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Updated Oct 20 2022

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Overview

Freedom Finance is an equities broker founded in 2008 belonging to the parent group Freedom Holding Corp (a publicly traded company on NASDAQ exchange). Their specialty is providing access to more than 1 million stocks, ETFs, bonds, futures and options worldwide along with IPOs.

CMC Markets is a global broker headquartered in the U.K that holds 6 high value financial licenses and offers CFD trading on stocks, etfs, commodities, currencies, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

Best For
  • Real equities traders looking to day-trade stocks, options, futures and ETFs
  • Long term investors looking to build a stocks or ETFs portfolio
  • Experienced investors that know which assets they are looking for
  • Professional high volume traders looking to offset the cost of commissions through larger trades
  • Intermediate and professional traders looking for a professional custom platform with customisable layouts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
The Good
  • Over 1,500,000+ assets from several exchanges worldwide
  • All assets are real equities (they do not provide CFDs)
  • InvestIdeas section with great analysis on several high potential stocks
  • 3% per year in their savings D-account (Daily interest accrual)
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 12,000+ tradable assets and the possibility to add data connections to exchanges to add more
  • Powerful professional platform with customisable layouts and integrated reuters feed
The Bad
  • The use of SMS codes for authentication of basic operations can be an issue for frequent international travellers
  • Freedom Finance does not offers currencies, cryptocurrencies or spot commodities
  • No stock screener or tools to research and analyse stocks efficiently
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
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
2008 1989
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP. 10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR. 

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
Yes No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Equities CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,411,284 11,885
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
58,571 0
📙 Stock CFDs
0 10,169
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
0 330
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
0 124
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
0 95
📔 ETFs
1,500 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 1,084
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 18
📒 Bonds
191,959 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 55
📓 Options
1,153,234 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
6,020 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 10
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable Variable (eg: 1 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
Unavailable $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
3 30
💪 Professional Leverage
Unavailable 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
No Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

After 12 months of inactivity, CMC Markets charges a £10 inactivity fee.

💰 Deposit Fees

Yes, 7€ for bank transfers.

None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes, up to 2.5% for credit / debit cards.

None
💰 Commissions

Yes and the vary per account:

In their all inclusive USD account they charge,

  • 0.5% + $0.012 per share with a minimum  of $1.2 per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending

In their Smart in EUR account they charge,

  • 0.02€ per share with a minimum of 2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.05 for each SMS notification

In their Fix in EUR account, they charge,

  • 10€ Monthly account fee
  • 0.012€ per share with a minimum of 1.2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.03 for each SMS notification

Yes and they vary per share exchange location. For U.S shares, there is a minimum $10 in-and-out commission. 

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Unavailable Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Unavailable From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Unavailable From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Unavailable Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
No Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No Yes