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

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Valutrades
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82% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

HF Markets (HFM) Vs. Valutrades - 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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82% 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.

Established in 2012, Valutrades offers 70 plus currencies pairs, commodities and indices trading for beginner and advanced traders through its MT4, MT5 and ECN accounts. It doesn’t offer equities 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
  • Currency traders looking for an ECN broker
  • Professional currency traders looking for an API offering
  • Traders looking for a narrow range of commodities, cryptocurrencies 
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

1

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)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
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
  • Scalping is allowed (great for professional traders)
  • Competitive commissions of $3 per lot round turn
  • Access to ECN or DMA 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
  • Asset offering is poor (only 80 instruments and no stocks or ETFs)
  • Doesn’t have its on trading application
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 2012
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $5 to $250 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • AstroPay
  • Diners
  • SticPay
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Neteller e-wallets
  • Wire transfers
  • Giropay
  • iDEAL
  • JCB
  • Klarna
  • POLiPaysafecard
  • Przelwy24
  • Rapid Transfer
  • AliPay
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB. 13 - AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NOK, NZD,SGD, SEK, USD, ZAR
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

US, IR, SY.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
2,295 133
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
2,113 0
📙 Stock CFDs
54 0
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
53 73
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
13 5
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
11 25
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
34 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 4
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
3 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
14 26
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable Varies per 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) Varies per commodity (eg: 0.01 Contracts 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 No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes No
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 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.

Three free withdrawals a month, then 5% processing fee.

💰 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

Yes (Eg: Forex commission of $3 per side with ECN account).

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 34 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 25 Pips Dynamic - From 22 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.33 Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $90
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