AvaTrade vs Vantage FX - Compare Trading Brokers

AvaTrade vs Vantage FX | Online Brokerage Comparison

AvaTrade vs Vantage FX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, MT5, AvaOptions250+CBI, FSC, ASIC, FSCA, FSA & FFAJ
$200MT4, MT5180+ASIC, CIMA

AvaTrade vs Vantage FX Comparison

Each offers MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5). These platforms can support both automated and non-automated trading. On MT4 and MT5, traders can use, modify or build automated trading strategies called Expert Advisors (EAs). These will trade on behalf of the trader, executing trades in accordance with the programmed instructions.

Vantage FX is an ECN broker. AvaTrade has a wider range of markets to trade than Vatange FX, though Vantage FX has a relatively wide range and number of markets to trade for an ECN broker.

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.

Vantage FX is regulated by the ASIC in Australia and the CIMA in the Cayman Islands.

Quick comparison

Both are MT4 and MT5 brokers, though Vantage FX is an ECN MT4 and MT5 broker.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for AvaTrade is $/€/£100. The minimum deposit for Vantage FX is $200.

  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading and in the UK, spread betting. 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.
  • Vantage FX offers STP, ECN, Islamic and Pro ECN accounts. The STP accounts have a minimum deposit of $200, the ECN accounts have a minimum deposit of $500 and the Pro ECN account has a minimum deposit of $20,000. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots. Vantage FX supports social and copy trading with ZuluTrade and Myfxbook AutoTrade.
  • Vantage FX's STP accounts do not charge commissions, while the ECN accounts do charge commissions. All accounts allow scalping.
  • Vantage FX's Pro ECN account offers lower commission charges and access to Interbank price feeds.


  • AvaTrade offers spread betting (in the UK), in Forex, Indices, Energy and Metals, with 40+ available.
  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities, Bonds, ETFs and Options, with 200+ available. On AvaOptions, AvaTrade provides 40+ FX Options CFDs.
  • Vantage FX offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks and Soft Commodities, with 180+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AvaTrade provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, DASH, Bitcoin Gold, EOS, NEO, IOTA and Stellar.
  • Vantage FX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and DASH.

Spreads and leverage

  • AvaTrade and Vantage FX can offer low Forex spreads without a commission charge. AvaTrade can offer Forex spreads from 0.9 without a commission charge while Vantage FX can offer Forex spreads from 1.4 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for AvaTrade (CBI regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Vantage FX (ASIC or CIMA regulated) is 500:1.

Commission charge

  • FXCC does not charge commissions.
  • Vantage FX has a commission charge of $3 per lot per side for ECN trading, except for its Pro ECN account which has a commission charge of $1.75 per lot per side.

Online trading platforms

AvaTrade offers MT4, MT5 and AvaOptions as well as apps. Vantage FX provides MT4, MT5 and apps.

Why AvaTrade or Vantage FX ?

Traders wishing to trade EAs on MT4 and MT5 can do so at either broker. AvaTrade provides FX Options trading on a separate platform and also offers spread betting in the UK

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • In the UK, AvaTrade additionally provides MT4 spread betting
  • Each has MT4 and MT5
  • Both allow EAs
  • On the AvaOptions platform, AvaTrade offers FX Options trading
  • Vantage FX in an ECN broker

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