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XTB Vs. AvaTrade - Compare and Choose the Right One

Updated Oct 21 2021

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Overview

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

AvaTrade is a top-tier multinational broker with more than 7 financial regulators specialising in FX and options trading with their own proprietary platforms.

Best For
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
  • New traders looking for a more advanced forex and options platform
  • Experienced traders looking to take advantage of their fixed spreads
  • Experienced traders looking to trade FX options
Trust
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The Good
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
  • AvaProtect feature for negative trades payback
  • Great variety of platforms (proprietary ones, MT4 & MT5)
  • Smooth platform experiences and easy account management
  • Custom Options trading platform
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)
  • Lack of variety in stocks, ETFs and bonds
  • Expensive inactivity fees
  • No multi-chart tools
  • High trade minimums in all assets except forex
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)
Central Bank of Ireland
Financial Futures Association of Japan
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority
ADGM Financial Services Regulatory Authority
Israel Securities authority
Year Founded
2002 2006
Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 0 $, €, £ - 100
Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Sofort
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Paypal
Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF. 4 - USD, GBP, EUR, CHF.
Available to U.S Citizens
No No
Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US, BE, IR.
STP Account
Yes No
DMA Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
Assets
Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
Bonds
Options
CFDs
Stocks
1877 626
Currency Pairs
57 55
Commodities
21 27
Indices
36 33
ETFs
135 59
Cryptocurrencies
5 17
Bonds
N/A 2
Options
N/A 44
Futures
N/A N/A
Notes:
All XTB assets are CFDs. Most of AvaTrade's assets are CFDs.
Trading Experience
Minimum Stock Trade Size
$50 Depends on Stock price, from 1 to 10 or 100 units.
Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$50 Depends on ETF price, from 1 to 10 or 100 units.
Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Depends on cryptocurrency, for BTC 0.01, for ETH 0.1 units.
Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000
Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 1 Troy ounce of Gold)
Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A 10 Bond contracts
Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A N/A
Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A 10,000 FX Option contracts
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 No
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
Propietary Platform
Yes Yes
Multi-chart Tools
Yes No
Copy Trading
No No
Social Trading
No No
Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
Trailing Stop-loss
Yes No
Fees
Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 a month after 1 year of inactivity Yes, $50 per quarter after 3 months of inactivity.
Deposit Fees
No No
Withdrawal Fees
No No
Commissions
For Stocks and ETFs / 0.08% - $8 Minimum commission No
Spreads
EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips 0.9 Pips
SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips 50 Pips
GOLD
Dynamic - From 35 Pips 34 Pips
TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread $1.92
XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
BTC
Dynamic - From $120 $137.31
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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