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BlackBull Markets Vs. XM - 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.

XM is an international broker headquartered in Cyprus which offers MetaTrader 4 & 5 and over 1500 + tradable assets.

Best For
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
  • Experienced traders looking to trade shares in high volume using their Zero account
  • MetaTrader users wishing to explore XM's offering while maintaining their preferred platforms
Licenses

Financial
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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
The Good
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN PRIME account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • MT4 & 5 platforms offered
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero account
  • Modest asset offering of 1500+ tradable instruments (similar to competitors in the same range)
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
  • No proprietary platforms or technology
  • Expensive spreads and trading fees
  • Lack of asset variety when compared to other brokers in the same range
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 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200 €, £, $ - 5
💰 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. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, AUD, HUF, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA.
📊 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, commodities, currencies and indices.

📙 Stocks
23,000 + (Through a separate option which is hard to find) 1286
📘 Currency Pairs
64 57
📗 Commodities
15 15
📕 Indices
13 14
📔 ETFs
N/A N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
8 N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 10
📝 Notes:
All of BlackBull Markets assets are CFDs. All of XM's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A Fractional Share trading - Varies per stock (Eg: 0.1/16 of ADBE shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $100 (0.001 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A All of XM's futures are commodities, same rules apply.
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes (only for share trading) No
📱 Android App
Yes (only for share trading) No
📺 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) No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, $15 one time payment after 1 year of inactivity and then $5 monthly.

💰 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 on Zero accounts ($7 per lot round turn).

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips Dynamic - From 1.7 Pips
📉 SP500
From 5.5 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 16 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $9.4
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market spread N/A
📉 BTC
N/A N/A
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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