Operating status: SCAM
51Markets claims it is the largest online broker in the US and it is regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). However, both SEC and FINRA are not financial regulators that approve licenses for forex traders. So please beware of brokers making such claims, since brokers eligible to offer derivatives services should have licenses approved by the financial regulator.
Besides, 51Markets claims it is authorized and regulated by the US National Futures Association (NFA) with an NFA ID: 0540732. However, when we searched in NFA, we found 51Markets is not under valid regulation by NFA since it is not an NFA member. That means 51Markets is not regulated by any regulators. Investors' money in this broker is unsafe and cannot be protected by any law. Therefore, it is a scam.