AvaTrade vs RoboMarkets - Online Brokerage Comparison

AvaTrade vs RoboMarkets | Compare Trading Brokers

AvaTrade vs RoboMarkets Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, AvaOptions250+CBI, FSC, ASIC, FSCA, FSA & FFAJ
$100MT4, MT5, R Trader11,000+CySEC

AvaTrade vs RoboMarkets Comparison

These brokers each offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and allow the use of Expert Advisors (MT4's automated trading strategies). RoboMarkets additionally provides the successor to MT4, MetaTrader 5 (MT5). As well, RoboMarkets offers R Trader, on which it can provide many more markets than its other platforms and AvaTrade. However AvaTrade has more markets on MT4.

RoboMarkets offers a Cent account. A Cent account allows the trader to trade using trade sizes smaller than micro lots.

AvaTrade provides trading in FX Options. This is available on a separate platform, AvaOptions. Both brokers enable copy trading.

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.

RoboMarkets is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus.

Quick comparison

Both provide MT4. RoboMarkets additionally offers MT5 and R Trader. On R Trader, RoboMarkets has many more markets to trade, but AvaTrade has more markets on MT4.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for AvaTrade is $/€/£100. The minimum deposit for RoboMarkets 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. EAs and scalping are allowed at AvaTrade.
  • RoboMarkets offers accounts based around its three platforms, MT4, MT5 and R Trader. MT4 and MT5 each offer a Pro-Standard, Pro-Cent and Pro-ECN account. MT4 additionally offers a Fix-Cent, a Fix-Standard, and ECN-Pro NDD and an ECN-Fixed Spread NDD and an MT4 Prime account. RoboMarkets's R Trader is a web trading platform, which has many more markets available than the other accounts. RoboMarkets also offers a CopyFx account (which supports transaction copying) and a RAMM account (which supports strategy copying).
  • RoboMarkets's minimum deposit for all accounts except MT4 Prime is $100. The minimum deposit for MT4 Prime is $5,000. The Prime account is an ECN account with lower commission charges. RoboMarkets offers an Islamic (Swap Free) version for some of these accounts. Micro lot trading is available.
  • RoboMarkets provides RoboForex Analytics on its website. This offers a range of tools including analysis, signals, videos and education. It offers StrategyQuant for building MT4 robots and the R Trader Strategy Builder.

Markets

  • AvaTrade offers spread betting (in the UK), in Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies and Metals, with 40+ available.
  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, ETFs, Soft Commodities, Bonds, Metals and Options, with 200+ available.
  • RoboMarkets's Cent account offers Forex and Precious Metals, for a total of 35+.
  • RoboMarkets's Standard and ECN accounts offer Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals, for a total of 45+.
  • On its R Trader account, RoboMarkets offers Forex, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks and ETFs, for a total of 11,000+.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AvaTrade provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, DASH, EOS, Bitcoin Gold and Stellar.
  • RoboMarkets offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, DASH, EOS, Bitcoin Gold, Monero, QTUM, NEO, IOTA, Golem, OmiseGO.

Spreads and leverage

  • RoboMarkets can offer low Forex spreads plus a commission charge. AvaTrade can offer Forex spreads from 0.9 without a commission charge, while RoboMarkets can offer Forex spreads from 1.3 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for AvaTrade (CBI regulated) is . Maximum leverage for RoboMarkets (CySEC regulated) is .

Platforms

AvaTrade offers MT4 and AvaOptions as well as apps. RoboMarkets provides MT4, MT5 and R Trader and apps.

Why AvaTrade or RoboMarkets ?

Traders who want to use Expert Advisors (MT4 trading robots) can do so at either broker. Traders who want to trade on MT5 can find this platform at RoboMarkets. Traders who want a large number of Stocks CFDs can do so on RoboMarkets's R Trader platform. RoboMarkets's Cent account allows the trader to trade with very small trade sizes. Both brokers support copy trading (where the trades of other traders are copied) as well as trading without and with robots. Building and running robots is offered on MT4, MT5 and R Trader. Traders who want to trade FX Options CFDs can do so on AvaTrade's AvaOptions platform.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers provide CFD trading
  • In the UK, AvaTrade also offers MT4 spread betting
  • Each broker provides MT4
  • RoboMarkets also offers MT5 and R Trader
  • AvaTrade additionally provides AvaOptions for FX Options trading
  • RoboMarkets offers a Cent account
  • RoboMarkets has more markets overall (on R Trader)
  • Avatrade has more markets on MT4 (and a wider range)

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