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83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money. Trading on margin is high risk and is not suitable for everyone.

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated Sep 23 2022

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83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money. Trading on margin is high risk and is not suitable for everyone.

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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 10 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

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • NBRB (Belarus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
$, €, £ - 20

0 for Bank Transfers, 300 € for Paypal and Debit / Credit cards.

💰 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 (excluding CFDs)
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices.
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.
📙 Stocks
1,000 Real Stocks / 3,800+ CFDs

10,000+ CFDs / Offering from 8 exchanges worldwide for real stocks

📘 Currency Pairs
140 210
📗 Commodities
33 37
📕 Indices
37 76
📔 ETFs
115 2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
27 (Not available in the U.K) 15
📒 Bonds
N/A 19
📓 Options
N/A Availability only for select countries.
📗 Futures
N/A

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

📝 Notes:

The majority of Capital.com's assets are CFDs with the exception of their new stock investing account offering where users can buy / trade real shares (Not available in Australia).

IG provides both CFD trading and real equity. US traders cannot trade CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.1 units of Tesla) 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies by ETF (Eg: 1 units of XLK) 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)

0.01 Contracts (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, ADA’s contract has 100 ADA coins)

📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000

1 Contract (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, 1 EUR / USD standard contract has 10,000 units)

📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces of Gold) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies per option (usually 1 contract)
💪 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
Yes (Not available in Australia) No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

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

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

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 0.9 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 70 Pips Dynamic - From 150 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 55 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $3.30 Dynamic - From $1.03
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.97 Dynamic - From 0 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $130 Dynamic - From $140
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Partial - "Discover" tool with limited capabilities No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes