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Updated Jul 28 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.

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

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 
  • 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

2

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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
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
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 documents (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 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 (Standard) and 10,000 (Premium) $, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, BE, CN, SG, CH US, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • CFDs on currencies, bonds, indices, shares, ETFs, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs

    📙 Stocks
    5,000 CFDs (250 are commission free) 762
    📘 Currency Pairs
    60 73
    📗 Commodities
    17 6
    📕 Indices
    20 18
    📔 ETFs
    19 45
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    5 34
    📒 Bonds
    8 N/A
    📓 Options
    N/A N/A
    📗 Futures
    45 N/A
    📝 Notes:

    ETX Capital offers CFDs, spread betting and futures.

    All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    1 Share Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    1 ETF Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) 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
    Varies per commodity (Eg 0.1 for WTI, 1 for Cotton) Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    1 unit N/A
    📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
    Varies per futures contract (Eg: 0.1 Copper, 1 for Bonds) N/A
    📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
    N/A N/A
    💪 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 Yes
    👫 Social Trading
    Yes No
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    Yes Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts
    Fees
    💰 Inactivity Fee
    No No
    💰 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)

    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 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
    📉 SP500
    Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 36 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - From $13 Dynamic - From $4.62
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    N/A Dynamic - From $0.84
    📉 BTC
    Dynamic - Eg. $226.4 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