FBS
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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FBS Vs. AvaTrade - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

FBS is a global broker established in 2009 that specialises in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms along with their own proprietary mobile app.

AvaTrade is a top-tier multinational broker with more than 7 financial regulators specialising in FX and options trading with their own proprietary platforms.

Best For
  • New traders looking to trade via MT4 with really low starting amounts using their Cent or Micro accounts
  • Experienced high volume traders looking for a fixed zero spread account
  • New traders looking for a more advanced forex and options platform
  • Experienced traders looking to take advantage of their fixed spreads
  • Experienced traders looking to trade FX options
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

3

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

6

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • IFSC (Belize)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • CBI (Ireland)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • ISA (Israel)
The Good
  • Clear account offering that covers all levels of traders according to their net worth
  • Proprietary copy trading service
  • Access to high leverage (Up to 1:3000)
  • AvaProtect feature for negative trades payback
  • Great variety of platforms (proprietary ones, MT4 & MT5)
  • Smooth platform experiences and easy account management
  • Custom Options trading platform
The Bad
  • Asset offering is extremely limited with over 100+ instruments
  • Minimum deposit for ECN account is high $1,000
  • Lack of variety in stocks, ETFs and bonds
  • Expensive inactivity fees
  • No multi-chart tools
  • High trade minimums in all assets except forex
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News

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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
2009 2006
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $1 to $1,000 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Neteller
  • Sticpay
  • Skrill
  • Perfect Money
  • Bank Transfer (depending on location and entity)
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, AUD. 4 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

JP, US, CA, MY, IL, IR.

US, BE, IR. 

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
254 863
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
104 626
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
102 55
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
8 27
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
12 33
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 59
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
28 17
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 2
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 44
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Variable - From 1 to 100 units
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - From 1 to 100 units
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Variable (eg: BTC 0.01, ETH 0.1)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Variable (eg: 1 ounce of gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable 10 units
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable 10,000 FX Option contracts
💪 Retail Leverage
3000 30
💪 Professional Leverage
Unavailable 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

$50 per quarter after 3 months of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions

FBS commissions vary per account type as follows:

  • Cent account: none
  • Micro account: none
  • Standard account: none
  • Zero spread account: From $20 per lot
  • ECN account: From $6 per lot
  • Crypto account: 0.05% for opening or closing positions
None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 3 Pips Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 170 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 32 Pips Dynamic - From 34 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.08 Dynamic - From $1.92
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $104 Dynamic - From $137.31
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes 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 No
📡 Webinars
No No