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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Forex.com Vs. Trading 212 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Majority of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% 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.

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

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 stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
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
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
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 
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
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 2004
💳 Minimum Deposit
$100 1 to 10 €, £
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries
None US, CA.
📊 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 and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.
📙 Stocks
4,500+ 10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
93 179
📗 Commodities
35 25
📕 Indices
24 35
📔 ETFs
700+ 1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 N/A
📒 Bonds
14 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

Trading 212 provides 2 different accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks or ETFs and CFD accounts.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares) Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK) Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $500
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 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 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes (Investing Account)
🎓 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
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
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
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips
📉 SP500
From 60 Pips Dynamic - From 166 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Dynamic - From $0.6
📈 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 No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No

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