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ThinkMarkets Vs. XM - 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.

XM is an international broker headquartered in Cyprus which offers MetaTrader 4 & 5 and over 1500 + tradable assets.

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
  • Experienced traders looking to trade shares in high volume using their Zero account
  • MetaTrader users wishing to explore XM's offering while maintaining their preferred platforms
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • ADGM (United Arab Emirates)
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
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero account
  • Modest asset offering of 1500+ tradable instruments (similar to competitors in the same range)
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 proprietary platforms or technology
  • Expensive spreads and trading fees
  • Lack of asset variety when compared to other brokers in the same range
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 2009
💳 Minimum Deposit

0 for Standard Account / $500 for Zero account

€, £, $ - 5
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Bank Transfer
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Tether (USDT)
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
6 - EUR, AUD, CHF, GBP, JPY, USD. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, AUD, HUF, PLN, RUB, SGD, ZAR.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA, SY, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 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, commodities, currencies and indices.

📙 Stocks
3,100+ real shares (ASX) / 1246 CFDs 1286
📘 Currency Pairs
47 57
📗 Commodities
11 15
📕 Indices
27 14
📔 ETFs
103 N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
21 N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 10
📝 Notes:

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

All of XM's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional share trading - From 0.1 Shares Fractional Share trading - Varies per stock (Eg: 0.1/16 of ADBE shares)
📉 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) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $100 (0.001 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 1 ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A All of XM's futures are commodities, same rules apply.
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 N/A
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes No
📱 Android App
Yes No
📺 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 No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, $15 one time payment after 1 year of inactivity and then $5 monthly.

💰 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.

Yes on Zero accounts ($7 per lot round turn).

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 0.4 Pips to 1 Pip Dynamic - From 1.7 Pips
📉 SP500
From 40 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 20 Pips Dynamic - From 35 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
From 20 Pips Dynamic - From $9.4
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.01 N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $30 N/A
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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