Market Marshal Trading Review: Forex investment fraud
There is no information on the Market Marshal Trading website indicating who owns or runs the business.
Several company registration documents are provided on the Market Marshal Trading website, suggesting that the company was registered in the British Virgin Islands back in 2009.
The Market Marshal Trading website domain however, was only registered on the 31st of October 2014. The domain registration details are set to private and do not reveal who is behind the company.
Whether Market Marshal Trading’s provided certificates of registration are legitimate remains in question. In any event, it should be noted that British Virgin Island registration is pretty much synonymous with fraud in MLM circles.
Alexa statistics estimate that approximately 18% of Market Marshal Trading’s website traffic originates from the Ukraine, suggesting that this might be where the owner(s) of the company are based.
As always, if a MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Market Marshal Trading Product Line
Market Marshal Trading has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market affiliate membership to the company itself.
The Market Marshal Trading Compensation Plan
The Market Marshal Trading compensation plan sees affiliate invest sums of up to $25,000 on the promise of daily ROIs. Referral commissions are also available, with residual commissions are paid out through a binary compensation structure.
Market Marshal Trading offer advertised ROIs on investments made with the company.
Three plans are offered to affiliate investors, according to how much they wish to invest with the Market Marshal Trading at any given time.
- Alpha ($100 to $1000) – 2% daily ROI for 365 days
- Beta ($1001 to $5000) – 3% daily ROI for 365 days
- Gamma ($5001 to $25,000) – 4% daily ROI for 365 days
Note that ROIs are only paid Monday through Friday.
A referral commission is also offered on investments made by personally recruited affiliates.
How much of a referral commission is paid out depends on how much a Market Marshal Trading affiliate has invested with the company:
- Alpha – 10%
- Beta – 12%
- Gamma – 15%
Residual commissions in Market Marshal Trading are paid out using a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of two binary sides, left and right:
Investment volume is tracked between these two sides at a rate, with Market Marshal Trading comparing investment volume between the two sides daily.
Commissions are paid out using a 1:1 ratio, with $100 matched on both sides required for a commission payout.
A percentage of the $100 matches is paid out, with how much of a percentage once again determined by how much a Market Marshal Trading affiliate has invested with the company:
- Alpha – 10%
- Beta – 12%
- Gamma – 15%
Binary commissions are also capped daily as follows:
- Alpha – $2000
- Beta – $10,000
- Gamma – $25,000
Note that any unmatched investment volume is rolled over indefinitely. Market Marshal Trading affiliates must also recruit at least two affiliates in order to qualify for binary commissions.
Market Marshal Trading reward affiliates for recruiting new affiliate investors as follows:
- $10,000 in recruited affiliate invested funds within 15 days or $25,000 within 30 days = iPad Mini
- $100,000 in recruited affiliate invested funds within 60 days or $200,000 within 120 days = “Asia Trip”
- $500,000 in recruited affiliate invested funds within 120 days = “Europe Trip or Car”
- $1,000,000 in recruited affiliate invested funds within 365 days = “World Trip & BMW Z4”
Joining Market Marshal Trading
Affiliate membership with Market Marshal Trading is free, however affiliates must invest at least $100 with the scheme in order to earn commissions.
Market Marshal Trading SA is an international forex investment entity.
Under the guise of operating a forex investment fund, Market Marshal Trading operate what is obviously a Ponzi investment scheme.
The forex ruse falls apart on consideration that, no matter how good you are at trading, forex does not generate annual fixed daily ROIs. The additional liabilities paid out via referral and binary commissions only serve to further stretch the plausibility that Market Marshal Trading generate any revenue via forex.
Simply put, if the owner(s) behind the scheme were that good at forex, they’d have no need to solicit investors through a company purportedly registered in one of the most notorious hotbeds of MLM fraud today.
Far more plausible is that the ridiculous ROIs advertised by Market Marshal Trading is the simple use of newly invested funds to pay off existing investors.
Despite all the assurances of legality on the Market Marshal Trading website, Ponzi schemes are illegal the world over. Furthermore it’s a given that the company’s offering would constitute the offering of an unregistered security in the US.
As with all Ponzi schemes, once newly invested funds dry up, the owner(s) of Market Marshal Trading will be unable to meet their daily ROI and binary commission liabilities.
Due to the 365 maturity terms offered by the company, what I suspect will happen is that binary and referral commissions will be paid out, with the daily ROI paid out as monopoly numbers on a screen.
Then, at the end of the maturity period when an affiliate goes to withdraw their annual ROI, the admins will shut down or abandon the scheme.
At that point anyone with funds still trapped in the system loses out. And that’s of course only if the scheme doesn’t collapse on itself before the first 365 day maturity period expires.