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69.2% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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71.24% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

BDSwiss Vs. HF Markets (HFM) - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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69.2% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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71.24% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

BDSwiss is a global broker headquartered in Switzerland that holds multiple financial licenses and offers access to over 250 financial instruments through 4 account types according to each trader's needs.

HF Markets (HFM) is a global broker founded in 2010 under the brand name HotForex that specialises in CFDs trading on currencies, commodities, indices, stocks, ETFs, bonds and futures. Recently they added to their portfolio commission-free real stocks and ETFs.

Best For
  • Beginners looking to learn the basics using the "Cent" account
  • Intermediate traders looking for quality fundamental analysis
  • Low volume traders looking for a low minimum deposit, low trade size and competitive spreads
  • High volume traders looking for a competitive commission-driven environment through their zero spread account
  • Traders looking to copy or provide knowledge via their HFCopy account
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

5

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • NFA (United States)
  • FSC (Mauritius)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • CMA (Kenya)
The Good
  • Excellent educational library with analysis published on the daily basis
  • Suitable for traders who are willing to invest time in learning fundamental analysis.
  • Well-structured account offering with options for all types of traders
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero Spread and PAMM accounts
  • Copy trading via MT4 / 5 offered through their HF Copy account
The Bad
  • Higher spreads and limited functionality for small accounts
  • Needs $1000 deposit to have access to a personal account manager, or $5,000 for the advantageous Raw account.
  • Platform offering is limited to MetaTrader 4 and 5
  • Asset offering in CFDs is below industry standards with 1,200 CFDs
  • Their proprietary mobile app does not offer trading capabilities
Status
Operational Operational
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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
2012 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 From $5 to $250 (depending on location or account)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • iDeal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - USD, EUR, GBP, SEK 6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
BE, CD ,ER, JP, KP, LY, MU, SC, SO, SD, US US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies and indices.

  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, ETFs, stocks and bonds.
  • Real stocks and ETFs.
📙 Stocks
140 CFDs / 900+ on MT5 Platform 2,113 Real Stocks / 54 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
50+ 53
📗 Commodities
6 13
📕 Indices
10 11
📔 ETFs
80 34
💸 Cryptocurrencies
20 N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A 3
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 14
📝 Notes:

HF Markets provides both CFDs and real equities.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 share $5 (Fractional Share Trading
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 contract $5 (Fractional ETF Trading)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Lots N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
0.01 Lots $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:1000 (Non EU)
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500 (EU Only)
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 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 No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

10% of account balance after 90 days of inactivity (minimum at €25, maximum at €49.90) 

Yes, $5 monthly after 6 months of inactivity.
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

€10 flat fee for bank wire withdrawals equal to or less than €100

No
💰 Commissions

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Raw accounts have a $5 per lot round turn commission while other pay spreads)

Yes depending on account type:

  • Micro accounts have no commissions.
  • Premium accounts have no commissions
  • Zero Spread accounts have a minimum commission that varies between $3 to $4 per lot traded
  • PAMM (Premium) accounts have no commission
  • PAMM (Premium Plus) accounts have a commission of $8 per lot round turn
  • HFCopy accounts have no commissions
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.3 Pips (Raw Account) Dynamic - From 0 Pips to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 39 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 27 Pips Dynamic - From 25 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $3.30 Dynamic - From $0.33
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
0.10% N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $190 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No