Z.com Trade Review

Z.com Trade Review

Forex, Metals, Energies, Cryptocurrencies & Indices

  • FCA regulated ✔
  • Servers at Equinix LD4
  • Cryptocurrency MT4 trading
  • ECN spreads from 0
  • MT4 broker
  • 75+ markets
Variable spread MT4 ECN Trading • Cryptocurrency CFD MT4 trading • Z.com Trade

Z.com Trade Review

Z.com Trade does not accept retail clients and only accepts Professional Clients and Eligible Counterparties. Z.com Trade is a no dealing desk STP broker regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, offering variable spread ECN trading, with or without a commission charge. It does not charge commissions for its Classic Account but does for its ECN Accounts, provides the MT4 platform, offers 75+ products to trade and has no trading restrictions. Z.com Trade's servers are hosted at Equinix's LD4 data center, located in London, for high speed order transmission.

Key Features

  • Z.com Trade only accepts Professional Clients or Eligible Counterparties
  • There are three account types: Classic, ECN and ECN Plus
  • The minimum deposit for all account types is $/€/£10,000
  • 5 Cryptocurrency CFDs are available
  • Micro lot trading is available for all account types
  • Z.com Trade uses an STP NDD execution model
  • All its accounts are Market Execution
  • All accounts, including the Classic account, use servers hosted at Equinix's LD4 data center

Very briefly, what does Z.com Trade do ?

Z.com Trade offers MT4 ECN trading using servers located at Equinix's LD4 data center for high speed order execution, offering trading with or without a commission charge. All its accounts use Equinix LD4.

What is the point of the Classic account ?

This is for traders who do not want to trade with a commission charge. The full cost is included in the spread, which means spreads are higher compared with the ECN accounts, as these also add a commission charge to the spread.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash CFDs are available to trade on all account types. When trading a CFD, the trader does not own the cryptocurrency, rather speculates on its price movement. This means that they do not need a wallet or other means to store it and can go long or short. Z.com Trade.

Account currencies

Accounts are available in GBP, USD and EUR.

Account types

There are three account types. These are the Classic Account, the ECN Account and the ECN Plus account. The Classic account does not charge commissions, the ECN and ECN Plus Accounts do charge commissions. The ECN Plus account has a lower commission charge.

Minimum deposit

The Classic, ECN and ECN Plus Accounts have a minimum deposit of $/€/£10,000 or a volume requirement of 100M per month.

Account features

Z.com Trade offers an 'Educational and Analytical Portal', available on its Client Portal. This provides trading strategies and signals, educational courses, the capacity to chat with an analyst, a technical and fundamental analysis feed, market analysis and news updates.

Trading styles

There are no restrictions on trading styles. Scalping, EAs and news trading are allowed.


The MT4 platform is available on desktop, tablet and mobile. This provides support for automated trading with Expert Advisors and other tools and resources.


Traders who wish to use their own front-end can plug directly into Z.com Traders servers hosted at Equinix's LD4 data center, using a FIX 4.4 API.

Commission charge

  • Z.com Trade does not charge commissions on its Classic account.
  • Z.com Trade charges commission of $4 per lot per side on its ECN Account, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus Account.

Maximum order size

  • For all accounts the maximum order size is $5M or 50 standard lots for FX, Gold and Silver and 100 standard lots for other products.

Minimum trade size

For all accounts types, the minimum trade size is 0.01 lots (micro lots).

Order types

Order types available are: Market Order, Limit Order, Stop Order, Stop Loss Order, One-Click Order and Trailing Stop, with Good-Till-Date and Good-Till-Cancelled order expiry types.


Markets available are Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals and Cryptocurrencies, with 75+ available.

Trading conditions

Z.com Trade says that it uses Straight Through Processing (STP). It says this means that orders are executed without intervention, and sent to a deep liquidity pool. Z.com Trade allows hedging.

Spreads and leverage

  • On Z.com Trade's Classic account, spreads are variable from 1.0 for EUR/USD.
  • On Z.com Trade's ECN accounts, spreads are variable, with a typical spread of 0.1 for EUR/USD, 1.5 for UK100, 0.09 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

The maximum leverage is 200:1.


Deposit methods include Credit/Debit cards, PayPal, Neteller, Wire Transfer, Boleto, Giropay, iDeal, Moneta, POLi, Przelewy24, QIWI, Skrill, Sofort, Trustly, WebMoney and YandexMoney. Z.com Trade does not charge for deposits, Z.com Trade does apply withdrawal fees for some funding methods.


GMO-Z.com Trade UK Limited is part of the GMO CLICK Group, and is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 622897. GMO-Z.com Trade UK Limited is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 8261027, and its registered address and principal place of business is Becket House, 36 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DD.


This is an STP ECN broker, offering variable spreads for Professional Clients or Eligible Counterparties. Its spreads come either with or without a commission charge. Commissions are charged on its ECN accounts and not on its Classic account. Its ECN Plus account has a higher minimum deposit and offers a lower commission charge.

Why might someone choose this broker ?

This is a broker which provides support for automated trading, where the trader trades using automated trading strategies. It does this by offering MT4 (which has automated trading strategies called Expert Advisors), FIX API and by providing ECN trading conditions, including infrastructure such as servers hosted at Equinix's LD4 data center.

Discretionary traders, who make their own trading decisions can use MT4 as well. For traders who wish to trade without a commission charge (and pay higher spreads) and use servers located at Equinix LD4 and MT4, it offers a Classic account. Z.com Trade provides MT4 Cryptocurrency trading.

Pluses and minuses

  • Z.com Trade does not accept retail clients
  • This broker offers variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • This broker does offer a competitive number of products for an ECN broker
  • Z.com Trade offers Cryptocurrency CFD trading on all its account types
  • It provides ECN spreads from 0, plus a commission charge
  • The commission charge is lower for its ECN Plus Account
  • Z.com Trade offers MT4
  • It uses servers hosted at Equinix's LD4 data center for all accounts
  • Z.com is a no dealing desk intervention broker
  • Z.com Trade is FCA regulated

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