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CMC Markets Vs. OctaFX - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 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.

OctaFX is an international FX broker operating as an incorporated company from St. Vincent and the Grenadines specialising in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5.

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
  • Traders looking for a high leverage off-shore broker
  • New traders looking to experiment using MT4 & 5 with a no commission low-cost broker
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

0

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • Not regulated, Registered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines under IBC 19776.
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
  • High leverage offered due to no regulatory restrictions
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms with their own copy trading integration
  • Low minimum deposit
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Despite having financial licenses, OctaFX does not operate using them, meaning that they are an unregulated broker.
  • Their asset offering is extremely limited (80 instruments)
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 2011
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 $25
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 2 - EUR, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
10,169 N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
330+ 35
📗 Commodities
124 5
📕 Indices
95 10
📔 ETFs
1084 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) 30
📒 Bonds
55 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

All of OctaFX’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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 N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:500
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 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.

No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

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

No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 180 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $57
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No