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 webtraders, Markets.com also has 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 an Islamic account. For deposits higher than $100,000, AAAFx offers Institutional accounts, which have lower commission charges.
  • 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

  • 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 are from 0.2 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.34 for Gold and 0.05 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 webtrader and MT5, while AAAFx provides the ZTP webtrader. Markets.com's web trader platform provides 90 technical indicators, time frames from 1 minute to 1 month and candlestick, line charts and bar charts. These platforms are available on desktop, tablet and mobile.

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 webtrader
  • Markets.com additionally offers MT5
  • Markets.com provides many more CFDs
  • AAAFx is an ECN broker
  • Both brokers offer Cryptocurrency CFDs
  • Markets.com has a lower minimum deposit

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