Trading 212
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Trading 212 Vs. RoboMarkets - 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.

Founded in 2012, RoboMarkets offers five different types of accounts, including its proprietary R Stock Trader and ProCents accounts, with access to 12,000 instruments. The different accounts offer different spreads and investment instruments.

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 interested in trading U.S. equities, ETFS with access to 3,000 stocks
  • Traders looking for a mix of CFDs and stocks through R Stock Trader
  • Traders seeking small investments through its ProCents account
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

0

Other Licenses

1

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • 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
  • Five different types of accounts for different types of investors, offers copy trading
  • Access to 12,000+ investment instruments, including 3,000 U.S. stocks
  • No inactivity or deposit fee
  • Offers five base currencies, including GOLD, and remote VPS Server
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)
  • Withdrawals fees (EG: 2.4% on Visa and Mastercard, 2% for PayPal)
  • No integrated news feed on trading platforms
  • Serves only European Union Markets
  • Limited commodities to trade
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 2012
💳 Minimum Deposit
1 to 10 €, £ $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Paypal
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • iDeal
  • Apple Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Skrill
  • Neteller e-wallets
  • PayPal
  • Webmoney
  • Fasapay
  • Wire transfers
💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 5 - EUR, USD, GBP, CHF, GOLD
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, CA. US, CA, SY (Available only for EU Citizens).
📊 STP Account
No Yes
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
No Yes
Assets
📚 Available Assets
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities and indices.
  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on commodities, stocks, etfs, currencies, indices and cryptocurrencies.
📙 Stocks
10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs 12,000+
📘 Currency Pairs
179 35+
📗 Commodities
25 3
📕 Indices
35 9
📔 ETFs
1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs 1,000+
💸 Cryptocurrencies
N/A 14
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 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.

RoboMarkets offers a combination of real equities and CFDs depending on the account. Stock trading is offered on its R Stock Trader account.

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 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) 0.01 Units
📉 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
✍ Customisable Leverage
No

No – it is defined during the registration process and can’t be changed

🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes (Investing Account) Yes, depending on the account
🎓 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 No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No No
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No

Yes (Eg: Visa/Mastercard fee 2.4%, PayPal 2% and Netteller (1.9%)

💰 Commissions
No

Varies per product (Eg. ETF Pro $0.0045/share)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips Dynamic - From 0.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 166 Pips Dynamic - From 40 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 25 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - From $0.6 Average spread varies per account (Eg: 55 pips for Pro, 27 Pips for ECN)
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $1 to $500
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No