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ThinkMarkets Vs. IC Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

ThinkMarkets is a global broker headquartered in Australia that offers real stocks and ETFs along with CFDs on stocks, etfs, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies accompanied by their proprietary platform: ThinkTrader.

IC Markets is an Australian broker with a global presence specialising in Forex trading. One of their greatest advantages is providing RAW spread accounts with interbank pricing.

Best For
  • Passive investors looking to buy, hold or transfer real shares or ETFs from ASX
  • Active traders looking to exploit their low spreads on CFDs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 traders looking for a convenient offering
  • Professional traders looking for Interbank rates
  • High volume traders that will save great amounts of costs with their low spreads and commissions
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Possibility to invest in real stocks and ETFs or trade CFDs
  • Proprietary platform ThinkTrader is smooth and user friendly
  • Spreads are very competitive when compared to similar competitors
  • Customisable leverage per asset before opening trades
  • Interbank rates and low commissions
  • Great platform variety
The Bad
  • Real stocks or ETFs are only from ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)
  • Expensive stock trading commissions ($8 flat fee for ASX shares or ETFs)
  • While their stock and ETFs offering is great, they lack variety in all other asset classes
  • Avaliable assets are limited (Also No ETFs)
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or cryptocurrencies, only CFDs
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
2010 2007
💳 Minimum Deposit

0 for Standard Account / $500 for Zero account

$200
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin
  • Sofort
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD. 10 - USD, GBP, EUR, AUD, CHF, JPY, HKD, CAD, SGD, NZD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, IL.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs from ASX.
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

📙 Stocks
3,100+ real shares (ASX) / 1246 CFDs 1,600 +
📘 Currency Pairs
47 61
📗 Commodities
11 22
📕 Indices
27 25
📔 ETFs
103 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
21 18
📒 Bonds
N/A 11
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 4
📝 Notes:

ThinkMarkets offers both real stocks & ETFs along with CFDs on several asset classes.

All ICMarkets assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional share trading - From 0.1 Shares Varies by Stock
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - From 0.1 ETFs N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of BTC) 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: 1 ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies by Bond
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A Varies by Future
📉 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
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Only for MT4 and MT5. Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (Only for Standard Account) No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
  • For Standard account there are no commissions
  • For Zero account there is a commission of $3.5 per lot round turn

For real stocks and ETFs investing, there is a flat fee of $8 per trade (in-and-out) or if the trade value is above $200,000 then a 0.05% fee per trade.

No commissions in standard accounts but rather a 1 Pip spread markup on interbank prices received. For Raw spreads accounts, $7 per lot round turn.

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1 Pip Dynamic - From 0 to 0.6 Pips
📉 SP500
From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 20 to 45 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 20 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
From 20 Pips Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.01 N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 Dynamic - From $8.7 to $42
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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