Trading.

Inspired.

Register
Live Account Demo Account

Your capital is at risk. Regulated by the FCA and CySEC.

Register
Live Account Demo Account

Your capital is at risk. Regulated by the FCA and CySEC.

Earn 10% interest on your deposit

Earn 10% interest on your deposit
It’s not just a trading account.
It’s an investment!

More Info

Welcome Bonus

Welcome Bonus

As a warm welcome to our newest traders
We are offering a 30% bonus

More Info

Protected by our Regulated Armor

Protected by our Regulated Armor

FCA & CySEC Fully regulated Forex & CFD Broker

More Info

Re-Deposit Bonus

Re-Deposit Bonus

Escalate Your Account Balance Today!
The 20% Re-Deposit Bonus Is Here To Increase The Odds In Your Favour!

More Info
    Leverage

    1:500

    Spreads From

    0.3 pips

    Customer Support

    24/5

    Micro Lots

    0.01

    ACCOUNT Types

    Classic
    Premium
    Pro
    AFX Fast
    Platform

    Spreads

    Margin Call

    Min. Trade Volume

    Leverage
    MT4

    1.8 pips

    100%

    0.01

    1:500
    Platform

    Spreads

    Margin Call

    Min. Trade Volume

    Leverage
    MT4

    0.3 pips

    100%

    0.01

    1:500
    Platform

    Spreads

    Margin Call

    Min. Trade Volume

    Leverage
    AFX Fast

    0.4 pips

    100%

    0.01

    1:200
    Platform

    Spreads

    Margin Call

    Min. Trade Volume

    Leverage
    MT4

    0.3 pips

    100%

    0.01

    1:500

    PLATFORM

    Desktop
    Mobile

    Enjoy the flexibility of trading the markets anywhere and anytime using our MT4 platform.

    Moreover, our unique institutional trading platform, AFX Fast, offers you everything you need to trade the markets with ease.

    Make use of our MT4 platform and enjoy the flexibility and availability of trading the markets anywhere and anytime.

    DEPOSIT Methods

    Deposit funds to your trading account quickly and securely. We support a wide range of deposit methods, including bank wire transfer, credit/debit card, Skrill, Neteller, etc.

    Your funds are well protected through our security of funds plan.

    Regulation

    We are highly committed to business ethics and standards, and are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).

    MORE INFO

    Balance Protection

    With our Balance Protection plan, we ensure that our clients’ account balances will not drop below zero, holding a positive balance in their trading accounts.

    MORE INFO

    Insured Clients Funds

    Our clients’ funds are insured through the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and Investor Compensation Fund (ICF).

    MORE INFO

    Segregated Accounts

    We have a number of secure and safe payment gateways, and we also pay attention to money protection through our segregated UK bank accounts.

    MORE INFO

    Economic Calendar

    View Calendar

    Daily Analysis

    22 / 07 / 2016GBP/USD: Drops to session lows of 1.3096North American Session
    The GBP/USD pair has been under bullish pressure since the 20th July, with the price rising from as low as 1.3065 to as high as 1.3291.

    The pair initially fell on Thursday, but found enough support around 1.3164 to push the price higher and end the day at 1.3225.  Today, the major touched the session high of 1.3291, before falling all the way to session lows of 1.3097.

    The pair is extending its losses, as the much-weaker-than-expected result from the advanced services PMI in June continues to weigh on demand for the pound.  Going forward, investors ‘attention shifts towards Markit’s Manufacturing PMI, expected to improve to 51.6 during July.

    On a sustained move below 1.3065, the pair could find support at 1.2922 and 1.2791 in extension. On the flip side, in the scenario where the price breaks above today’s highs of 1.3291, the pair could rise up to 1.3323 and 1.3481 respectively.


    Please note: The content in this daily technical analysis article should not be taken as investment advice. It comprises our personal view.
     
     

    22 / 07 / 2016USD/CAD: Extends its gains to session highs of 1.3120European Session
    The USD/CAD pair has been trading upwards since the 15th July, with the bulls lifting the price from as low as 1.2858 to as high as 1.3120.

    The pair initially fell on Thursday, but found enough support around 1.3025 to turn things back around and reach the daily high of 1.3103. Today, the pair extended its upward momentum, currently trading at session highs of 1.3120.

    Poor performing crude oil prices have added pressure to the Canadian dollar, with the barrel of WTI hovering over $44.00, slightly off session lows.  Going forward, the Loonie will also be under pressure, in light of the release of June’s inflation figures and May’s retail sales data.

    Next resistance is located at 1.3140, a break of which could open the doors to 1.3227 and 1.3312 in extension. To the downside, a break below Friday’s low of 1.2858 could expose 1.2807 and 1.2700 respectively. 



    Please note: The content in this daily technical analysis article should not be taken as investment advice. It comprises our personal view.
     
     

    21 / 07 / 2016EUR/USD: Little changed at 1.1030 after ECB decisionNorth American Session
    The EUR/USD pair has been trading sideways since the 19th July, with the price ranging between the levels of 1.0981 and 1.1048.

    The major ranged on Wednesday, reaching the daily low of 1.0981, to end the day at 1.1017. Today, the pair initially rose to session highs of 1.1048, but found enough resistance at that area to force the pair lower.  As of writing, the price trades at 1.1030.

    EUR/USD remained muted after the Governing Council of the ECB announced its decision to keep its monetary policy unchanged, leaving the main refinancing rate at 0.00%,  the marginal lending facility rate at 0.25% and the deposit facility rate at -0.40%.

    Euro will remain the highlight today, ahead of the upcoming press conference by Mario Draghi, where he is expected to talk about Brexit’s potential risks for the eurozone economy.

    A break below yesterday’s low of 1.0981 could expose 1.0939 and 1.0873 in extension.  On the flip side, a break above yesterday’s high of 1.1051 could send the pair up to 1.1095 and 1.1165 respectively.


    Please note: The content in this daily technical analysis article should not be taken as investment advice. It comprises our personal view.
     


     
    Daily Analysis

    Market News

    22 / 07 / 2016Greenback steady against the euro and the yenThe U.S. dollar held steady against the common currency and the Japanese yen on Friday, after the ECB held back from taking any additional easing measures and as speculation on stimulus measures by the BoJ were shot down.
     
    The euro was unchanged against the dollar at 1.1033, after the European Central Bank announced its decision to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.0% on Thursday.

    ECB President Mario Draghi said that financial markets digested the post-Brexit volatility with ‘encouraging resilience’, but repeated that the European Central Bank is poised to act by employing all measures available under its mandate if necessary.
     
    The dollar was also little changed against the yen, last trading at 105.87, pulling back from the previous session’s seven-week high of 107.48.
     
    The Japanese yen found support on Thursday, after the BoJ Governor Harukiko Kuroda played down expectations that Japan may be preparing ‘helicopter money’ economic stimulus, by injecting money directly into the economy.

    In the meantime, the greenback remained underpinned, after strong U.S. reports on Thursday bolstered optimism over the health of the economy.
     
    Official statistics indicated that U.S. existing home sales surprisingly increased by 1.1% to 5.5.7 million units in June from 55.1 million units a month before. Economists had expected existing home sales to fall by 0.5% to 5.48 million units.
     
    A separate report from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits in the week ending July 16th dropped by 1,000 to 253,000 from the previous week’s print of 254,000. The consensus forecast was calling for an 11,000 increase to 265,000.  
     
    Another report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said that its manufacturing index dropped to -2.9 in July from 4.7 last month.  Economists had expected the index to tick up to 5.0.
     
    The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s performance against a group of six-other major rivals, was unchanged at 96.62, still close to Wednesday’s four-month peak of 97.37.
     

    21 / 07 / 2016Yen drops to six-week lows as stimulus hopes boost risk appetiteThe U.S. dollar jumped to six-week highs against the Japanese yen on Thursday, as hopes for a new economic stimulus package and expectations for additional easing measures boosted risk sentiment.

    The safe-haven yen remained on the defensive amid a broad recovery in risk sentiment and expectations for more monetary stimulus by the Bank of Japan.

    Gains in Japanese stocks, which found support from media reports saying that governmental officials were planning to compile a stimulus package of a minimum of 20 trillion yen, put pressure on the yen.

    The greenback climbed to highs of 107.49 against the yen, its highest level since 7th June and last traded at 106.90, up 0.1% on the day.
     
    The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indices posted new records on Wednesday, with the Dow advancing for the ninth consecutive session, as Microsoft’s upbeat results bolstered the indices.
     
    The common currency inched up 0.2% to 117.94 against the yen and to 1.1033 against the dollar.

    While market participants expect the European Central Bank to take no further actions at its policy meeting scheduled later in the day, they anticipate policymakers to signal a future monetary policy easing to come in September.

    Meanwhile, the kiwi dropped 0.6% to 0.6986 against the greenback, after touching a six-week low of 0.6952. The New Zealand dollar came under pressure after the RBNZ indicated that further rate cuts are possible due to persistently low inflation.

    The Australian dollar edged higher 0.31% to 0.7495 against the dollar, pulling away from a two-and-a-half week low of 0.7455 touched overnight.

    The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s performance against a group of six other currencies, slid 0.08% at 97.08, still close to the previous session’s four-month high of 97.37. 

    20 / 07 / 2016U.S. dollar index at fourth-month highs on upbeat U.S. dataThe U.S. dollar trimmed some of its gains versus the yen on Wednesday, but it stood close to four-month highs against a group of other major currencies, thanks to upbeat U.S. data and increasing expectations of additional easing measures by the BoJ.

    Market participants remained wary after the International Monetary Fund revised down its projection for global economic growth in 2016 to 3.1% from 3.2%, although anticipating a rebound to 3.4% in 2017.

    The IMF downwardly revised the U.S. growth forecast to 2.2% from 2.4%, but stated that the Brexit implications on the world’s largest economy would be subdued and stressed that the reaction was due to weak first quarter GDP.   
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department indicated that housing starts soared 4.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.19 million units, signalling that the U.S. economy is gaining traction.
     
    The greenback slid 0.2% against the Japanese yen to 105.96, after reaching 106.53 on Tuesday, its highest level since the 24th June, in the wake of U.K.’s surprise vote to leave the EU.

    Investors reduced their safe-haven bids in the yen, as the initial shock from the Brexit vote dissolved and expectations of further easing from the central bank of Japan at its 28th – 29th July meeting rose.
     
    Fed funds futures quotes revealed that investors see almost a 50/50 probability that the Federal Reserve will hike rates by its December meeting, according to the FedWatch tool, as opposed to less than 20 percent a few weeks ago.
     
    The Australian dollar was little changed at 0.7507 against its U.S. counterpart, while the New Zealand dollar added 0.14% to trade at 0.7065. The commodity-linked currencies found some support, as oil prices rose after the American Petroleum Institute indicated that crude stockpiles dropped more than expected last week.
     
    The common currency fell 0.1% to 1.1013 against the dollar, after hitting a three-week low of 1.0995 earlier in the session.  

    The U.S. dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s performance against a basket of six major currencies, was steady at a four-month high of 97.11.

    The European Central Bank will hold a policy meeting on Thursday, its last one before the summer break. Economists do not expect the bank to take any additional easing measures.
     
     
    Newsroom

    Become A Partner

    Our partnership programmes provide an easier way of doing business with us, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of partnering with a worldwide broker. STO offers partnership opportunities to individuals and institutions willing to expand as well as eager to succeed.

    Below you can see the partnership programmes we currently offer:

    Introducing Broker

    There are a variety of ways that you can be an Introducing Broker to STO. The simplest way is if you just have a list of contacts or current clients who you would like to introduce to us. You introduce them to us and we reward you with trading rebates as they trade.

    Affiliates

    If you own a website that attracts significant levels of relevant traffic then you could become an Affiliate partner with STO. We currently offer affiliate programmes for introducing clients who trade CFDs with us and will pay you rebates based on the trading activity undertaken by the clients you introduce to us.

    White Label

    A White Label partnership allows you to brand our trading platform in your businesses style and design to offer our cutting-edge trading solutions to your clients as one of your products. This branding extends to forms and agreements such as the Customer Agreement, and Order Execution Policy.

    Refer a friend

    This programme is one where partners inform friends of our products and services. Once a referral becomes a real account holder you generate income.

    Visit STO Affiliates