Access more liquidity, view market depth and use advanced execution with direct market access (DMA) on shares and forex.

DMA Trading

Call  020 7638 6996  or email  newaccounts@guardianstockbrokers.com  to discuss opening a trading account.

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

What is DMA Trading ?

Direct market access enables you to view all of the orders already placed into the market by other people. The DMA order book displays both the size and price levels of placed trades, providing you with a better insight of where to place your trades. DMA gives you more transparency and more in-depth information.

DMA markets you can trade

DMA 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

Mobile trading 

DMA wherever you are on your iOS smartphone or tablet.


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

L2 Dealer 

Build your own 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.


Choose Guardian Stockbrokers to be your partner in trading

Dedicated relationship manager

Easy-to-use platforms

Huge range of markets

Multi Award Winning

Premium services

​Trusted and regulated



Web platform

Mobile platform



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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Professional clients can lose more than they deposit.


All trading involves risk.

The value of shares, ETFs and ETCs bought through a share dealing account, a stocks and shares ISA or a SIPP can fall as well as rise, which could mean getting back less than you originally put in. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The information on this site is not directed at residents of the United States, Belgium or any particular country outside the UK and is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any country or jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation.

Guardian Stockbrokers Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 492519).

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