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

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IC Markets
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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

HF Markets (HFM) Vs. IC Markets - 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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76.27% 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.

IC Markets is an Australian broker with a global presence specialising in Forex trading. One of their greatest advantages is providing RAW spread accounts with interbank pricing.

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
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
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

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • CMA (Kenya)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
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
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
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
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
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 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $5 to $250 $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB. 10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

US, CA, IL.

📊 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 1,737
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
2,113 0
📙 Stock CFDs
54 1,600
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
53 61
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
13 22
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
11 25
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
34 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 18
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
3 11
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
14 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 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 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ 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 Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
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

No commissions in standard accounts but rather a 1 Pip spread markup on interbank prices received. For Raw spreads accounts, $7 per lot round turn.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 25 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.33 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42
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 Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No