FXCM
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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FXCM Vs. Capital.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

FXCM is a global brokerage headquartered in the U.K that specialises in both retail and institutional trading with a comprehensive API offering.

Capital.com is a global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFDs trading with an offering of more than 4,000 different assets along with several trading platforms (TradingView, MT4, MT5 and their own).

Best For
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a cost-effective option to trade CFDs on Stocks and ETFs
  • Investors and traders looking to buy shares using their new stock investing account (Not available in Australia)
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • NBRB (Belarus)
The Good
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
  • Beginner friendly platforms
  • Customisable or removable leverage (Not available in Australia)
  • Integration with TradingView
The Bad
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
  • Lack of advanced research and analysis tools
  • No multi-charting capabilities on their propietary web platform
  • Trailing-stop order not available
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News

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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
1999 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$50 $20
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Skrill and Neteller are not available to FXCM EU clients at the moment

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Apple Pay
  • iDeal
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF. 5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, AUD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

RU, US, CA, JP, SK.

US, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
285 5,152
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 1,000
📙 Stock CFDs
200 3,800
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
41 140
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
11 33
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
16 37
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 115
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
17 27
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
1 Unit Varies by Crypto (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: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Variable (Eg: 0.01 ounces 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
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 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 No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

50 units of the account's base currency yearly after 1 year of inactivity.

None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes on bank transfer withdrawals depending on location (from $10 to $40 on local currency).

None
💰 Commissions
None None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 58 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 55 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.04 Dynamic - From $3.30
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - From $0.97
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $51 Dynamic - From $130
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No Yes