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

Updated Jul 12 2022

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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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.

Established in 2012, Valutrades offers 70 plus currencies pairs, commodities and indices trading for beginner and advanced traders through its MT4, MT5 and ECN accounts. It doesn’t offer equities trading.

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
  • Currency traders looking for an ECN broker
  • Professional currency traders looking for an API offering
  • Traders looking for a narrow range of commodities, cryptocurrencies 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
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
  • Scalping is allowed (great for professional traders)
  • Competitive commissions of $3 per lot round turn
  • Access to ECN or DMA accounts 
The Bad
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
  • Asset offering is poor (only 80 instruments and no stocks or ETFs)
  • Doesn’t have its on trading application
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 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
1989 2012
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • AstroPay
  • Diners
  • SticPay
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Neteller e-wallets
  • Wire transfers
  • Giropay
  • iDEAL
  • JCB
  • Klarna
  • POLiPaysafecard
  • Przelwy24
  • Rapid Transfer
  • AliPay
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD. 13 - AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NOK, NZD,SGD, SEK, USD, ZAR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, ZA, IR. US, IR, SY
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 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+ 73
📗 Commodities
124 5
📕 Indices
95 25
📔 ETFs
1084 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 (Not available in the U.K) 4
📒 Bonds
55 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures

CFDs on commodities futures contracts with various expiration dates.

46
📝 Notes:
N/A

All of Valutrades 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) Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Varies per commodity (eg: 0.01 Contracts of Gold)
📉 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 1:30
💪 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 No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 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 No
🔑 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

Three free withdrawals a month, then 5% processing fee

💰 Commissions

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

Yes (Eg: Forex commission of $3 per side with ECN account)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 34 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 22 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $90
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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