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Coinbase Vs. Forex.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 17 2022

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Investing in cryptocurrencies involves risk.

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

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.
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

0

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators

None

  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
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
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
The Bad
  • Extremely high fees for cryptocurrency transactions (especially on standard app)
  • Low variety of cryptocurrencies to trade when compared to leading exchanges
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
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
2012 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
All supported cryptocurrencies. 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
None None
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
Yes No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Equities CFDs
Total Asset Offering
110 5,371
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
0 4,500
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
0 93
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
0 35
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
0 24
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 700
💸 Cryptocurrencies
110 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 5
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 14
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$2 Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
Unavailable $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
Unavailable 30
💪 Professional Leverage
Unavailable 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
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

$15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions

From 0.50% up to 2.0% of transaction value.

Depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Unavailable Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Unavailable Dynamic - From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Unavailable Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From 0.50% up to 2.0% Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
No Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No