Latest updated information about Darwinex
Investment opportunity at your finger tips
The DARWIN backtesting tool shows the return, the P&L, the performance fees and the final equity that any DARWIN investment porfolio you create would have generated. Set the starting date of the simulation, the invested capital and the leverage. Select the DARWINs that make up the investment portfolio, analyze the backtest and share with whoever you want. Only the backtests’ accumulated result curves include investor divergence and performance fees paid to the trader. It is thus normal that the backtests’ result doesn’t correspond exactly with the DARWINs’ return.
Reviewed Broker: Darwinex
Established in 2012
Location: Level 39, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB, UK
Note: belongs to radeslide Trading Tech Ltd.
Regulation: FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)
Account, Payments and Trading Conditions
The broker currently offers traders the following platforms and technologies for DMA access to the FX, Stock, Commodity, Index and Crypto CFD markets.
- Asset Classes
- Account Currencies
- Opening Deposit
- Minimum Equity (PDT)
- Margin Requirements
- Eligible to list DARWIN *
- Commissions **
- € / $ / £
- Stocks | Futures
- Stocks | Futures
- 200 US Stocks
- € / $ / £
- More info
- 60 futures
- € / $ / £
Steps to get started
Open either a Classic, Stocks or Futures DARWIN account. Verify your identity and complete the W8-BEN form (takes only a minute). Fund your Darwinex Wallet with a minimum of 10,000 in your account currency. Transfer funds to your account and start trading Stocks and Futures
Assets and Spreads
Enjoy our ultra-fast execution, interbank spreads from 0.0 pips, discounts for the best traders (starting at 3.0 USD per roundtrip lot) and more.
The greater a trader's skill, the cheaper the transaction costs.
Darwinex rates trading strategies based on a proprietary algorithm we call the Darwinex Score (D-Score). The motivation behind the D-Score is to quantitatively measure the odds of a trading strategy (DARWIN) winning in the future.
It's our approach to rating investable trading skill, and is composed of 12 sub-algorithms (Investment Attributes), none of which depend on trading volume; a clean, transparent & fair way to quantify trader skill.
Leveraging the D-Score, we reward traders with talent-linked discounted pricing.
Traders with other brokers can link their track records to Darwinex to get their D-Score and a free diagnostic of their trading systems. This is the easiest way for non-Darwinex traders to dive into the our algorithms and ratings.
500k Deposit Protection
Darwinex provides free supplementary insurance that covers FSCS eligible clients up to a total of GBP 500,000 versus the standard protection of just GBP 50,000.
Currency pairs: 34 currency pairs, 9 indices and 6 commodities
STP broker: yes
No dealing desk: yes
Spreads: starting from 1 pip
Commission: $2.5 per $100,000 traded
Social trading: yes
Maximum leverage: 1:200
Minimum deposit: $500
Minimum investment: $200
The minimum amount required for your first deposit is 500 EUR / USD / GBP for individual / joint Darwinex accounts and 10,000 EUR / USD / GBP for corporate Darwinex accounts. The minimum amount for subsequent deposits is 100 EUR / USD / GBP, except by bank wire where the minimum deposit is always 500 EUR / USD / GBP.
Funds are deposited into a user's Darwinex Wallet and from there can be distributed autonomously to trading / investor accounts.
The minimum amount for withdrawals is 10 EUR/USD/GBP.
Demo account: yes
Payment options: Bank Wire, Credit Cards, Trusty Bank Transfer, Skrill
What is DarwinIA?
DarwinIA is a monthly trading challenge which distributes a maximum of €4,500,000 of notional capital among the best 60 DARWINs of the month.
Allocations remain invested in the DARWIN for a period of 6 months from the date of allocation. At the end of the period, Traders receive 20% of profits generated from the notional allocation as performance fees.
Performance fees are paid out quarterly on a High-Water Mark basis. Allocations are cumulative, the same trader can receive prizes in different months.