Compare City Index vs Markets.com - Online Brokerage Comparison

Compare City Index vs Markets.com

City Index versus Markets.com Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
NoneMT4, Web Trader, Advantage Web & Apps, AT Pro12,000+FCA, ASIC, MAS
$100MT4, Web Trader & Apps, MT52000+CySEC, ASIC, FSCA

City Index and Markets.com Comparison

Both brokers offer CFD trading, while City Index also provides spread betting in the UK.

City Index can provide more individual markets than Markets.com, but Market.com still provides a relatively large number compared with other brokers. Both provide MT4 and web traders, City Index also offers AT Pro, while Markets.com additionally provides MT5.

City Index is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, the ASIC in Australia and the MAS in Singapore. Markets.com is operated by Safecap Investments Limited which is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus and the FSCA in South Africa. Markets.com Australia is operated by Tradetech Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd which is regulated by the ASIC in Australia. Markets.com Africa is operated by TradeTech Markets (South Africa) which is regulated by the FSCA in South Africa.

Minimum deposit and account types

City Index does not have a minimum deposit. The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100.

  • City Index offers CFD trading and spread betting. City Index provides a news feed, market reports and a Trading Academy.
  • Markets.com provides three account types, Classic, Standard and Premium, depending on the deposit, and an Islamic account. The minimum initial deposit is $100 for the Classic and Islamic accounts, $2,500 for the Standard account and $20,000 for the Premium account. Micro lot trading is available.
  • All three Markets.com account types come with daily analysis, tutorials, customer support and webinars. The Standard account also comes with a dedicated account manager, SMS news and signals, and premium daily analysis. Markets.com's Premium account also comes with premium customer support.

Markets

  • City Index offers Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Metals, Soft Commodities, Shares, Bonds, ETFs, Cryptocurrencies, Options, IPOs and Interest Rates, with 12,000+ available. City Index Australia and City Index Singapore have less markets (5,000+), as they do not offer spread betting.
  • Markets.com offers Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Metals, Soft Commodities, Stocks, Bonds, ETFs and Bitcoin Futures, with 2000+ available.

City Index provides 80+ Forex pairs (on MT4), while Markets.com provides 50+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrencies

  • City Index offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash (for CFD trading or spread betting).
  • Markets.com offers Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash CFDs.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at City Index are variable and are from 0.5 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.3 for Gold and 0.04 for US Oil.
  • Markets.com's spreads are fixed under normal market conditions, from 2 pips for EUR/USD, 1.2 for the UK100, 0.7 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

Maximum leverage for City Index (FCA regulated) us . Maximum leverage for Markets.com operated by Safecap Investments Limited (CySEC regulated) is .

Platforms

City Index offers two web trading platforms (Web Trader and Advantage Web), MT4 and AT Pro. Markets.com provides a web trader, MT4 and MT5.

Comparison summary

  • City Index provides CFD trading and spread betting
  • Markets.com offers CFD trading
  • Both brokers provide a relatively large number of markets, but City Index offers more
  • City Index has variable spreads, Markets.com has fixed spreads
  • Both brokers provide MT4 and web traders
  • Both offer apps
  • City Index also offers AT Pro, Markets.com also provides MT5

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