Amana Capital vs HFM (HotForex) - 2023 Comparison | FX Australia
AuthorBy Björn Michels
Updated: August 29, 2022

Trading with a reputable online broker is a crucial factor for success in the international markets. At FX Australia, we help you find the broker that suits your trading needs.

Each year we spend thousands of hours testing brokers by opening accounts, testing their platforms, and rating them according to a set of over 200 metrics. We deposit real money with the brokers to ensure that the products and user experience they advertise are consistent with reality.

We have found that the best way for traders to choose a broker is to compare brokers side-by-side. The comparison tool below allows you to compare two brokers based on their ratings and features.

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1110.503.83/ 5 USD 50CySEC Regulated BrokersFCA Regulated BrokersDubai Financial Services AuthorityFinansinspektionenLabuan Financial Services AuthorityCapital Markets AuthorityFinancial Services CommissionMarket MakerCommodities, Cryptocurrencies, Energies, Stock CFDs, Forex, Indices, Metals664
  • Well regulated
  • Tight spreads
  • Great customer support
  • High minimum deposit
  • Limited market analysis
Read Review 111104/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 100001/ 5 111003/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 111104/ 5 72%500:11.40 pips Active, Classic, Elite MT4, MT5Bank Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Unionpay, Neteller, Skrill3 USD / lot
11110.54.43/ 5 USD 5CySEC Regulated BrokersFCA Regulated BrokersFinancial Services Conduct AuthorityDubai Financial Services AuthorityFinancial Services CommissionThe Seychelles Financial Services AuthoritySTPBonds, Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, Energies, Stock CFDs, ETFs, Forex, Indices, Metals, Stock DMAs5319
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Tight spreads
  • Well regulated
  • Good range of accounts
  • Limited base currencies
Read Review 111104/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 111115/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 11110.54.5/ 5 72.90%1000:10 pips Auto, HFCopy, Islamic, Micro, Premium, Premium Pro, Zero MT4, MT5Bank Transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Skrill6 USD / lot - Zero Account

How do HFM (HotForex) and Amana Capital stack up against each other?

The Radar Chart below highlights how the brokers stack up against each other across various metrics. The highest score a broker can receive in each area is 5.

Amana Capital

HFM (HotForex)

At FX Australia, we help traders find the broker that suits their trading needs. In many cases, the best way to achieve this is to compare brokers side-by-side.

To compare HFM (HotForex) and Amana Capital, we used the same factors we use when reviewing brokers: The trust and regulation of the broker, the trading platform, the costs and trading conditions, and the level of education and market analysis available at the broker.

Does HFM (HotForex) or Amana Capital have a better trust and regulation rating?

Trust and regulation are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Forex broker. Trust in the Forex trading business is almost entirely founded upon regulation. We spend many hours evaluating the safety of each broker by delving into their fine print and confirming each one of their regulatory licences on the online registers. The more top-tier authorities a broker is regulated by, the higher its trust rating.

In our comparison, we found that HFM (HotForex) holds two Tier 1 and two Tier 2 licences, and Amana Capital holds one Tier 1 and two Tier 2 licences.


Can I trust Amana Capital?

Yes as Amana Capital was founded in 2011 and is regulated by CMA, CySEC, DFSA, FCA, FSC, Fi and LFSA.


Can I trust HFM (HotForex)?

Yes as HFM (HotForex) was founded in 2010 and is regulated by CySEC, DFSA, FCA, FSC, FSCA and FSA-Seychelles.


Based on these findings, Amana Capital earned a higher trust rating than HFM (HotForex).

Does HFM (HotForex) or Amana Capital have lower costs?

Another important aspect we consider when comparing brokers is the cost of trading. When evaluating trading costs, we always consider the minimum deposit required to open an account and the ongoing trading costs, including the spreads and commissions. When calculating trading costs, we measure the cost to trade one lot of EUR/USD using the broker’s account with the lowest minimum deposit. The cost includes both the spread and any commission charged. 

Not all brokers publish their trading costs, so we often open accounts and trade on their platforms to verify the spreads and commissions. Based on our reviews, we found that HFM (HotForex) has overall lower trading costs than Amana Capital. 

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Amana Capital
11110.54.5/ 5
1.40 pips
USD 14
1.30 pips
1.80 pips
2.10 pips
HFM (HotForex)
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1.00 pips
USD 10
0.10 pips
0.50 pips
0.30 pips


Does HFM (HotForex) or Amana Capital offer a better choice of trading platforms?

Traders want Forex brokers to offer them a choice of trading platforms, so we give brokers who offer multiple platforms higher ratings. Trading platforms we consider include MetaTrader4, MetaTrader5, cTrader and proprietary mobile and web-based platforms. 

In this case, HFM (HotForex) offers support for MT4 and MT5 and Amana Capital offers support for MT4 and MT5. 

Do the brokers offer copy trading?

Copy trading is a great option for beginner traders who can’t trade full-time or lack experience with Forex trading. In this case both Amana Capital and HFM (HotForex) offer copy trading.

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Which broker offers a better choice of trading instruments?

A variety of CFD instruments – and a large range of CFDs for each instrument category allow traders more opportunities for profitable trading. The best brokers will have thousands of CFDs to trade, covering all these instrument categories. We found that Amana Capital offers a greater range and depth of instruments to trade than HFM (HotForex). Amana Capital offers 66 Forex pairs to trade and HFM (HotForex) offers 53 Forex pairs to trade.

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And what about Cryptocurrencies?

In this case, HFM (HotForex) offers 19 cryptocurrencies while Amana Capital offers 4 cryptocurrencies. So if you want to trade cryptocurrencies, we advise trading with HFM (HotForex).

Which broker offers better deposit and withdrawal processes?

Although brokers may have reasonable trading fees, many traders are caught out by the high non-trading fees charged by some brokers, including deposits and withdrawals. Traders want to be able to deposit and withdraw funds quickly and cheaply. Most brokers have multiple funding methods with zero fees for making deposits, but some brokers make it more expensive and take longer to process withdrawals. 

We rate brokers more highly that process withdrawals within 24 hours by multiple withdrawal methods and without charging processing fees. We found that Amana Capital charges a withdrawal fee and HFM (HotForex) does not. Overall, HFM (HotForex) has better deposit and withdrawal processes than Amana Capital. 

Which broker offers better educational support?

We often find that brokers offer very little in the way of educational materials, forcing traders to use other third-party sites or self-educate elsewhere. Beginner traders need well-structured, well-presented materials in multiple formats to get a good start at trading. More experienced traders also benefit from webinars led by experts in the field and advanced trading strategy sections with new trading ideas. 

HFM (HotForex) has better educational support than Amana Capital. Both Amana Capital and HFM (HotForex) offer educational support for more experienced traders.

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Which broker offers better market analysis materials?

To successfully predict the price movements of an instrument, traders will need access to frequent market research and analysis. We find that research and market analysis are always better when they are produced in-house and updated frequently. Third-party resources don’t show the same expertise in trading ideas, so we place a strong emphasis on frequent in-house updates. Some brokers also often offer interactive webinars where traders can learn from experts in the field. 

We found that HFM (HotForex) offers better research analysis than Amana Capital and that both Amana Capital and HFM (HotForex) offer frequent webinars.

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Our overall Verdict on HFM (HotForex)

HFM (formerly known as HotForex) is not ASIC-regulated. We recommend traders look at trading with Axitrader or Pepperstone instead.

HFM is a global CFD broker offering a relatively wide range of trading products including Forex, cryptocurrencies, commodities, indices, shares, bonds, and ETFs. Unusually for a large international broker, HFM does not hold an ASIC licence and Australian traders will be trading through the St Vincent and Grenadines licenced subsidiary.

The HFM Micro Account has lower trading costs than most other brokers’ entry-level accounts with a 5 USD minimum deposit, fast market execution and spreads starting at 1 pip on the EUR/USD. Experienced traders will be interested in HFM’s ZERO Spread Account, with EUR/USD spreads starting at 0.0 pips and a 6 USD commission.

HFM supports both the MT4 and MT5 platforms – but unlike most other brokers does not offer its own web-based platform – and has several excellent trading tools to assist traders further. Access to better trading tools like Autochartist, which other brokers offer as a free service, requires an account balance of 100 USD – well above the required minimum deposit.

HFM does not charge any withdrawal or deposit fees, allows hedging, scalping, and copy trading, and offers an excellent selection of educational and market analysis materials to get new traders started


Our overall Verdict on Amana Capital

For experienced traders who value a broad range of tradable assets and an extensive suite of trading tools, Amana Capital is a tempting option, though trading costs are higher than other brokers on its entry-level account.

Amana Capital’s entry-level commission-free account has relatively wide spreads, but it also offers two high deposit (>25,000 USD) account options- Amana Active and Amana Elite - with tight spreads (0.1 pips on the EUR/USD) and a small commission per lot traded.  Experienced traders may also be attracted by the number of tradable assets on offer, including over 332 share CFDs and 66 Forex pairs alongside indices, commodities, metals, energies, and cryptocurrencies.     

Amana Capital supports both the MT4 and MT5 trading platforms, and traders have access to some of the best trading tools in the industry, including Autochartist, Trade Captain, Zulutrade, and a VPS hosting service.  All tools are offered free of charge to those with a live account, but the VPS service is exclusively for Amana Active clients. 

Beginners will find Amana Capital’s education section comprehensive and detailed, but it offers virtually no market analysis. Other disadvantages are a largely unresponsive customer support service, and substantial fees for deposits and withdrawals.

Which broker has the highest overall rating?

HFM (HotForex) has an overall rating of 4.43 and Amana Capital has an overall rating of 3.83. For more detail please read our reviews of HFM (HotForex) and Amana Capital.

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