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OctaFX Vs. Eightcap - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

OctaFX is an international FX broker operating as an incorporated company from St. Vincent and the Grenadines specialising in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5.

Eightcap is an Australian MT4 & 5 CFD broker founded in 2009 that specialises in currency, commodities, indices, stocks and cryptocurrency trading.

Best For
  • Traders looking for a high leverage off-shore broker
  • New traders looking to experiment using MT4 & 5 with a no commission low-cost broker
  • Traders familiar with MT4 and MT5 platforms
  • High volume traders looking for their specific asset offering combined with their Raw account’s low spreads
  • Cryptocurrency speculators looking for CFDs on major pairs with low spreads
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Unregulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

0

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Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • Not regulated, Registered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines under IBC 19776.
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
The Good
  • High leverage offered due to no regulatory restrictions
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms with their own copy trading integration
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Low spreads offered in their raw account
  • Wide variety of cryptocurrency pairs with low spreads
The Bad
  • Despite having financial licenses, OctaFX does not operate using them, meaning that they are an unregulated broker.
  • Their asset offering is extremely limited (80 instruments)
  • Asset offering is low when compared to similar competitors
  • Lacks platform variety as only MT4 & 5 are available
  • All assets are CFDs, there is no ability to buy real shares
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A 1 Day
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
2011 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit
$25 $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Fasapay
  • POLi Payment
  • CUP (China Union Pay)
  • BPAY
💵 Account Base Currencies
2 - EUR, USD. 7 - AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NZD, SGD, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA.

US, CA, SY, IR, CY.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies.

CFDs on stocks, commodities, indices, currencies and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
N/A 600+
📘 Currency Pairs
35 45
📗 Commodities
5 5
📕 Indices
10 15
📔 ETFs
N/A N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
30 250+
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of OctaFX’s assets are CFDs.

All of Eightcap’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

Depending on account type:

  • Standard account has no commissions but spreads start from 1 Pip
  • Raw account has a $3.5 commission per lot round turn but spreads start from 0 Pips
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips From 0 to 1 Pip
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 20 Pips From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 180 Pips From 21 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A N/A
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $57 Dynamic - From $16
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes No
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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