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

Updated Jul 12 2022

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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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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 
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

Provided by
TheTradingBible.com

Learn More
🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CMNV (Spain)
  • UKNF (Poland)
  • ASIC (Australia)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (United Kingdom)
  • JSC (Jordan)
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
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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
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

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

  • Real stocks and ETFs
  • CFDs on stocks, commodities, currencies, cryptocurrencies, indices and ETFs.
📙 Stocks
1,877 778 Real Stocks / 3,254 CFDs
📘 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
No 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 Dynamic - 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