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78% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Pepperstone Vs. CMC Markets - Compare Trustworthiness, Capabilities, Fees and Legitimacy

Updated Sep 25 2023

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Overview

Pepperstone is an Australian broker founded in 2010 with the aim of providing a professional trading experience with low fees and tight spreads. Currently Pepperstone counts with 7 financial licenses and operates in almost every country around the world.

CMC Markets is a global broker headquartered in the U.K that holds 6 high value financial licenses and offers CFD trading on stocks, etfs, commodities, currencies, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

Best For
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
  • Professional high volume traders looking to offset the cost of commissions through larger trades
  • Intermediate and professional traders looking for a professional custom platform with customisable layouts
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

3

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

5

Other Licenses

0

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CMA (Kenya)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FCA (UK)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • BaFin (Germany)
The Good
  • Well regulated on several jurisdictions
  • Low latency, fast execution under 30ms
  • Competitive spreads and low commissions from 0.0 pips on their Razor account
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 12,000+ tradable assets and the possibility to add data connections to exchanges to add more
  • Powerful professional platform with customisable layouts and integrated reuters feed
The Bad
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • High commissions on stocks and ETFs
  • Platform is not beginner friendly
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
2010 1989
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$200 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • POLi
  • Bpay
  • Unionpay
  • Mpesa
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY, NZD. 10 - AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, NZD, NOK, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

AF, AS, AQ, AR, AM, AZ, BY, BE, BZ, BT, BA, BI, CM, CA, CF, KM, TD, CD, CG, CI, ER, GF, PF, GP, GU, GN, GW, GY, HT, VA, IR, IQ, JP, KZ, LB, LR, LY, ML, MQ, YT, MZ, MM, NZ, NI, KP, PS, PR, RE, KN, LC, VC, WS, SO, GS, KR, SS, SD, SR, SY, TJ, TN, TM, TC, US, UY, VU, VE, VG, EH, YE, ZW, RU.

US, JP, SY, ZA, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,536 11,885
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,300 10,169
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
60 330
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
31 124
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 95
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
100 1,084
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
20 18
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 55
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 10
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Variable (eg: 1 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces of Gold) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
400 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
📺 cTrader
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None

After 12 months of inactivity, CMC Markets charges a £10 inactivity fee.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions
  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn

Yes and they vary per share exchange location. For U.S shares, there is a minimum $10 in-and-out commission. 

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 Unavailable
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes Yes
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes Yes