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68% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FBS Vs. eToro - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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.

eToro is an international broker specialised in social and copy trading that offers real stocks and cryptocurrencies along with CFDs on several asset classes.

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 to use the copy trading feature
  • Experienced traders looking to monetise their skills by gaining followers
  • Passive investors looking to buy and hold shares with no commissions
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

3

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • IFSC (Belize)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
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)
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
The Bad
  • Asset offering is extremely limited with over 100+ instruments
  • Minimum deposit for ECN account is high $1,000
  • Copy Trading statistics are not clear enough
  • Lack of advanced order placement controls
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 day minimum (may take longer)
📋 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 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit
From $1 to $1,000 From $5 to $200
💰 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
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, AUD. 1 - USD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Only for crypto Trading
❌ Restricted Countries
JP, US, CA, MY, IL, IR. AF, AL, BS, BB, BY, BA, BW, BN, BI, KH, CA, TD, CD, CG, ET, FJ, GH, GN, GW, GY, IR, IQ, JM, JP, LA, LY, ML, MU, MN, ME, MM, NA, NI, KP, MK, PK, PW, WS, RS, SO, LK, SD, SY, TT, TN, TR, UG, VU, YE, ZM
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices.

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices
📙 Stocks
104 2,000+ Real Stocks / 2,000+ CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
102 47
📗 Commodities
8 14
📕 Indices
12 13
📔 ETFs
N/A 145
💸 Cryptocurrencies
28 26
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of FBS assets are CFDs.

Real stocks are offered without leverage, all the rest of the assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $50
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A $50
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $25
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1,000
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:3000 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Varies
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 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 Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No After 12 months of inactivity, a $10 monthly inactivity fee will be charged.
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No $5
💰 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
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0 to 3 Pips based on account type Dynamic - From 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From $1.7 Dynamic - From 75 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 32 Pips Dynamic - From 45 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.08 Dynamic - From 0.09%
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 0.09%
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $104 Dynamic - From 0.75%
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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