Trading 212
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73.85% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Trading 212 Vs. OvalX - 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.

OvalX (formerly ETX Capital) offers 60 currency pairs and a wide selection of equities for the beginning and experienced investors with no deposit and withdrawal fees.

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 
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

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 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 Operational
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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.

    OvalX 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