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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 Jul 12 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

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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🏛 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
$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 - USD, EUR, 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
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, commodities, indices and futures.

CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, cryptocurrencies, commodities, indices and bonds

📙 Stocks
1,000+ 10,169
📘 Currency Pairs
80+ 330+
📗 Commodities
4 124
📕 Indices
12 95
📔 ETFs
5 1084
💸 Cryptocurrencies
50+ 18 (Not available in the U.K)
📒 Bonds
4 55
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
7

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

📝 Notes:

Almost all assets are CFDs, except for 45 blue chip stocks

N/A
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) Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 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
!00 Units 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:200 Up to 1:500
✍ 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
💻 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
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, €15 after 3 months of inactivity.

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

💰 Deposit Fees

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

No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

No for debit/credit card and e-payment. Wire transfer has a €10 fee.

No
💰 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 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes (Partial) No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes Yes

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