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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IG Vs. LegacyFX - 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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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

Legacy FX is a cypriot broker founded in 2017 that specialises in CFDs trading via MetaTrader 5 for mobile, web and desktop devices.

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 looking for a CySec broker that offers a trading signals service
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

0

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 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)
  • VFSC (Vanuatu)
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
  • Proprietary signals channel (untested by us)
  • Fixed spreads (at their discretion subject to change)
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
  • High minimum deposits (From $500 to $25,000) for their various account types
  • Extremely high spreads when compared to similar brokers
  • Low asset offering with poor categorisation
  • Subpar regulatory framework
  • Only MT5 platform is offered
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 2017
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $10 to $450. From $500 to $25,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Klarna
  • iDeal
  • GiroPay
  • Perfect Money
  • AVOPayments
  • eftPay
  • Volt
  • Cash
  • Load
  • Jeton
  • Gigadat
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, AUD, RUB, PLN, HUF, SGD, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR.

US, CA, BE, FR, IL, IR, SY, AF, MM, SO, YE, IQ, SS, SD.

📊 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
35,227 292
Exchange Access
8 0
📙 Real Stocks
15,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
15,000 200
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
80 40
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
37 24
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
76 18
📔 ETFs
2,000 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
2,000 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
15 10
📒 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) Unavailable
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1/10 of Contract (5,000 Notional) Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Contracts Unavailable
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 Contract $10,000 (0.1 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract $10,000 (0.1 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
250 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

Yes, 10 units of account base currency after 90 days 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.

Yes, ranging from 0.15% to 0.45% of trade value for stocks only.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 1.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 63 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $90 Dynamic - From $505
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No Yes
📡 Webinars
Yes No