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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ETX Capital Vs. BlackBull Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Founded in 1965, ETX Capital dedicated the last decades to both spread betting and CFD trading until their recent rebranding into OvalX.

BlackBull Markets is a global broker headquartered in New Zealand founded in 2014 that specialises in providing CFDs based on shares, commodities, currencies and indices.

Best For
  • Forex traders for variety of currencies and high net worth equities
  • Traders seeking commission free equities inside their 250 commission-less selection
  • Traders who want to trade commodity futures and bonds 
  • Experienced currency traders looking for their ECN PRIME account offer with spreads from 0.1 Pips
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Commission-free trades for 250 equities
  • Low minimum deposit to open standard account (100£)
  • Wide selection of commodity futures and bonds
  • Decent educational material for market research, including seminars on indices, commodities and currencies
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN Prime account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • Wide variety of platforms (MT4, MT5, TradingView and IBKR)
  • Over 23,000 + shares
The Bad
  • Doesn’t provide live news feed on standard account
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or ETFs (All assets are CFDs)
  • Expensive commissions on shares (Eg minimum $15 on US shares, 10 € on EU shares)
  • Their standard asset offering is very low (over 300 instruments)
  • Share trading requires a separate platform with a different onboarding
  • Commissions are above average and share trading fees are a mystery
Status
Inactive 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
1965 2014
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $100 to $10,000 From $50 to $2,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • FasaPay
  • China UnionPay
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP 9 - EUR, USD, GBP, NZD, AUD, SGD, ZAR, JPY, CAD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, BE, CN, SG, CH.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
5,174 23,092
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
5,000 23,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
60 64
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
17 15
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
20 13
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
19 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 0
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
8 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
45 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (Eg 0.1 for WTI, 1 for Cotton) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Bond Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Varies per futures contract (Eg: 0.1 Copper, 1 for Bonds) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 500
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

Yes, $5 for card withdrawals and $20 for international bank transfer withdrawals.

💰 Commissions

Depending on asset class. (Eg: U.S shares have a 2 cents per share charge with a minimum of $15 per order, European shares have a 0.1% of transaction value charge with a minimum 10 € charge)

  • ECN Standard has no fees.
  • ECN PRIME has a $6 commission per lot round turn

In the case of share trading, their fees start from NZD $12 per transaction yet they’re not clearly explained anywhere on their website.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips From 0.4 Pips to 1.61 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips From 5.5 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 60 Pips From 16 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $13 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $226.4 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
No Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
No Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No