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79% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

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71.24% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

XTB Vs. HF Markets (HFM) - 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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71.24% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Overview

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

HF Markets (HFM) is a global broker founded in 2010 under the brand name HotForex that specialises in CFDs trading on currencies, commodities, indices, stocks, ETFs, bonds and futures. Recently they added to their portfolio commission-free real stocks and ETFs.

Best For
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
  • Low volume traders looking for a low minimum deposit, low trade size and competitive spreads
  • High volume traders looking for a competitive commission-driven environment through their zero spread account
  • Traders looking to copy or provide knowledge via their HFCopy account
Licenses

Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

2

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Financial
Licenses

Regulation

Regulated

Top-tier Licenses

2

Other Licenses

5

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🏛 Financial Regulators
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • CMNV (Spain)
  • UKNF (Poland)
  • CySec (Cyprus)
  • FCA (UK)
  • DFSA (United Arab Emirates)
  • FSCA (South Africa)
  • FSA (Seychelles)
  • FSA (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • CMA (Kenya)
The Good
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
  • Well-structured account offering with options for all types of traders
  • Competitive commissions on their Zero Spread and PAMM accounts
  • Copy trading via MT4 / 5 offered through their HF Copy account
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)
  • Platform offering is limited to MetaTrader 4 and 5
  • Asset offering in CFDs is below industry standards with 1,200 CFDs
  • Their proprietary mobile app does not offer trading capabilities
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 2010
💳 Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 0 From $5 to $250 (depending on location or account)
💰 Payment Methods
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Bank Transfer
  • Sofort
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Skrill
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Sofort
  • FasaPay
  • WebMoney
  • BitPay
  • PayRetailers
  • PayRedeem
  • Bank Transfer
💵 Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF. 6 - USD, EUR, NGN, JPY, ZAR, THB.
🗽 Available to U.S Citizens
No No
❌ Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US, CA, SY, IR.
📊 STP Account
Yes No
📊 DMA Account
No No
📊 ECN Account
No No
Assets
📚 Available Assets

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

  • CFDs on currencies, commodities, indices, ETFs, stocks and bonds.
  • Real stocks and ETFs.
📙 Stocks
1,877 2,113 Real Stocks / 54 CFDs
📘 Currency Pairs
57 53
📗 Commodities
21 13
📕 Indices
36 11
📔 ETFs
135 34
💸 Cryptocurrencies
5 N/A
📒 Bonds
N/A 3
📓 Options
N/A N/A
📗 Futures
N/A 14
📝 Notes:

All XTB assets are CFDs.

HF Markets provides both CFDs and real equities.

Trading Experience
📈 Minimum Stock Trade Size
$50 $5 (Fractional Share Trading
📉 Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$50 $5 (Fractional ETF Trading)
📈 Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) N/A
📉 Minimum FX Trade Size
$1,000 $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Commodities Trade Size
Varies by Commoditty (Eg: 0.01 Troy ounces of Gold) $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📈 Minimum Futures Trade Size
N/A $1,000 (0.01 Lots)
📉 Minimum Options Trade Size
N/A N/A
💪 Retail Leverage
Up to 1:30 Up to 1:1000 (Non EU)
💪 Professional Leverage
N/A Up to 1:500 (EU Only)
✍ Customisable Leverage
No Yes
🎲 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 No
📊 Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
👬 Copy Trading
No Yes
👫 Social Trading
No Yes
🔑 Guaranteed Stop-loss
No No
🔨 Trailing Stop-loss
Yes Yes
Fees
💰 Inactivity Fee
Yes, $10 a month after 1 year of inactivity Yes, $5 monthly after 6 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:

  • Micro accounts have no commissions.
  • Premium accounts have no commissions
  • Zero Spread accounts have a minimum commission that varies between $3 to $4 per lot traded
  • PAMM (Premium) accounts have no commission
  • PAMM (Premium Plus) accounts have a commission of $8 per lot round turn
  • HFCopy accounts have no commissions
Spreads
📈 EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips Dynamic - From 0 Pips to 1.3 Pips
📉 SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips Dynamic - From 41 Pips
📈 GOLD
Dynamic - From 35 Pips Dynamic - From 25 Pips
📉 TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread Dynamic - From $0.33
📈 XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread N/A
📉 BTC
Dynamic - From $120 N/A
Research and Analysis
⭐ Watchlists
Yes Yes
🔭 Stock Screener
Yes No
🗓 Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
📜 Integrated Newsfeed
No Yes
📡 Reuters Feed
No No

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