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

Updated May 13 2022

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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

6

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • CBI (Ireland)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • ISA (Israel)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
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.

📍 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

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

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs.
📙 Stocks
626 778 Real Stocks / 3,254 CFDs
📘 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
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 34 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.92 Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $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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