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Skilling Vs. FP Markets - 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.

FP Markets is a leading Australian broker with a 10,000+ asset offering accompanied by a great variety of tech options such as deploying your own VPS and accessing ENC / DMA pricing.

Best For
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
  • Professional traders looking for DMA pricing on their stocks
  • Professional traders looking to set up a dedicated VPS
  • High volume share traders that benefit from DMA pricing
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
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
  • Customisable or removable leverage
  • Broad asset offering (10,000 +)
  • Competitive forex commissions
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
  • No ETFs are offered
  • Stock trading commissions are expensive when compared to similar brokers
  • Website is slow and confusing
  • Fees for the majority of deposit and withdrawal methods
Status
Operational Operational
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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 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
2016 2005
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium) $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • FasaPay
  • PayTrust
  • China Union Pay
  • Bpay
  • Broker to broker
  • Sticpay
  • Plusdebit
  • Rupee Payments
  • Dragonpay
  • Perfect Money
  • Paylivre
  • Rapyd
  • Finrax
  • Fairpay
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK. 10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US, JP, BE, NZ, SY.
📊 STP Account
Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

📙 Stocks
762 10,000 +
📘 Currency Pairs
73 63
📗 Commodities
6 15
📕 Indices
18 17
📔 ETFs
45 295
💸 Cryptocurrencies
34 11
📒 Bonds
N/A 2
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

All FPMarkets assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading) Varies by Stock
📉 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) Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 - 0.01 Lots
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 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 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No Yes depending on method (Eg: Not for credit cards)
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No Yes depending on method (Eg: Not for credit cards)
💰 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)

Commissions vary as follows:

  • Standard account has none
  • Raw account has a $3 per lot commission
  • For IRESS accounts there are various commission structures ranging from 0.1% to 0.08% with a minimum $10 charge.
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 120 Pips Dynamic - From 40 to 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 36 Pips Dynamic - From 0 to 31 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $4.62 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.84 N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $131.8 Dynamic - From $9 to $21
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No