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Skilling Vs. RoboForex - 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.

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

Best For
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
  • Intermediate and Professional traders looking for different account offerings
  • Experienced traders looking for trading platform variety
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • IFSC (International Financial Services Commission of Belize)
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
  • 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
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
  • Weak regulatory framework (counting on 1 license from the IFSC)
  • Doesn’t accept clients from the UK, EU and a few other countries
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 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 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium) $10
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • JCB
  • AstroPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Perfect Money
  • AdvCash
  • NganLuong Wallet
  • Bank transfers (SEPA, local and several options per country)
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK. 4 - USD, EUR, CNY, GOLD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR.

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

📊 STP Account
Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size Yes
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

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

📙 Stocks
762 12,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
73 40+
📗 Commodities
6 100+
📕 Indices
18 50+
📔 ETFs
45 1,000+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
34 16
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

All of RoboForex’s assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)

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

📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)

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

📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)

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

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

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

📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)

Depends on each platform: from $1,000 (0.01 Lots) to $10,000 (0.1 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 1:30 Up to 1:2000
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No No
🎓 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 No
🔑 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 No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

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

💰 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)

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

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips

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

📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 120 Pips Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 36 Pips Dynamic - From 17 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $4.62 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.84 Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $131.8 Dynamic - From $220
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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