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ETX Capital Vs. OctaFX - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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Overview

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

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
  • 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 
  • 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

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)

None

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
  • High leverage offered due to no regulatory restrictions
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms with their own copy trading integration
  • Low minimum deposit
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)
  • 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
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 2011
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $100 to $10,000 $25
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP 2 - EUR, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, BE, CN, SG, CH.

US, CA.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
5,174 80
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
5,000 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
60 35
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
17 5
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
20 10
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
19 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 30
📒 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) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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 No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 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 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)

None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 180 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $13 Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $226.4 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
📡 Educational Content
No No
📡 Live Chat Support
No No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No