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XTB Vs. Admiral Markets - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Nov 25 2021

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Overview

XTB is an international broker specialised in CFD trading and low cost forex spreads.

Admiral Markets (now Admirals) is a global broker headquartered in Estonia with a comprehensive asset offering (5000+) in CFDs and real stocks or ETFs along with MetaTrader 4 & 5.

Best For
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
  • Beginners looking to get started investing in stocks or ETFs
  • Intermediate and advanced traders looking to trade CFDs
  • Professional traders and asset managers 
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The Good
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
  • Broad offering of 5000+ assets including CFDs, real stocks and ETFs
  • MetaTrader 4 & 5 along their propietary trading app
  • Tools for professionals and asset managers
The Bad
  • No ability to remove or customise leverage
  • High commissions on stocks & ETFs
  • All instruments are CFDs, you can't buy underlying assets (real stocks or cryptocurrencies)
  • Costly spreads in some of their assets when compared to similar competitors
  • No propietary web trading platform 
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.

🏛 Financial Regulators
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Polish Financial Supervision Authority
National Securities Market Commission (Spain)
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
📍 Year Founded
2002 2001
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 0 €, £, $ - 100
💰 Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Sofort
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Skrill
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF. 10 -EUR, GBP, USD, CHF, BGN, CZK, HRK, HUF, PLN, RON.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US, CA.
📊 STP Account
Yes Yes
📊 DMA Account
No Yes
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
📙 Stocks
1877 3254 Stock CFDs / 778 Real shares
📘 Currency Pairs
57 40
📗 Commodities
21 28
📕 Indices
36 43
📔 ETFs
135 372 ETFs CFDs / 192 Real ETFs
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 42
📒 Bonds
N/A 2
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A N/A
📝 Notes:
All XTB assets are CFDs.

Admiral Markets provides the option to trade either CFDs or real stocks and ETFs with their direct market access offering.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$50 Varies by share (Fractional share trading)
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$50 N/A
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by cryptocurrency (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) 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
N/A Up to 1:500
✍ Customisable Leverage
No No
🎲 Deleveraged Trading
No Yes
🎓 Demo Account
Yes Yes
📱 IOS App
Yes Yes
📱 Android App
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 4
Yes Yes
📺 MetaTrader 5
Yes Yes
💻 Web trader
Yes Yes
💻 TradingView Platform
No No
💻 Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes (Only on mobile)
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No No
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No Yes
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 a month after 1 year of inactivity $10 monthly after 24 months of inactivity
💰 Deposit Fees
No No
💰 Withdrawal Fees
No No
💰 Commissions
For Stocks and ETFs / 0.08% - $8 Minimum commission

Yes depending on account type (Eg: Zero MT4 or 5 accounts have a $3 per lot round turn commission, ASX shares have a 0.15% fee, etc)

Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips From 0.8 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips From 50 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 35 Pips From 20 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $1.45
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From 2 Pips
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 Variable - From $208
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No No
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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