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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IC Markets Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Dec 22 2022

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76.27% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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77% 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.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
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

3

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
The Good
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$200 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD. 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, IL.

US, CA, CU, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,737 2,245
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,600 2,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
61 70
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
22 25
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 26
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
0 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
18 14
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
11 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 15
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Unavailable Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 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: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 300
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

$10 every 3 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.

None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42 Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes No
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No