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Our management and team have extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects related to the global markets, technology and marketing but most importantly, they are people who have actively traded.

Our mission

To provide clients with fresh and enhanced trading services rather than standard conventional offerings. Our focus is the client from client’s perspective by supporting client’s through innovative services and offerings, solid customer support, high-calibre technology all within a stringent regulated framework.

Our vision

To revolutionise the way in which online trading services are interpreted by the general public, improve people’s confidence to get involved in trading on the financial markets. Leading the way in service, service offerings and trading technology innovation; we have teamed up with multiple counter parties where there is no extra cost to clients whatsoever. This means that the value for your money is incomparable. Our counter party relationship arrangements allow us to focus on service with a strong emphasis on a variety of niche offerings congruent to our values.

FAQ

  • What instruments can I trade with IFM?

    You will see that you can trade on a wide range of a multitude of trading instruments and categories on over 80 world markets. In some cases, this can all be done from a single trading platform. IFM is dedicated to maintaining and providing you with a variety of trading instruments and services to ensure that you can always trade the markets and instruments which are important to you.

  • What are Soft Commodities?

    Soft commodities refer to the group of commodities that are grown, and not mined. The list of available soft commodities includes – Coffee, Cotton, Sugar and many more.

  • What is Automated Trading

    An Expert Advisor (EA) or automated trading system (ATS) is a computer trading program or ‘robot’ that automatically submits trades to an exchange without human intervention. They are designed to either open trades based on a predefined set of rules which determine when to enter a trade, when to exit it and how much to invest in a trade or; they are used as guide to indicate potential trading opportunities. The goal of the automated trading system is to make profits for the account holder. Algorithmic trading is widely used by investment banks, pension funds, mutual funds, and other institutional traders, to divide large trades into several smaller trades to manage market impact and risk

  • Why would I want to use automated trading?

    EA’s are a good solution for traders who may be too busy to trade manually or may require a guide. By automating your trading you can: 1. Minimize emotions 2. Decrease responsibility for decision making 3. Preserve discipline 4. Achieve consistency 5. Improve order entry speed 6. Diversify trading You can get out of a trade if you aren’t happy – you can also manually modify the EA or any order that the EA has opened.

  • Are you a market-maker brokerage?

    No. Intelligent Financial Markets (IFM) is an ECN (electronic communications networks) STP (Straight Through Processing) brokerage providing clients with true and direct access to other participants in the currency market by consolidating price quotations from several banks without the requirement of a dealing desk or middleman like that of a market-maker brokerage. IFM clients get explicit direct market access (DMA) to the best prices with extremely tight spreads.

  • What is a Margin Call?

    A margin call is a warning message that occurs when a trader’s account is running out of sufficient funds to sustain their current open positions on the market. If the market moves against a trader’s position/s, additional funds will be requested through a “margin call” notification message or pop-up. If there are insufficient available funds and a trader’s Equity (Balance – Open Profit/Loss) falls below 20% of the margin required to support open positions then all open positions will be closed out. This is calculated as follows: Equity / Margin = < 20%. This level may differ depending on the trading platform that you are using.

  • What documents are needed to open a trading account?

    The documents depend on the type of account you are opening. IFM will notify you if you need to send any documents, where to send them and if they need to be certified. Please note that all live MT4 applications (only) go through an online verification process.

  • How do I deposit funds?

    There is a wide variety of deposit choices. Depositing into your account depends on the platform you have selected. Each platform is operated via a different counter party.

  • Are my funds safe with IFM?

    Yes. IFM considers the security of client funds to be the backbone of the company’s values. All client funds are held in segregated trust accounts with a top tier banking institution, namely Westpac Banking Corporation and dealt with in accordance with the Australian Client Money Rules under the Corporations Act. IFM has the necessary professional indemnity insurance that complies with Section 912B of the Corporations Act and ASIC Regulatory Guide 126.

  • How do I become an IFM partner or affiliate?

    First, you will need to register on the IFM website by clicking on the Partners Program button. Complete the form and your dedicated Affiliate Manager will contact you to go over the details.

  • What method can I use to withdraw my funds from my trading account?

    Due to anti-money laundering regulations, we always return funds via the same source from which you deposited.

Still have some questions?

We are here to help you? Email cs@ifmtrade.com or call us on AUS: 1300 735 125 | INT: +613 9021 0420