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

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated Oct 20 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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77% 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.

FXCM is a global brokerage headquartered in the U.K that specialises in both retail and institutional trading with a comprehensive API offering.

Best For
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
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
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News

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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 1999
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $50 to $2,000 $50
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Skrill and Neteller are not available to FXCM EU clients at the moment

💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD. 4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

RU, US, CA, JP, SK.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
23,092 285
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
23,000 200
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
64 41
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
15 11
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
13 16
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 17
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Unit
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Unavailable Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
500 30
💪 Professional Leverage
Unavailable 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

50 units of the account's base currency yearly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees

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

None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

Yes on bank transfer withdrawals depending on location (from $10 to $40 on local currency).

💰 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.

None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
From 5.5 Pips Dynamic - From 58 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 16 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.04
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $51
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
Yes No
📡 Webinars
No No