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Trading 212 Vs. Plus500 - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 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.

Plus500 is an international broker specialised in CFD trading with a big range of assets including CFDs based on American options

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
  • Intermediate traders looking to trade short term
  • Experienced traders looking to speculate using CFDs based on options
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

3

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • MAS (Singapore)
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
  • CFDs on american options offered
  • Low minimum trade sizes
  • Propietary platform with multi-charting tools
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)
  • No ability to remove leverage
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
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 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 16 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF, AUD, JPY, PLN, HUF, CZK, CAD, TRY, SEK, NOK, SGD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, CA, CU, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 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 stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and options.

📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs 2,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
179 70
📗 Commodities
25 25
📕 Indices
35 26
📔 ETFs
1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 95
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 14
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A

Option CFDs (Calls and Puts) on: Alphabet, Facebook, Apple, Deutsche Bank, Snap, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla and NIO along with major indices and EUR/USD.

📗 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 Plus500's assets are CFDs.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share Varies by Stock (Eg: 0.05 units of Tesla)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF Varies by ETF (Eg: 0.5 units of XLK)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.001 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$500 $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.2 Troy ounces of Gold)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A Varies by Option (Eg: 5 contracts of Tesla Calls)
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:30
💪 Professional Leverage
Up to 1:500 Up to 1:300
✍ 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 No
📺 MetaTrader 5
No No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No Yes, $10 every 3 months
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
No No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips Dynamic - From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 166 Pips Dynamic - From 70 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 30 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Dynamic - From $0.6 Dynamic - From $5.2
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From 7 Pips
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $136
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes No, only allows setting an individual favourites list
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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