ActivTrades
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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ActivTrades Vs. MultiBank - 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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74-89% 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.

MultiBank (MultiBank FX, MultiBank Group) is a global broker founded in 2005 that specialises in CFDs trading via MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms.

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
  • Traders looking for an off-shore broker connected to a well regulated parent group that provides high leverage
  • Stock CFDs traders looking for wide share variety
  • FX Traders that don’t scalp and are looking for competitive ECN accounts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

4

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • FMA (Austria)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • TFG (Tianjin)
  • VFSC (Vanuatu)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • Great asset variety (over 13,000+)
  • Competitive commissions on Pro and ECN accounts ($3 per lot side)
  • High leverage offering (Up to 1:500)
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • Complicated legal regulatory framework due to being a group as it’s hard to understand which of their companies do what and on which entity does a customer trade or is being protected by regulation
  • Scalping not allowed (120 seconds time limit for FX and commodities and 300 second limit for other CFDs)
  • Expensive inactivity fee, $60 monthly after 90 days of inactivity.
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 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit
$500 From $50 to $5,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • PayTrust
  • Praxis
  • Pagsmile
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Plus Wallets
  • Payment Asia
  • GlobePay
  • POLi
  • Bitcoin
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 17 - USD, EUR, AUD, AED, GBP, CHF, CAD, MYR, THB,VND, IDR, BRL, MXN, CLP, PEN, GTQ, NIO.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
1,000+ 12,825
📘 Currency Pairs
50 41
📗 Commodities
16 21
📕 Indices
30 27
📔 ETFs
500+ 1,000
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 11
📒 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 MultiBank’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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 1:500
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:400 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 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.

Yes, after 90 days of inactivity, $60 every month.

💰 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
💰 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.

  • None on a Standard account.
  • Yes in Pro and ECN accounts of $3 per lot side.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
From 23 Pips to 50 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips to 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 98 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips to 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
From $55 to $91 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No