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Updated Dec 22 2022

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Overview

CMC Markets is a global broker headquartered in the U.K that holds 6 high value financial licenses and offers CFD trading on stocks, etfs, commodities, currencies, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

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
  • Professional high volume traders looking to offset the cost of commissions through larger trades
  • Intermediate and professional traders looking for a professional custom platform with customisable layouts
  • 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

5

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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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
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 12,000+ tradable assets and the possibility to add data connections to exchanges to add more
  • Powerful professional platform with customisable layouts and integrated reuters feed
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • 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
1989 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 From $50 to $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 1 - USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, JP, SY, ZA, 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
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
11,885 4,245
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 2,000
📙 Stock CFDs
10,169 2,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
330 47
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
124 14
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
95 13
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
1,084 145
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 26
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
55 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
10 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share $10
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF $10
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Variable (eg: 1 BTC) $10
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable 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
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 12 months of inactivity, CMC Markets charges a £10 inactivity fee.

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

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

$5 flat fee.

💰 Commissions

Yes and they vary per share exchange location. For U.S shares, there is a minimum $10 in-and-out commission. 

No commissions on real stocks and ETFs

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 1 Pip
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 75 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 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
Unavailable 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
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes Yes
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
Yes No