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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.

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

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
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
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)
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
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
  • Doesn’t allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
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 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
0 From $100 to $5,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
3 - EUR, USD, GBP. 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR. 

US, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
Yes No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Equities CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,411,284 938
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
58,571 0
📙 Stock CFDs
0 762
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
0 73
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
0 6
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
0 18
📔 ETFs
1,500 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 45
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 34
📒 Bonds
191,959 0
📒 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 Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
Unavailable $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 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 Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
No Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 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.

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

Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60).

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Unavailable Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Unavailable Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
Unavailable Dynamic - From 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $4.62
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.84
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $131.8
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
No No
📡 Live Chat Support
No No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No