Trading 212
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Trading 212 Vs. Forex.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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.

Forex.com is a global broker headquartered in the U.S and part of StoneX (publicly traded company on NASDAQ) that specialises in offering CFDs based on commodities, currencies, indices, stocks, ETFs, shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies.

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
  • Traders of all levels (beginner to advanced) looking for competitive pricing
  • Trades of all levels looking for a great platform variety
  • High volume traders looking for ECN or DMA accounts offering deep liquidity for large trades
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

4

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • FINRA (United States)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FFAJ (Japan)
  • IIROC (Canada)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
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
  • Great platform offering (Proprietary, TradingView, MetaTrader 4 & 5)
  • Excellent asset offering (more than 5,000+ instruments)
  • Competitive spreads in some of their assets
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)
  • Despite presenting a great customisable platform, it still feels messy and not intuitive to use
  • Commissions are expensive when compared to similar competitors 
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.

📍 Year Founded
2004 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ $100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 6 - GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, JPY, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No Yes
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. None
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes Yes
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, bonds, shares and cryptocurrencies.

📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs 4,500+
📘 Currency Pairs
179 93
📗 Commodities
25 35
📕 Indices
35 24
📔 ETFs
1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 700+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 5
📒 Bonds
N/A 14
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:

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

All of Forex.com’s assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share Varies per share (eg: 0.3 AMZN shares)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF Varies per ETF (eg: 5 contracts of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies per 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: 1 contract of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies per Bond (eg: 1 contract of Euro Bobl)
📈 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 Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

Yes, $15 monthly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No

Yes depending on account type.

  • Standard account has no commissions
  • “Commission Account” and “DMA Account” have a flat $5 fee commission per lot round turn
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 166 Pips From 60 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - Market Spread
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - Market Spread
📉 BTC
N/A From $120
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No Yes

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