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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Swissquote Vs. Forex.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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67.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Swissquote is a global broker and investment bank headquartered in Switzerland that offers traditional securities and CFD trading along with advanced research tools.

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

Best For
  • Traditional equity investors looking for a broad range of markets
  • Experienced traders looking to benefit from their amazing research tools
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
  • FINMA (Switzerland)
  • MFSA (Malta)
  • HKMA (Hong Kong)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
The Good
  • Outstanding asset offering with more than 60 exchanges across the world
  • Amazing research and analysis tools for all trader levels
  • Thematic investments with preconfigured product baskets
  • Offers banking services along with debit card
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
The Bad
  • Their proprietary platform lacks many features and is not user friendly
  • Their commissions are extremely high
  • Overall everything feels complicated to use
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
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
1996 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit

Varies per account type and selected trading platform. From $0 up to $5,000.

$100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
21 - AED, AUD, CAD, EUR, DKK USD, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, CHF, JPY, PLN, NOK, SGD, MXN, NZD, SEK, TRY, THB, ZAR 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, JP, SY, IR. None
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
Yes Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks, ETFs and options
  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, cryptocurrencies and bonds

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, bonds, shares and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
60 Stock Exchanges 4,500+
📘 Currency Pairs
80+ 93
📗 Commodities
12 CFDs 35
📕 Indices
26 CFDs 24
📔 ETFs
1400 + 700+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
12 CFDs 5
📒 Bonds
54,000 + / 3 CFDs 14
📓 Options
6 Exchanges N/A
📗 Futures
6 Exchanges N/A
📝 Notes:
N/A

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
From $50 Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
From $50 Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per Cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
From $50 Varies per commodity (eg: 1 contract of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
From $50 Varies per Bond (eg: 1 contract of Euro Bobl)
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
From $50 N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
From $50 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 No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes 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
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, $15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
$10 per withdrawal No
💰 Commissions

For CFDs there are no commissions as the spreads are the cost. For other assets from $9 up to $210 based on transaction volume and depending on the exchange.

Yes depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0 Pips to 1.3 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 60 Pips From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
N/A From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
N/A From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
Yes Yes

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