ActivTrades
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89.13% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ActivTrades Vs. iFOREX Europe - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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89.13% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

iFOREX Europe (formerly Vestle) is the Europe brand part of the global iForex Group that specialises in CFD trading and offers over 600 instruments over currencies, commodities, indices, shares, ETFs and cryptocurrencies.

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
  • Beginner traders with little to no experience looking to test a simple platform
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

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Other Licenses

1

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • Extremely simple platform designed for beginners with little needs
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • High spreads on all of their instruments
  • Web and mobile platforms are slow and lack tools
  • Their FAQ database doesn’t effectively answer the most common questions any trader could have
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
2001 2018
💳 Minimum Deposit
$500

200 € (But it can change at their discretion)

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bank Wire
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 1 - EUR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR, JP.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, shares, ETFs and cryptocurrencies

📙 Stocks
1,000+ 400+
📘 Currency Pairs
50 50+
📗 Commodities
16 19
📕 Indices
30 32
📔 ETFs
500+ 42
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 41
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

All of iFOREX Europe assets are CFDs yet they do provide a “No Leverage” tab with a few assets under 1:1 conditions for traders that do not wish to expose themselves to the risk.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) $2,500 in trade value
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) $2,500 in trade value
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $2,500 in trade value
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $2,500 in trade value
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $2,500 in trade value
📉 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 Up to 1:500
✍ 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 No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

iFOREX Europe charges an inactivity fee of $15 for every quarter of inactivity.

💰 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)

No for credit cards but yes for bank wires (up to $20).

💰 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 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
From 23 Pips to 50 Pips Dynamic - From 90 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 98 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $3
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 BTC
From $55 to $91 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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