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68% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FXCM Vs. Markets.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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68% 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.

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

Best For
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
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)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
The Bad
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
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
1999 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$50 $100
💰 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
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

RU, US, CA, JP, SK.

US, JP, CA, BE.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 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 9,646
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 7,008
📙 Stock CFDs
200 2,008
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
41 67
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
11 28
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
16 40
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 466
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
17 25
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 4
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable 1 ETF
📈 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) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts)
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 300
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 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 No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

$10 each month after 3 months of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees

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

None
💰 Commissions
None

No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:

  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 58 Pips Dynamic - From 100 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.04 Dynamic - From $1.81
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - From $0.31
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $51 Dynamic - From $104.10
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No