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Updated May 13 2022

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Overview

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

Skilling is a multi-platform global broker founded in 2016 that specialises in CFD trading over several asset classes.

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 who want relatively straightforward, intuitive platforms with low commissions
  • Beginner traders who need assistance implementing first trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

4

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSA (Labuan)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
The Good
  • Very low and competitive spreads depending on the account type
  • Leverage can be either removed or customised for the whole account
  • Multiple intuitive platforms for traders with different levels of experience
  • Several payment methods for deposits and withdrawals
  • No commission for standard accounts
  • Trade Assistant tool is great for beginners opening their first trade
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 allow deleveragred trading or customizable leverage
  • Charges commission on forex and spot metal trading for premium accounts 
  • Asset offering is not that comprehensive
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News
N/A N/A
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 2016
    💳 Minimum Deposit
    $, €, £ - 100 $, €, £ - 100 (Standard, MT4), 5,000 (Premium, MT4 Premium)
    💰 Payment Methods
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • DotPay
    • Paypal
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Fasapay
    • Webmoney
    • PayRetailers
    • PayTrust
    • Pagsmile
    • Directa
    • NganLuong.vn
    • UnionPay
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • Bank Transfer
    💵 Account Base Currencies
    4 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK.
    🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
    No No
    ❌ Restricted Countries
    US, CA, SY, IR. US, SY, IR.
    📊 STP Account
    No Yes - depending on product traded, available liquidity and trade size
    📊 DMA Account
    No No
    📊 ECN Account
    No No
    Assets
    📚 Available Assets

    CFDs on currencies, indices, commodities, bonds and cryptocurrencies

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

    📙 Stocks
    N/A 762
    📘 Currency Pairs
    62 73
    📗 Commodities
    4 6
    📕 Indices
    14 18
    📔 ETFs
    N/A 45
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    3 34
    📒 Bonds
    4 N/A
    📓 Options
    N/A N/A
    📗 Futures
    N/A N/A
    📝 Notes:

    Tickmill’s asset offering is exclusively made of CFDs.

    All of Skilling’s assets are CFDs

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    N/A Varies per share - From 0.1 shares (Fractional trading)
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    N/A Varies per ETF (Eg: VanEck Gold Miners 0.1 unit, XLK 1 unit)
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    $1,000 (0.01 Lots) Varies per Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC, 0.5 LTC)
    📉 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: Gold 0.1 contracts, Silver 10 contracts)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    $1,000 (0.01 Lots) N/A
    📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
    N/A N/A
    📉 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 Yes
    💻 Proprietary Platform
    No Yes
    📊 Multi-chart Tools
    Yes Yes
    👬 Copy Trading
    Yes Yes
    👫 Social Trading
    No No
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    No Yes, for cTrader, MT4 and MT4 Premium accounts
    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 

    Skilling charges commission on its forex pairs and spot metals for its premium account. The commission starts from $35 per million USD traded (eg: EUR/USD $35, GBP/USD $40 and Gold $60)

    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD

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

    Dynamic - From 0 to 1.3 Pips
    📉 SP500
    From 39 Pips Dynamic - From 120 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    From 24 Pips Dynamic - From 36 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    N/A Dynamic - From $4.62
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    N/A Dynamic - From $0.84
    📉 BTC
    Dynamic - From $128.2 Dynamic - From $131.8
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    Yes Yes
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    No Yes
    📡 Reuters Feed
    No No

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