A comprehensive look at GCC broker ADSS

ADSS has been a leading forex and CFD broker in the MENA region since 2010. With headquarters in the UAE and an office in the UK, it serves an international clientele or retail, institutional and professional traders. The broker is authorised and regulated by the SCA in the UAE, and the FCA in the UK. The levels of global regulation help to give traders peace of mind when trading, regardless of where they are located. Below is our ADSS review in which we cover information about the broker on its products, partnerships, educational resources and reputation. 

ADSS’ products offered

ADSS is primarily a CFD and forex broker. It currently offers spot forex trading and CFDs on forex, stocks, indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. Below, we break down exactly what the broker provides to its clients, and what traders can expect.

Indices

Traders can participate in index CFD trading, with access to the major indices around the globe, such as those on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. As a MENA broker, there is also the option to trade CFDs on Asian indices. Deep liquidity is offered, no commissions are charged on trades, and a maximum leverage of up to 333:1 is available.

Forex

ADSS offers over 60 currency pairs covering majors, minors, and exotics (upon request). Traders can also participate in spot forex trading or trade forex CFDs. Spreads are competitive, a maximum leverage of up to 500:1 is available, and no commissions are charged.

Stocks

Traders can participatein stock trading and invest in the major players around the world. These include those in the GCC region. CFDs on Saudi Arabian, European and North American, East Asian, and Australian shares are available with competitive spreads and no commissions charged. Market leverage is available up to 20:1, with tick sizes ranging between 0.01 to 1 point. 

Commodities

Commodities trading is available in the form of CFDs, and traders can trade with 0% commission on trades. Some instruments include metals (gold, silver and copper), agricultural products (coffee), and energy sources (natural gas, crude oil). Commodities are traded per whole tick movement, with a maximum leverage usage of 200:1.

Crypto

Traders can participate in crypto CFD trading with ADSS 24/5 and speculate on the price movements of instruments like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Tick sizes are 1 point, with a maximum leverage of 4:1. 

Platform information

ADSS offers to trading platforms for traders – their bespoke ADSS trading platform and the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform. Traders have the choice between the two, and they can integrate third-party plugins and widgets on the trading platforms to execute more sophisticated strategies. For instance, traders on MT4 can integrate Autochartist and Expert Advisors, and they can work with third-party providers of hardware and software to automate trading. 

Partnership programmes

As an investment company, ADSS also offers prime brokerage services beyond retail trading. The broker offers partnerships for institutional investors such as corporate hedge funds and retail banks who wish to offer trading services and build their own client portfolio, as well as individuals. All clients and partners can access ADSS’ product offerings with no restrictions. With this broker, traders can become Introducing Brokers (IBs), Money Managers, and Affiliates. Some features offered by the brokerage firm include: 

Fast payouts and attractive rebates

ADSS offers a degree of flexibility when it comes to managing commissions. Partners can access mark-up revenue data updated in real-time. They can also access multiple profile options with a competitive rebate structure, with fast payouts (paid in real time) through bank transfer or online wallets such as Neteller and Skrill. 

Advanced tools

ADSS offers advanced management tools for those who are interested in becoming an IB or a Money Manager. Some of these tools include MAM and PAMM accounts, as well as detailed trading information with advanced financial report generation for individual and corporate brokers. Partners can enjoy efficient account management with fully segregated client accounts and gain full oversight of client activity to maximise conversion rates.

Dedicated support

IBs can access a multinational call centre with 24/5 customer support, and partners will be assigned an experienced and dedicated Senior Partnership Manager from the broker who can guide them through setting up their business. They can also assist in technical issues for businesses and their clients. 

Marketing tools

Partners can access a full suite of marketing tools supplied by ADSS that can help them set up their business with quality branding. Marketing materials include banners, widgets, and online collaterals, which can help partners customise their band and ensure they grow their network under the right name. 

Awards and recognition

ADSS has a good reputation in terms of reliability, functionality and innovation, both locally and globally. It has won various awards in the previous years, such as the three main categories at the 2021 Global Forex Awards – the Best Forex Trading Innovation (Global), Best Forex Trading Platform (Middle East), and Trusted Forex Broker (Middle East). 

Educational resources

ADSS offers plenty of educational resources in the form of courses and market updates and analysis. For those who are interested in building up their trading skills, they can access the broker’s library of educational content, as well as weekly webinars for free. They also have how-to-guides and tutorial videos for those who prefer a different learning format. ADSS also provides a bilingual financial glossary in both English and Arabic. 

Market updates are available on the ADSS website, with frequent updates in English and Arabic. The broker also provides an Economic Calendar, and Dow Jones news across the commodity, forex, and stock markets, and updates regarding the general economy. 

Bottom line

ADSS is a reputable and reliable broker that is based in the UAE, with international offices. As the recipient of multiple awards in recent years recognising their overall strong performance and innovation, as well as regulation under established financial authorities, traders would feel safe trading with the broker. There is also a strong product offering of spot forex and CFDs on stocks, indices, forex, commodities, and crypto, as well as opportunities for business expansions with their partnership programmes. 

 

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