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Capital.com Vs. Interactive Brokers - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 14 2022

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83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Investing in financial products involves taking risk.

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).

Interactive Brokers is a global brokerage founded in 1978 that holds 11+ high tier financial licenses and provides discounted electronic trading services in nearly all the globe with access to more than 100,000+ financial instruments.

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)
  • Seasoned investors looking for a one-stop shop to cover a variety of needs
  • Global investors who seek the most reliable discount service available
  • Traders from intermediate to advanced level
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

10

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • NBRB (Belarus)
  • SEC (United States)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MNB (Hungary)
  • BSE (India)
  • CBI (Ireland)
  • FSA (Japan)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg) CSSF
  • MAS (Singapore)
The Good
  • Beginner friendly platforms
  • Customisable or removable leverage (Not available in Australia)
  • Integration with TradingView
  • High regulation
  • Exceptional number of investment instruments (Above 100,000+)
  • Competitive discount fees
The Bad
  • Lack of advanced research and analysis tools
  • No multi-charting capabilities on their propietary web platform
  • Trailing-stop order not available
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Platforms are not beginner friendly
  • Narrow choice of deposit options (Mostly bank transfers)
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 1978
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$20 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Apple Pay
  • iDeal
  • Bank Transfer
  • ACH (US only)
  • Check (US only)
  • Debit Card (US only)
  • BPAY (Australia only)
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, AUD. 23 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DK, HKD, HUF, INR, ILS, JPY, MXN, NZD, NOK, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR, KRW, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, SY, IR.

AF, SY, SO, SD, LY, NG, BI.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No Yes
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
5,152 173,105
Exchange Access
0 78
📙 Real Stocks
1,000 100,000
📙 Stock CFDs
3,800 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 105
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
140 0
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
33 0
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
37 0
📔 ETFs
0 13,000
📔 ETFs CFDs
115 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
27 0
📒 Bonds
0 60,000
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $25,000 (0.25 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Variable (Eg: 0.01 ounces of gold) Varies per commodity (eg: 1 Ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable $1,000 for corporate/muni bonds, $1 million for treasury bonds
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
30 Unavailable
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 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 No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

One free withdrawal per month, subsequent are $10 per withdrawal or equivalent

💰 Commissions
None

Commissions depend on market and residency:

  • US residents are eligible for zero commission US stock trading. Else, for US stocks it is $0.005/share with a minimum $1 and maximum 1% of the trade value.
  • European stocks have €3 minimum and 0.05% trade value.
  • Forex commissions are volume based starting at 0.20 basis points of trade value or $2 minimum per trade, and going low as 0.08 basis points and $1.
  • Options start at $0.25 per contract and go as low as $0.15 per contract.
  • Futures start at $0.85 per contract and go as low as $0.25 per contract
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 70 Pips Dynamic - From 01 Pip
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 55 Pips Unavailable
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $3.30 Dynamic - From $0.50
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.97 Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $130 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
Yes Yes
📡 Webinars
Yes No