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72% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Admiral Markets Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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.

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

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 
  • 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

2

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Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
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
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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
€, £, $ - 100 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON. 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. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs.

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

📙 Stocks
778 Real Stocks / 3,254 CFDs 2,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
40 70
📗 Commodities
28 25
📕 Indices
43 26
📔 ETFs
372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
42 14
📒 Bonds
2 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:

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

All of Plus500's assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by share (Fractional share trading) Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) 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 1:500 Up to 1:300
✍ Customisable Leverage
No 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
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (Only on mobile) Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
$10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity Yes, $10 every 3 months
💰 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
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 20 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.45 Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 2 Pips Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
Variable - From $208 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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