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Updated Oct 20 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.

ThinkMarkets is a global broker headquartered in Australia that offers real stocks and ETFs along with CFDs on stocks, etfs, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies accompanied by their proprietary platform: ThinkTrader.

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
  • Passive investors looking to buy, hold or transfer real shares or ETFs from ASX
  • Active traders looking to exploit their low spreads on CFDs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 traders looking for a convenient offering
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Possibility to invest in real stocks and ETFs or trade CFDs
  • Proprietary platform ThinkTrader is smooth and user friendly
  • Spreads are very competitive when compared to similar competitors
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 
  • Real stocks or ETFs are only from ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)
  • Expensive stock trading commissions ($8 flat fee for ASX shares or ETFs)
  • While their stock and ETFs offering is great, they lack variety in all other asset classes
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 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 From 0 to $500
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF. 6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries
None

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
5,371 4,555
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 3,100
📙 Stock CFDs
4,500 1,246
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
93 47
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
35 11
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
24 27
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
700 103
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
5 21
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
14 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares) Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK) Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of 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 ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 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 Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 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
  • For Standard account there are no commissions
  • For Zero account there is a commission of $3.5 per lot round turn

For real stocks and ETFs investing, there is a flat fee of $8 per trade (in-and-out) or if the trade value is above $200,000 then a 0.05% fee per trade.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Dynamic - From $30
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No