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61% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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

Updated May 27 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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61% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Trading 212 is a global broker headquartered in the U.K specialising in real stocks and ETFs investing along with CFD trading.

Tickmill is an international CFD broker headquartered in Cyprus that specialises in currency trading paired with MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms.

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 currency traders looking to exploit their account offering with low spreads
  • Traders familiar with both MetaTrader 4 or 5 platforms with the intent to trade currencies
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

4

Provided by
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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSC (Bulgaria)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • FSA (Labuan)
  • 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
  • Very low and competitive spreads depending on the account type
  • Leverage can be either removed or customised for the whole account
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)
  • Extremely low asset offering (over 80+ instruments in total)
  • All of Tickmill’s assets are CFDs (users can’t purchase real stocks or ETFs)
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 2014
    💳 Minimum Deposit
    1 to 10 €, £ $, €, £ - 100
    💰 Payment Methods
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Bank Transfer
    • Paypal
    • Neteller
    • Skrill
    • iDeal
    • Apple Pay
    • Bank Transfer
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Skrill
    • Neteller
    • DotPay
    • Paypal
    💵 Account Base Currencies
    9 - USD, EUR, GBP, RON, PLN, CHF, SEK, NOK, CZK. 4 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN
    🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
    No No
    ❌ Restricted Countries
    US, CA. US, CA, SY, IR.
    📊 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, indices, commodities, bonds and cryptocurrencies

    📙 Stocks
    10,000+ Real stocks / 1,526 CFDs N/A
    📘 Currency Pairs
    179 62
    📗 Commodities
    25 4
    📕 Indices
    35 14
    📔 ETFs
    1,800 Real ETFs / 50 CFDs N/A
    💸 Cryptocurrencies
    N/A 3
    📒 Bonds
    N/A 4
    📓 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.

    Tickmill’s asset offering is exclusively made of CFDs.

    Trading Experience
    📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
    Fractional Share trading - 0.1 Units of a share N/A
    📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
    Fractional ETF trading - 0.1 Units of an ETF N/A
    📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
    N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
    📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
    $500 $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
    📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
    Varies by Commodity (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounce of Gold) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
    📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
    N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
    📈 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 Yes, for the whole account.
    🎲 Deleveraged Trading
    Yes (Investing Account) Yes
    🎓 Demo Account
    Yes Yes
    📱 IOS App
    Yes Yes (only for account management)
    📱 Android App
    Yes Yes (only for account management)
    📺 MetaTrader 4
    No Yes
    📺 MetaTrader 5
    No Yes
    💻 Web trader
    Yes Yes
    💻 TradingView Platform
    No No
    💻 Proprietary Platform
    Yes No
    📊 Multi-chart Tools
    Yes Yes
    👬 Copy Trading
    No Yes
    👫 Social Trading
    No No
    🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
    No No
    🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
    Yes No
    Fees
    💰 Inactivity Fee
    No No
    💰 Deposit Fees
    No No
    💰 Withdrawal Fees
    No No
    💰 Commissions
    No

    Depending on account type:

    • Classic account has no commissions
    • Pro account has a commission of 2 units of your base currency round turn per lot
    • VIP account has a commission of 1 unit of your base currency round turn per lot 
    Spreads
    📈 EUR/USD
    Dynamic - From 1.4 Pips

    From 0 pips up to 1.6 Pips (Depending on account type)

    📉 SP500
    Dynamic - From 166 Pips From 39 Pips
    📈 GOLD
    Dynamic - From 30 Pips From 24 Pips
    📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
    Dynamic - From $0.6 N/A
    📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
    N/A N/A
    📉 BTC
    N/A Dynamic - From $128.2
    Research and Analysis
    ⭐ Watchlists
    Yes Yes
    🔭 Stock Screener
    No No
    🗓 Economic Calendar
    Yes Yes
    📜 Integrated Newsfeed
    No No
    📡 Reuters Feed
    No No

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