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City Index Vs. easyMarkets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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67% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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.

Founded in 2001, easyMarkets offers three types of accounts – VIP, Premium and Standard – with fixed spreads for its Web, App and MT4 platforms.

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
  • Forex traders who want transparent trades with fixed spreads
  • Traders who want access to higher leverage with its global entities
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

3

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • ASIC (Australia)
The Good
  • Very intuitive order placement panelEasy to execute a trade through various markets
  • Professional web platform with customisable workspaces
  • Integrated Reuters news feed directly in the platform
  • Low minimum deposit required for standard accounts
  • No fees or commissions
  • Clear trading conditions with fixed spreads
  • Offers free guaranteed stop loss
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
  • Asset offering isn’t that comprehensive
  • There is no possibility of buying real stocks or ETFS
  • Limited trading hours
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 documents (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 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100

$, €, £ 25 for Standard account, 2,000 for premium and 10,000 for VIP 

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Maestro
  • JCB
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • AstroPay
  • Sofort
  • giropay
  • Ideal 
  • Bank transfer
  • BPay
  • Fasapay
  • Sticpay
  • WebMoney
  • bitwallet
  • Perfect Money
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF.

19 - EUR, CAD, CZK, JPY, NZD, USD, SGD, CHF, GBP, MXN, AUD, PLN, TRY, CNY, HKD, NOK, SEK, ZAR, BTC

🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, IL, CA, AF, AI, BI, KY, KY, TD, CD, CG, DM, GQ, FJ, GW, HY, HN, IR, IQ, LA, MZ, MM, NI, KP, PW, PA, SO, SS, SD, SY, TT, TM, VU, VE, YE
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, ETFs,, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds.

CFDs on commodities, forex, stocks, cryptocurrencies and indices.

📙 Stocks
4,500+ 64
📘 Currency Pairs
84 62
📗 Commodities
30 17
📕 Indices
25 13
📔 ETFs
740 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 17
📒 Bonds
11 N/A
📓 Options
Yes, option chains over 17 different products 23
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

All of easyMarkets assets are CFDs

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares) Varies per stock (Eg: AMZN 0.05, APPL 0.25)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) $2,500 (0.025 lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per commodity (Eg: $25 for WTI, $75 for XAG)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies per bond >N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies per option Varies per option (Eg. 5 XAU for XAU/USD, 5,000 GBP for GBP/USD)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes, it's possible to adjust it using pre-set levels by EasyMarkets.
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No 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 Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes, for Web and App accounts
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity

N/A
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 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€.
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips

Fixed per account (Eg: 1.7 Pips Standard MT4, 1.2 Pips Premium MT4 and 0.7 Pips VIP MT4)

📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Fixed at 150 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips

Fixed per account (Eg: $0.05 Standard MT4, $0..4 Premium MT4 and $0.03 for VIP MT4)

📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread $13
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120

Fixed from $110 for Web/App and $100 for MT4 accounts

Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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