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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Pepperstone Vs. FBS - 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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76.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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.

FBS is a global broker established in 2009 that specialises in currencies trading via MetaTrader 4 & 5 platforms along with their own proprietary mobile app.

Best For
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
  • New traders looking to trade via MT4 with really low starting amounts using their Cent or Micro accounts
  • Experienced high volume traders looking for a fixed zero spread account
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

3

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

3

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CMA (Kenya)
  • IFSC (Belize)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Clear account offering that covers all levels of traders according to their net worth
  • Proprietary copy trading service
  • Access to high leverage (Up to 1:3000)
The Bad
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • Asset offering is extremely limited with over 100+ instruments
  • Minimum deposit for ECN account is high $1,000
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 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$200 From $1 to $1,000
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • POLi
  • Bpay
  • Unionpay
  • Mpesa
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Neteller
  • Sticpay
  • Skrill
  • Perfect Money
  • Bank Transfer (depending on location and entity)
  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • USDT (Tether)
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY, NZD. 3 - EUR, USD, AUD.
🗽 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.

JP, US, CA, MY, IL, IR.

📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,536 254
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,300 104
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
60 102
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
31 8
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 12
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
100 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
20 28
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📉 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) $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
400 3000
💪 Professional Leverage
500 Unavailable
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
📺 cTrader
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
None None
💰 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

FBS commissions vary per account type as follows:

  • Cent account: none
  • Micro account: none
  • Standard account: none
  • Zero spread account: From $20 per lot
  • ECN account: From $6 per lot
  • Crypto account: 0.05% for opening or closing positions
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips Dynamic - From 170 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips Dynamic - From 32 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.08
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 Dynamic - From $104
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes No
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No