This forex brokerage was originally billed as GFCMarkets but then rebranded to Markets.com in 2010.
Markets.com has rapidly made a name for itself in the world of over-the-counter forex investing by offering a number of platforms to trade from and a large variety of languages (13 to be specific!) to cater to most potential traders from around the world.
Markets.com is operated by SafeCap Investments, an investment firm headquartered in Cyprus which is regulated by CySEc and the FSA.
Markets.com offers some of the most aggressive deposit bonuses in the industry with up to $2000 in bonuses offered to first-time traders.
Markets.com offers three different levels of accounts depending on a trader's deposit amounts: Opening a Mini Account requires a minimum deposit of $100 and can qualify new traders for a deposit bonus of up to $250.
Those who deposit a minimum of $2,500 can open a Standard Account which offers the perks of a welcome bonus of up to $2000 and free access to Markets.com News to Mobile service.
For those looking to deposit more, a VIP account can be opened with a deposit of more than $20,000. This account entitles traders to receive a dedicated 24/7 Personal Account Executive and access to Markets.com signals service.
For those interested in investing beyond the forex markets, Markets.com also offers the ability to take advantage of market movements in the stocks and commodities markets by investing in CFDs for these assets as well.
With standard leverage of up to 200:1 for forex pairs and 20:1 for stocks CFDs, Markets.com also gives traders the possibility of using leverage to their benefit when trying to turn a profit on the various markets.
When Markets.com first opened its doors to traders, they originally only offered MetaTrader 4 but soon added a number of new and versatile trading platforms including MarketTrader, Market AutoTrader, Market JavaTrader, Market WebTrader, Market iTrader, Market WAP Trader and Market Mobile Trader.
This diversity of trading applications ensures that Markets.com fits all types of traders from beginners to experts and all trading styles as well.
The Markets.com MarketTrader is their standard Windows-based downloadable trading application which gives traders the ability to use a simple one-click drag-and-drop interface to execute trades.
Markets.com also offers the Java-based Market JavaTrader as well as the no-download Market WebTrader which syncs up to one's existing Metatrader account. Both platforms do not require any download so they work well for people using Mac/Apple computers as well as other non-Windows operating systems.
For those on the go, Markets.com three different applications for mobile trading on iPhone, Blackberry and Android phones so you're sure to be able to place your trades no matter what phone you're using.
Markets.com accepts a diverse set of payment methods including credit cards, Liberty Reserve, Webmoney and wire and bank tranfers.
Markets.com provides a superb support staff to walk you through creating your account and to talk to should you have any questions about their services. They offer local phone numbers to contact support staff that can speak with you in the many languages for which they offer their services.
Markets.com stands apart from other brokers by being able to offer a diverse set of platforms, a wide variety of languages and regulation by two different respected regulatory bodies. If you also include the despoit bonuses and other perks they offer to new traders, many would agree that Markets.com offers a complete package for forex traders of all backgrounds.