City Index
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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

City Index Vs. BlackBull Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 28 2022

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

City Index is a global broker founded in 1983 that holds 4 financial licenses and offers advanced trading platforms, mobile apps, diverse market research tools and an extensive range of markets.

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.

Best For
  • Intermediate and experienced traders looking for a great asset variety on CFDs
  • Experienced traders looking to trade options over 17 asset classes
  • Share and ETF traders looking for a comprehensive offering
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN Prime account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • Wide variety of platforms (MT4, MT5, TradingView and IBKR)
  • Over 23,000 + shares
The Bad
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
  • 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
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
1983 2014
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 From $50 to $2,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
5,412 23,092
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
4,500 23,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
84 64
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
30 15
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 13
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
740 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 0
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
11 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
17 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Unit Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 500
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

Yes, $5 for card withdrawals and $20 for international bank transfer withdrawals.

💰 Commissions
  • Spread betting markets have no commission
  • CFDs or FX trading has no commission as well (except equities: shares & ETFs)
  • Equity commissions depend on the market’s location (eg: UK and Europe have a 0.08% of transaction value fee, US equities and Asian ones have different percentages as well)
  • The minimum equity commission rates are $10, £10 or 10€.
  • 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.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips From 5.5 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips From 16 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
No Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No