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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Pepperstone Vs. FXCM - 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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77% 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.

FXCM is a global brokerage headquartered in the U.K that specialises in both retail and institutional trading with a comprehensive API offering. 

**The below information is provided based on FXCM EU LTD. For other FXCM entities, please go to the corresponding FXCM website for more information.

TheTradingBible.com is acting in a capacity of marketing affiliate for FXCM EU LTD.

Best For
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

3

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • 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
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
The Bad
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 463+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
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 1999
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
$200 $50
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • POLi
  • Bpay
  • Unionpay
  • Mpesa
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY, NZD. 4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF.
🗽 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.

RU, US, CA, JP, SK, BE and more.

📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
CFDs CFDs
Total Asset Offering
1,536 447
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
0 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,300 341
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
60 41
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
31 14
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
25 19
📔 ETFs
0 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
100 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
20 22
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 10
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
1 ETF Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) 1 Unit
📉 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) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
400 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 400
✍ 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 Yes
💻 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

50 units of the account's base currency yearly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None

Yes on bank transfer withdrawals depending on location (from $10 to $40 on local currency).

💰 Withdrawal Fees
None None
💰 Commissions
  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn
None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips Dynamic - From 58 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.04
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Unavailable
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 Dynamic - From $51
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
Yes Yes
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
Yes No