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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IG Vs. Forex.com - 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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67.6% 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.

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

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
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

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)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
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
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
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
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
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 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From 0 to $300. $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes Yes
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR.

None
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
24,357 5,371
Exchange Access
8 0
📙 Real Stocks
10,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
10,000 4,500
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
210 93
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
37 35
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
76 24
📔 ETFs
2,000 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
2,000 700
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
15 5
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
19 14
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Contracts Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold)
📉 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
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 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 Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

$15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 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.

Depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $1.03 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
No Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No