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IC Markets Vs. Admiral Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 25 2021

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73.59% of retail CFD accounts lose money

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Overview

ICMarkets 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.

Admiral Markets (now Admirals) is a global broker headquartered in Estonia with a comprehensive asset offering (5000+) in CFDs and real stocks or ETFs along with MetaTrader 4 & 5.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
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The Good
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
  • Broad offering of 5000+ assets including CFDs, real stocks and ETFs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 along their propietary trading app
  • Tools for professionals and asset managers
The Bad
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Services Authority Seychelles
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2007 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200 €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Bitcoin
Sofort
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IL. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
1600 + 3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares
📘 Currency Pairs
61 40
📗 Commodities
22 28
📕 Indices
25 43
📔 ETFs
N/A 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 42
📒 Bonds
11 2
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
4 N/A
📝 Notes:
All ICMarkets assets are CFDs.

Admiral Markets provides the option to trade either CFDs or real stocks and ETFs with their direct market access offering.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies by Bond N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Varies by Future N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No 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.

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Zero MT4 or 5 accounts have a $3 per lot round turn commission, ASX shares have a 0.15% fee, etc)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42 Variable - From $208
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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