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Skilling Vs. easyMarkets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

Founded in 2001, easyMarkets offers three types of accounts – VIP, Premium and Standard – with fixed spreads for its Web, App and MT4 platforms.

Best For
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
  • Forex traders who want transparent trades with fixed spreads
  • Traders who want access to higher leverage with its global entities
Licenses

Financial
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Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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Other Licenses

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSC (British Virgin Islands)
  • ASIC (Australia)
The Good
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
  • Low minimum deposit required for standard accounts
  • No fees or commissions
  • Clear trading conditions with fixed spreads
  • Offers free guaranteed stop loss
The Bad
  • Doesn’t allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
  • Asset offering isn’t that comprehensive
  • There is no possibility of buying real stocks or ETFS
  • Limited trading hours
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 Day
📋 Documents Required
  • Valid identity documents (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 documents (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
2016 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)

$, €, £ 25 for Standard account, 2,000 for premium and 10,000 for VIP 

💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Maestro
  • JCB
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • AstroPay
  • Sofort
  • giropay
  • Ideal 
  • Bank transfer
  • BPay
  • Fasapay
  • Sticpay
  • WebMoney
  • bitwallet
  • Perfect Money
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.

19 - EUR, CAD, CZK, JPY, NZD, USD, SGD, CHF, GBP, MXN, AUD, PLN, TRY, CNY, HKD, NOK, SEK, ZAR, BTC

🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US, IL, CA, AF, AI, BI, KY, KY, TD, CD, CG, DM, GQ, FJ, GW, HY, HN, IR, IQ, LA, MZ, MM, NI, KP, PW, PA, SO, SS, SD, SY, TT, TM, VU, VE, YE
📊 STP Account
Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on commodities, forex, stocks, cryptocurrencies and indices.

📙 Stocks
762 64
📘 Currency Pairs
73 62
📗 Commodities
6 17
📕 Indices
18 13
📔 ETFs
45 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
34 17
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A 23
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

All of easyMarkets assets are CFDs

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading) Varies per stock (Eg: AMZN 0.05, APPL 0.25)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit) N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC) $2,500 (0.025 lots)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per commodity (Eg: $25 for WTI, $75 for XAG)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts) N/A
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A >N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies per option (Eg. 5 XAU for XAU/USD, 5,000 GBP for GBP/USD)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes, it's possible to adjust it using pre-set levels by EasyMarkets.
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes, for Web and App accounts
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No N/A
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions

Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60)

No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips

Fixed per account (Eg: 1.7 Pips Standard MT4, 1.2 Pips Premium MT4 and 0.7 Pips VIP MT4)

📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 120 Pips Fixed at 150 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 36 Pips

Fixed per account (Eg: $0.05 Standard MT4, $0..4 Premium MT4 and $0.03 for VIP MT4)

📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $4.62 $13
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.84 N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $131.8

Fixed from $110 for Web/App and $100 for MT4 accounts

Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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