Admirals offers both CFDs and real trading. Over 3900 assets are available in total, however, not every account offers all of them. With that said, here is a more detailed look at the total offering of markets with the broker.
With forex trading markets, more than 40 currency pairs are available. The spread here starts from 0 pips with a $1.80 per lot traded commission depending on your account type, with major, minor, and exotic pairs on offer.
Commodities are traded as CFDs with Admirals and a total of 28 are available. This range includes 6 metals, 4 energies, 7 agricultural, and 11 futures markets in commodities.
Again indices are traded as CFDs and markets from all over the world are available with a total of 43 available for trading. 19 of these are cash indices, while the other 24 are traded as index futures.
Admirals offers a huge range of stocks for trading. These are traded as real if you have an Invest account, and there are over 3,400 in total from all around the world including stock exchanges in the US, Europe, UK, Japan, and Australia.
The broker makes more than 390 ETFs available for trading. Again, through the Admirals invest account, these are traded as real.
Two bonds markets are available for trading. These are the German Bond (10-year Germany bund), and the US bond (10-year US Treasury note).
A total of 32 crypto assets are available, with 10 being cryptos. The cryptos are Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Stellar, Monero, EOS, Dash, and Ripple with 10 markets trading crypto-cross pairs, and the other 22 trading crypto-fiat pairs.
Execution, leverage and position sizing
Here is a more detailed look at the trading features that are facilitated once you start trading at Admirals.
Admirals is an ECN/STP broker primarily dealing in CFDs. This position allows them to get the very best prices from a range of liquidity providers and allows for the most efficient ordering capability with the minimum amount of interference from the broker. This execution style is typically favored as the fastest and best value by many traders.
Admirals leverage is certainly available. This amount will depend both on the asset you are trading, and where you are trading from as this will decide which regulation you fall under.
If you are trading under the FCA or CySEC regulation in the UK or EU, then your leverage is capped at a 30:1 maximum due to regulatory conditions. If you are trading under ASIC with the brokers Australian entity though, you will still have access to a maximum leverage of up to 30:1.
If you are trading through the Admirals Invest account on Stocks or ETFs, then no leverage is available.
The smallest trading size that is facilitated through Admirals is a micro lot. This is equal to 0.01 standard lots, or a cash value of $1,000. Although it may seem a lot, this amount can be greatly reduced if you are utilizing the leverage on offer from the broker.
A number of tools are in place at Admirals that can help you manage your trading risk. These are offered through the trading platforms and include the ability to place stop losses, trailing stops, and take profits to help control your active positions. You can also apply limit orders which will allow you to control your market entry on positions, and the broker places margin calls for those trading on leverage. This helps you maintain a balance of equity in your account and be fully aware of your positions.
The forex market is available to trade on a 24/5 basis, Monday to Friday, with commodities the same. The crypto market is open 24/7, and other markets on stocks, indices, and bonds will vary depending on the local trading hours for that market.
Forbidden trading techniques
A variety of techniques in trading are supported by Admirals. These include both scalping, and hedging, as well as algorithmic trading through the MT4 and MT5 trading platforms. You can also use a VPS without any issue here.
Platforms & Mobile
No top broker would be complete without the availability of similarly well-regarded trading platforms. This is exactly what you will find at Admirals, and here is a breakdown of exactly what is available.
Charting and Trading tools
The range of charting and trading tools made available are all facilitated through MT4 and MT5, well-known for their strength in this area. This means that Admirals can offer a total of 51 charting indicators, and 31 drawing tools as standard. This provides for a very detailed trading experience if you require it. One click trading from the charts is also available for traders and is perfect for scalping and fast executions, with regular price alerts also available.
Admirals Desktop Platforms
Both MT4 and MT5 are made available as desktop trading platforms with the broker. They are very well-known and widely respected as some of the best and most powerful trading platforms in the industry which can run on almost any device.
These provide for a very customizable, robust, yet easy to use trading experience where you can utilize more than 50 trading tools and indicators as well as code your own EA trading strategies or implement some from the wider community. The platforms are available both through Windows, and Mac.
Admirals Webtrader Platforms
Offering a slightly more visually appealing proposition, the MT4, and MT5 webtrader platforms are both available. These can access the webtrader directly from your browser and with no installations required, yet they provide the very same depth of features and capability as the desktop trading platforms.
Admirals MetaTrader Supreme Edition
The availability of the MetaTrader Supreme Edition through Admirals is a unique feature in that it is available for free, and helps you to improve an already excellent trading platform. Through this upgrade you can have access specifically to a very much wider range of analytics from Trading Central, an improved layout, charting simulations, and more. This is ideal for traders who maybe already have a lot of experience trading with MetaTrader, and wish to further enhance the experience.
Admirals Mobile Platform
Mobile trading with Admirals is facilitated through the MT4 mobile trading platform which again offers a very powerful, on the move trading experience with an easy to use app, and access to an extensive range of the charting tools and indicators of its web-trading, and desktop counterparts.
Special features you can find on Admirals
Here are a couple of additional products and services provided by Admirals that you may run into when trading there.
Admirals Pro CashBack Program
The Pro CashBack Program as the name suggests is only available to professional traders registered under the EU/UK entity. It is a loyalty program that can provide a discount of up to $1 on every lot traded.
Admirals AM CashBack Program
Another cash back program. This also functions as a loyalty program for all registered under the ASIC regulated entity only. Again, it provides for a discount of up to $1 per lot traded for regular traders.
Social Trading – Copy Trading
Admirals do not directly offer social or copy trading services, though you can engage in a form of copy trading if you utilize the EAs feature of your trading platform to copy other trading strategies from the community. This is permitted.