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74% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74.89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

eToro Vs. XM - Compare Trustworthiness, Capabilities, Fees and Legitimacy

Updated Dec 11 2023

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74% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74.89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

eToro is an international broker specialised in social and copy trading that offers real stocks and cryptocurrencies along with CFDs on several asset classes.

XM is an international broker headquartered in Cyprus which offers MetaTrader 4 & 5 and over 1500 + tradable assets.

Best For
  • New traders looking to use the copy trading feature
  • Experienced traders looking to monetise their skills by gaining followers
  • Passive investors looking to buy and hold shares with no commissions
  • Experienced traders looking to trade shares in high volume using their Zero account
  • MetaTrader users wishing to explore XM's offering while maintaining their preferred platforms
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
The Good
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero account
  • Modest asset offering of 1500+ tradable instruments (similar to competitors in the same range)
The Bad
  • Copy Trading statistics are not clear enough
  • Lack of advanced order placement controls
  • No proprietary platforms or technology
  • Expensive spreads and trading fees
  • Lack of asset variety when compared to other brokers in the same range
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
2007 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $50 to $200 $5
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
1 - USD. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, AUD, HUF, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries

AF, AL, BS, BB, BY, BA, BW, BN, BI, KH, CA, TD, CD, CG, ET, FJ, GH, GN, GW, GY, IR, IQ, JM, JP, LA, LY, ML, MU, MN, ME, MM, NA, NI, KP, MK, PK, PW, WS, RS, SO, LK, SD, SY, TT, TN, TR, UG, VU, YE, ZM.

US, CA.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
4,245 1,382
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
2,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
2,000 1,286
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
47 57
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
14 15
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
13 14
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
145 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
26 0
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 10
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$10 Variable - Fractions allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$10 Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$10 Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $100 (0.001 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
Unavailable 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 12 months of inactivity, a $10 monthly inactivity fee will be charged.

Yes, $15 one time payment after 1 year of inactivity and then $5 monthly.

💰 Deposit Fees

Conversion fees apply.

None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

$5 flat fee.

None
💰 Commissions

No commissions on real stocks and ETFs

Yes on Zero accounts ($7 per lot round turn).

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1 Pip Dynamic - From 1.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 75 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 45 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From 0.09% Dynamic - From $9.4
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0.09% Unavailable
📉 BTC
Fixed - 1% Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No Yes