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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.

Interactive Brokers is a global brokerage founded in 1978 that holds 11+ high tier financial licenses and provides discounted electronic trading services in nearly all the globe with access to more than 100,000+ financial instruments.

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
  • Seasoned investors looking for a one-stop shop to cover a variety of needs
  • Global investors who seek the most reliable discount service available
  • Traders from intermediate to advanced level
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

10

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
  • SEC (United States)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MNB (Hungary)
  • BSE (India)
  • CBI (Ireland)
  • FSA (Japan)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg) CSSF
  • MAS (Singapore)
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)
  • High regulation
  • Exceptional number of investment instruments (Above 100,000+)
  • Competitive discount fees
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
  • Complicated account opening process
  • Platforms are not beginner friendly
  • Narrow choice of deposit options (Mostly bank transfers)
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 1978
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
  • Bank Transfer
  • ACH (US only)
  • Check (US only)
  • Debit Card (US only)
  • BPAY (Australia only)
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP. 23 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DK, HKD, HUF, INR, ILS, JPY, MXN, NZD, NOK, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR, KRW, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR. 

AF, SY, SO, SD, LY, NG, BI.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
Yes No
Debit Card
No Yes
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Equities Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
1,411,284 173,105
Exchange Access
0 78
📙 Real Stocks
58,571 100,000
📙 Stock CFDs
0 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 105
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
0 0
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
0 0
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
0 0
📔 ETFs
1,500 13,000
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 0
📒 Bonds
191,959 60,000
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
1,153,234 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
6,020 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
Unavailable $25,000 (0.25 lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per commodity (eg: 1 Ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 for corporate/muni bonds, $1 million for treasury bonds
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
3 Unavailable
💪 Professional Leverage
Unavailable Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
No Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No No
📺 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 No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 Deposit Fees

Yes, 7€ for bank transfers.

None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

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

One free withdrawal per month, subsequent are $10 per withdrawal or equivalent

💰 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

Commissions depend on market and residency:

  • US residents are eligible for zero commission US stock trading. Else, for US stocks it is $0.005/share with a minimum $1 and maximum 1% of the trade value.
  • European stocks have €3 minimum and 0.05% trade value.
  • Forex commissions are volume based starting at 0.20 basis points of trade value or $2 minimum per trade, and going low as 0.08 basis points and $1.
  • Options start at $0.25 per contract and go as low as $0.15 per contract.
  • Futures start at $0.85 per contract and go as low as $0.25 per contract
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Unavailable Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips
📉 SP500
Unavailable Dynamic - From 01 Pip
📈 GOLD
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.50
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
No No
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No