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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IG Vs. Exness - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 23 2022

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 10 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.

Exness is a Cypriot broker founded in 2008 that specialises on currencies trading via MT4 & 5 along with their proprietary Exness Trader platform.

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
  • Low volume traders looking to take advantage of their low sized account offerings
  • Off-shore traders looking for high leverage factors
  • High volume traders looking for their professional accounts (assuming they are satisfied with their available assets)
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

6

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • CBCS (Curaçao)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • FSC (Mauritius)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
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
  • Competitive spreads depending on the account type
  • Low entry barrier for new traders
  • No minimum deposit on standard accounts
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
  • Most Exness' the financial licenses are from off-shore locations
  • Very low asset offering with less than 200 instruments
  • Despite using TradingView charts, multi-charts layout or fullscreen are not possible
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From 0 to $300. From 0 to $3,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Bank Transfer
  • BTC (Bitcoin)
  • Perfect Money
  • SticPay
  • USDC (USD Coin)
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 1 - USD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
24,357 243
Exchange Access
8 0
📙 Real Stocks
10,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
10,000 100
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
210 100
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
37 7
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
76 10
📔 ETFs
2,000 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
2,000 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
15 26
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
19 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Contracts 0.01 Lots ($1,000)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 Contract 0.01 Lots ($1,000)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract 0.01 Lots ($1,000)
📉 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
500 2000
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

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

Commissions vary as follows:

  • No comissions on Standard account
  • No comissions on Standard Cent account
  • $3.5 per lot side on Raw Spread account
  • $0.2 per lot side on Zero account
  • No commission on Pro account
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips From 200 pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 From $0.10
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $1.03 From $20
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 No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No