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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Vantage Vs. FXCM - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated May 13 2022

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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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77% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

Vantage is a global broker operating since 2009. Initially based in Australia, Vantage is offering trading in forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptocurrencies

FXCM is a global brokerage headquartered in the U.K that specialises in both retail and institutional trading with a comprehensive API offering.

TheTradingBible.com is acting in a capacity of a marketing affiliate of FXCM EU LTD.

Best For
  • Traders looking to hedge their FX positions (low fees)
  • Social traders looking to connect to popular copying services
  • Traders preferring mobile apps
  • Professional algorithmic traders looking to benefit from their comprehensive API offering 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

1

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • VFSC - (Vanuatu)
  • CIMA (Cayman Islands)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
The Good
  • Low deposit requirements
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good educational material, news feed and market analysis
  • Great mobile platform
  • Comprehensive API offering with a variety of conditions and programming languages at no additional cost
  • Proprietary platform (Trading Station)
The Bad
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not all instruments are available on every trading platform
  • Doesn’t offer ETFs
  • Lack of asset variety in their offering (over 300+ financial instruments)
  • Costly spreads when compared to similar competitors
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 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
2009 1999 (FXCM Group)
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, - 200 €, £, $ - 50 (Varies by payment method)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Bank Transfer
  • Debit / Credit Card
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bitwallet
  • FasaPay
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Union Pay
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Neteller
  • Skrill

Skrill and Neteller are not available to FXCM EU clients at the moment

💵 Account Base Currencies
9 - USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, JPY, SGD 4 - EUR GBP, USD, CHF.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
AF, AL, AS, AU, BY, BM, BA, BG, BI, CA, CF, CN, HR, CU, ER, GR, GU, IR, IQ, CI, JP, LB, LR, LY, ML, ME, MM, KR, PR, GN, GW, RO, SL, RS, SG, SI, SO, SD, ES, SD, SY, VE, YE RU, US, CA, JP, SK and more.
📊 STP Account
No No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

CFDs on stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies and indices

📙 Stocks
210 200+
📘 Currency Pairs
40 41
📗 Commodities
20 11
📕 Indices
13 16
📔 ETFs
N/A N/A
💸 Cryptocurrencies
6 17 (Not for UK Clients)
📒 Bonds
N/A N/A
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All of Vantage's assets are CFDs. All of FXCM's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
1 Share 1 share
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
N/A N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
N/A 1 unit of any cryptocurrency
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 (0.01 Lots) $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size

Varies per commodity, 0.01 (1 ounce) for gold,  0.1 lot (250 Lbs) for copper

Varies by Commodity (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
📉 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 (Varies)
✍ Customisable Leverage
Yes No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
Yes No
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes No
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
Yes Yes
💻 Proprietary Platform
No Yes
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
Yes Yes
👫 Social Trading
Yes Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
No

50 units of the account's base currency yearly after 1 year of inactivity.

💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees

No for all methods, except the bank transfer. First one is free, subsequent in the same month are charged $20 or equivalent depending on the account currency.

Yes on bank transfer withdrawals depending on location (from $10 to $40 on local currency).

💰 Commissions
Yes for ECN accounts -from $6 per lot per round turn No
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 1.4 pips for Standard account, from 0.0 on ECN accounts From 1.2 Pips (As per our research)
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 30 Pips Dynamic - From 58 Pips (As per our research)
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - Average 36 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips (As per our research)
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.04 (As per our research)
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
N/A N/A
📉 BTC
N/A Dynamic - From $51 (As per our research)
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
No No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
Yes Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No