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

Updated Nov 25 2021

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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money

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75% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

AvaTrade is a top-tier multinational broker with more than 7 financial regulators specialising in FX and options trading with their own proprietary platforms.

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.

Best For
  • New traders looking for a more advanced forex and options platform
  • Experienced traders looking to take advantage of their fixed spreads
  • Experienced traders looking to trade FX options
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
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The Good
  • AvaProtect feature for negative trades payback
  • Great variety of platforms (proprietary ones, MT4 & MT5)
  • Smooth platform experiences and easy account management
  • Custom Options trading platform
  • 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
The Bad
  • Lack of variety in stocks, ETFs and bonds
  • Expensive inactivity fees
  • No multi-chart tools
  • High trade minimums in all assets except forex
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
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
Central Bank of Ireland
Financial Futures Association of Japan
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Israel Securities authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2006 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, BE, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
Bonds
Options
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
626 3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares
📘 Currency Pairs
55 40
📗 Commodities
27 28
📕 Indices
33 43
📔 ETFs
59 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
17 42
📒 Bonds
2 2
📓 Options
44 N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
Most of AvaTrade's assets are CFDs.

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

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Depends on Stock price, from 1 to 10 or 100 units. Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Depends on ETF price, from 1 to 10 or 100 units. N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Depends on cryptocurrency, for BTC 0.01, for ETH 0.1 units. Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
10 Bond contracts N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
10,000 FX Option contracts 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
No Yes
🎓 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 Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $50 per quarter after 3 months of inactivity. $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

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)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
0.9 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
50 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
34 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
$1.92 Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
$137.31 Variable - From $208
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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