When picking a ZuluTrade brokerage there are three main things to consider;
|1||AAAFx||0.27||HCMC (Greece MiFID)|
|2||GO Forex||0.43||CySEC (Cyprus MiFID)|
|4||Gain Australia||0.67||ASIC (Australia)|
|5||Gain UK||0.7||FSA (UK MiFID)|
|6||COLMEX||0.73||CySEC (Cyprus MiFID)|
|8||FXDD MT||0.88||MFSA (Malta MiFID)|
|9||FXCM UK||0.94||FSA (UK MiFID)|
|10||Xemarkets||0.95||CySEC (Cyprus MiFID)|
|11||FX SOL UK||0.98||FSA (UK MiFID)|
The second important thing to consider when picking a brokerage to operate with is to consider whether the said brokerage has competitive spreads. The wider the spread the more your potential profits will be eaten into. So the next step is to compare spreads between the brokerages which have the best execution with the ZuluTrade platform. The following table shows the average spreads offered on the four major currency pairings, while the spreads on more exotic currency pairings will likely have greater variation the majority of trading on ZuluTrade is in the major currency pairings.
|Rank||Broker||Slippage (Pips)||EUR/USD||USD/CHF||GBP/USD||USD/JPY||Slippage & Spread Avg|
|11||FX SOL UK||0.98||3||4||4||3||4.48|
As you can see when one takes Spreads into account, it is actually Gain Australia which offers the best service for those trading with ZuluTrade accounts closely followed by AAAFx and Gain UK. When you take into account Spreads companies such COLMEX, FXDD and FX Sol UK get left far behind. There seem to be about 8 different options which offer you a total trade cost of lower than 3.5 pips which is the most your going to want to pay for opening a trading positions.
Now we get to the final important category. Regulation is important for two reasons, one proper regulation protects you against the possibility of the brokerage collapsing. This is something that becomes very important when an individual will be trading a large amount of capital. For instance a trader who is with a MiFID regulated brokerage will have their deposits protected up to at least 20,000 Euros if they brokerage was to collapse. While MiFID ensures a minimum standard of regulation, the strength of the regulation does vary body to body. For instance CySEC and HCMC are considered to be some of the weaker MiFID regulated bodies, this being said I would be happy with doing business with any of the MiFID regulated brokerages on the list. Those in Australia would probably be best to go with Forex.com Australia (aka Gain Australia) who are regulated by the very competent ASIC. The only two brokerages on the list I would avoid are FSC regulated FX Primus and unregulated Weltrade while I know of customers who are happy with both, the lack of serious regulation in both cases would worry me deeply.
So what brokerages would I recommend for those who want to trade on ZuluTrade. Well that really depends on what region you live in.
Europe: xemarkets, AAAFx, Forex.com (UK)
Australia: Forex.com (AUS)