IQ Option Europe Ltd Review

IQ Option Europe Ltd Review | Real Review By a Forex Trader

Trade CFDs On A User Friendly Platform With Inbuilt Economic Calendars

  • CySEC regulated ✔
  • Cryptocurrency CFDs
  • Forex Options
  • 190+ Stocks CFDs
  • News widget
  • 100+ indicators
250+ Markets To Trade • Cryptocurrency CFD Trading

IQ Option Europe Ltd Review - Online Trading Account Features

IQ Option Europe Ltd is a CySEC regulated broker offering trading in a relatively wide range of markets. The trader may sign up here and test out the platform on a Demo account initially: IQ Option Sign-Up

What is the minimum deposit ?

The minimum deposit is $20.

What is the minimum and maximum trade size ?

At IQ Option Europe Ltd, the trader can trade via margin trading. This does not have a minimum trade size as a monetary unit, rather sets it relative to the market, for example from 0.001 lots for Forex. The maximum trade is $20,000.

What features does IQ Option Europe Ltd offer ?

IQ Option offers CFD trading in Forex, Forex Options, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, ETFs, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals and Soft Commodities, for a total of 250+. IQ Option has 30+ Forex pairs available. These markets can be traded on margin (with leverage).

Leverage is available up to . To limit loss, the trader needs to set a Stop Loss, or exit the trade manually. If the value of the account decreases to a certain level, the trade trade can also be stopped out via a margin call. The margin trading screen for Forex lets the trader set a trade size (from 0.001 lots). When the trade size is set, the screen will show the margin required. The margin is the sum which needs to be provided by the trader from the account for the trade. With higher leverage, the margin decreases for a given trade size.

The screen will also give a pip value for the trade size. This is the value the account will increase or decrease with each unit of movement of the Forex pair. Higher trade sizes have higher margin requirement and higher pip values, and vice versa. So trading with a low trade size, means that less margin needs to be put up for the trade and that the pip value with be lower.

The trader can also set a Take Profit (TP) which is a market value at which the trader will close the position, to 'lock in' gains. The trader can also set a Stop Loss (SL) which is a safety net whereby the trade is closed if it goes below a certain value. Where to put a Stop Loss and Take Profit is a complex matter, and there are a number of approaches which the trader can learn about from studying.

The trader does not need to enter the trade at the current market value, they can set a Pending Order, which will execute when the value is reached. To open an order, the trader chooses Buy At (which can be market or Pending) Or Sell At (which can be market or Pending), depending on whether they think the market is going up or down. Other markets can also be traded on margin, for example Stocks, with some differences including maximum leverge available (1:5) and the order size.

On the platform, clicking on 'Info' brings up a screen which brings up details such as Traders' Sentiment, News, Technical Analysis, Economic Events and Trading Conditions. Economic Events is an Economic Calendar, with upcoming data releases which may influence the market, with Current, Forecast and Previous values for the data (e.g. for news trading).

What are Forex Options ?

Forex Options allow the trader to speculate on whether the value of a Forex pair will be higher or lower than a chosen strike price at the end of a pre-determined time. Forex Options contain a smaller number of Forex pairs than the total available on the platform.

What Cryptocurrency CFDs are available ?

IQ Option offers CFD trading in Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin (BTC), Dash (DSH), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP), OmiseGo (OMG), Zcash (ZEC), Qtum (QTUM), EOS (EOS), Stellar (XLM), and TRON (TRX). This is a relatively wide selection for a CFD broker. When trading a cryptocurrency CFD, the trader does not own the cryptocurrency.

IQ Option's online trading platform

IQ Option offers a user friendly trading platform. This is a visually pleasant interface which emphasises the chart but also contains a wide range of features. There is a relatively wide range of technical indicators (100+), so that the trader can apply technical analysis based on indicators (and can even create their own indicators).

The indicator pane contains a set of widgets. The widgets are: Traders Mood, High and Low Values, News, Volume and Scripts. These can be disabled or enabled. Enabling News shows on the chart important news, if there is any. Scripts lets the trader create custom indicators in Quadcode Script (QCS). For chart price types, the trader can choose from Candlestick, Heikin-Ashi (a type of candlestick), Line and Bar charts.

Platform tools

On the trading platform is the 'Market Analysis' tab. This has News, an Economic Calendar (with information about upcoming news and affected markets, including Currently, Forecast and Previous Figures) and an Earnings Calendar (with information about company earnings, including Currently, Forecast and Previous figures).

How may the trader deposit to their account ?

Deposits can be made by payment methods including Credit/Debit Card, Neteller, Skrill, Sofort/Klarna and Bank Transfer.


IQ Option Europe Ltd is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), with license 247/14. IQ Option Europe Ltd's address is: Leoforos Spyrou Kyprianou Street & Evgeniou Voulgareos, 82nd road, Number 2, Limassol, Kato Polemidia, 4153, Cyprus.

Why IQ Option Europe Ltd ?

IQ Option offers a user friendly online trading platform with a range of CFD markets to trade. On the platform are available a wide range of both technical and fundamental analysis tools, as well as a news feed. In addition to its user friendly platform, IQ Option has a low minimum deposit of $20 and trade size as low as 0.001 lots for Forex. This means that the trader can indeed trade on a live account with a smaller account size, as well as larger. Finally, the trader can switch between live and demo, and practice trading when they want (the demo account is refillable and does not expire). The trader may test out the platform via a demo initially via the following sign up form or the link below.

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