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IG Vs. LegacyFX - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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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 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.

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

7

Other Licenses

1

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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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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)
  • 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

0 for Bank Transfers, 300 € for Paypal and Debit / Credit cards.

$500
💰 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 (excluding CFDs) 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
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.

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

📙 Stocks

10,000+ CFDs / Offering from 8 exchanges worldwide for real stocks

200
📘 Currency Pairs
210 40
📗 Commodities
37 24
📕 Indices
76 18
📔 ETFs
2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
15 10
📒 Bonds
19 N/A
📓 Options
Availability only for select countries. N/A
📗 Futures

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

N/A
📝 Notes:

IG provides both CFD trading and real equity. US traders cannot trade CFDs.

All of Legacy FX assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share N/A
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size

0.01 Contracts (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, ADA’s contract has 100 ADA coins)

N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size

1 Contract (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, 1 EUR / USD standard contract has 10,000 units)

$10,000 (0.1 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract $10,000 (0.1 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
1 Contract N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies per option (usually 1 contract) N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ 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
💻 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
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 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 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 1.6 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 63 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $140 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

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