BlackBull vs Vantage FX - ECN Broker Comparison

BlackBull vs Vantage FX | Online Brokerage Comparison

BlackBull Markets vs Vantage FX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarkets
$200MT460+
$200MT4, MT5180+

BlackBull and Vantage FX Comparison

These are both ECN brokers offers trading on MetaTrader 4 (MT4). Vantage FX also offers the successor to MT4, MetaTrader 5 (MT5). Each broker lets the trader use non-automated and automated trading strategies. Vantage FX has larger number and wider range of markets to trade than BlackBull (on MT4 and MT5).

Quick comparison

Both are MT4 ECN brokers. Vantage FX also offers MT5 and has more markets to trade.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for BlackBull is $200. The minimum deposit for Vantage FX is $200.

  • BlackBull offers an ECN Standard account with a minimum deposit of $200 and an ECN Prime account with a minimum deposit of $2000. It has an Islamic account for each of these account types. BlackBull also offers an ECN Institutional account with a minimum deposit of $20,000. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots. BlackBull offers an FX Academy and Market Analysis on its site.
  • BlackBull's ECN Standard account does not have a commission charge, thus can offer higher spreads compared with its other accounts which charge commissions.
  • 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.

Markets

  • BlackBull offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals, with 60+ available.
  • Vantage FX offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Stocks and Soft Commodities, with 180+ available.

BlackBull provides 35+ Forex pairs, Vantage FX provides 45+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • BlackBull offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and DASH.
  • Vantage FX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, DASH, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Both brokers can offer low Forex spreads plus a commission charge and higher spreads without a commission charge, from 0.8 for BlackBull and 1.4 for Vantage FX.

Maximum leverage for BlackBull is 500:1. Maximum leverage for Vantage FX is 500:1.

Commissions

  • BlackBull charges commission of $3 per lot per side on its ECN Prime account. For its ECN Institutional account, commissions are negotiable.
  • 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.

Platforms

BlackBull provides MT4. Vantage FX offers MT4 and MT5.

Why BlackBull or Vantage FX ?

Traders who want to trade using MT4 online trading robots (i.e. Expert Advisors) can do so at either broker. However a trader who wishes to use the successor to MT4, can find MT5 at Vantage FX.

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • Each has MT4
  • Vantage FX also provides MT5
  • Both allow the use of Expert Advisors
  • Each provides ECN trading
  • Vantage FX has a wider range of market to trade

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