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Direct market access (DMA) provides access to more liquidity, allows you to view market depth and use advanced execution.

DMA trading with CFDs, shares and forex.

DMA Trading

Call  020 7638 6996  or email  to discuss opening a trading account.

What is DMA trading ?

DMA trading, or Direct Market Access trading, is a type of electronic trading that allows traders to directly access financial markets without the need for a middleman or broker. 

DMA trading allows traders to send orders directly to an exchange, where they are matched with other orders in real-time. This gives traders greater control over their trades and allows them to execute trades quickly and efficiently. DMA trading also provides traders with access to market depth, which shows the current bid and ask prices for a particular security, as well as the volume of orders at each price level.

DMA Trading platform

Benefits of DMA trading

Some of the benefits of DMA trading include:

  1. Faster execution: With DMA trading, orders are executed almost instantly, without the need for a broker to manually enter the order.

  2. Greater control: DMA trading allows traders to manage their own trades and make decisions based on real-time market data.

  3. Transparency: DMA trading provides traders with greater transparency into the market, as they can see the bid and ask prices and volume at each price level.

  4. Lower costs: DMA trading can be more cost-effective than traditional broker-assisted trading, as there are no middleman fees to pay.

Open an account and start DMA trading now

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


Why use direct market access (DMA)?

Better liquidity

Trade on prices sourced directly from exchanges and liquidity providers.

View market depth

See order volumes and prices including the best bid and offer price.

Execution and orders

Advanced order types available including fill or kill, execute and eliminate, good for auction and percentage of volume.

Out of hours trading

Out of hours trading

DMA markets you can trade

DMA CFDs and shares  

Trade directly in the market, full market depth and access to dark liquidity pools with either CFD dealing or standard share dealing.

DMA forex

Trade at the market price and access deep liquidity - only available to professional traders. Find out if you can qualify for a professional account

Open an account and start DMA trading now

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


DMA trading platforms

DMA CFDs mobile

Mobile DMA trading 

DMA wherever you are on your iOS smartphone or tablet.

DMA CFDs Desktop


Build your own DMA trading platform and automate your DMA trading with FIX API.

DMA CFDs Plarform

L2 Dealer 

Build your own DMA trading platform and automate your DMA trading with FIX API.

DMA costs

Commission charges  

There are small commission charges.

The commission will be exactly the same as an over the counter (OTC) trade. 

Exchange fees

Fees applicable depending on which exchange you want to trade or view.

Other costs

There may be additional charges for example stock borrowing fees.


Guardian Stockbrokers reviews

CFDS and spread betting

Paul Daniel


Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I could not more highly recommend Guardian Stockbrokers, everyone has been brilliant. The attentiveness, training and technical detail provided, has enabled a fast track learning and an ability to manage the portfolio in a way that would far exceed my own capabilities. It is almost as though they own the positions themselves; via their due-diligence and proactive manner of continuous monitoring. Above and Beyond.

Darren Lewis


Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

Professional and proactive I’m really happy that they were recommended to me.
I would recommend Guardian Stockbrokers.

Tabrez Ahmad


I've known Guardian Stockbrokers since their inception.

When dealing with trading, you want to work with people that are professional, personable and trustworthy.

Guardian Stockbrokers are all of the above.

I'd recommend them any day!

Choose Guardian Stockbrokers to be your partner in DMA trading

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated


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