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Trading 212 Vs. FXCM - 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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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Trading212 is an international broker headquartered in the U.K that specialised in real stocks and ETFs investing or 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 
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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
  • 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
  • No trailing stops
  • 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
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
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2004 1999 (FXCM Group)
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ €, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method)
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Apple Pay
Skrill
iDeal
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 and more.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Currencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1526 CFDs 200+
📘 Currency Pairs
179 39
📗 Commodities
25 11
📕 Indices
35 15
📔 ETFs
1800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A

6 (Cryptocurrencies CFDs are not available to retail clients residing in the UK)

📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 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.

All of FXCM's assets are CFDs.
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 N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A 1 unit of any cryptocurrency
📉 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 (Varies)
✍ 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 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
No Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

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

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

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

💰 Commissions
No No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
From 1.4 Pips From 1.2 Pips (As per our research)
📉 SP500
From 166 Pips From 58 Pips (As per our research)
📈 GOLD
From 30 Pips From 41 Pips (As per our research)
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - From $1.04 (As per our research)
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Variable - From $51 (As per our research)
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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