8 /10
Overall Rating

HFTrading Review

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HFTrading is a New Zealand based broker that allows trading in forex, stocks, indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. Traders who are familiar with the MT4 trading platform would find this broker easy to operate. Besides, as a trading platform, this broker offers lots of educational support to keep traders profitable. Furthermore, spread and leverage are also attractive to traders. All of the policies in this broker are attached to the website that indicates transparency among traders.

Besides this basic introduction, you should know much about the broker if you want to put real money into it. Therefore, to know further about this broker, you can continue reading the AtoZMarkets HFTrading broker review.

Overview

Company
8 /10
Trust
9 /10
Trading Platform
9 /10
Account Types
9 /10
Cyptocurrency
9 /10
Costs
8 /10
Customer Support
9 /10
Regulation
8 /10

Company

8 /10

HFTrading is operated by CTRL Investments Ltd (CTRL Investments) is a company registered in New Zealand (Company No. 2446590, NZBusNo. 9429031595070) and Australia (Australian registered body number ARBN 152-535-085).  CTRL Investments Ltd is authorised and regulated by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FSPR number FSP197465) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (AFSL number 414198).

This broker has been operating its business activity since 2018 from DJCA Ltd, Level 3, 50 Victoria Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, 8013, NZ. 

As a New Zealand based broker, this company focuses on traders from New Zealand and Australia only. However, traders from other countries can open accounts here and will get the same service as long as the service does not conflict with the brokers regulation. 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  1. MT4 trading platform.
  2. Built-in economic calendar and lots of educational resources.
  3. Spread starts from 1.8 pips.
  4. More than 350 trading instruments.
  5. Transparent by disclosing all legal documents publicly.

Cons

  1. Does not provide an MT5 trading platform.
  2. Does not have a PAMM or MAMM account for fund managers.

Trust

9 /10

If we look at the regulation of the broker we can see that it is operated by CTRL Investments Ltd (CTRL Investments) is a company registered in New Zealand (Company No. 2446590, NZBusNo. 9429031595070) and Australia (Australian registered body number ARBN 152-535-085).  CTRL Investments Ltd is authorized and regulated by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FSPR number FSP197465) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (AFSL number 414198). As the broker is based in New Zealand, it follows the regulation available in New Zealand. Furthermore, we have found that this broker follows the rules and regulations accurately as required by the regulating authority.

Besides regulation, this broker uses segregated accounts with banks to keep clients' funds separate from the broker’s regular fund. As the broker keeps clients' funds separate from their own fund, it can ensure that they will not use your fund in any of their activities.

Furthermore, the price and chart of this broker show mostly accurate information that is another reason to trust it. Overall, if you are a resident in New Zealand or Australia, you can trade in this broker to get the maximum benefit.

Trading Platform

9 /10

HFTrading offers the world’s famous MT4 trading platform that is familiar and suitable for most of the retail traders around the world. This trading platform is available for types of trading accounts within this broker and available in most of the platforms including desktop, mac, android, or iOS.

MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is the most common Forex trading platform among the retail traders, which is specially designed for Forex trading. In the retail Forex industry, MetaTrader 4 is the only reliable third-party software.  This is very common and easy to use trading platforms for beginners.

HFTrading Platform

Some other features of the MT4 trading platform are mentioned below:

  • ACCESSIBILITY: The MT4 trading platform is simple and straightforward, suitable for both newbies and confident traders. MT4's desktop platform offers a heap of various tools and features designed to help you explore and comprehend the markets the way you feel most comfortable. 
  • ANALYTICS: You can see, analyze, and use data to improve your trading outcome. The platform interface is clear and comprehensive, presenting traders with relevant information on the market flow and setting up a foundation for more thought-through, data-driven decisions. 
  • AVAILABLE MARKETS: MT4 offers instant access to numerous assets available through CFDs - from forex to indices, commodities, and many more. This allows you to diversify your portfolio and take advantage of different category trends. 
  • SECURITY: MT4 puts safety to traders. You will need to share some personal details. The protection of this data is a top priority. With HFTrading and MT4, you will be able to get the maximum security that most of the MT4 traders get.
  • MOBILE TRADING: Besides trading through the MT4 platform, traders can download the platform from android and iOS platforms, which is very flexible to use.

WebTrader

Besides the MT4 trading platform, this broker allows access to trading platforms from a web-based device. To access the WebTrader, you just have to proceed to the platform with a simple step that is followed to access any website. 

Furthermore, most of the available trading tools and indicators are available in the WebTrader platform that makes it easy to use in any situation. 

Education Resources

HFTrading offers extensive education resources that are very helpful for all types of traders. Its education resources followed a high standard, and the number of resources is very high in terms of the quantity.

Some brief description of the educational resources of this broker is mentioned-below:

V.O.D

In this section, traders would be able to see an integrated video that covers most of the asked information regarding trading. This section is distinguished in 4 subcategories: beginner, advanced, terms and Meta Traders. Therefore, information for all types of traders is available in this section.

EBooks and Courses

As we mentioned earlier, this broker is very enriched with the educational resources. One of the major examples is the eBooks and courses section.

The eBook section covers all types of required information that is important to know by all types of traders from beginners to advanced traders. 

Furthermore, the courses section is also enriched with a lot of video tutorials that are free for all traders.

Account Types

9 /10

There are three account types in this broker to cover all types of traders. To open an account, you need to take four simple steps to embark on your trading journey!

  1. Choose an account type 
  2. SIGN UP and fill in the form.
  3. Make a deposit
  4. After your account gets instant verification, START TRADING!

Account types

The summary of account types are mentioned below:

SILVER

This is the account type that will work best for beginners as they will find the trading conditions quite appealing and exciting. Here’s what the SILVER account offers:

  • 300+ assets
  • 1.8 min spread
  • Max Leverage is 1:200

GOLD

If you are familiar with the market and want to take your trading to new heights, consider going with a Gold account. HFTtrading offers a dedicated account manager, educational webinars, and other advanced features:

  • 300+ assets
  • 1.8 minimum spread
  • Max Leverage 1:400
  • Swap discount 25%

PLATINUM 

This trading account is for pro-level traders. It will suit traders with a long and successful resume in the financial world. PLATINUM offers numerous advantages; this could be a personal manager or heightened leverage or hefty swap discounts.

  • 300+ assets
  • 1.8 minimum spread
  • Max Leverage 1:500
  • Swap Discount 50%

All three account types offer opening an alternative ISLAMIC account.

Cryptocurrency

9 /10

There are more than 50 crypto CFDs in the HFTrading platform. Therefore, traders can trade in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other cryptocurrencies with zero fees and no additional commissions.

Some glance of the most traded cryptocurrencies in this broker is mentioned-below:

cryptocurrency

Traders can trade their favorite cryptocurrency from any trading platform available in HFTrading for 24 hours.

Costs

8 /10

This broker mentioned in their website on account type section that it charges floating spread which starts from 1.8 pips. However, in the trading instrument section, it shows 1.6 pips spread in EURUSD. Therefore, we may consider that the spread of this broker somehow will start from 1.6 or 1.8 pips. Furthermore, spreads in shares, stocks, and cryptocurrencies are highly market competitive.

A summary of spread in forex trading pairs is mentioned below:

HFtrading Cost

Besides spread, this broker charges a financing fee. The detail of the financing fee rate is mentioned here. Besides these, this broker does not charge any fees on deposit and withdrawal.

Customer Support

9 /10

The contact us section for this broker has several options to contact them. Besides that, the quickest way to solve the problem is by using the live chat option, which is available 24/5. During our test, we found the live chat very fast and friendly.

Other contact information is mentioned below:

Phone 1: +44 2035196864

Phone 2: +64 48895407 (Mon - Fri: 2 AM to 1 PM GMT)

Email: Support@hftrading.com

Furthermore, the contact us section consists of a contact form. Therefore, any further enquiry required by traders can be found through this.

Regulation

8 /10

HFTrading is operated by CTRL Investments Ltd (CTRL Investments) is a company registered in New Zealand (Company No. 2446590, NZBusNo. 9429031595070) and Australia (Australian registered body number ARBN 152-535-085).  CTRL Investments Ltd is authorised and regulated by the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (FSPR number FSP197465) and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (AFSL number 414198).

Conclusion

The HFTrading broker is new in the industry compared to the other renowned brokers. However, the broker is getting stronger and has chosen a promising path for development.

The MT4 trading platform allows traders to get maximum benefit in trading for its user-friendly interface. Furthermore, the extensive trading instruments with lots of education material indicate the strength of this broker. Overall, this broker seems to focus on a long term goal by making traders productive and profitable. 

Overall we found this broker trustable for traders mainly from Australia and New Zealand. However, you need to analyse more besides reading our review to open an account with them.

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