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Plus500 Vs. Admiral Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 25 2021

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Overview

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

Admiral Markets (now Admirals) is a global broker headquartered in Estonia with a comprehensive asset offering (5000+) in CFDs and real stocks or ETFs along with MetaTrader 4 & 5.

Best For
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
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The Good
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
  • Broad offering of 5000+ assets including CFDs, real stocks and ETFs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 along their propietary trading app
  • Tools for professionals and asset managers
The Bad
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2008 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, CU, SY, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptos
Commodities
ETFs
CFDs
Indices
Options
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
2000+ 3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares
📘 Currency Pairs
70 40
📗 Commodities
25 28
📕 Indices
26 43
📔 ETFs
95 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
14 42
📒 Bonds
N/A 2
📓 Options
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. N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All Plus500 assets are CFDs.

Admiral Markets provides the option to trade either CFDs or real stocks and ETFs with their direct market access offering.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla) Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC) Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 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
Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls) N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:300 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 every 3 months $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Zero MT4 or 5 accounts have a $3 per lot round turn commission, ASX shares have a 0.15% fee, etc)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 70 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $5.2 Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 7 Pips Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $136 Variable - From $208
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
No, only allows setting an individual favourites list Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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