ADSS (ADS Securities) is a leading broker in the MENA region that caters to traders worldwide. They primarily offer CFD trading on a wide range of international markets, including forex, equities, indices, commodities, and cryptocurrencies. The broker is headquartered in the UAE and is licensed and authorised by the SCA. They also have offices in the UK and Hong Kong, and they are regulated by the FCA and SFC respectively.
Summary of Points Made
In summation, ADSS is a worthy broker that does provide the professional services and product offerings that it promises to provide. This is based on their product offering of CFDs that cover the main instruments of these five markets: indices, forex, equities, crypto, and commodities. They have two platforms available, their ADSS bespoke solution and the MT4 platform.
For traders with varying levels of capital, they can choose their most suitable account type with three tiers of live accounts and a demo account. Customer support can be reached through an online form on the ADSS website, over the phone, or via email. There is a strong educational section with a dedicated financial terminology glossary, as well as market analysis. All content on the website is bilingual, in English and Arabic.
For those who want to read the full ADSS review, we provide a comprehensive overview of the trader’s offerings and more information on its platforms and tools below.
Who ADSS is For
ADSS caters to traders and investors worldwide, from beginner and intermediate traders to those with a bit more experience and want to trade on a professional platform. Their access to multiple account tiers is a great way for each trader to get what they need out of the broker.
The broker not only caters to retail traders but also institutional investors, and they offer partnerships such as the Introducing Broker programme and the Money Manager programme. Affiliates can also become partners of ADSS and earn appealing rebates.
Our Review Criteria
When reviewing brokers and their competence, we must look at the big picture. We divide their rating and our opinion of them based on a large criterion, that consists of several categories. They include product offering, platforms and tools, customer support, live and demo account types and accessibility, as well as the educational resources they provide. This ensures that our review is comprehensive and that traders will be able to learn about the broker in its totality.
ADSS is primarily a CFD broker, offering CFD trading on markets such as indices, forex, crypto, equities, and commodities. All trades are executed without commission, and rates vary depending on the account tier, trade size, and specific instrument traded.
- Forex: Over 60 currency pairs are traded, including major, minor, and exotic currency pairs that are available upon request. Traders can trade forex CFDs with leverage of up to 500:1.
- Indices: The major indices in global markets are available, such as the Nikkei 225, the S&P 500, the Hang Seng Index, the FTSE 100, the DAX, and more. Traders can trade index CFDs with leverage of up to 333:1.
- Equities: There is a wide range of individual stocks available for traders to speculate on, including Saudi Arabian, UK, US, and Asian shares. Traders can participate in equity CFD trading with leverage of up to 20:1.
- Crypto: Four digital currencies are available for traders to speculate on with CFDs. They are Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Bitcoin Cash. Traders can trade crypto CFDs with a maximum leverage of 4:1.
- Commodities: Commodities ranging from metals, agricultural products, and energy sources are available for CFD trading. Some examples include US crude, gold, silver, copper, and natural gas. Traders can trade CFDs on spot commodities, futures, and commodity-linked ETFs with maximum leverage of 100:1.
Platforms and Tools
ADSS offers two main platforms for their traders: the ADSS platform and MT4. Clients that use both platforms are afforded the full ADSS product offering with the broker’s pricing. For those who want an innovation solution, they can use the ADSS platform that offers multiple charting views, intuitive order execution with margin utilisation warning, and seamless transition from desktop to mobile and vice versa. Those who use MT4 can customise their trading interface with additional tools and indicators from Autochartist and use Expert Advisors to automate trades as well.
ADSS offers customer support in the form of a live form on their website, live chat, by email, and over the phone. Those who wish to contact the team can do so 24/5, and the team is staffed with experienced tech and financial professionals who can answer queries related to trade execution, instrument information, and platform installation and setup. The team is fast and responsive, and they are multilingual.
Live and Demo Account Types
ADSS offers three live account types – Classic, Elite, and Elite+.
Classic accounts begin with a minimum deposit of $100, Elite accounts $100,000, and Elite+ accounts with $250,000. Classic accounts can access competitive spreads and a maximum leverage of 500:1, and Elite accounts 25% lower spreads with the same maximum leverage. Elite+ account holders can access even lower spreads. Both Elite and Elite+ accounts also receive their own dedicated senior manager and for Elite+ traders, their own sales trader. Both account tiers gain access to +Elite events.
A demo account on MT4 is available with simulated funds of $50,000. Traders can access ADSS’ full product offering and experience live pricing, and no credit card is required to sign up for the demo.
Education and Analysis
ADSS offers a wide range of educational resources, ranging from a video library on how to trade to articles that cover topics such as CFD trading and how to interpret charts. There is also a detailed section on platform guidance, that includes information on how traders can utilise their bespoke platform. Some of the information included are topics on how to execute trades with precision, how to manage margin utilisation, and how to monitor positions. On top of this, a bilingual glossary in English and Arabic are available for those unfamiliar with financial terminology.
ADSS also has a dedicated market analysis section that contains research published by their team of experts. Those who wish to learn about daily market movements and news events can do so on their website under Analysis. The section is updated frequently, with analysis in both English and Arabic.
Overall, ADSS is a trustworthy and reliable broker that offers a very comprehensive set of functions and features for traders and investors worldwide. They have a dedicated team who can support client’s setup, installation, and usage of their platform, and they have a good selection of live trading accounts for clients with different requirements. The product offering is decent, with CFD trading on a wide range of international markets available. For those who want are looking for a broker who can offer educational resources, ADSS also meets the mark.