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

Updated Sep 09 2021

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Overview

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

Markets.com is an international broker that offers share dealing and CFD trading accounts through their own proprietary platform or MT4 and MT5.

Best For
  • Experienced forex traders looking for low spreads
  • Experienced stock traders looking for trading particular stocks under low spreads (with commission)
  • Passive investors looking for share dealing services with the intent to hold shares over long perios of time
  • High volume CFD traders looking for exposure to several markets using their platform, MT4 or MT5
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The Good
  • Low forex & stock spreads
  • Professional platform with customisable layouts
  • Clear separation between investors and Traders by offering share dealing accounts and CFD trading accounts
  • Wide range of platforms (Proprietary, MT4, MT5)
  • Wide range of stocks and stock CFDs
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)
  • Minimum trade sizes larger than average
  • Spreads above average
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
Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Financial Conduct Authority
Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Financial Sector Conduct Authority
Year Founded
2002 2008
Minimum Deposit
$, €, £ - 0 $, €, £ - 100
Payment Methods
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Sofort
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
Neteller
Paypal
Skrill
Account Base Currencies
5 - USD, GBP, EUR, PLN, HUF. 11 - USD, EUR, GBP, PLN, SEK, DKK, NOK, ZAR, CZK, CHF, AUD.
Available to U.S Citizens
No No
Restricted Countries
US, SY, IR. US, JP, CA, BE.
STP Account
Yes No
DMA Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
Assets
Available Assets
Stocks
Cryptos
Commodities
Currencies
ETFs
Indices
CFDs
Stocks
Currencies
Cryptocurrencies
Commodities
ETFs
Indices
Bonds
CFDs
Stocks
1877 7000 Stocks / 2008 Stock CFDs
Currency Pairs
57 67
Commodities
21 28
Indices
36 40
ETFs
135 66
Cryptocurrencies
5 25
Bonds
N/A 4
Options
N/A NA
Futures
N/A NA
Notes:
All XTB assets are CFDs. Markets.com also offers share dealing account with real stocks from 16 exchanges worldwide.
Trading Experience
Minimum Stock Trade Size
$50 1 Stock
Minimum ETFs Trade Size
$50 1 ETF
Minimum Crypto Trade Size
Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC) Varies by Crypto (Eg: 0.01 BTC)
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 Gold Contract)
Minimum Bonds Trade Size
N/A Varies by Bond (Eg: 10 GER10Y Bond contracts)
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 1:300
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 - You can't log in through TradingView but their internal platform uses TradingView Charts
Propietary Platform
Yes Yes
Multi-chart Tools
Yes Yes
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, $10 each month after 3 months of inactivity
Deposit Fees
No No
Withdrawal Fees
No No
Commissions
For Stocks and ETFs / 0.08% - $8 Minimum commission No comissions on CFDs. For share dealing, the first 3 months are commission free, then the structure is:
  • EU Shares = 0.1% (min €10)
  • UK Shares = 0.1% (min £8)
  • US Shares = 2c (min $15)
  • AU Shares = 0.1% (min A$10)
Spreads
EUR/USD
Dynamic - From 0 to 0.8 Pips 0.7 Pips
SP500
Dynamic - From 50 Pips 100 Pips
GOLD
Dynamic - From 35 Pips 50 Pips
TSLA (Stock CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread $1.81
XLK (ETF - CFD)
Dynamic - Market Spread $0.31
BTC
Dynamic - From $120 $104.10
Research and Analysis
Watchlists
Yes Yes
Stock Screener
Yes No, but Investment Strategy Builder is offered
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Integrated Newsfeed
No No
Reuters Feed
No No

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