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Pepperstone Vs. IG - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 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.

IG is a global broker established in 1974 that holds 10 reputable financial licenses and provides CFD trading on stocks, commodities, ETFs, indices, cryptocurrencies, bonds, futures, options along with real stocks through their share dealing account.

Best For
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
  • Professional traders looking to exploit their customisable platform and broad asset offering
  • High volume traders that can offset their commission costs by trading in larger volumes
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

3

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

7

Other Licenses

1

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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)
  • NFA (United States)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • 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
  • Broad platform offering with high customisability and integrated news feeds
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 10,000 + CFDs or real stocks and ETFs
The Bad
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • There are too many small costs such as custody, in-and-out-commissions in some cases, management fees, etc
  • Their standard contracts can be too large some times for low volume traders
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A
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 1974
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200

0 for Bank Transfers, 300 € for Paypal and Debit / Credit cards.

💰 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 and NZD 6 - AUD, EUR, GBP, HKD, SGD, USD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes (excluding CFDs)
❌ 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. SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies indices and bonds.
📙 Stocks
1,300 +

10,000+ CFDs / Offering from 8 exchanges worldwide for real stocks

📘 Currency Pairs
60 210
📗 Commodities
31 37
📕 Indices
25 76
📔 ETFs
100 2,000 + both CFDs and real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
20 15
📒 Bonds
N/A 19
📓 Options
N/A Availability only for select countries.
📗 Futures
N/A

Several contracts in commodities and indices with various expiration dates.

📝 Notes:
All Pepperstone assets are CFDs.

IG provides both CFD trading and real equity. US traders cannot trade CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies by ETF 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)

0.01 Contracts (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, ADA’s contract has 100 ADA coins)

📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots)

1 Contract (IG Provides a standard contract containing a particular quantity of an asset, for example, 1 EUR / USD standard contract has 10,000 units)

📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces of Gold) 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies per option (usually 1 contract)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:400 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ 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
💻 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
No

After 24 months of inactivity, IG charges an $18 monthly fee.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
  • For Standard account : All fees included in the spread
  • For Razor account: From $7 per Lot round turn

Yes, they charge depending on the client’s account base currency and exchange location of the shares being traded. For example, for some clients US shares can have a minimum charge of $10 in-and-out.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.77 Pips Dynamic - From 0.9 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 0.4 to 1.5 Pips Dynamic - From 150 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - Average 13.81 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.03
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 0 Pips
📉 BTC
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From $140
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes

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