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Eightcap Vs. OctaFX - 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.

OctaFX is an international FX broker operating as an incorporated company from St. Vincent and the Grenadines specialising in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5.

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
  • Traders looking for a high leverage off-shore broker
  • New traders looking to experiment using MT4 & 5 with a no commission low-cost broker
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • Not regulated, Registered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines under IBC 19776.
The Good
  • Low spreads offered in their raw account
  • Wide variety of cryptocurrency pairs with low spreads
  • High leverage offered due to no regulatory restrictions
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms with their own copy trading integration
  • Low minimum deposit
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
  • Despite having financial licenses, OctaFX does not operate using them, meaning that they are an unregulated broker.
  • Their asset offering is extremely limited (80 instruments)
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
2009 2011
💳 Minimum Deposit
$100 $25
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Fasapay
  • POLi Payment
  • CUP (China Union Pay)
  • BPAY
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
7 - AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD, SGD, USD. 2 - EUR, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR, CY.

US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
600+ N/A
📘 Currency Pairs
45 35
📗 Commodities
5 5
📕 Indices
15 10
📔 ETFs
N/A N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
250+ 30
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of Eightcap’s assets are CFDs.

All of OctaFX’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:500
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No No
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 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
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0 to 1 Pip Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 21 Pips Dynamic - From 180 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $16 Dynamic - From $57
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
No Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No