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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

RoboForex Vs. ActivTrades - 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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81% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

RoboForex is an international broker established in 2009 which also owns the brand RoboMarkets and specialises on CFD trading over several asset classes.

ActivTrades is a global broker founded in Switzerland in 2001 that specialises in providing CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies along with their own proprietary platform and MT4 & 5.

Best For
  • Intermediate and Professional traders looking for different account offerings
  • Experienced traders looking for trading platform variety
  • Beginner and intermediate traders looking for a simple and powerful platform
  • Experienced currency traders looking to exploit the tight spreads
  • CFD traders looking for an de-leveraged option to trade
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • IFSC (International Financial Services Commission of Belize)
  • FCA (UK)
  • SCB (Bahamas)
  • CSSF (Luxembourg)
The Good
  • Comprehensive asset offering with more than 13,000+ instruments
  • Great platform variety (MT4, MT5, cTrader and their own proprietary platforms)
  • Custom account types with spreads from 0 pips
  • Great and intuitive proprietary platform
  • MT4 and MT5 offered
  • Low currency spreads
The Bad
  • Weak regulatory framework (counting on 1 license from the IFSC)
  • Doesn’t accept clients from the UK, EU and a few other countries
  • Asset offering is small when compared to similar competitors
  • Commissions are charged
  • Cryptocurrency trading is disabled during weekends
Status
Operational Operational
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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
2009 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$10 $500
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • JCB
  • AstroPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Perfect Money
  • AdvCash
  • NganLuong Wallet
  • Bank transfers (SEPA, local and several options per country)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
4 - USD, EUR, CNY, GOLD. 4 - EUR, USD, CHF, GBP.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA, JP, AU, BQ, CW, TL, RU, GQ, FM, MP, SJ, SS, UK, European Union.

US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
12,000+ 1,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
40+ 50
📗 Commodities
100+ 16
📕 Indices
50+ 30
📔 ETFs
1,000+ 500+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
16 11
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All of RoboForex’s assets are CFDs.

All of ActivTrades’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size

Depends on each platform: from $1,000 (0.01 Lots) to $10,000 (0.1 Lots)

Varies per share (Fractional share trading allowed)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size

Depends on each platform: from $1,000 (0.01 Lots) to $10,000 (0.1 Lots)

Varies per ETF (Fractional ETF trading allowed)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size

Depends on each platform: from $1,000 (0.01 Lots) to $10,000 (0.1 Lots)

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

Depends on each platform: from $1,000 (0.01 Lots) to $10,000 (0.1 Lots)

$1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size

Depends on each platform: from $1,000 (0.01 Lots) to $10,000 (0.1 Lots)

$1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:2000 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:400
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, $10 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No

Yes depending on method:

  • Credit and Debit cards have a 1.5% fee
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Yes for some methods (eg: Some bank withdrawals can cost up to 1.5% of the amount)

Yes, only for bank transfer withdrawals (9 GBP each)

💰 Commissions

Yes depending on account type (eg: for ECN accounts there are commissions up to $20).

Yes depending on asset:

  • For European shares (excluding London) there are fees of 0.05% of the transaction value (minimum 1€) or 0.01% of the transaction value (minimum 5€)
  • For London shares there are commissions of 0.10% of transaction value (minimum 1£)
  • For New york and other international shares there are commissions of $0.02 per share (minimum $1)

Along specific commissions per asset there can be market data fees such as 1€ monthly for New york exchanges or others.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD

Dynamic - From 0 Pips depending on account type, 1.4 Pips on Average

From 0.5 Pips to 0.91 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - Market Spread From 23 Pips to 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 17 Pips From 98 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $220 From $55 to $91
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No