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Skilling Vs. Vantage - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Dec 22 2021

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Overview

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

Vantage is a global broker operating since 2009. Initially based in Australia, Vantage is offering trading in forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

Best For
  • Forex traders who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
  • Traders looking to hedge their FX positions (low fees)
  • Social traders looking to connect to popular copying services
  • Traders preferring mobile apps
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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 deposit requirements
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good educational material, news feed and market analysis
  • Great mobile platform
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
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not all instruments are available on every trading platform
  • Doesn’t offer ETFs
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • Australia (ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission)
  • Vanuatu (VFSC - Vanuatu Financial Services Commission)
  • Cayman Islands (CIMA - Cayman Islands Monetary Authority)
📍 Year Founded
2016 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium) $, - 200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Fasapay
  • Webmoney
  • PayRetailers
  • PayTrust
  • Pagsmile
  • Directa
  • NganLuong.vn
  • UnionPay
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / Credit Card
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitwallet
  • FasaPay
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Union Pay
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK. 9 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, JPY, SGD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. AF, AL, AS, AU, BY, BM, BA, BG, BI, CA, CF, CN, HR, CU, ER, GR, GU, IR, IQ, CI, JP, LB, LR, LY, ML, ME, MM, KR, PR, GN, GW, RO, SL, RS, SG, SI, SO, SD, ES, SD, SY, 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 currencies, commodities, indices, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
762 210
📘 Currency Pairs
73 40
📗 Commodities
6 20
📕 Indices
18 13
📔 ETFs
45 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
34 6
📒 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 Vantage's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading) 1 Share
📉 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) N/A
📉 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 per commodity, 0.01 (1 ounce) for gold,  0.1 lot (250 Lbs) for copper

📉 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 Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes No
📊 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 No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

No for all methods, except the bank transfer. First one is free, subsequent in the same month are charged $20 or equivalent depending on the account currency.

💰 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 for ECN accounts -from $6 per lot per round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 1.4 pips for Standard account, from 0.0 on ECN accounts
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 120 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 36 Pips Dynamic - Average 36 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 N/A
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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