A trader will always look for a broker that looks credible and hope that in the long-run such a broker will remain true to their word. Portex Markets seems to have disappointed quite a number of its clients. Even though the broker is listed and licensed as a firm that can conduct business on behalf of another (principal) firm, there are several things which makes it look like a scam.
When Paul Julius Reuter began sending stock market quotations between London and Paris in 1851 via a cable underneath the English Channel he reflected a need for speed that has persisted with the markets. It was bad news for the poor old carrier pigeons who used to take the stock prices but better news for investors who wanted to be able to swiftly react to events.