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

Updated Nov 21 2021

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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
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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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
📍 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
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptos
Commodities
ETFs
CFDs
Indices
Options
📙 Stocks
3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares 2000+
📘 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, DeutscheBank, 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 Plus500 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
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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