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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

FXCM Vs. MultiBank - 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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74-89% 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.

MultiBank (MultiBank FX, MultiBank Group) is a global broker founded in 2005 that specialises in CFDs trading via MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms.

Best For
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
  • Traders looking for an off-shore broker connected to a well regulated parent group that provides high leverage
  • Stock CFDs traders looking for wide share variety
  • FX Traders that don’t scalp and are looking for competitive ECN accounts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

4

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • FMA (Austria)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • TFG (Tianjin)
  • VFSC (Vanuatu)
The Good
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
  • Great asset variety (over 13,000+)
  • Competitive commissions on Pro and ECN accounts ($3 per lot side)
  • High leverage offering (Up to 1:500)
The Bad
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
  • Complicated legal regulatory framework due to being a group as it’s hard to understand which of their companies do what and on which entity does a customer trade or is being protected by regulation
  • Scalping not allowed (120 seconds time limit for FX and commodities and 300 second limit for other CFDs)
  • Expensive inactivity fee, $60 monthly after 90 days of inactivity.
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 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$50 From $50 to $5,000
💰 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
  • PayTrust
  • Praxis
  • Pagsmile
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Plus Wallets
  • Payment Asia
  • GlobePay
  • POLi
  • Bitcoin
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF. 17 - USD, EUR, AUD, AED, GBP, CHF, CAD, MYR, THB,VND, IDR, BRL, MXN, CLP, PEN, GTQ, NIO.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

RU, US, CA, JP, SK.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
285 13,925
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
200 12,825
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
41 41
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
11 21
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
16 27
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 1,000
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
17 11
📒 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 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
1 Unit $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 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) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 500
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

After 90 days of inactivity, $60 every month.

💰 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 on Standard accounts.
  • Yes in Pro and ECN accounts of $3 per lot side.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 58 Pips Dynamic - From 2 to 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 2 to 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.04 Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $51 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
No No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No No