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ThinkMarkets Vs. Plus500 - 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.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

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
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

3

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
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
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
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
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit

0 for Standard Account / $500 for Zero account

$, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD. 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs from ASX.
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

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

📙 Stocks
3,100+ real shares (ASX) / 1246 CFDs 2,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
47 70
📗 Commodities
11 25
📕 Indices
27 26
📔 ETFs
103 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
21 14
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A

Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.

📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

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

All of Plus500's assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional share trading - From 0.1 Shares Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - From 0.1 ETFs Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: from 0.01 units of BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 ounce of Gold) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 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 Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:300
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes No
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Only for MT4 and MT5. Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes (Only for Standard Account) Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
Yes No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No Yes, $10 every 3 months
💰 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
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1 Pip Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 20 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
From 20 Pips Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.01 Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No