73% of retail CFD accounts lose money.



64.77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

IG Vs. RoboMarkets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jan 08 2022


73% of retail CFD accounts lose money.


64.77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.


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.

Founded in 2012, RoboMarkets offers five different types of accounts, including its proprietary R Stock Trader and ProCents accounts, with access to 12,000 instruments. The different accounts offer different spreads and investment instruments.

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 interested in trading U.S. equities, ETFS with access to 3,000 stocks
  • Traders looking for a mix of CFDs and stocks through R Stock Trader
  • Traders seeking small investments through its ProCents account



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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
  • Five different types of accounts for different types of investors, offers copy trading
  • Access to 12,000+ investment instruments, including 3,000 U.S. stocks
  • No inactivity or deposit fee
  • Offers five base currencies, including GOLD, and remote VPS Server
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
  • Withdrawals fees (EG: 2.4% on Visa and Mastercard, 2% for PayPal)
  • No integrated news feed on trading platforms
  • Serves only European Union Markets
  • Limited commodities to trade
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 documents (Passport, ID card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder’s name.

🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
📍 Year Founded
1974 2012
💳 Minimum Deposit

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

$, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller e-wallets
  • PayPal
  • Webmoney
  • Fasapay
  • Wire transfers
💵 Account Base Currencies
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes (excluding CFDs) No
❌ Restricted Countries
SY, IR. US, CA, SY (Available only for EU Citizens).
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on commodities, stocks, etfs, currencies, indices and cryptocurrencies.
📙 Stocks

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

📘 Currency Pairs
210 35+
📗 Commodities
37 3
📕 Indices
76 9
📔 ETFs
2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs 1,000+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
15 14
📒 Bonds
19 N/A
📓 Options
Availability only for select countries. N/A
📗 Futures

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

📝 Notes:

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

RoboMarkets offers a combination of real equities and CFDs depending on the account. Stock trading is offered on its R Stock Trader account.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
📈 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)

Varies per cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 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)

$1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract 0.01 Units
📉 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 – it is defined during the registration process and can’t be changed

🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes, depending on the account
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
💰 Inactivity Fee

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

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes (Eg: Visa/Mastercard fee 2.4%, PayPal 2% and Netteller (1.9%)

💰 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.

Varies per product (Eg. ETF Pro $0.0045/share)

Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 0.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 25 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 Average spread varies per account (Eg: 55 pips for Pro, 27 Pips for ECN)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips N/A
Dynamic - From $140 Dynamic - From $1 to $500
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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