Tickmill
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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Tickmill Vs. OvalX - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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71% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Tickmill is an international CFD broker headquartered in Cyprus that specialises in currency trading paired with MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms.

OvalX (formerly ETX Capital) offers 60 currency pairs and a wide selection of equities for the beginning and experienced investors with no deposit and withdrawal fees.

Best For
  • Professional currency traders looking to exploit their account offering with low spreads
  • Traders familiar with both MetaTrader 4 or 5 platforms with the intent to trade currencies
  • Forex traders for variety of currencies and high net worth equities
  • Traders seeking commission free equities inside their 250 commission-less selection
  • Traders who want to trade commodity futures and bonds 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

4

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSA (Labuan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
The Good
  • Very low and competitive spreads depending on the account type
  • Leverage can be either removed or customised for the whole account
  • Commission-free trades for 250 equities
  • Low minimum deposit to open standard account (100£)
  • Wide selection of commodity futures and bonds
  • Decent educational material for market research, including seminars on indices, commodities and currencies
The Bad
  • Extremely low asset offering (over 80+ instruments in total)
  • All of Tickmill’s assets are CFDs (users can’t purchase real stocks or ETFs)
  • Doesn’t provide live news feed on standard account
  • No ability to purchase real stocks or ETFs (All assets are CFDs)
  • Expensive commissions on shares (Eg minimum $15 on US shares, 10 € on EU shares)
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 documents (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
    2014 1965
    💳 Minimum Deposit
    $, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100 (Standard) and 10,000 (Premium)
    💰 Payment Methods
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • DotPay
    • Paypal
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Maestro
    • Skrill
    • UnionPay
    • Bank Transfer
    💵 Account Base Currencies
    4 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN 3 - EUR, USD, GBP
    🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
    No No
    ❌ Restricted Countries
    US, CA, SY, IR. US, BE, CN, SG, CH
    📊 STP Account
    No No
    📊 DMA Account
    No No
    📊 ECN Account
    No No
    Assets
    📚 Available Assets

    CFDs on currencies, indices, commodities, bonds and cryptocurrencies

  • CFDs on currencies, bonds, indices, shares, ETFs, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • 📙 Stocks
    N/A 5,000 CFDs (250 are commission free)
    📘 Currency Pairs
    62 60
    📗 Commodities
    4 17
    📕 Indices
    14 20
    📔 ETFs
    N/A 19
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    3 5
    📒 Bonds
    4 8
    📓 Options
    N/A N/A
    📗 Futures
    N/A 45
    📝 Notes:

    Tickmill’s asset offering is exclusively made of CFDs.

    OvalX offers CFDs, spread betting and futures.

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    N/A 1 Share
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    N/A 1 ETF
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    $1,000 (0.01 Lots) 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
    $1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per commodity (Eg 0.1 for WTI, 1 for Cotton)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    $1,000 (0.01 Lots) 1 unit
    📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
    N/A Varies per futures contract (Eg: 0.1 Copper, 1 for Bonds)
    📉 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
    Yes, for the whole account. No
    🎲 Deleveraged Trading
    Yes No
    🎓 Demo Account
    Yes Yes
    📱 IOS App
    Yes (only for account management) Yes
    📱 Android App
    Yes (only for account management) Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 4
    Yes Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 5
    Yes No
    💻 Web trader
    Yes Yes
    💻 TradingView Platform
    No No
    💻 Proprietary Platform
    No Yes
    📊 Multi-chart Tools
    Yes Yes
    👬 Copy Trading
    Yes Yes
    👫 Social Trading
    No 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

    Depending on account type:

    • Classic account has no commissions
    • Pro account has a commission of 2 units of your base currency round turn per lot
    • VIP account has a commission of 1 unit of your base currency round turn per lot 

    Yes, depending on asset class. (Eg: U.S shares have a 2 cents per share charge with a minimum of $15 per order, European shares have a 0.1% of transaction value charge with a minimum 10 € charge)

    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD

    From 0 pips up to 1.6 Pips (Depending on account type)

    Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
    📉 SP500
    From 39 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    From 24 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    N/A Dynamic - From $13
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    N/A N/A
    📉 BTC
    Dynamic - From $128.2 Dynamic - Eg. $226.4
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    Yes No
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    No No
    📡 Reuters Feed
    No No