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

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

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

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

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 who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
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
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
The Bad
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
  • Doesn’t allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
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 2016
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD. 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, CA, BE. US, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size
📊 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 stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs

📙 Stocks
2,008 CFDs / 7,008 Real Stocks 762
📘 Currency Pairs
67 73
📗 Commodities
28 6
📕 Indices
40 18
📔 ETFs
66 45
💸 Cryptocurrencies
25 34
📒 Bonds
4 N/A
📓 Options
NA N/A
📗 Futures
NA N/A
📝 Notes:

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

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Stock Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
📉 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: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts) N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 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 Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts
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)

Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 100 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 36 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $1.81 Dynamic - From $4.62
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.31 Dynamic - From $0.84
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $104.10 Dynamic - From $131.8
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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