Investglobe belongs to the category of financial service providers and describes itself on its website as a provider of online trading. Accordingly, one can trade with Investglobe via a central account with various financial instruments from different asset classes.
Table of contents
- Investglobe experiences
- Investglobe on the web
- Contact details of Investglobe
- Investglobe Licensing
- Warning from financial regulators about Investglobe
- Online trading guide
- How to react in case of losses?
Parallel to the question of whether Investglobe offers an adequate service, it is essential to deal with the basics for profitable online trading. Our lawyers will also explain how Investglobe compares to other financial products. Furthermore, we will assist and support you with detailed questions and disputes related to Investglobe.
As you can read on the website of the provider, Investglobe has been active in online trading since 2009. Accordingly, Investglobe has many years of experience and offers a wide range of financial products for trading spreads and contracts for difference (CFD trading).
Furthermore, Investglobe customers receive technical analyses, fundamental analyses and various trading indicators. This is because Investglobe wants to provide its customers with insights into where they should invest their capital.
Furthermore, Investglobe customers benefit from exceptional trading conditions, fast execution and the possibility to choose between several account types. Furthermore, Investglobe pursues the goal of developing the best methods to create added value for its customers.
In addition, Investglobe’s offer is not only aimed at experienced traders, but also at beginners. In doing so, Investglobe continuously improves its products and is proud to make them available to all customers.
Furthermore, according to the website, Investglobe traders can trade with a leverage of up to 1:1,000 and enjoy protection against a negative account balance. Furthermore, Investglobe’s customer service is available around the clock five days a week. Furthermore, a comparison of the account types can be found on the Investglobe website:
- Basic account: Deposit under 1,000 US dollars
- Classic account: Minimum deposit 5,000 US dollars
- Pro account: Minimum deposit 10,000 US dollars
- Silver account: Minimum deposit 25,000 US dollars
- Gold account: Minimum deposit 50,000 US dollars
- Platinum account: Minimum deposit 100,000 US dollars
- Premium account: Minimum deposit 150,000 US dollars
- VIP account: Minimum deposit 500,000 US dollars
Investglobe on the net
Information on the apparent online broker Investglobe can be found on the German website of the company at the URL investglobe.io/?lang=de.
In Germany, §5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) stipulates general information obligations and mandatory details for the imprint. Accordingly, this obligation for “provider identification” exists for all commercially operated Internet presences.
This is because the information is intended to inform visitors to a website who they are dealing with. In addition, the address of the website owner plays a role if legal claims are to be enforced against him or her.
In this context, it is also important to note that the obligation to maintain an imprint applies equally to service providers based abroad who carry out their business activities in this country. At the time of February 2022, there was no imprint on Investglobe’s website.
Operator and Trademark
The name of the website or the trading platform or the offer is not always congruent with the operating company. In the past, it often happened that operators were present on the market with numerous trademarks at the same time.
Moreover, it is a common practice of some operators to shut down the websites of compromised trademarks and return to the market some time later using a new trademark. For this reason, one is well advised to always consider the operating company in addition to the trademark when researching news and facts about a provider.
The respective information can be found either in the imprint or often also in the footer of a website. On Investglobe’s website, no difference between trademark and operator could be detected at the time of observation.
According to §6 of the German Media State Treaty (MDStV), the name of the person responsible for the content of the online presence must be mentioned in the imprint. Often this is a member of the company’s management board. Identifying the persons responsible by name is not only an obligation, but also a sign of transparency.
On Investglobe’s website in February 2022, there is no information about the persons responsible for the content.
Background to the domain
Some companies use their many years of practical experience to convey trustworthiness. However, the registration date of the domain often stands in the way of such statements. Consequently, it is necessary to investigate who the domain holder is and when the domain was registered.
According to self-disclosure, Investglobe was founded in 2009. Our lawyers queried the data on Investglobe on 28 February 2022 with the following result: Domain Name: investglobe.io Registry domain ID: 6a66ec3eadce4389b7d6341736dc1894-DONUTS
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.namecheap.com Registrar URL: https://www.namecheap.com/ Updated Date: 2021-08-08T20:32:45Z Creation Date: 2021-06-09T08:51:41Z Registry Expiry Date: 2022-06-09T08:51:41Z Registrar: NameCheap, Inc.
Investglobe Contact Details
The following statements were available on Investglobe’s online presence at the time of writing:
- Investglobe email address: support[a]investglobe.io
- Investglobe’s telephone number: 0041
- Investglobe’s postal address:
The existence of a valid authorisation from a European state financial supervisory authority can be an important criterion for determining whether a financial provider is trustworthy. This is because issuing a licence requires a great deal of economic effort on the part of the provider.
However, it does not necessarily have to be a case of investment fraud if an online broker does not make statements about its authorisation or its regulatory status. The following financial supervisory authorities are also responsible for issuing licences and supervising financial service providers such as Investglobe:
- Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA, Malta)
- Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA)
- Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC, Australia)
- Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin, Germany)
No information about regulatory licensing could be found on Investglobe’s web presence at the time of writing in February 2022. Interested investors can discuss what this circumstance entails with a lawyer at our law firm.
Warnings from supervisory authorities about Investglobe
As of February 2022, the lawyers of our law firm had not received any public warnings from European supervisory authorities regarding Investglobe.
Before trading at Investglobe and others – online trading tips
Trading via online platforms such as Investglobe is the extension of traditional trading in financial instruments to the internet. Here as well as there, market participants act with the intention of generating surpluses by buying and selling assets. Trading is no longer limited to securities.
Rather, traders can also choose from the following options, for example:
- Foreign exchange trading
- listed index funds
- Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins and Altcoins, for example Tether
- Investment funds
- Trading in contracts for difference
- Real estate
- Government bonds
- Money market funds
Online trading is done via interfaces such as brokers (like Investglobe) or banking houses that offer their clients special trading computer software. It is to be expected that in the future there will be more and more private investors who discover online trading for themselves.
All you need is an internet connection and a computer or smartphone or tablet.
Advantages of online trading
Digitalisation also has a great impact on the world of finance, especially when it comes to trading such as at Investglobe. Because of the technical possibilities, trading has increased in speed especially massively.
Whereas investors and traders used to have to place their orders by phone, fax or post, today they can do so with a click of the mouse and with considerably less effort.
Criteria such as duration and type of trade, prices and quantities or the key data for the account no longer have to be defined between the Investglobe broker and its customer in a personal conversation. Ultimately, the opportunity for online trading has brought about a number of conveniences:
- The trading platform executes the desired orders, all you need is an internet connection.
- Numerous tools can be applied automatically and immediately.
- Returns can be achieved even with a low investment.
- Training opportunities for online trading, knowledge pools, analyses or trading courses are often provided as standard.
- Transaction costs have dropped significantly because individual support on the phone is no longer necessary.
- The speed of transaction processing has increased significantly.
- Online traders have numerous tools and various indicators at their disposal.
But online trading not only brings plus points in terms of the uncomplicated use of the trading platform. In particular, the analysis options, indicators and the numerous tools provide the investor with significantly more comfort. The times when you had to draw your own charts or make your own calculations are over.
Today, online traders can find a wide range of order types in their system, which they can execute themselves in day trading with their preferred online broker of choice.
Bitcoin & Co. – cryptocurrencies are moving onto the radar of private investors
But it is not only trading as such that has been massively shaped by digitalisation. Because the unstoppable technologisation has provided online brokers with a new field of activity: trading in digital assets. The best-known cryptocurrencies include Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Bitcoin was the very first cryptocurrency, which is why all other digital currencies are called “alt-coins”. Today, there are thousands of tradable crypto assets, and the landscape is extremely volatile. As a result, new coins are constantly coming onto the market and many disappear just as quickly as they were released.
For online traders, this harbours both opportunities and risks, which are, however, significantly amplified in comparison with conventional investments due to the conspicuous volatility. Freshly issued cryptocurrencies are basically like a game at the roulette table for investors.
With a little luck, the stakes can be multiplied considerably. At the same time, the possibility of losing all the money is enormously high. Therefore, it might be a better decision for cautious traders to focus on the strongest crypto stocks in terms of market value, which have been traded for a long time and have a relatively large market capitalisation.
Next Generation Crypto: Alternatives to Bitcoin and Ethereum are gaining interest
In addition to Bitcoin and Ethereum, the Binance Coin, Solana, Cardano or Ripple should be mentioned here. Cardano and Solana in particular can be classified as more modern and future-oriented than Bitcoin and Ethereum.
While the former are the subject of discussion due to their energy-intensive “proof of work” procedure, the latter rely on the less energy-intensive “proof of stake” mechanism. In addition, the blockchain-based projects Cardano and Solana allow the use of so-called smart contracts.
Furthermore, additional projects such as Solanart, a marketplace for so-called “non-fungible tokens”, or NFT for short, are emerging in the respective ecosystems. These can be used in decentralised finance, for example.
There, they help to implement security mechanisms that ensure the uniqueness of transactions and the correctness of each submitted order. The bottom line is that investors have an enormously broad choice of cryptocurrencies in which to invest.
However, crypto trading is recommended primarily for those investors who do not shy away from large risks. Moreover, the same applies to crypto trading: be careful when choosing a service provider.
Unfortunately, there are many documented cases of fraud and cybercrime in which crypto exchanges, i.e. stock exchanges for cryptocurrencies, played a decisive role.
The risks of online trading
Where there is light, there is also shadow, this general rule also applies to online trading. Accordingly, apart from the advantages, there are also a number of disadvantages that interested private investors should take into account:
- Compared to traditional trading, the process is rather hurried.
- Investors should already be experienced in trading and rely on resilient strategies.
- Investors should keep a constant eye on price movements.
- The existence of fraudulent trading providers has led to immense risks of loss.
- If wrong decisions are made, one has to reckon with high deficits.
Risky day trading in particular is not suitable for investors who are getting to grips with the subject of trading for the first time. This is because the danger of incorrectly forecasting price developments is immense, and because of the time pressure it is difficult to make adjustments.
Consequently, this form of trading tends to be suitable for very experienced or extremely risk-averse investors. If you belong to this group, day trading is an option for generating results in a timely manner.
In addition, one benefits, for example, from the elimination of fees for overnight positions. Finally, such costs must also be included in the overall consideration of an investment. You also save yourself the proverbial rude awakening in the morning, should there be immediate and violent price changes.
Such “gaps” quickly arise due to negative reports about a company. On the other hand, one quickly sees successes if one can report a profit at the end of a trading day. It is also important for day traders to compare the trading fees of the various online brokers.
It can be worthwhile to opt for a flat rate. This pays off especially if you trade at a high frequency and separately charged order fees would noticeably reduce your profit.
Understanding risks and dangers – lawyers recommend thorough research
In order not to unnecessarily increase the risks of online trading, it is advisable to check what kind of company you want to use for trading on the markets. From the experience of our law firm, some questions have emerged that help to identify potential risks. With reference to the Investglobe example, these would be as follows:
- Is there an imprint on the Investglobe website and can credible statements about the provider’s place of business be found?
- Is it possible to find official warnings about Investglobe?
- Is Investglobe regulated by a European financial supervisory authority and is the company subject to official supervision?
- Does Investglobe promise unusually high returns or safe returns and hide or downplay the risks?
- Did the contact with Investglobe come about through an unsolicited telephone call?
- Are there any warnings from lawyers or law firms representing clients who have suffered losses in connection with Investglobe?
- Are there any experiences of other investors, what kind of opinion prevails in forums?
What can one do in case of losses?
If you suspect that you have been defrauded in online trading, it is advisable to stop additional payments immediately. This is especially true if the online broker demands additional payments to make up for deficits. In addition, one should attempt to recover the lost capital.
In this context, aggrieved investors can seek investor protection and contact the lawyers of our law firm. We look at civil law as well as criminal law options and possible claims for damages against the service provider and against involved payment service providers such as banks.
“A private investor who loses his capital in online trading is truly not an isolated case. Numerous investors are blinded by the professional behaviour of the providers and only realise too late that they are not responsible for their loss.”
Our recommendation is therefore not to despair, but to react promptly and with commitment. Because the prospect of recovering the lost money is often greater than the aggrieved capital investors realise. Would you like to talk to one of our lawyers about Investglobe? Then click here to go directly to our contact area.