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FXCM Vs. Trading 212 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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74-89% 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.

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

Best For
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering 
  • Passive investors looking to buy stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
The Good
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
The Bad
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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 (FXCM Group) 2004
💳 Minimum Deposit
€, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method) 1 to 10 €, £
💰 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
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
RU, US, CA, JP, SK and more. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.
📙 Stocks
200+ 10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
39 179
📗 Commodities
11 25
📕 Indices
15 35
📔 ETFs
N/A 1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs
💸 Cryptocurrencies

6 (Cryptocurrencies CFDs are not available to retail clients residing in the UK)

N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All of FXCM's assets are CFDs.

Trading 212 provides 2 different accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks or ETFs and CFD accounts.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 share Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
1 unit of any cryptocurrency N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1000 (0.01 Lots) $500
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 (Varies) Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes (Investing Account)
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 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 Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

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

No
💰 Commissions
No No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 1.2 Pips (As per our research) Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 58 Pips (As per our research) Dynamic - From 166 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 41 Pips (As per our research) Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.04 (As per our research) Dynamic - Dynamic - From $0.6
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $51 (As per our research) N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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