City Index
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67% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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72.54% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

City Index Vs. ETX Capital - 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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72.54% 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.

Founded in 1965, ETX Capital offers 60 currency pairs and a wide selection of equities for the beginning and experienced investors with no deposit and withdrawal fees.

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 for variety of currencies and high net worth equities
  • Traders seeking commission free equities inside their 250 commission-less selection
  • Traders who want to trade commodity futures and bonds 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

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Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
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
  • Commission-free trades for 250 equities
  • Low minimum deposit to open standard account (100£)
  • Wide selection of commodity futures and bonds
  • Decent educational material for market research, including seminars on indices, commodities and currencies
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
  • Doesn’t provide live news feed on standard account
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or ETFs (All assets are CFDs)
  • Expensive commissions on shares (Eg minimum $15 on US shares, 10 € on EU shares)
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 1965
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100 (Standard) and 10,000 (Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, BE, CN, SG, CH
📊 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 currencies, bonds, indices, shares, ETFs, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • 📙 Stocks
    4,500+ 5,000 CFDs (250 are commission free)
    📘 Currency Pairs
    84 60
    📗 Commodities
    30 17
    📕 Indices
    25 20
    📔 ETFs
    740 19
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    5 5
    📒 Bonds
    11 8
    📓 Options
    Yes, option chains over 17 different products N/A
    📗 Futures
    N/A 45
    📝 Notes:

    City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

    ETX Capital offers CFDs, spread betting and futures.

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares) 1 Share
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs) 1 ETF
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
    📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
    $1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 lots)
    📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
    Varies per commodity Varies per commodity (Eg 0.1 for WTI, 1 for Cotton)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    Varies per bond 1 unit
    📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
    N/A Varies per futures contract (Eg: 0.1 Copper, 1 for Bonds)
    📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
    Varies per option N/A
    💪 Retail Leverage
    Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
    💪 Professional Leverage
    Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
    ✍ Customisable Leverage
    No No
    🎲 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 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

    Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity

    No
    💰 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€.

    Yes, depending on asset class. (Eg: U.S shares have a 2 cents per share charge with a minimum of $15 per order, European shares have a 0.1% of transaction value charge with a minimum 10 € charge)

    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD
    Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
    📉 SP500
    Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $13
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
    📉 BTC
    Dynamic - From $120 Dynamic - Eg. $226.4
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    Yes No
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    Yes No
    📡 Reuters Feed
    Yes No

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