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Updated Dec 30 2021

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Overview

Founded in 2001, easyMarkets offers three types of accounts – VIP, Premium and Standard – with fixed spreads for its Web, App and MT4 platforms.

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

Best For
  • Forex traders who want transparent trades with fixed spreads
  • Traders who want access to higher leverage with its global entities
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
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The Good
  • Low minimum deposit required for standard accounts
  • No fees or commissions
  • Clear trading conditions with fixed spreads
  • Offers free guaranteed stop loss
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
The Bad
  • Asset offering isn’t that comprehensive
  • There is no possibility of buying real stocks or ETFS
  • Limited trading hours
  • Doesn’t allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • 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.

  • 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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
📍 Year Founded
2001 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit

$, €, £ 25 for Standard account, 2,000 for premium and 10,000 for VIP 

$, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Maestro
  • JCB
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • AstroPay
  • Sofort
  • giropay
  • Ideal 
  • Bank transfer
  • BPay
  • Fasapay
  • Sticpay
  • WebMoney
  • bitwallet
  • Perfect Money
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies

19 - EUR, CAD, CZK, JPY, NZD, USD, SGD, CHF, GBP, MXN, AUD, PLN, TRY, CNY, HKD, NOK, SEK, ZAR, BTC

5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, IL, CA, AF, AI, BI, KY, KY, TD, CD, CG, DM, GQ, FJ, GW, HY, HN, IR, IQ, LA, MZ, MM, NI, KP, PW, PA, SO, SS, SD, SY, TT, TM, VU, VE, YE US, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on commodities, forex, stocks, cryptocurrencies and indices.

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

📙 Stocks
64 762
📘 Currency Pairs
62 73
📗 Commodities
17 6
📕 Indices
13 18
📔 ETFs
N/A 45
💸 Cryptocurrencies
17 34
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
23 N/A
📗 Futures
No N/A
📝 Notes:

All of easyMarkets assets are CFDs

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per stock (Eg: AMZN 0.05, APPL 0.25) Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$2,500 (0.025 lots) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
Varies per commodity (Eg: $25 for WTI, $75 for XAG) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
N/A Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
>N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies per option (Eg. 5 XAU for XAU/USD, 5,000 GBP for GBP/USD) N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes, it's possible to adjust it using pre-set levels by EasyMarkets. No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes, for Web and App accounts No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
N/A No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD

Fixed per account (Eg: 1.7 Pips Standard MT4, 1.2 Pips Premium MT4 and 0.7 Pips VIP MT4)

Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Fixed at 150 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD

Fixed per account (Eg: $0.05 Standard MT4, $0..4 Premium MT4 and $0.03 for VIP MT4)

Dynamic - From 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
$13 Dynamic - From $4.62
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $0.84
📉 BTC

Fixed from $110 for Web/App and $100 for MT4 accounts

Dynamic - From $131.8
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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