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BDSwiss Vs. Pepperstone - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jan 08 2022

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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.

Pepperstone is an Australian broker founded in 2010 with the aim of providing a professional trading experience with low fees and tight spreads. Currently Pepperstone counts with 7 financial licenses and operates in almost every country around the world.

Best For
  • Beginners looking to learn the basics using the "Cent" account
  • Intermediate traders looking for quality fundamental analysis
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
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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 regulated on several jurisdictions
  • Low latency, fast execution under 30ms
  • Competitive spreads and low commissions from 0.0 pips on their Razor 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.
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day Up to 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
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • NFA (United States)
  • FSC (Mauritius)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CMA (Kenya)
📍 Year Founded
2012 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • iDeal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - USD, EUR, GBP, SEK 9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY and NZD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
BE, CD ,ER, JP, KP, LY, MU, SC, SO, SD, US CA, NZ, JP, BE, KR, KZ, AR, PR.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
140 CFDs / 900+ on MT5 Platform 1,300 +
📘 Currency Pairs
50+ 60
📗 Commodities
6 31
📕 Indices
10 28
📔 ETFs
80 100
💸 Cryptocurrencies
20 20
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All Pepperstone assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 share Varies by Stock
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 contract Varies by ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Lots Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
0.01 Lots Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces 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 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 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) 

No
💰 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)

  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.3 Pips (Raw Account) Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 39 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 27 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips on Average
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $3.30 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
0.10% Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $190 From 30 Pips
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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