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Coinbase Vs. Admiral Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jan 12 2022

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Overview

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet founded in 2012 with the aim of simplifying cryptocurrency transactions for the average user. Through their mobile and web app they allow purchasing, storing, receiving and sending several real cryptocurrencies.

Admiral Markets (now Admirals) is a global broker headquartered in Estonia with a comprehensive asset offering (5000+) in CFDs and real stocks or ETFs along with MetaTrader 4 & 5.

Best For
  • Inexperienced cryptocurrency investors
  • Long term cryptocurrency holders
  • Investors meeting the above two conditions and also satisfied with the cryptocurrency offering they provide
  • Seasoned investors and traders looking to explore the Coinbase Pro option for better pricing.
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
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The Good
  • Extremely simple and friendly interfaces
  • Moderate variety of cryptocurrencies
  • Independent wallet application
  • Option to choose from standard Coinbase or Coinbase Pro
  • Coinbase debit card (for eligible countries) to spend and manage your cryptocurrencies
  • Broad offering of 5000+ assets including CFDs, real stocks and ETFs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 along their propietary trading app
  • Tools for professionals and asset managers
The Bad
  • Extremely high fees for cryptocurrency transactions (especially on standard app)
  • Low variety of cryptocurrencies to trade when compared to leading exchanges
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
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 document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

🏛 Financial Regulators
  • Registered as an electronic payments provider in countries where required to operate, yet they don’t require traditional brokerage regulation.
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
📍 Year Founded
2012 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
All available cryptocurrencies. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries
None US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Coinbase provides only real cryptocurrencies.
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs.
📙 Stocks
N/A 778 Real Stocks / 3,254 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
N/A 40
📗 Commodities
N/A 28
📕 Indices
N/A 43
📔 ETFs
N/A 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
110+ 42
📒 Bonds
N/A 2
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

Coinbase is a traditional cryptocurrency wallet and exchange, meaning that all cryptocurrencies purchased are real ones and not financial derivatives.

Admiral Markets provides the option to trade either CFDs or real stocks and ETFs with their direct market access offering.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$2 Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
N/A $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
N/A Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
No Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

Yes, from 0.50% up to 2.0% of transaction values on Coinbase Standard.

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Zero MT4 or 5 accounts have a $3 per lot round turn commission, ASX shares have a 0.15% fee, etc)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
N/A From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
N/A From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
N/A Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From 0.50% up to 2.0% Variable - From $208
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
No Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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