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AvaTrade Vs. Freedom Finance - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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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.

Freedom Finance is an equities broker founded in 2008 belonging to the parent group Freedom Holding Corp (a publicly traded company on NASDAQ exchange). Their specialty is providing access to more than 1 million stocks, ETFs, bonds, futures and options worldwide along with IPOs.

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
  • Real equities traders looking to day-trade stocks, options, futures and ETFs
  • Long term investors looking to build a stocks or ETFs portfolio
  • Experienced investors that know which assets they are looking for
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

6

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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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)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
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
  • Over 1,500,000+ assets from several exchanges worldwide
  • All assets are real equities (they do not provide CFDs)
  • InvestIdeas section with great analysis on several high potential stocks
  • 3% per year in their savings D-account (Daily interest accrual)
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
  • The use of SMSs codes for authentication of basic operations can be an issue for frequent international travellers
  • Freedom Finance does not offers currencies, cryptocurrencies or spot commodities
  • No stock screener or tools to research and analyse stocks efficiently
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, BE, IR. SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 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, ETFs, bonds, futures and options.

📙 Stocks
626 58,571
📘 Currency Pairs
55 N/A
📗 Commodities
27 N/A
📕 Indices
33 N/A
📔 ETFs
59 1,500
💸 Cryptocurrencies
17 N/A
📒 Bonds
2 191,959
📓 Options
44 1,153,234
📗 Futures
N/A 6,020
📝 Notes:
Most of AvaTrade's assets are CFDs.

All of Freedom Finance’s assets are real equities, they do not provide CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Depends on Stock price, from 1 to 10 or 100 units. 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Depends on ETF price, from 1 to 10 or 100 units. 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Depends on cryptocurrency, for BTC 0.01, for ETH 0.1 units. N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 N/A
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
10 Bond contracts 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
10,000 FX Option contracts 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:3
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 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 Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $50 per quarter after 3 months of inactivity. No
💰 Deposit Fees
No

Yes, up to 2.5% for credit / debit cards.

💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Yes, 7€ for bank transfers.

💰 Commissions
No

Yes and the vary per account:

In their all inclusive USD account they charge,

  • 0.5% + $0.012 per share with a minimum  of $1.2 per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending

In their Smart in EUR account they charge,

  • 0.02€ per share with a minimum of 2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.05 for each SMS notification

In their Fix in EUR account, they charge,

  • 10€ Monthly account fee
  • 0.012€ per share with a minimum of 1.2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.03 for each SMS notification
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips N/A
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 34 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.92 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $137.31 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes No
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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