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ActivTrades Vs. Tickmill - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 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.

Tickmill is an international CFD broker headquartered in Cyprus that specialises in currency trading paired with 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
  • Professional currency traders looking to exploit their account offering with low spreads
  • Traders familiar with both MetaTrader 4 or 5 platforms with the intent to trade currencies
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

4

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSA (Labuan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
  • Very low and competitive spreads depending on the account type
  • Leverage can be either removed or customised for the whole account
The Bad
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
  • Extremely low asset offering (over 80+ instruments in total)
  • All of Tickmill’s assets are CFDs (users can’t purchase real stocks or ETFs)
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 2014
    💳 Minimum Deposit
    $500 $, €, £ - 100
    💰 Payment Methods
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Neteller
    • Skrill
    • Sofort
    • Bank Transfer
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • DotPay
    • Paypal
    💵 Account Base Currencies
    4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP. 4 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN
    🗽 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 No
    Assets
    📚 Available Assets

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

    CFDs on currencies, indices, commodities, bonds and cryptocurrencies

    📙 Stocks
    1,000+ N/A
    📘 Currency Pairs
    50 62
    📗 Commodities
    16 4
    📕 Indices
    30 14
    📔 ETFs
    500+ N/A
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    11 3
    📒 Bonds
    N/A 4
    📓 Options
    N/A N/A
    📗 Futures
    N/A N/A
    📝 Notes:

    All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

    Tickmill’s asset offering is exclusively made of CFDs.

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed) N/A
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed) N/A
    📈 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 $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
    📈 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 Yes, for the whole account.
    🎲 Deleveraged Trading
    Yes Yes
    🎓 Demo Account
    Yes Yes
    📱 IOS App
    Yes Yes (only for account management)
    📱 Android App
    Yes Yes (only for account management)
    📺 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 No
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    Yes No
    Fees
    💰 Inactivity Fee

    Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

    No
    💰 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.

    Depending on account type:

    • Classic account has no commissions
    • Pro account has a commission of 2 units of your base currency round turn per lot
    • VIP account has a commission of 1 unit of your base currency round turn per lot 
    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD
    From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips

    From 0 pips up to 1.6 Pips (Depending on account type)

    📉 SP500
    From 23 Pips to 50 Pips From 39 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    From 98 Pips From 24 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
    📉 BTC
    From $55 to $91 Dynamic - From $128.2
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    Yes Yes
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    No No
    📡 Reuters Feed
    No No