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IG Vs. ThinkMarkets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 23 2022

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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.

ThinkMarkets is a global broker headquartered in Australia that offers real stocks and ETFs along with CFDs on stocks, etfs, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies accompanied by their proprietary platform: ThinkTrader.

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
  • Passive investors looking to buy, hold or transfer real shares or ETFs from ASX
  • Active traders looking to exploit their low spreads on CFDs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 traders looking for a convenient offering
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

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)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Possibility to invest in real stocks and ETFs or trade CFDs
  • Proprietary platform ThinkTrader is smooth and user friendly
  • Spreads are very competitive when compared to similar competitors
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
  • Real stocks or ETFs are only from ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)
  • Expensive stock trading commissions ($8 flat fee for ASX shares or ETFs)
  • While their stock and ETFs offering is great, they lack variety in all other asset classes
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 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From 0 to $300. From 0 to $500
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD. 6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
Yes No
❌ Restricted Countries

SY, IR.

US, CA, SY, IR.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid Hybrid
Total Asset Offering
24,357 4,555
Exchange Access
8 0
📙 Real Stocks
10,000 3,100
📙 Stock CFDs
10,000 1,246
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
210 47
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
37 11
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
76 27
📔 ETFs
2,000 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
2,000 103
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
15 21
📒 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 Variable - Fractions Allowed
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Variable - Fractions Allowed
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
0.01 Contracts Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
1 Contract $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
1 Contract Varies per commodity (eg: 1 ounce 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 No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 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.

  • For Standard account there are no commissions
  • For Zero account there is a commission of $3.5 per lot round turn

For real stocks and ETFs investing, there is a flat fee of $8 per trade (in-and-out) or if the trade value is above $200,000 then a 0.05% fee per trade.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 150 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.03 Unavailable
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 0 Pips Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $1.03 Dynamic - From $30
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 No
📡 Video Tutorials
No No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No