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Plus500 Vs. Freedom Finance - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 26 2022

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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

Freedom Finance is an equities broker founded in 2008 belonging to the parent group Freedom Holding Corp (a publicly traded company on NASDAQ exchange). Their specialty is providing access to more than 1 million stocks, ETFs, bonds, futures and options worldwide along with IPOs.

Best For
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
  • Real equities traders looking to day-trade stocks, options, futures and ETFs
  • Long term investors looking to build a stocks or ETFs portfolio
  • Experienced investors that know which assets they are looking for
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

3

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
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Regulation

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Top-tier Licenses

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Other Licenses

1

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • BaFin (Germany)
  • SEC (United States)
The Good
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
  • Over 1,500,000+ assets from several exchanges worldwide
  • All assets are real equities (they do not provide CFDs)
  • InvestIdeas section with great analysis on several high potential stocks
  • 3% per year in their savings D-account (Daily interest accrual)
The Bad
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
  • The use of SMSs codes for authentication of basic operations can be an issue for frequent international travellers
  • Freedom Finance does not offers currencies, cryptocurrencies or spot commodities
  • No stock screener or tools to research and analyse stocks efficiently
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.

📍 Year Founded
2008 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 0
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfers
💵 Account Base Currencies
16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, CU, SY, IR. SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

Real stocks, ETFs, bonds, futures and options.

📙 Stocks
2,000+ 58,571
📘 Currency Pairs
70 N/A
📗 Commodities
25 N/A
📕 Indices
26 N/A
📔 ETFs
95 1,500
💸 Cryptocurrencies
14 N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A 191,959
📓 Options

Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.

1,153,234
📗 Futures
N/A 6,020
📝 Notes:

All of Plus500's assets are CFDs.

All of Freedom Finance’s assets are real equities, they do not provide CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla) 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK) 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 N/A
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A 1 Contract
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls) 1 Contract
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:3
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:300 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes No
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
Yes No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 every 3 months No
💰 Deposit Fees
No

Yes, up to 2.5% for credit / debit cards.

💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Yes, 7€ for bank transfers.

💰 Commissions
No

Yes and the vary per account:

In their all inclusive USD account they charge,

  • 0.5% + $0.012 per share with a minimum  of $1.2 per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending

In their Smart in EUR account they charge,

  • 0.02€ per share with a minimum of 2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.05 for each SMS notification

In their Fix in EUR account, they charge,

  • 10€ Monthly account fee
  • 0.012€ per share with a minimum of 1.2€ per trade
  • $0.65 per USA stock options contract
  • 12% for margin lending
  • €0.03 for each SMS notification
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips N/A
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 70 Pips N/A
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips N/A
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $5.2 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 7 Pips Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $136 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
No, only allows setting an individual favourites list Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes No
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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