also fulfils the needs of investors who prefer mobile trading on smartphones and tablets: the XM MT4/MT5 mobile applications for Apple and Android enable full trading account functionality and seamless trading from anywhere and at any time.

Research, Education & Analysis

The XM Research and Education Center provides a full range of up-to-date marketing and educational tools essential for profitable trading:

  • Market Analysis
  • Forex & Stocks News
  • Economic Calendar
  • Free Trading Signals
  • Weekly trading webinars
  • Forex calculator
  • Video Tutorials

Tools and materials are available in over 20 languages. It helps clients stay informed about the global markets and enhance their trading skills on a regular basis.

Last but not least, don’t forget that you can open up an account with XM and get 25% discount on Elite CurrenSea tradings systems and tools.

Special advantages

XM also offers unique bonus system. There are available special advantages on brokers trading platform:

  • Welcome bonus gives you $ 30 for a start. All you need is to be a new customer on the page and to have made your registration. Clients registered under Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd and Trading Point of Financial Instruments UK Ltd are not eligible for this bonus. This bonus will also depend on the client’s country of residence.
  • The two-tier deposit bonus offers 50% deposit bonus up to $500 and 20% deposit bonus up to $5,000. Clients registered under Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd and Trading Point of Financial Instruments UK Ltd are not eligible for this bonus. This bonus will also depend on the client’s country of residence.
  • The XM Loyalty Program offers the clients XM Points (XMP) per lot traded. These XMP can be redeemed at any time for credit bonus which can be used for trading purposes only. Clients registered under Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd and Trading Point of Financial Instruments UK Ltd are not eligible for this bonus.
  • Free VPS services 24/7
  • No commission or fee for withdrawal or deposit

Fly or Frie Verdict

XM Group is a popular online broker for traders of all skill levels. Its primary benefits are the high reliability of trade executions, high leverage, easily manageable platforms, no order rejection and, of course, unique bonus system.

Traders looking for a well-regulated MetaTrader broker offering both MT4 and MT5 choose XM for its range of markets and competitive pricing.

Research done by Chris Svorcik and Nenad Kerkez Co-founders of Elite CurrenSea, Nenad and Chris are award-winning traders with over 10 years of technical analysis and teaching experience. They also offer education and technical analysis on top industry websites and constantly works on his proprietary trading system based on wave analysis ecs.SWAT  and technical analysis ecs.CAMMACD.

Trade with XM via Elite CurrenSea – Special Offer


We find XM a trustworthy partner & are happy to offer special discounts on trading with this reputable service provider via Elite CurrenSea.

Free ecs.LIVE plus SWAT Tools & Indicators

You will get a three month of SWAT Tools plus Free LIVE Telegram Group access, where our Research Team publishes insights, premium analysis & many more (usually €295).

Free CAMMACD Module (exclusive)

To show gratitude to XM, we’v worked on multiple projects together (see highlights from XM sponsored seminar in Ljubljana) we offer all it’s fututre clients a free access to one out of two modules (Scalp Swing or London Advanced, both usually start at €300) from Nenad Kerkez award-winning CAMMACD trading system.

How to Get the Special Offer?

* Make sure to have an account with Elite CurrenSea
* Open an account with XM using the link on our website
* Deposit at least $500
* Reach us out via a contact form with a proof of deposit (screenshot) and clarify which CAMMACD complimentary module your prefer. Shortly, we will send you a link to pay for a discounted product or come back to your query.

If you have specific questions regarding our partnership with XM, e.g. if it’s possible to have a leverage above 1:30 – make sure to clarify your question via email.