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ActivTrades Vs. eToro - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

ActivTrades is a global broker founded in Switzerland in 2001 that specialises in providing CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies along with their own proprietary platform and MT4 & 5.

eToro is an international broker specialised in social and copy trading that offers real stocks and cryptocurrencies along with CFDs on several asset classes.

Best For
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a simple and powerful platform
  • Experienced currency traders looking to exploit the tight spreads
  • CFD traders looking for an de-leveraged option to trade
  • New traders looking to use the copy trading feature
  • Experienced traders looking to monetise their skills by gaining followers
  • Passive investors looking to buy and hold shares with no commissions
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • Copy Trading statistics are not clear enough
  • Lack of advanced order placement controls
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 day minimum (may take longer)
📋 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
2001 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit
$500 From $5 to $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 1 - USD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Only for crypto Trading
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. AF, AL, BS, BB, BY, BA, BW, BN, BI, KH, CA, TD, CD, CG, ET, FJ, GH, GN, GW, GY, IR, IQ, JM, JP, LA, LY, ML, MU, MN, ME, MM, NA, NI, KP, MK, PK, PW, WS, RS, SO, LK, SD, SY, TT, TN, TR, UG, VU, YE, ZM
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices
📙 Stocks
1,000+ 2,000+ Real Stocks / 2,000+ CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
50 47
📗 Commodities
16 14
📕 Indices
30 13
📔 ETFs
500+ 145
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 26
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

Real stocks are offered without leverage, all the rest of the assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) $50
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) $50
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $25
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:400 Varies
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

After 12 months of inactivity, a $10 monthly inactivity fee will be charged.
💰 Deposit Fees

Yes depending on method:

  • Credit and Debit cards have a 1.5% fee
No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes, only for bank transfer withdrawals (9 GBP each)

$5
💰 Commissions

Yes depending on asset:

  • For European shares (excluding London) there are fees of 0.05% of the transaction value (minimum 1€) or 0.01% of the transaction value (minimum 5€)
  • For London shares there are commissions of 0.10% of transaction value (minimum 1£)
  • For New york and other international shares there are commissions of $0.02 per share (minimum $1)

Along specific commissions per asset there can be market data fees such as 1€ monthly for New york exchanges or others.

No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips Dynamic - From 1 Pip
📉 SP500
From 23 Pips to 50 Pips Dynamic - From 75 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 98 Pips Dynamic - From 45 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0.09%
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0.09%
📉 BTC
From $55 to $91 Dynamic - From 0.75%
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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