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

Updated Dec 20 2021

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Overview

BlackBull Markets is a global broker headquartered in New Zealand founded in 2014 that specialises in providing CFDs based on shares, commodities, currencies and indices.

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
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
  • 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
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN PRIME account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • MT4 & 5 platforms offered
  • 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
  • Their standard asset offering is very low (over 300 instruments)
  • Share trading requires a separate platform with a different onboarding
  • Commissions are above average and share trading fees are a mystery
  • 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
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
📍 Year Founded
2014 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200 €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • CFDs on shares, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs.
📙 Stocks
23,000 + (Through a separate option which is hard to find) 778 Real Stocks / 3,254 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
64 40
📗 Commodities
15 28
📕 Indices
13 43
📔 ETFs
N/A 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
8 42
📒 Bonds
N/A 2
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All of BlackBull Markets 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
N/A Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce 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 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes (only for share trading) Yes
📱 Android App
Yes (only for share trading) Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes (MT4 & 5) Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (only for share trading) Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes, $5 for card withdrawals and $20 for international bank transfer withdrawals.

No
💰 Commissions
  • ECN Standard has no fees.
  • ECN PRIME has a $6 commission per lot round turn

In the case of share trading, their fees start from NZD $12 per transaction yet they’re not clearly explained anywhere on their website.

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
From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 5.5 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 16 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market spread Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
N/A 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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