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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FP Markets Vs. IG - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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74.34% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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79% 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.

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 10 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

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
  • Professional traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Customisable or removable leverage
  • Broad asset offering (10,000 +)
  • Competitive forex commissions
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
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
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
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 1974
💳 Minimum Deposit
$100

0 for Bank Transfers, 300 € for Paypal and Debit / Credit cards.

💰 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
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD. 6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes (excluding CFDs)
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, BE, NZ, SY. SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.
📙 Stocks
10,000 +

10,000+ CFDs / Offering from 8 exchanges worldwide for real stocks

📘 Currency Pairs
63 210
📗 Commodities
15 37
📕 Indices
17 76
📔 ETFs
295 2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
11 15
📒 Bonds
2 19
📓 Options
N/A Availability only for select countries.
📗 Futures
N/A

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

📝 Notes:
All FPMarkets assets are CFDs.

IG provides both CFD trading and real equity. US traders cannot trade CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)

0.01 Contracts (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, ADA’s contract has 100 ADA coins)

📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots

1 Contract (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, 1 EUR / USD standard contract has 10,000 units)

📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies per option (usually 1 contract)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

After 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly fee.

💰 Deposit Fees
Yes depending on method (Eg: Not for credit cards) No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
Yes depending on method (Eg: Not for credit cards) No
💰 Commissions

Commissions vary as follows:

  • Standard account has none
  • Raw account has a $3 per lot commission
  • For IRESS accounts there are various commission structures ranging from 0.1% to 0.08% with a minimum $10 charge.

Yes, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 40 to 60 Pips Dynamic - From 150 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 0 to 31 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.03
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 0 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $9 to $21 Dynamic - From $140
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes

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