ETX Capital
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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

ETX Capital Vs. City Index - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 28 2022

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69% 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.

City Index is a global broker founded in 1983 that holds 4 financial licenses and offers advanced trading platforms, mobile apps, diverse market research tools and an extensive range of markets.

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 
  • Intermediate and experienced traders looking for a great asset variety on CFDs
  • Experienced traders looking to trade options over 17 asset classes
  • Share and ETF traders looking for a comprehensive offering
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
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
  • Very intuitive order placement panelEasy to execute a trade through various markets
  • Professional web platform with customisable workspaces
  • Integrated Reuters news feed directly in the platform
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)
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no possibility to buy real stocks or ETFs
  • Cryptocurrency offering is below most of its competitors (only 5)
  • While easy to execute a trade, platform is difficult for a novice to navigate
Status
Inactive Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity documents (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 1983
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 (Standard) and 10,000 (Premium) $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Electron
  • PayPal
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP 8 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CHF.
🗽 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
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • CFDs on currencies, bonds, indices, shares, ETFs, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs,, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds.

    📙 Stocks
    5,000 CFDs (250 are commission free) 4,500+
    📘 Currency Pairs
    60 84
    📗 Commodities
    17 30
    📕 Indices
    20 25
    📔 ETFs
    19 740
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    5 5
    📒 Bonds
    8 11
    📓 Options
    N/A Yes, option chains over 17 different products
    📗 Futures
    45 N/A
    📝 Notes:

    ETX Capital offers CFDs, spread betting and futures.

    City index offers both CFDs and spread betting.<

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    1 Share Varies per share starting from fractional share trading (eg: 0.1 shares)
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    1 ETF Varies per ETFs starting from fractional ETFs trading (eg: 0.1 ETFs)
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per cryptocurrency - (eg: 0.01 BTC, 1 LTC)
    📉 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) Varies per commodity
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    1 unit Varies per bond
    📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
    Varies per futures contract (Eg: 0.1 Copper, 1 for Bonds) N/A
    📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
    N/A Varies per option
    💪 Retail Leverage
    Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
    💪 Professional Leverage
    Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
    ✍ Customisable Leverage
    No No
    🎲 Deleveraged Trading
    No No
    🎓 Demo Account
    Yes Yes
    📱 IOS App
    Yes Yes
    📱 Android App
    Yes Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 4
    Yes Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 5
    No No
    💻 Web trader
    Yes Yes
    💻 TradingView Platform
    No Yes
    💻 Proprietary Platform
    Yes Yes
    📊 Multi-chart Tools
    Yes Yes
    👬 Copy Trading
    Yes No
    👫 Social Trading
    Yes No
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    Yes Yes
    Fees
    💰 Inactivity Fee
    No

    Yes, 12£ monthly after 1 year of inactivity

    💰 Deposit Fees
    No No
    💰 Withdrawal Fees
    No No
    💰 Commissions

    Yes, 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)

    • Spread betting markets have no commission
    • CFDs or FX trading has no commission as well (except equities: shares & ETFs)
    • Equity commissions depend on the market’s location (eg: UK and Europe have a 0.08% of transaction value fee, US equities and Asian ones have different percentages as well)
    • The minimum equity commission rates are $10, £10 or 10€.
    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD
    Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
    📉 SP500
    Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    Dynamic - From 60 Pips From 50 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - From $13 Dynamic - Market Spread
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
    📉 BTC
    Dynamic - Eg. $226.4 Dynamic - From $120
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    No Yes
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    No Yes
    📡 Reuters Feed
    No Yes