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Trading 212 Vs. Admiral Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 25 2021

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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Overview

Trading212 is an international broker headquartered in the U.K that specialised in real stocks and ETFs investing or CFD trading.

Admiral Markets (now Admirals) is a global broker headquartered in Estonia with a comprehensive asset offering (5000+) in CFDs and real stocks or ETFs along with MetaTrader 4 & 5.

Best For
  • Passive investors looking to buy stocks or ETFs with their investing account
  • Traders of all levels of experience looking to trade CFDs on shares
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
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The Good
  • Broad asset offering in their investing account (more than 10,000 assets)
  • Friendly, smooth and simple proprietary platforms (both web and mobile)
  • Great spreads on stocks and no commissions on investing accounts
  • Broad offering of 5000+ assets including CFDs, real stocks and ETFs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 along their propietary trading app
  • Tools for professionals and asset managers
The Bad
  • Despite both platforms being beautiful, they are gamified for engagement. Clicking on the buy button on mobile platform will trigger a random order without asking for confirmation
  • No trailing stops
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
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 document (Passport, ID Card, etc)
  • Valid proof of residence document (Bank statement, utility bills)

All documents must be under the account holder's name.

🏛 Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Financial Supervision Commission (Bulgaria)
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2004 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Apple Pay
Skrill
iDeal
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Currencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1526 CFDs 3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares
📘 Currency Pairs
179 40
📗 Commodities
25 28
📕 Indices
35 43
📔 ETFs
1800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 42
📒 Bonds
N/A 2
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

Trading212 provides 2 types of accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks and ETFs and CFDs accounts.

Admiral Markets provides the option to trade either CFDs or real stocks and ETFs with their direct market access offering.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$500 $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 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
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes (Investing Account) Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
No No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Zero MT4 or 5 accounts have a $3 per lot round turn commission, ASX shares have a 0.15% fee, etc)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 1.4 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
From 166 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
N/A Variable - From $208
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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