Security Of Funds… Choose Wisely.

Don’t End Up Like This Guy.

Did you know that tight spreads, fast execution and a large variety of instruments isn’t gonna cut it for many traders?

What scrutinizes a broker today is how fast deposits and withdrawals can be made, and how secure someone’s funds are. Depositing money to an entity without knowing when you may have your money back in case you change your mind, or if you hit it big, is a dealbreaker for many traders.

Let’s dive a bit deeper, shall we?

The early days of FX was pretty much the wild wild west of finance. Many forget that the biggest currency brokers still around today (mainly in the United States and in the UK) started the retail market-making revolution back in the ’90s. These firms would trade against their wishfully ignorant clients through shady tactics like execution delay, spiking prices in direction of stop loss for sell orders etc. In short, these brokers made the bank by cheating. Plain and simple.

Over time, some of these firms have tanked, and taken traders and investors down with them.

“Wait a minute? Weren’t these brokers regulated by financial authorities?”

Yes, but trading with a heavily regulated broker does not insure any safety of your funds if the firm becomes insolvent and goes under.

Let’s take an exampe:

“An unexpected announcement by the National Bank of Switzerland (SNB) to de-peg the Swiss Franc from the Euro caused the Franc to climb approximately 40% in a matter of minutes. Many currency brokers who seemed like solid companies became insolvent or were at risk of regulatory issues due to lack of capital requirements. These companies included FXCM and Alpari. I will explain how the proper risk management of a Forex brokerage could have prevented this.

When the SNB made the announcement, many investors that were short on the Swiss Franc received margin calls. Under normal market conditions, the brokerage can exit the trades with their liquidity providers at will. In this case, the market moved so rapidly that the brokers were not able to exit the trade when their clients had margin calls. This led to crippling loses for these currency brokers.”

What does this ultimately mean? It means that If you want your funds to be safe, you need to choose a broker that is structured and does business with safety in mind. A broker that won’t use your funds to pay off any debts in case of insolvency. A broker that let’s you quickly and easily transfer funds back and forth.

When you deposit funds with ThinkMarkets, your funds are kept in a seggregated account with a tier-1 bank. Tier-1 is the official measure of a bank’s strength. Tier-1 means the bank has vast capital reserves and is able to remain solvent even amidst unforeseen circumstances. Tier-1 is therefore considered the safest. Should a broker that operates with a tier-1 bank go under, you are sure to know that the bank has enough cash reserves to accommodate your withdrawal without any risk to themselves.

Furthermore, ThinkMarkets is so dedicated to the safety of its clients that it has opened an insurancey policy with Lloyd’s of London. The policy covers funds of up to $1 million in the unlikely event of insolvency. ThinkMarkets actively secures up to $1 million of trader’s funds.

Withdrawal of funds with ThinkMarkets is easy. Withdrawal are generally processed within 24 hours. Depending on the withdrawal method chosen, it can take between 1–7 business days for you to receive your funds.

Funding is possible with:


Bank Wire

Credit/Debit Cards (Visa and Mastercard)


ThinkMarkets is regulated with the following regulatory bodies:

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)

Financial Services Authority Seychelles (FSA)

TF Global Markets (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 629628

TF Global Markets (AUST) Limited is the holder of Australian Financial Services License number 424700

TF Global Markets (South Africa)(Pty) Ltd is an Authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP No 49835)

TF Global Markets Int Limited Is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority Firm Reference Number SD060

Other than DEMO accounts, ThinkMarkets offers 4 types of accounts:

Standard Account

ThinkZero Account

Islamic Account

Joint Account

All accounts are available with MT4/MT5 and their own “ThinkTrader” platform. Trading tools include “Trading Center” which is a suite of actionable trading tools, market research, market news, signals etc.

“Their product suite offers both human and automated interpretation of technical, fundamental and value-based analytics. These insights empower today’s traders to participate in financial markets by helping them to generate trading ideas, validate trading decisions and manage risk — all at the point of action.”

Trading Central is free to all ThinkMarkets Clients

Clients with ThinkMarkets are granted access to 3500 instruments across:






Equities and ETFs


Still not sure? Try a DEMO account with ThinkMarkets today.

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H Schmit - DormicoFX

H Schmit - DormicoFX

Founder and owner of DormicoFX. Welcome to our blog.