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68% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Markets.com Vs. OvalX - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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68% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

OvalX (formerly ETX Capital) offers 60 currency pairs and a wide selection of equities for the beginning and experienced investors with no deposit and withdrawal fees.

Best For
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
  • Forex traders for variety of currencies and high net worth equities
  • Traders seeking commission free equities inside their 250 commission-less selection
  • Traders who want to trade commodity futures and bonds 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
The Good
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
  • Commission-free trades for 250 equities
  • Low minimum deposit to open standard account (100£)
  • Wide selection of commodity futures and bonds
  • Decent educational material for market research, including seminars on indices, commodities and currencies
The Bad
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
  • Doesn’t provide live news feed on standard account
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or ETFs (All assets are CFDs)
  • Expensive commissions on shares (Eg minimum $15 on US shares, 10 € on EU shares)
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 documents (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
2008 1965
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100 (Standard) and 10,000 (Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, CA, BE. US, BE, CN, SG, CH
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds
  • CFDs on currencies, bonds, indices, shares, ETFs, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • 📙 Stocks
    2,008 CFDs / 7,008 Real Stocks 5,000 CFDs (250 are commission free)
    📘 Currency Pairs
    67 60
    📗 Commodities
    28 17
    📕 Indices
    40 20
    📔 ETFs
    66 19
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    25 5
    📒 Bonds
    4 8
    📓 Options
    NA N/A
    📗 Futures
    NA 45
    📝 Notes:

    Markets.com also offers share dealing account with real stocks from 16 exchanges worldwide.

    OvalX offers CFDs, spread betting and futures.

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    1 Stock 1 Share
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    1 ETF 1 ETF
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
    📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
    $1,000 $1,000 (0.01 lots)
    📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
    Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract) Varies per commodity (Eg 0.1 for WTI, 1 for Cotton)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts) 1 unit
    📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
    N/A Varies per futures contract (Eg: 0.1 Copper, 1 for Bonds)
    📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
    N/A N/A
    💪 Retail Leverage
    Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
    💪 Professional Leverage
    Up to 1:300 Up to 1:500
    ✍ Customisable Leverage
    No No
    🎲 Deleveraged Trading
    Yes No
    🎓 Demo Account
    Yes Yes
    📱 IOS App
    Yes Yes
    📱 Android App
    Yes Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 4
    Yes Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 5
    Yes No
    💻 Web trader
    Yes Yes
    💻 TradingView Platform
    Yes No
    💻 Proprietary Platform
    Yes Yes
    📊 Multi-chart Tools
    Yes Yes
    👬 Copy Trading
    No Yes
    👫 Social Trading
    No Yes
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    No Yes
    Fees
    💰 Inactivity Fee
    Yes, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity No
    💰 Deposit Fees
    No No
    💰 Withdrawal Fees
    No No
    💰 Commissions
    No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:
    • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
    • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
    • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
    • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)

    Yes, depending on asset class. (Eg: U.S shares have a 2 cents per share charge with a minimum of $15 per order, European shares have a 0.1% of transaction value charge with a minimum 10 € charge)

    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD
    Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
    📉 SP500
    Dynamic - From 100 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - From $1.81 Dynamic - From $13
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    Dynamic - From $0.31 N/A
    📉 BTC
    Dynamic - From $104.10 Dynamic - Eg. $226.4
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    Yes No
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    No No
    📡 Reuters Feed
    No No