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Updated Oct 20 2022

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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69.9% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

SquaredFinancial is a global brokerage firm founded in 2005 and headquartered in Cyprus that specialises in providing real stocks along with CFDs on all major asset classes paired with MT4 & MT5 platforms.

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
  • Professional high volume traders looking to exploit their competitive commissions in shares
  • High volume FX traders looking to open a SquaredElite account with spreads from 0 Pips
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

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
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
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
  • Extensive asset offering (more than 10,000+ products)
  • Real stocks are offered along with CFDs
  • Very competitive share trading commissions when compared to similar brokers
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 
  • Platform offering is limited to only MT4 and MT5
  • High minimum deposit for SquaredElite account (5,000 €)
Status
Operational 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
2001 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 250 € (SquaredPro Account), 5,000 € SquaredElite Account
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Instatransfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF. 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries
None

US, CA, IR, SY.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
5,371 17,101
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 8,000
📙 Stock CFDs
4,500 8,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
93 40
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
35 5
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
24 15
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
700 1,000
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 25
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
14 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 16
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares) 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK) 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold) Varies per Commodity (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per future (Eg: 1 Contract)
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

$15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

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

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, depending on account type or assets. For account types:

  • SquaredPro account has no default commissions
  • SquaredElite account has a commission of $5 per lot

For particular assets there are commissions on all accounts, specifically in shares as follows:

  • USA shares have a $0.06 per share commission (with a minimum of $2)
  • European shares have a 0.15% commission of the transaction value (with a minimum of 5 €)
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 150 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 110 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Dynamic - From $250
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No