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Pepperstone Vs. FXCM - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Sep 12 2022

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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.

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

TheTradingBible.com is acting in a capacity of a marketing affiliate of 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 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
Up to 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 (FXCM Group)
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200 €, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • POLi
  • Bpay
  • Unionpay
  • Mpesa
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Skrill and Neteller are not available to FXCM EU clients at the moment

💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY and 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 and more.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

📙 Stocks
1,300 + 200+
📘 Currency Pairs
60 41
📗 Commodities
31 11
📕 Indices
25 16
📔 ETFs
100 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
20 17 (Not for UK Clients)
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All Pepperstone assets are CFDs. All of FXCM's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock 1 share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies by ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) 1 unit of any cryptocurrency
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1000 (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
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:400 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500 (Varies)
✍ 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
💻 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
No

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

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

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

💰 Commissions
  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips From 1.2 Pips (As per our research)
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips Dynamic - From 58 Pips (As per our research)
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips (As per our research)
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.04 (As per our research)
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 Dynamic - From $51 (As per our research)
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No