IC Markets
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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IC Markets Vs. Pepperstone - 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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74-89% 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.

Pepperstone is an Australian broker founded in 2010 with the aim of providing a professional trading experience with low fees and tight spreads. Currently Pepperstone counts with 7 financial licenses and operates in almost every country around the world.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

3

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CMA (Kenya)
The Good
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
  • Well regulated on several jurisdictions
  • Low latency, fast execution under 30ms
  • Competitive spreads and low commissions from 0.0 pips on their Razor account
The Bad
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
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
2007 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$200 $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • POLi
  • Bpay
  • Unionpay
  • Mpesa
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD. 9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY, NZD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, IL.

AF, AS, AQ, AR, AM, AZ, BY, BE, BZ, BT, BA, BI, CM, CA, CF, KM, TD, CD, CG, CI, ER, GF, PF, GP, GU, GN, GW, GY, HT, VA, IR, IQ, JP, KZ, LB, LR, LY, ML, MQ, YT, MZ, MM, NZ, NI, KP, PS, PR, RE, KN, LC, VC, WS, SO, GS, KR, SS, SD, SR, SY, TJ, TN, TM, TC, US, UY, VU, VE, VG, EH, YE, ZW, RU.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,737 1,536
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,600 1,300
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
61 60
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
22 31
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 25
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 100
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 20
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
11 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) 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 Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 400
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
No No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 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.

  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42 Dynamic - From $30
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No Yes