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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated Jul 12 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.

Vantage is a global broker operating since 2009. Initially based in Australia, Vantage is offering trading in forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

Best For
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
  • Traders looking to hedge their FX positions (low fees)
  • Social traders looking to connect to popular copying services
  • Traders preferring mobile apps
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

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1

Other Licenses

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • VFSC - (Vanuatu)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
The Good
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
  • Low deposit requirements
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good educational material, news feed and market analysis
  • Great mobile platform
The Bad
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not all instruments are available on every trading platform
  • Doesn’t offer ETFs
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 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200 $, - 200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / Credit Card
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitwallet
  • FasaPay
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Union Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, JPY, SGD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, IL. AF, AL, AS, AU, BY, BM, BA, BG, BI, CA, CF, CN, HR, CU, ER, GR, GU, IR, IQ, CI, JP, LB, LR, LY, ML, ME, MM, KR, PR, GN, GW, RO, SL, RS, SG, SI, SO, SD, ES, SD, SY, VE, YE
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
1,600 + 210
📘 Currency Pairs
61 40
📗 Commodities
22 20
📕 Indices
25 13
📔 ETFs
N/A N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
18 6
📒 Bonds
11 N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
4 N/A
📝 Notes:
All ICMarkets assets are CFDs. All of Vantage's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 - 0.01 Lots $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold)

Varies per commodity, 0.01 (1 ounce) for gold,  0.1 lot (250 Lbs) for copper

📉 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 Yes
🎲 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 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
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

No for all methods, except the bank transfer. First one is free, subsequent in the same month are charged $20 or equivalent depending on the account currency.

💰 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 for ECN accounts -from $6 per lot per round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 1.4 pips for Standard account, from 0.0 on ECN accounts
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - Average 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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