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Updated Oct 20 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.

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

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
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Low spreads offered in their raw account
  • Wide variety of cryptocurrency pairs with low spreads
  • 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 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
  • 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
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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 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 From $100 to $5,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Fasapay
  • POLi Payment
  • CUP (China Union Pay)
  • BPAY
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
7 - AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD, SGD, USD. 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR, CY.

US, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
913 938
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
600 762
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
45 73
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
5 6
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
13 18
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 45
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
250 34
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No Yes
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 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

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
Dynamic - From 0 to 1 Pip Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 21 Pips Dynamic - From 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - From $4.62
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - From $0.84
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $16 Dynamic - From $131.8
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
No Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
No No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No