AAAFx vs Markets.com - Compare Trading Brokers

AAAFx vs Markets.com Broker Comparison

AAAFx versus Markets.com Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$300MT4, ZTP55+HCMC
$100MT4, MT5, Web Trader & Apps2000+CySEC, FSCA, ASIC

AAAFx and Markets.com Comparison

AAAFx is an ECN broker which can offer low variable spreads with a commission charge. Markets.com can provide fixed spreads. Both brokers offer MT4. AAAFx also provides the ZTP web trader, and Markets.com offers a Web Trader platform and MT5. Both brokers provide Cryptocurrency CFD trading.

AAAFx is regulated by the HCMC in Greece.

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.

Quick comparison

ECN broker (AAAFx) vs fixed spread broker (Markets.com) - both have MT4 and different web traders, Markets.com also provides MT5.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for AAAFx is $300 or €250 or £200 or ¥35,000 or AU$370. The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100.

  • AAAFx offers CFD trading. AAAFx provides an Islamic account. For deposits higher than $100,000, AAAFx offers Institutional accounts, which have lower commission charges. AAAFx provides support for social and copy trading via ZuluTrade.
  • Markets.com provides CFD trading. Markets.com offers a range of tools including Events & Trade (an economic calendar with potential trading opportunities identified), Financial Commentary, News, Trading Central, Multi Charts, Sentiments (opinions from a variety of sources) and a Knowledge Center with Video Tutorials and Education on Demand on its trading platform and its website.

Markets

  • AAAFx offers Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Metals, Bonds, and Cryptocurrencies, with 55+ available.
  • Markets.com offers Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Metals, Bonds, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, Stocks and ETFs, with 2000+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AAAFx provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.
  • Markets.com provides Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at AAAFx are variable and typical spreads are from 0.3 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.34 for Gold and 0.035 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 AAAFx is . Maximum leverage for Markets.com operated by Safecap Investments Limited (CySEC regulated) is .

Commissions

  • AAAFx charges a commission of $10 per lot per side for Forex and $8 for CFDs. It is possible to request no commissions trading, with a resulting increase in spreads. The Institutional account charges commissions of $3 per lot per side for transaction where USD is the currency base.
  • Markets.com does not charge commissions.

Platforms

Both brokers provide MT4. Markets.com additionally provides a web trader and MT5, while AAAFx provides the ZTP web trader.

Why AAAFx or Markets.com ?

Both brokers offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4). Markets.com additionally provides the successor to MT4, MetaTrader 5 (MT5). Both brokers offer web traders which are designed for the trader who executes their own trades, though AAAFx's ZTP web trader can also be used to run online trading robots via ZuluScripts. Markets.com has many more markets to trade than AAAFx on its web trader, though AAAFx is an ECN broker and has a competitive number for this type of broker.

Comparison summary

  • AAAFx can offer very low spreads with a commission charge
  • Markets.com provides fixed spreads with no commission charge
  • Both brokers offer MT4 and a web trader
  • Markets.com additionally provides MT5
  • Markets.com offers many more CFDs to trade
  • AAAFx is an ECN broker
  • Both brokers offer Cryptocurrency CFDs
  • Markets.com has a lower minimum deposit

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