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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

City Index Vs. Pepperstone - 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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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.

Pepperstone is an Australian broker founded in 2010 with the aim of providing a professional trading experience with low fees and tight spreads. Currently Pepperstone counts with 7 financial licenses and operates in almost every country around the world.

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
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

3

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CMA (Kenya)
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
  • Well regulated on several jurisdictions
  • Low latency, fast execution under 30ms
  • Competitive spreads and low commissions from 0.0 pips on their Razor account
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
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day Up to 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 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • POLi
  • Bpay
  • Unionpay
  • Mpesa
💵 Account Base Currencies
8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF. 9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY and NZD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. AF, AS, AQ, AR, AM, AZ, BY, BE, BZ, BT, BA, BI, CM, CA, CF, KM, TD, CD, CG, CI, ER, GF, PF, GP, GU, GN, GW, GY, HT, VA, IR, IQ, JP, KZ, LB, LR, LY, ML, MQ, YT, MZ, MM, NZ, NI, KP, PS, PR, RE, KN, LC, VC, WS, SO, GS, KR, SS, SD, SR, SY, TJ, TN, TM, TC, US, UY, VU, VE, VG, EH, YE, ZW, RU.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
4,500+ 1,300 +
📘 Currency Pairs
84 60
📗 Commodities
30 31
📕 Indices
25 25
📔 ETFs
740 100
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 20
📒 Bonds
11 N/A
📓 Options
Yes, option chains over 17 different products N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

All Pepperstone assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares) Varies by Stock
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs) Varies by ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC) Varies by Crypto (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 by Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies per bond N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies per option N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:400
💪 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 Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 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€.
  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 From 30 Pips
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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