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

Updated May 13 2022

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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.

ThinkMarkets is a global broker headquartered in Australia that offers real stocks and ETFs along with CFDs on stocks, etfs, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies accompanied by their proprietary platform: ThinkTrader.

Best For
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
  • Passive investors looking to buy, hold or transfer real shares or ETFs from ASX
  • Active traders looking to exploit their low spreads on CFDs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 traders looking for a convenient offering
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN PRIME account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • MT4 & 5 platforms offered
  • Possibility to invest in real stocks and ETFs or trade CFDs
  • Proprietary platform ThinkTrader is smooth and user friendly
  • Spreads are very competitive when compared to similar competitors
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
  • Real stocks or ETFs are only from ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)
  • Expensive stock trading commissions ($8 flat fee for ASX shares or ETFs)
  • While their stock and ETFs offering is great, they lack variety in all other asset classes
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.

📍 Year Founded
2014 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200

0 for Standard Account / $500 for Zero account

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD. 6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • CFDs on shares, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • Real stocks and ETFs from ASX.
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
📙 Stocks
23,000 + (Through a separate option which is hard to find) 3,100+ real shares (ASX) / 1246 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
64 47
📗 Commodities
15 11
📕 Indices
13 27
📔 ETFs
N/A 103
💸 Cryptocurrencies
8 21
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All of BlackBull Markets assets are CFDs.

ThinkMarkets offers both real stocks & ETFs along with CFDs on several asset classes.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A Fractional share trading - From 0.1 Shares
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Fractional ETF trading - From 0.1 ETFs
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies per commodity (eg: 1 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) Only for MT4 and MT5.
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (only for share trading) Yes (Only for Standard Account)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 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.

  • For Standard account there are no commissions
  • For Zero account there is a commission of $3.5 per lot round turn

For real stocks and ETFs investing, there is a flat fee of $8 per trade (in-and-out) or if the trade value is above $200,000 then a 0.05% fee per trade.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips From 0.4 Pips to 1 Pip
📉 SP500
From 5.5 Pips From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 16 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread From 20 Pips
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market spread Dynamic - From $0.01
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $30
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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