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Trading 212 Vs. FXCM - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 20 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.

FXCM is a global brokerage headquartered in the U.K that specialises in both retail and institutional trading with a comprehensive API offering.

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
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering.
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
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
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
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)
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
Status
Operational Operational
Recent News

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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 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 1999
💳 Minimum Deposit Range
From $1 to $10 $50
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Skrill and Neteller are not available to FXCM EU clients at the moment

💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries

US, CA.

RU, US, CA, JP, SK.

📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Banking License
No No
Debit Card
No No
Assets
📚 Assets Type
Hybrid CFDs
Total Asset Offering
13,615 285
Exchange Access
0 0
📙 Real Stocks
10,000 0
📙 Stock CFDs
1,526 200
📘 Currency Pairs
0 0
📘 Currency Pair CFDs
179 41
📗 Commodities
0 0
📗 Commodities CFDs
25 11
📕 Indices
0 0
📕 Indices CFDs
35 16
📔 ETFs
1,800 0
📔 ETFs CFDs
50 0
💸 Cryptocurrencies
0 0
💸 Cryptocurrency CFDs
0 17
📒 Bonds
0 0
📒 Bonds CFDs
0 0
📓 Options
0 0
📓 Options CFDs
0 0
📗 Futures
0 0
📗 Futures CFDs
0 0
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed 1 Share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Variable - Fractions Allowed Unavailable
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Unavailable 1 Unit
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$500 (0.005 Lots) $1,000 (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
Unavailable Unavailable
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
Unavailable Unavailable
💪 Retail Leverage
30 30
💪 Professional Leverage
500 500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
📺 cTrader
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 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
None

50 units of the account's base currency yearly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
None None
💰 Withdrawal Fees
None

Yes on bank transfer withdrawals depending on location (from $10 to $40 on local currency).

💰 Commissions
None None
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips Dynamic - From 1.2 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 166 Pips Dynamic - From 58 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - From $1.04
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Unavailable Unavailable
📉 BTC
Unavailable Dynamic - From $51
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No
📡 Educational Content
Yes Yes
📡 Live Chat Support
No No
📡 Video Tutorials
Yes No
📡 Account Management
No No
📡 Webinars
No No