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The Good Broker Guide is a London based guide to trading brokers and investment accounts for clients based in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia.
The Good Broker Guide was founded in 2015 by Richard Berry. Richard has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously acting as multi asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2000.
Our daily analysis is provided by Jackson Wong. Jackson has over 10 years experience as a financial analyst. Previously a director of Stockcube Research as head of Investors Intelligence providing market timing advice and research to some of the world largest institutions and hedge funds. Jackson’s expertise include global macroeconomic investment strategy, statistical backtesting, asset allocation, and cross-asset research. Jackson has a PhD in Finance from Durham University.
Tarquin Coe, produces educational worked examples of technical analysis. Tarquin’s academic background involved a bachelor’s degree in Ecology from Lancaster University in the U.K. That subject, coupled to a fascination with financial market pricing, fostered a unique and innovative approach to analyzing the market ecosystem, an entity he considers to be just a technological manifestation of nature. To harness ideas, he studied further, a Graduate Degree in Software Engineering at Kingston University, London, where he achieved a Distinction. He then achieved another distinction, in the U.K.’s Society of Technical Analysts Diploma, studied at the London School of Economics. Tarquin also runs Chartsurfer.com a trading opportunity service for institutional and professional traders.
Tom Cropper is a financial journalist with work which has appeared in titles such as the Guardian, Euromoney and many others.
What we do and who we do it for
Our objective is to present the best pricing, accounts and compare the features that are important to traders. By comparing the key features we can offer a quick way to compare the best choice therefore allowing traders to make an informed choice when choosing a new or switching providers. Sponsored and featured brokers sometimes appear first but we also include brokers we do not have financial relationships with. We provide independent comparisons and may receive a form of compensation for including some companies in the tables.
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Good Broker Guide Awards
Our awards are based on the broker reviews traders leave for their brokers. We ask traders to rank their broker based on a broker’s:
- Trading platform
- Customer service
- Mobile apps
- Spreads and pricing
- Market range
- Trade execution speed
How we rank and compare brokers
The comparison tables on goodbrokerguide.co.uk are sort-able so you can rank brokers based on what is important to you.
If a broker has paid to advertise in a prime position on the tables it will be marketed as “Featured”
Our methodology for default rankings include industry expert’s direct experience and is also based on (but not limited to) the below:
- Pricing and spreads
- Margin requirements
- Trading platforms available
- How long a broker has been established
- Added value services such as research, news, signal and charting
- Balance sheet, financial visibility such as LSE listed, customer client funds protection
- Markets and order types available
- Payment and withdrawal methods
- Private client and corporate services available
- If it is available to overseas clients, translated websites and foreign speaking staff
- Overall service and reputation in the industry
The data gathered is sourced from the brokers official websites and often collaborated direct with the broker.
Margin and spread information are updated on a monthly basis.
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