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Forex.com Vs. DEGIRO - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

DEGIRO is a European leading stock broker providing access to more than 50 stock exchanges around the world with low commissions per trade and a simple to use platform.

Best For
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
  • Investors from all experience levels looking to buy real shares, funds or ETFs for the long term
  • Active traders that look to access the large variety of exchanges offered
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
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Regulation

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Top-tier Licenses

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Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • AFM (Netherlands)
The Good
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
  • No conflicts of interest between DEGIRO and its customers
  • Virtually unlimited asset offering from 50 exchanges across the globe
  • Low fees when compared to traditional banking alternatives
The Bad
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
  • Credit card deposits are not available
  • Simplistic platforms with not many features
  • Fees are expensive when compared to commission free brokers
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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
2001 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
$100 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF. 3 - USD, GBP, EUR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries
None

DEGIRO only provides services to citizens of Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Finland and the United Kingdom. The rest of the countries worldwide are not able to use DEGIRO's services.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, bonds, shares and cryptocurrencies.

Real stocks, ETFs, bonds and options.

📙 Stocks
4,500+ Availability from 30 global exchanges.
📘 Currency Pairs
93 N/A
📗 Commodities
35 N/A
📕 Indices
24 N/A
📔 ETFs
700+ Availability from 20 Exchanges (Europe, Asia, Oceania)
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 N/A
📒 Bonds
14 Availability from 7 European exchanges.
📓 Options
N/A Availability from 11 Global Exchanges.
📗 Futures
N/A Availability from 13 Global Exchanges.
📝 Notes:

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

DEGIRO is a traditional DMA broker, which means you buy or sell real shares upon availability from stock exchanges across the globe. Their asset offering is virtually unlimited as it depends on exchange's availability.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares) N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) N/A
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies per Bond (eg: 1 contract of Euro Bobl) N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 N/A
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No N/A
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

Yes, $15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

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

Yes depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn

Yes and varies per asset and exchange, eg: If you were to purchase £2,000 worth of Apple shares at a price of $300 your total commission would have been £0.44.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips N/A
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
From $120 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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