Admiral Markets
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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Admiral Markets Vs. Trading 212 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 21 2021

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% 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.

Trading212 is an international broker headquartered in the U.K that specialised in real stocks and ETFs investing or CFD trading.

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 
  • Passive investors looking to buy stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
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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
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
The Bad
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • No trailing stops
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
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
Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Supervision Commission (Bulgaria)
📍 Year Founded
2001 2004
💳 Minimum Deposit
€, £, $ - 100 1 to 10 €, £
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Apple Pay
Skrill
iDeal
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Currencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares 10,000+ Real stocks / 1526 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
40 179
📗 Commodities
28 25
📕 Indices
43 35
📔 ETFs
372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs 1800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
42 N/A
📒 Bonds
2 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 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.

Trading212 provides 2 types of accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks and ETFs and CFDs accounts.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by share (Fractional share trading) Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1000 (0.01 Lots) $500
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 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 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes (Investing Account)
🎓 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 No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
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
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.8 Pips From 1.4 Pips
📉 SP500
From 50 Pips From 166 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 20 Pips From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.45 Dynamic - From $0.6
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 2 Pips N/A
📉 BTC
Variable - From $208 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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