BlackBull Markets
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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

BlackBull Markets Vs. City Index - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jun 30 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

City Index is a global broker founded in 1983 that holds 4 financial licenses and offers advanced trading platforms, mobile apps, diverse market research tools and an extensive range of markets.

Best For
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
  • Intermediate and experienced traders looking for a great asset variety on CFDs
  • Experienced traders looking to trade options over 17 asset classes
  • Share and ETF traders looking for a comprehensive offering
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
The Good
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN Prime account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • Wide variety of platforms (MT4, MT5, TradingView and IBKR)
  • Over 23,000 + shares
  • Very intuitive order placement panelEasy to execute a trade through various markets
  • Professional web platform with customisable workspaces
  • Integrated Reuters news feed directly in the platform
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
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
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
2014 1983
💳 Minimum Deposit
From $50 to $2,000 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD. 8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • CFDs on shares, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

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

📙 Stocks
23,000+ 4,500+
📘 Currency Pairs
64 84
📗 Commodities
15 30
📕 Indices
13 25
📔 ETFs
N/A 740
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 5
📒 Bonds
N/A 11
📓 Options
N/A Yes, option chains over 17 different products
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All of BlackBull Markets assets are CFDs.

City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies per commodity
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies per bond
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies per option
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 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 No
💻 Web trader
Yes (MT4 & 5) Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (only for share trading) Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year 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.

  • Spread betting markets have no commission
  • CFDs or FX trading has no commission as well (except equities: shares & ETFs)
  • Equity commissions depend on the market’s location (eg: UK and Europe have a 0.08% of transaction value fee, US equities and Asian ones have different percentages as well)
  • The minimum equity commission rates are $10, £10 or 10€.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 5.5 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 16 Pips From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes

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