FP Markets
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74.34% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FP Markets Vs. Forex.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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74.34% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

FP Markets is a leading Australian broker with a 10,000+ asset offering accompanied by a great variety of tech options such as deploying your own VPS and accessing ENC / DMA pricing.

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.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking for DMA pricing on their stocks
  • Professional traders looking to set up a dedicated VPS
  • High volume share traders that benefit from DMA pricing
  • 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
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
The Good
  • Competitive spreads in their ECN Prime account (From 0.1 Pips)
  • Wide variety of platforms (MT4, MT5, TradingView and IBKR)
  • Over 23,000 + shares
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
The Bad
  • No ETFs are offered
  • Stock trading commissions are expensive when compared to similar brokers
  • Website is slow and confusing
  • Fees for the majority of deposit and withdrawal methods
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
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
2005 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$100 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • FasaPay
  • PayTrust
  • China Union Pay
  • Bpay
  • Broker to broker
  • Sticpay
  • Plusdebit
  • Rupee Payments
  • Dragonpay
  • Perfect Money
  • Paylivre
  • Rapyd
  • Finrax
  • Fairpay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD. 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

US, JP, BE, NZ, SY.

None
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
10,403 5,371
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
10,000 4,500
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
63 93
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
15 35
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
17 24
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
295 700
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
11 5
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
2 14
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable 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 by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract 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
Yes 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
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

$15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes, $5 for card withdrawals and $20 for international bank transfer withdrawals.

None
💰 Commissions
  • ECN Standard has no fees.
  • ECN PRIME has a $6 commission per lot round turn

In the case of share trading, their fees start from NZD $12 per transaction yet they’re not clearly explained anywhere on their website.

Depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 40 to 60 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 0 to 31 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $9 to $21 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes Yes
📡 Account Management
Yes No
📡 Webinars
Yes No