HF Markets (HFM)
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71.24% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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FBS
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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

HF Markets (HFM) Vs. FBS - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 2022

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71.24% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

HF Markets (HFM) is a global broker founded in 2010 under the brand name HotForex that specialises in CFDs trading on currencies, commodities, indices, stocks, ETFs, bonds and futures. Recently they added to their portfolio commission-free real stocks and ETFs.

FBS is a global broker established in 2009 that specialises in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms along with their own proprietary mobile app.

Best For
  • Low volume traders looking for a low minimum deposit, low trade size and competitive spreads
  • High volume traders looking for a competitive commission-driven environment through their zero spread account
  • Traders looking to copy or provide knowledge via their HFCopy account
  • New traders looking to trade via MT4 with really low starting amounts using their Cent or Micro accounts
  • Experienced high volume traders looking for a fixed zero spread account
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

5

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

3

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • CMA (Kenya)
  • IFSC (Belize)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Well-structured account offering with options for all types of traders
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero Spread and PAMM accounts
  • Copy trading via MT4 / 5 offered through their HF Copy account
  • Clear account offering that covers all levels of traders according to their net worth
  • Proprietary copy trading service
  • Access to high leverage (Up to 1:3000)
The Bad
  • Platform offering is limited to MetaTrader 4 and 5
  • Asset offering in CFDs is below industry standards with 1,200 CFDs
  • Their proprietary mobile app does not offer trading capabilities
  • Asset offering is extremely limited with over 100+ instruments
  • Minimum deposit for ECN account is high $1,000
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
2010 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $5 to $250 From $1 to $1,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Neteller
  • Sticpay
  • Skrill
  • Perfect Money
  • Bank Transfer (depending on location and entity)
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB. 3 - EUR, USD, AUD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

JP, US, CA, MY, IL, IR.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
2,295 254
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
2,113 0
📙 Stock CFDs
54 104
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
53 102
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
13 8
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
11 12
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
34 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 28
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
3 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
14 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
1000 3000
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 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

Yes, $5 monthly after 6 months of inactivity.

None
💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions

Yes depending on account type:

  • Micro accounts have no commissions.
  • Premium accounts have no commissions
  • Zero Spread accounts have a minimum commission that varies between $3 to $4 per lot traded
  • PAMM (Premium) accounts have no commission
  • PAMM (Premium Plus) accounts have a commission of $8 per lot round turn
  • HFCopy accounts have no commissions

FBS commissions vary per account type as follows:

  • Cent account: none
  • Micro account: none
  • Standard account: none
  • Zero spread account: From $20 per lot
  • ECN account: From $6 per lot
  • Crypto account: 0.05% for opening or closing positions
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 170 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 25 Pips Dynamic - From 32 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.33 Dynamic - From $0.08
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $104
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 No
📡 Webinars
Yes No