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

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

HF Markets (HFM) Vs. XTB - 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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79% 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.

XTB is an international broker specialised in CFD trading and low cost forex spreads.

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
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

5

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

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)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CMNV (Spain)
  • UKNF (Poland)
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
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
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
  • No ability to remove or customise leverage
  • High commissions on stocks & ETFs
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
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 2002
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $5 to $250 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB. 5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, SY, IR.

US, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
2,295 2,131
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
2,113 0
📙 Stock CFDs
54 1,877
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
53 57
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
13 21
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
11 36
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
34 135
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 5
📒 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 $50 trade value
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$5 - Fractions Allowed $50 trade value
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable Varies by Crypto (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 by Commoditty (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces 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 Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 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.

$10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 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

For Stocks and ETFs there is an 0.08% commission with $8 minimum.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 41 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 25 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.33 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No Yes
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes Yes