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Pepperstone Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 13 2021

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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.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

Best For
  • Professional traders that day-trade or scalp
  • Algorithmic traders using their own custom built robots
  • Experienced traders
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
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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
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
The Bad
  • Avaliable asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
BaFin (German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority)
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities Commission of the Bahamas
Capital Markets Authority of Kenya
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
📍 Year Founded
2010 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
$200 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, CHF, HKD, SGD, JPY and NZD 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
CA, NZ, JP, BE, KR, KZ, AR, PR. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptos
Commodities
ETFs
CFDs
Indices
Options
📙 Stocks
1300 + 2000+
📘 Currency Pairs
60 70
📗 Commodities
31 25
📕 Indices
28 26
📔 ETFs
100 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
20 14
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, DeutscheBank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All Pepperstone assets are CFDs. All Plus500 assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies by ETF Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.1 Troy ounces of Gold) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
💪 Retail Leverage
1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:300
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No 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 Yes, $10 every 3 months
💰 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
No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - 0.6 Pips on Average Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
From 30 Pips Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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