Trading 212
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Majority of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Trading 212 Vs. ETX Capital - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

Founded in 1965, ETX Capital dedicated the last decades to both spread betting and CFD trading until their recent rebranding into OvalX.

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
  • 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 
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Regulation

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Asides from stocks, their asset offering lacks variety
  • Very high forex spreads (1.4 Pips on EUR/USD)
  • 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 Inactive
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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
2004 1965
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ $, €, £ - 100 (Standard) and 10,000 (Premium)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Skrill
  • UnionPay
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 3 - EUR, USD, GBP
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, BE, CN, SG, CH
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.
  • CFDs on currencies, bonds, indices, shares, ETFs, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
  • 📙 Stocks
    10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs 5,000 CFDs (250 are commission free)
    📘 Currency Pairs
    179 60
    📗 Commodities
    25 17
    📕 Indices
    35 20
    📔 ETFs
    1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 19
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    N/A 5
    📒 Bonds
    N/A 8
    📓 Options
    N/A N/A
    📗 Futures
    N/A 45
    📝 Notes:

    Trading 212 provides 2 different accounts: Stock investing where users can buy real stocks or ETFs and CFD accounts.

    ETX Capital offers CFDs, spread betting and futures.

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share 1 Share
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF 1 ETF
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    N/A Varies by Cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
    📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
    $500 $1,000 (0.01 lots)
    📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
    Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies per commodity (Eg 0.1 for WTI, 1 for Cotton)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    N/A 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
    No No
    🎲 Deleveraged Trading
    Yes (Investing Account) No
    🎓 Demo Account
    Yes Yes
    📱 IOS App
    Yes Yes
    📱 Android App
    Yes Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 4
    No Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 5
    No No
    💻 Web trader
    Yes Yes
    💻 TradingView Platform
    No No
    💻 Proprietary Platform
    Yes Yes
    📊 Multi-chart Tools
    Yes Yes
    👬 Copy Trading
    No Yes
    👫 Social Trading
    No Yes
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    Yes Yes
    Fees
    💰 Inactivity Fee
    No No
    💰 Deposit Fees
    No No
    💰 Withdrawal Fees
    No No
    💰 Commissions
    No

    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
    Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips Dynamic - From 0.6 Pips
    📉 SP500
    Dynamic - From 166 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 60 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - From $13
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    N/A N/A
    📉 BTC
    N/A 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

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