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

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Trading 212
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Majority of retail CFD accounts lose money.

HF Markets (HFM) Vs. Trading 212 - 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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Majority 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.

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

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
  • 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

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)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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 2004
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $5 to $250 From $1 to $10
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

US, CA.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
2,295 13,615
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
2,113 10,000
📙 Stock CFDs
54 1,526
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
53 179
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
13 25
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
11 35
📔 ETFs
0 1,800
📔 ETFs CFDs
34 50
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 0
📒 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 Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $500 (0.005 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 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 No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No 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

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
None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 166 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 25 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.33 Dynamic - From $0.6
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable 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 Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No No
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No