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Eightcap Vs. Interactive Brokers - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Sep 30 2022

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Overview

Eightcap is an Australian MT4 & 5 CFD broker founded in 2009 that specialises in currency, commodities, indices, stocks and cryptocurrency trading.

Interactive Brokers is a global brokerage founded in 1978 that holds 11+ high tier financial licenses and provides discounted electronic trading services in nearly all the globe with access to more than 100,000+ financial instruments.

Best For
  • Traders familiar with MT4 and MT5 platforms
  • High volume traders looking for their specific asset offering combined with their Raw account’s low spreads
  • Cryptocurrency speculators looking for CFDs on major pairs with low spreads
  • Seasoned investors looking for a one-stop shop to cover a variety of needs
  • Global investors who seek the most reliable discount service available
  • Traders from intermediate to advanced level
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

10

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • SEC (United States)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MNB (Hungary)
  • BSE (India)
  • CBI (Ireland)
  • FSA (Japan)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg) CSSF
  • MAS (Singapore)
The Good
  • Low spreads offered in their raw account
  • Wide variety of cryptocurrency pairs with low spreads
  • High regulation
  • Exceptional number of investment instruments (Above 100,000+)
  • Competitive discount fees
The Bad
  • Asset offering is low when compared to similar brokers
  • Standard account spreads are relatively high (from 1 pip)
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no ability to buy real shares
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Platforms are not beginner friendly
  • Narrow choice of deposit options (Mostly bank transfer)
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 - 3 Days
📋 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
2009 1978
💳 Minimum Deposit
$100 $ - 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Fasapay
  • POLi Payment
  • CUP (China Union Pay)
  • BPAY
  • Bank Transfer
  • ACH (US only)
  • Check (US only)
  • Debit Card (US only)
  • BPAY (Australia only)
💵 Account Base Currencies
7 - AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD, SGD, USD. 23 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DK, HKD, HUF, INR, ILS, JPY, MXN, NZD, NOK, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR, KRW, SEK
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR, CY.

AF, SY, SO, SD, LY, NG, BI.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

  • Real stocks, currencies, ETFs, options, futures, bonds, cryptocurrencies
  • CFDs on almost every possible asset class
  • Structured Products
📙 Stocks
600+ 78 markets
📘 Currency Pairs
45 105
📗 Commodities
5 35 markets
📕 Indices
15 13
📔 ETFs
N/A 13,000+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
250+ 4
📒 Bonds
N/A 60,000+
📓 Options
N/A 33 markets
📗 Futures
N/A 32 markets
📝 Notes:

All of Eightcap’s assets are CFDs.

Interactive brokers provides real assets (equities) from more than 100+ markets (exchanges) across the world and also provides CFDs (in allowed regions).

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots)

From 1 share - except for exchanges that allow fractional trading (US stock exchanges)

📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A for EU Citizens
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots)

No minimum, but minimum fee is $1.75 per order

📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $25,000 (0.25 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per commodity (eg: 1 Ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A $1,000 for corporate/muni bonds, $1 million for treasury bonds
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A 1 contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A 1 contract
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No Yes
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

One free withdrawal per month, subsequent are $10 per withdrawal or equivalent

💰 Commissions

Depending on account type:

  • Standard account has no commissions but spreads start from 1 Pip
  • Raw account has a $3.5 commission per lot round turn but spreads start from 0 Pips

Commissions depend on market and residency:

  • US residents are eligible for zero commission US stock trading. Else, for US stocks it is $0.005/share with a minimum $1 and maximum 1% of the trade value.
  • European stocks have €3 minimum and 0.05% trade value.
  • Forex commissions are volume based starting at 0.20 basis points of trade value or $2 minimum per trade, and going low as 0.08 basis points and $1.
  • Options start at $0.25 per contract and go as low as $0.15 per contract.
  • Futures start at $0.85 per contract and go as low as $0.25 per contract
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0 to 1 Pip Dynamic - From 0.1 pips
📉 SP500
From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 1 Pip
📈 GOLD
From 21 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $0.50
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $16 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
No Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes