AvaTrade vs ETX Capital - Online Brokerage Comparison

AvaTrade vs ETX Capital | Compare Trading Brokers

AvaTrade vs ETX Capital Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, MT5, AvaOptions250+CBI, FSC, ASIC, FSCA, FSA & FFAJ
$100MT4, ETX TraderPro5000+FCA

AvaTrade vs ETX Capital Comparison

These brokers each offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and allow the trader to execute Expert Advisors (EAs), which trade on behalf of the trader. AvaTrade additionally provides MetaTrader 5 (MT5) the successor to MT4. ETX Capital also provides a web trader (and apps) called ETX TraderPro. This contains a much larger number of markets to trade.

Each broker offers spread betting in the UK and CFD trading in the UK and elsewhere (on MT4 for both and ETX TraderPro for ETX Capital). AvaTrade also provides FX Options. These can be traded on a separate platform (AvaOptions).

AvaTrade is regulated by the CBI in Ireland, the ASIC in Australia, the FSCA in South Africa, the FSA and the FFAJ in Japan and the FSC in the British Virgin Islands.

ETX Capital is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Both brokers offer MT4. AvaTrade additionally provides MT5. ETX Capital additionally offers ETX TraderPro, on which it can provide many more markets to trade.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for AvaTrade is $/€/£100. The minimum deposit for ETX Capital is $/€/£100.

  • AvaTrade provides an Economic Calendar on its web site, AutoChartist (for a $500 minimum deposit) and Sharp Trader (which has education and analysis). Additionally AvaTrade allows the trader to use DupliTrade and ZuluTrade, which support copy trading. AvaTrade allows the use of Expert Advisors.
  • ETX Capital offers spread betting and CFD trading. It provides a range of features including webinars and seminars. For a minimum first deposit of £/$/€1,000, T&Cs apply, ETX Capital offers a dedicated account manager, news and updates from Trading Central and a free 8 hour trading course to be taken within 6 months. ETX Capital allows the use of Expert Advisors.

Markets

  • AvaTrade offers spread betting (in the UK), in Forex, Indices, Energy and Metals, with 35+ available.
  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs, Bonds and Options, with 200+ available. On AvaOptions, AvaTrade provides 40+ FX Options CFDs.
  • ETX Capital offers on ETX TraderPro CFD trading and spread betting in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs, Bonds, Interest Rates and IPOs, with 5000+ available.
  • ETX Capital on MT4 offers CFD trading and spread betting in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks and Soft Commodities, with 200+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AvaTrade provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, DASH, EOS, NEO, IOTA and Stellar.
  • ETX Capital offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash (as CFDs or for spread betting).

Spreads and leverage

  • AvaTrade can offer Forex spreads from 0.9 without a commission charge while ETX Capital can offer Forex spreads from 0.6 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for AvaTrade (CBI regulated) is . Maximum leverage for ETX Capital (FCA regulated) is .

Platforms

AvaTrade offers MT4, MT5 and AvaOptions as well as apps. ETX Capital provides MT4, ETX TraderPro and apps.

Why AvaTrade or ETX Capital ?

Traders who wish to use EAs, MT4's online trading robots can do so at either broker (or build them) or use EAs on MT5 at AvaOptions. Traders who execute their own trades can find MT4 at either broker or can trade on ETX TraderPro at ETX Capital. ETX TraderPro has a relatively large number of markets to trade. Both offer spread betting in the UK and CFD trading in the UK and elsewhere.

Comparison summary

  • Both provide CFD trading
  • Each also offers CFD trading in the UK
  • Both provide MT4
  • AvaTrade additionally offers MT5
  • ETX Capital additionally provides ETX TraderPro
  • On ETX TraderPro, ETX Capital has many more markets to trade
  • AvaTrade offers FX Options trading on the AvaOptions platform
  • Both allow the use of Expert Advisors

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