IC Markets
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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated Nov 14 2022

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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

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.

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 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
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

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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
2007 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$200 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • 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
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No Yes
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
1,737 4,559
Exchange Access
0 1
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,600 3,254
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
61 40
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
22 28
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 43
📔 ETFs
0 778
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 372
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 42
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
11 2
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 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
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ 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
📺 cTrader
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

$10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 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.

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 Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable 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
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
No Yes