Admiral Markets
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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Admiral Markets Vs. IC Markets - 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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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Admiral Markets (now Admirals) is a global broker headquartered in Estonia with a comprehensive asset offering (5000+) in CFDs and real stocks or ETFs along with MetaTrader 4 & 5.

IC Markets is an Australian broker with a global presence specialising in Forex trading. One of their greatest advantages is providing RAW spread accounts with interbank pricing.

Best For
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Broad offering of 5000+ assets including CFDs, real stocks and ETFs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 along their propietary trading app
  • Tools for professionals and asset managers
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
The Bad
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
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 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit
€, £, $ - 100 $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON. 10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, CA, IL.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

📙 Stocks
778 Real Stocks / 3,254 CFDs 1,600 +
📘 Currency Pairs
40 61
📗 Commodities
28 22
📕 Indices
43 25
📔 ETFs
372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
42 18
📒 Bonds
2 11
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 4
📝 Notes:

Admiral Markets provides the option to trade either CFDs or real stocks and ETFs with their direct market access offering.

All ICMarkets assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by share (Fractional share trading) Varies by Stock
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies by Bond
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A Varies by Future
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (Only on mobile) No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
$10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Zero MT4 or 5 accounts have a $3 per lot round turn commission, ASX shares have a 0.15% fee, etc)

No commissions in standard accounts but rather a 1 Pip spread markup on interbank prices received. For Raw spreads accounts, $7 per lot round turn.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 20 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.45 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 2 Pips N/A
📉 BTC
Variable - From $208 Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No