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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Capital.com Vs. IG - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Dec 22 2022

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83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Capital.com is a global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFDs trading with an offering of more than 4,000 different assets along with several trading platforms (TradingView, MT4, MT5 and their own).

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 8 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

Best For
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a cost-effective option to trade CFDs on Stocks and ETFs
  • Investors and traders looking to buy shares using their new stock investing account (Not available in Australia)
  • Professional traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

8

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • NBRB (Belarus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • BMA (Bermuda)
The Good
  • Beginner friendly platforms
  • Customisable or removable leverage (Not available in Australia)
  • Integration with TradingView
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
The Bad
  • Lack of advanced research and analysis tools
  • No multi-charting capabilities on their propietary web platform
  • Trailing-stop order not available
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
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
2016 1974
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$20 From $10 to $450.
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Apple Pay
  • iDeal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, AUD. 6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, SY, IR.

SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
5,152 35,227
Exchange Access
0 8
📙 Real Stocks
1,000 15,000
📙 Stock CFDs
3,800 15,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
140 80
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
33 37
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
37 76
📔 ETFs
0 2,000
📔 ETFs CFDs
115 2,000
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
27 15
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 19
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 1,000
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed 1/10 of Contract (5,000 Notional)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed 1/10 of Contract (5,000 Notional)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) 0.01 Contracts
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Variable (Eg: 0.01 ounces of gold) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 250
✍ 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
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

After 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly fee.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions
None

Yes, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 70 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 55 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $3.30 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.97 Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $130 Dynamic - From $90
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
Yes No
📡 Webinars
Yes Yes