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

Updated Sep 07 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

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

Best For
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
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The Good
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
The Bad
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
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
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
Year Founded
2008 2008
Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100
Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Account Base Currencies
16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD.
Available to U.S Citizens
No No
Restricted Countries
US, CA, CU, SY, IR. US, JP, CA, BE.
STP Account
Yes No
DMA Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
Assets
Available Assets
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptos
Commodities
ETFs
CFDs
Indices
Options
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptocurrencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
Bonds
CFDs
Stocks
2000+ 7000 Stocks / 2008 Stock CFDs
Currency Pairs
70 67
Commodities
25 28
Indices
26 40
ETFs
95 66
Cryptocurrencies
14 25
Bonds
N/A 4
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. NA
Futures
N/A NA
Notes:
All Plus500 assets are CFDs. Markets.com also offers share dealing account with real stocks from 16 exchanges worldwide.
Trading Experience
Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla) 1 Stock
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) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000
Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)
Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts)
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 1:300
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 - You can't log in through TradingView but their internal platform uses TradingView Charts
Propietary Platform
Yes Yes
Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
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 Yes, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity
Deposit Fees
No No
Withdrawal Fees
No No
Commissions
No No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:
  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
Spreads
EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips 0.7 Pips
SP500
Dynamic - From 70 Pips 100 Pips
GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips 50 Pips
TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $5.2 $1.81
XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From 7 Pips $0.31
BTC
Dynamic - From $136 $104.10
Research and Analysis
Watchlists
No, only allows setting an individual favourites list Yes
Stock Screener
No No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Integrated Newsfeed
No No
Reuters Feed
No No

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