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IG Vs. eToro - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jan 20 2023

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Overview

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 8 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

eToro is an international broker specialised in social and copy trading that offers real stocks and cryptocurrencies along with CFDs on several asset classes.

Best For
  • Professional traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
  • New traders looking to use the copy trading feature
  • Experienced traders looking to monetise their skills by gaining followers
  • Passive investors looking to buy and hold shares with no commissions
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

8

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)
  • FMA (New Zealand)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • BMA (Bermuda)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
  • Social and Copy trading capabilities
  • Trading real shares and cryptocurrencies
The Bad
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
  • Copy Trading statistics are not clear enough
  • Lack of advanced order placement controls
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
1974 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $10 to $450. From $50 to $200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 1 - USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR.

AF, AL, BS, BB, BY, BA, BW, BN, BI, KH, CA, TD, CD, CG, ET, FJ, GH, GN, GW, GY, IR, IQ, JM, JP, LA, LY, ML, MU, MN, ME, MM, NA, NI, KP, MK, PK, PW, WS, RS, SO, LK, SD, SY, TT, TN, TR, UG, VU, YE, ZM.

📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
35,227 4,245
Exchange Access
8 0
📙 Real Stocks
15,000 2,000
📙 Stock CFDs
15,000 2,000
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
80 47
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
37 14
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
76 13
📔 ETFs
2,000 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
2,000 145
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
15 26
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
19 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
1,000 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1/10 of Contract (5,000 Notional) $10
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1/10 of Contract (5,000 Notional) $10
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Contracts $10
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
1 Contract Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
250 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

After 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly fee.

After 12 months of inactivity, a $10 monthly inactivity fee will be charged.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

$5 flat fee.

💰 Commissions

Yes, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

No commissions on real stocks and ETFs

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 75 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 45 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0.09%
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0.09%
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $90 Dynamic - From 0.75%
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
Yes No