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69.23% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

AAATrade Vs. CMC Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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69.23% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

AAATrade is a Cyprus based broker established in 2013, that offers a variety of financial instruments including contracts for difference (CFDs), forex, stock, commodities, cryptocurrencies and others.

CMC Markets is a global broker headquartered in the U.K that holds 6 high value financial licenses and offers CFD trading on stocks, etfs, commodities, currencies, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

Best For
  • Beginner traders looking for a simple web and mobile platform to get started
  • Passive investors looking for real equity
  • Professional high volume traders looking to offset the cost of commissions through larger trades
  • Intermediate and professional traders looking for a professional custom platform with customisable layouts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
The Good
  • Simple and friendly proprietary trading platform
  • Intuitive overview of account analytics
  • Wide variety of CFDs and real equities
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 12,000+ tradable assets and the possibility to add data connections to exchanges to add more
  • Powerful professional platform with customisable layouts and integrated reuters feed
The Bad
  • Above-average FX spreads
  • High fees (depending on the deposit / withdrawal methods)
  • High deposit requirements for advanced services ($25,000 , $100,000)
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 day 1 day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

  • Valid identity document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

📍 Year Founded
2013 1989
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$500 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Wire Transfer
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • UnionPay
  • Giropay
  • QIWI
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP. 10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, AS, AI, BB, FJ, GU, PW, PA, WS, SC, TT, VU, AL, BS, BW, KH, GH, JM, MU, MM, NI, PK, UG, SY, YE, ZW, IR, KR, AF, IQ, MN.

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
2,162 11,885
Exchange Access
25 0
📙 Real Stocks
1,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,000 10,169
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
80 330
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
4 124
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
12 95
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
5 1,084
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
50 18
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
4 55
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
7 10
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Variable (eg: 1 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
100 units 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

€15 after 3 months of inactivity.

After 12 months of inactivity, CMC Markets charges a £10 inactivity fee.

💰 Deposit Fees

From 0.2% for cryptocurrency, credit and debit cards up to 5% for alternative payments. Direct wire transfers have a fee of €10.

None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Wire transfers have a €10 fee.

None
💰 Commissions
  • No commissions on novice accounts.
  • Commission free trading for stock ETFs on Experienced accounts
  • FX commissions are $4-$8 per lot depending whether the pair is major, minor or exotic.

Yes and they vary per share exchange location. For U.S shares, there is a minimum $10 in-and-out commission. 

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 95 Pips From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.21 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.01 Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $511 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
Yes No
📡 Webinars
No Yes