AAAFx vs. Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

AAAFx vs. Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

AAAFx versus Z.com Trade
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$300MT4, ZTP55+HCMC
$50MT475+FCA

AAAFx and Z.com Trade Comparison

Both of these brokers provide ECN trading, with low variable spreads and a commission charge. Z.com Trade can also offer variable spread trading without a commission charge on its Classic account. Both brokers provide a similar number of markets, and each has a range of Cryptocurency CFDs to trade on MT4. Both have MT4, AAAFx also provides the ZTP web trader. AAAFx is regulated by the HCMC in Greece and Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Both are ECN brokers, but Z.com Trade also has a Classic account where it offers variable spreads without a commission charge. Each has MT4, AAAFx also provides the ZTP web trader.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for AAAFx is $300 or €250 or £200 or ¥35,000 or AU$370. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $/€/£50.

  • AAAFx offers an Islamic account in addition to its regular account. For deposits higher than $100,000, AAAFx offers Institutional accounts.
  • Z.com Trade offers three account types for retail traders, Classic, ECN and ECN Plus. The minimum deposit for the Classic and ECN accounts is $/€/£50. The minimum deposit for the ECN Plus account is $/€/£10,000. The ECN Plus account has lower commission charges.
  • Z.com Trade offers an 'Educational and Analytical Portal' which provides trading strategies and signals, educational courses, the capacity to chat with an analyst, a technical and fundamental analysis feed, market analysis and news updates.

Markets

  • AAAFx offers 55+ covering Forex, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Commodities, Indices and Bonds.
  • Z.com Trade offers 75+ covering Forex, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Commodities and Indices.

AAAFx has 35+ Forex pairs, Z.com Trade has 55+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AAAFx offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at AAAFx are variable and start from 0.2 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.34 for Gold and 0.05 for US Oil. These spreads come with a commission charge.
  • On Z.com Trade's Classic account, spreads are variable from 1.0 for EUR/USD. On Z.com Trade's ECN accounts, spreads are variable, with a typical spread of 0.1 for EUR/USD, 1.5 for UK100, 0.09 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

Maximum leverage for AAAFx is . The maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • AAAFx charges a commission of $10 per lot per side for Forex and $8 for CFDs. It is possible to request no commissions trading, with a resulting increase in spreads. The Institutional account charges commissions of $3 per lot per side for transaction where USD is the currency base.
  • Z.com Trade charges commission of $4 per lot per side on its ECN account, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Platforms

AAAFx offers ZTP and MetaTrader4 (MT4) along with the ZuluTrade platform. All of these platforms allow for trading automation and are available as mobile applications.

Z.com Trade provides the MT4 trading platform, which includes support for trading automation. MT4 is available for desktop, mobile and tablet.

Comparison summary

  • AAAFx and Z.com Trade provide tight ECN spreads with a commission charge
  • Z.com Trade also provides variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • Z.com Trade has a lower commission charge
  • Both brokers offer MT4, AAAFx also provides the ZTP web trader
  • Both provide Cryptocurrency CFDs on MT4
  • Z.com Trade has a lower minimum deposit

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