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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ActivTrades Vs. Plus500 - 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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77% 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.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

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
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

3

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
$500 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
📊 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 stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and options.

📙 Stocks
1,000+ 2,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
50 70
📗 Commodities
16 25
📕 Indices
30 26
📔 ETFs
500+ 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 14
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A

Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.

📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

All of Plus500's assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:400 Up to 1:300
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 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 No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

Yes, $10 every 3 months
💰 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.

No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 23 Pips to 50 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 98 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
From $55 to $91 Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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