Why was the last GoMarkets thread sent to the rubbish bin?
Either way, I've recently opened a live acc with them but before i invested some money i wanted to ask all you great sages for your experience/opinions.
reviews at http://www.forexpeacearmy.com/ (forex peace army - broker review site) have recently listed Gomarkets(AUS) as a pretty decent broker. Granted the early reviews were pretty bad but apparently they've cleaned up their act a lot. Also some guys here recommend the broker.
Before this change of heart I was using Alpari.co.uk I used Alpari because they seemed to be a well established, reliable broker. I however, took a 4 month break due to pressing concerns not forex related and when i returned to start trading again i found out that Alpari had taken a turn for the worse (according to reviews and posts here) so i was very apprehensive about trading with them again. I would love some thoughts and input about this.
Overall I'd like to know whether or not GoMarkets(AUS) is a GOOD broker who won't scam me of my money or try and sudden moves that'll destroy my account. Also, i'd like to know that they won't 'debt,' my account over random BS and that they also won't call me out of the blue telling me to fund my acc with more money or that it'll go bust.
I just want a reliable broker that won't scam me of my hard traded money...
i have a live account with go for a while now (back when these apparent bad reviews were being made also)
All those bad reviews were a load of bs in my view. I have never had an issue with them.
Alot of people were having issues with there trades not going through but never had a problem and everything ran fast. I think it was more the case of peoples internet connection playing up more than Go. They did there best to help those people having trouble to. But theres only so much you can do.
I have a small account just to see if they are reliable and yes they are. They withdraw your money whenever you request, quickly. They dont stop hunt you or whatever you wana call it. All in all they have my trust at the moment and I wouldnt really consider else where right now.
They have had more liquidity in there live feed now so the spreads are abit better and the data is pretty clean to.
There customer service is good aswell, so if u ever have a problem with your account they fix it up quickly.
At this point i do think they are a good broker who want you to do well. Untill proven otherwise I am happy to trade with them
ps. fxpeace army are full of idiots anyway.
Awesome. Either way I'm going to demo with them for another week or two just to test out execution speeds and stuff then I'll fund my account and start trading.
They don't call you up for additional funds etc do they?
whilst they did improve their demo i think i dont think demo-ing with a broker will actually give an an accurate idea on their real time server speeds. Whilst go's are good on live i would just open up a live account and a small amount of cash to start with. I didnt do a demo.
Either way you will have someone ring u up to welcome you to go markets when you do live and you will get someone call you when you access the demo probably asking you what your plans are.
no one has ever called me asking to put more money in. They probably only call you if you get margin called lol but that is normal.
any forum you are going to have whinging about any broker. This is just my experience with them and I am happy.
for further opinions check out what all the other australians think.
and just go to the forex section and go to the go markets thread. plenty to read about if you want more
Slippage on GoMarkets
I've read everywhere that their Currenex feed is excellent, so I'm thinking of trading through them.
However since their server is in Australia I'm wondering whether anyone trading from outside of Australia (e.g. US or UK) experiences much slippage.
The round trip ping duration from US is around 200ms, so by the time you see a price in your terminal it may be outdated.
so if anyone from outside of Australia trades through GoMarkets, please share your experiences, especially regarding slippage.
go market fees
just a question....do they only charge on spread or do they also charge commission as well as spread? also whats the .5% fee for?
From Australia, Go Markets are a decent broker IMO, and they are regulated by a reasonably tough regulator called: ASIC
I have traded with them for last 6 months as a live trial, besides my futures account, and did not find anything seriously wrong with them.
The only problem i have is the lack of a DOM with MT4, which makes order entry/exit/management a lot quicker and easier, also the lack of a "generic" choice of bracket order on entry, instead of the cumbersome manual entry of SL numbers.
Has anyone noticed that Go Markets now has a few seconds delayed execution? When you click on buy or sell, it says that the order is being processed and then you get the price of a few seconds later with whatever slippage is incurred. If price is moving very fast, you will incur massive slippage. You can check the number of seconds they take for execution in your journal when you are trading or in your metatrader log.
I have traded with gomarkets, from the united states and the trades took forever to execute. I'm not sure how long they took to actually fill..However, they take anywhere from 1-3 seconds for market orders to execute for sure. their is some price slippage..However, the slippage isn't always against you..It's like 50% change the price gets filled at better than the quoted price and 50% it gets filled at worse price.
they told me that since i'm trading from the US, it should take a little longer..However, no longer than one second.
Their price feed is the most volatile i have ever seen..
One time i was able to cancel a market order and the system allowed it to be canceled after it was transmitted..That's how long it takes for orders to executes sometimes.
I can place some trade times on sunday night.
My Real only concern with them is how long it takes to fill market orders with them. They have decent customer support, and deposits are credited quickly..
However, the very long trade execution is very worrying...It makes you wonder what "exactly' is going on...
I have honestly had accounts with 15 forex brokers and there fills take the longest.
Never believe a broker that tells you that slow execution is a problem at your end. It is always at broker's end. When a broker blames your internet connection or ask you to reinstall the platform they are merely playing games with you. Believe me I am a veteran that has used many brokers. I have checked with many other friends that use Go Markets and all report that the delay started some 2 weeks ago. It is a dealing desk tactic even though you may sometimes get a favourable price, then when the market moves fast you'll give it all back and much more in huge slippage. And it would not matter in which part of the world you are in if the broker intentionally delays execution as I believe Go Markets is doing.
MetaTrader was never designed to be connected to a Currenex feed as GoMarkets have done, so maybe problems sometimes arise, just like in a marriage between two people who don't really like each other.
What other brokers offer Currenex through MetaTrader, and how do they compare with GoMarkets?
I've just checked the GoMarkets web site and it says that they will soon offer the actual Currenex platform labeled "GoTrader Pro". I presume execution would be better, but the physical distance for non-Australians is still an impediment.
Also as i said, one of my PC's executes a lot quicker than the other....
Distance alone can not be the reason, as my orders with Transact futures (US server),and earlier with Oanda, were executing almost instantly.
I must say i have no affiliation whatsoever with this broker, and if proved that they're playing games it will hurt them considerably, however, i do not believe that to be the case.
I'll take the time to talk to one of the reps this week to see if it can be solved by reinstalling.
I have installed it on a High End computer, that i made myself..The computer boots Windows 7 in 11 seconds (rounded Up). I also have a real fast connection, since i live tried everything i could on my end, and could not get faster execution times with Gomarkets.
I think this is an issue that only go markets can solve.
i'm wondering if Lot size has an effect on how fast the trade can be executed?
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