Why Choose Our Standard Account?
The Standard Account from IC Markets offers speed of execution with no rivals. Combine this with an all inclusive spread starting from 0.6 pip, Equinix NY4 servers in New York, a group of up to 25 pricing providers and you will understand why our standard account can give you an unparalleled trading experience, all day every day.
Fast order execution
The IC Markets MetaTrader 4 and 5 servers are located in the Equinix NY4 data centre in New York. The NY4 data centre referred to as a financial ecosystem is home to over 600 buy and sell side firms, exchanges, trading venues, market data and service providers. The MetaTrader 4 and 5 servers are cross connected to our network to ensure low latency and the fast execution of your trades.
The IC Markets MetaTrader 4 and 5 trade servers have latency on average of less than 1 millisecond to major VPS providers either collocated in the NY4 data centre or through dedicated lines to nearby data centres.This low latency environment is ideal for automated and High Frequency Trading and scalping.
No Restrictions on
Trading – Scalping Allowed
IC Markets MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms have no restrictions on trading. We have some of the best trading conditions for scalping and high frequency trading globally, allowing traders to place orders between the spread as there is no minimum order distance and a freeze level of 0. This means orders including stop loss orders can be placed as close to the market price as you like.
Traders can also hedge positions as there is no first in first out (FIFO) rule with IC Markets. Traders do not pay margin on hedged trades and enjoy the benefits of margin netting.
Level II Pricing – Market Depth
Depth of market shows the full range of executable prices coming directly from pricing providers. Depth of market offers complete transparency of the liquidity of each currency pair by showing the available volumes for each price level at any given time. High liquidity, asynchronous spot prices and low latency guarantee the tightest possible spreads.
Flexible Funding and
Once you’ve opened your account you can fund using any of our funding options including: credit/debit card, Skrill, wire transfer, Neteller, FasaPay, China Union Pay, Bpay and broker to broker transfer, deposits.
Flexible Lot Sizing
There are no limits or restrictions on trade sizes, you can place trades as small as one micro lot (0.01) . Our flexible lot sizing allows you to trial the platform with minimal risk and manages your trades sizes in accordance with your account balance.