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

Updated Oct 28 2022

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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.

eToro is an international broker specialised in social and copy trading that offers real stocks and cryptocurrencies along with CFDs on several asset classes.

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
  • New traders looking to use the copy trading feature
  • Experienced traders looking to monetise their skills by gaining followers
  • Passive investors looking to buy and hold shares with no commissions
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • 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
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
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
  • Copy Trading statistics are not clear enough
  • Lack of advanced order placement controls
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 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 From $5 to $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 1 - USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

AF, AL, BS, BB, BY, BA, BW, BN, BI, KH, CA, TD, CD, CG, ET, FJ, GH, GN, GW, GY, IR, IQ, JM, JP, LA, LY, ML, MU, MN, ME, MM, NA, NI, KP, MK, PK, PW, WS, RS, SO, LK, SD, SY, TT, TN, TR, UG, VU, YE, ZM.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
5,412 4,245
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 2,000
📙 Stock CFDs
4,500 2,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
84 47
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
30 14
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 13
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
740 145
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 26
📒 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 $50
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed $50
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) $50
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Unit Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 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 Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

After 12 months of inactivity, a $10 monthly inactivity fee will be charged.

💰 Deposit Fees
None

$5 per withdrawal.

💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 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€.
None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 75 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 45 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0.09%
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0.09%
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Dynamic - From 0.75%
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
No Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No