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Valutrades Vs. Markets.com - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Jul 12 2022

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Overview

Established in 2012, Valutrades offers 70 plus currencies pairs, commodities and indices trading for beginner and advanced traders through its MT4, MT5 and ECN accounts. It doesn’t offer equities trading.

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

Best For
  • Currency traders looking for an ECN broker
  • Professional currency traders looking for an API offering
  • Traders looking for a narrow range of commodities, cryptocurrencies 
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

1

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • FSAS (Seychelles)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Scalping is allowed (great for professional traders)
  • Competitive commissions of $3 per lot round turn
  • Access to ECN or DMA accounts 
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
The Bad
  • Asset offering is poor (only 80 instruments and no stocks or ETFs)
  • Doesn’t have its on trading application
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
Status
Operational Operational
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Key Data
⌛ Account Opening Time
1 Day 1 day
📋 Documents Required
  • 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.

  • 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
2012 2008
💳 Minimum Deposit
0 $, €, £ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • AstroPay
  • Diners
  • SticPay
  • PayPal
  • Skrill
  • Neteller e-wallets
  • Wire transfers
  • Giropay
  • iDEAL
  • JCB
  • Klarna
  • POLiPaysafecard
  • Przelwy24
  • Rapid Transfer
  • AliPay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
13 - AUD, CAD, CHF, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NOK, NZD,SGD, SEK, USD, ZAR 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, IR, SY US, JP, CA, BE.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
Yes No
📊 ECN Account
Yes No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices and cryptocurrencies

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, ETFs, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, indices and bonds
📙 Stocks
N/A 2,008 CFDs / 7,008 Real Stocks
📘 Currency Pairs
73 67
📗 Commodities
5 28
📕 Indices
25 40
📔 ETFs
N/A 66
💸 Cryptocurrencies
4 25
📒 Bonds
N/A 4
📓 Options
N/A NA
📗 Futures
46 NA
📝 Notes:

All of Valutrades assets are CFDs.

Markets.com also offers share dealing account with real stocks from 16 exchanges worldwide.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
N/A 1 Stock
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A 1 ETF
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies per cryptocurrency (eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1,000
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies per commodity (eg: 0.01 Contracts of Gold) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Gold Contract)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts)
📈 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 1:300
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
No Yes
📱 Android App
No Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes No
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No Yes, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

Three free withdrawals a month, then 5% processing fee

No
💰 Commissions

Yes (Eg: Forex commission of $3 per side with ECN account)

No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:
  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0.1 Pips Dynamic - From 0.7 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 34 Pips Dynamic - From 100 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 22 Pips Dynamic - From 50 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $1.81
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A Dynamic - From $0.31
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $90 Dynamic - From $104.10
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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