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

Updated Sep 09 2021

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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.

XTB is an international broker specialised in CFD trading and low cost forex spreads.

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
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
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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
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
The Bad
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
  • No ability to remove or customise leverage
  • High commissions on stocks & ETFs
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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.

Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Polish Financial Supervision Authority
Year Founded
2008 2002
Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 0
Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Sofort
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Account Base Currencies
11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD. 5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF.
Available to U.S Citizens
No No
Restricted Countries
US, JP, CA, BE. US, SY, IR.
STP Account
No Yes
DMA Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
Assets
Available Assets
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptocurrencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
Bonds
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
7000 Stocks / 2008 Stock CFDs 1877
Currency Pairs
67 57
Commodities
28 21
Indices
40 36
ETFs
66 135
Cryptocurrencies
25 5
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 XTB assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Stock $50
Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF $50
Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000
Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold)
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 N/A
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 Yes
Web trader
Yes Yes
TradingView Platform
No - You can't log in through TradingView but their internal platform uses TradingView Charts No
Propietary Platform
Yes Yes
Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
Copy Trading
No No
Social Trading
No No
Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity Yes, $10 a month after 1 year of inactivity
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)
For Stocks and ETFs / 0.08% - $8 Minimum commission
Spreads
EUR/USD
0.7 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips
SP500
100 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
GOLD
50 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
TSLA (Stock CFD)
$1.81 Dynamic - Market Spread
XLK (ETF - CFD)
$0.31 Dynamic - Market Spread
BTC
$104.10 Dynamic - From $120
Research and Analysis
Watchlists
Yes Yes
Stock Screener
No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Integrated Newsfeed
No No
Reuters Feed
No No

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