Compare Dukascopy vs Z.com Trade - ECN Broker Comparison

Compare Dukascopy vs Z.com Trade

Dukascopy versus Z.com Trade Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, JForex 3500+FCMC
$50MT475+FCA

Dukascopy and Z.com Trade Comparison

Dukascopy and Z.com Trade each offer ECN trading, with low spreads plus a commission charge. Z.com Trade also provides an account with variable spreads without a commission charge.

Dukascopy offers traders access to the SWFX Marketplace of liquidity, while Z.com Trade co-locates its servers with liquidity providers in Equnix's LD4 data center. Dukascopy is regulated by the FCMC in Latvia, while Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Both provide ECN trading, however Dukascopy offers this on MT4 and JForex 3, while Z.com offers it on MT4. Dukascopy has more markets.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for Dukascopy is $100 (for ECN trading). The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $/€/£50.

  • Dukascopy offers one account type. A Swap-free (Islamic) account is available as well. Dukascopy offers webinars through the JForex 3 platform. Dukascopy offers traders access to the Swiss Foreign Exchange Marketplace liquidity pools, which it operates. The minimum trade size is 0.01 standard lots (1000 units).
  • Z.com Trade offers three account types for retail traders, Classic, ECN and ECN Plus. The minimum deposit for the Classic and ECN accounts is $/€/£50. The minimum deposit for the ECN Plus account is $/€/£10,000. The ECN Plus account has lower commission charges. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots.
  • Z.com Trade offers an 'Educational and Analytical Portal' which provides trading strategies and signals, educational courses, the capacity to chat with an analyst, a technical and fundamental analysis feed, market analysis and news updates.

Markets

  • Dukascopy offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities and Stocks, with 500+ available.
  • Z.com Trade offers Forex, Indices, Energy and Precious Metals, with 75+ available.

Dukascopy provides 60+ Forex pairs, Z.com Trade offers 55+ Forex pairs.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at Dukascopy are variable and are from 0.1 for EUR/USD (with an average of 0.2), 1 for UK100, 0.10 for Gold and 0.02 for US Crude Oil, plus a commission charge.
  • On Z.com Trade's Classic account, spreads are variable from 1.0 for EUR/USD. On Z.com Trade's ECN accounts, spreads are variable, with a typical spread of 0.1 for EUR/USD, 1.5 for UK100, 0.09 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

Maximum leverage for Dukascopy EU is . Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • Dukascopy charges a commission which varies depending on the volume traded, the initial deposit and equity in the account.
  • For Forex, Dukascopy commissions range from $35 per million USD per side, to $10 per million USD traded per side.
  • For other markets except Stocks, Dukascopy commissions range from $52.5 per million USD per side, to $15 per million USD per side.
  • Z.com Trade charges commission of $4 per lot per side on its ECN account, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Platforms

Dukascopy provides MT4, JForex 3, JForex Web 3 and apps. Z.com Trade offers MT4. These platforms are available on desktop, tablet and mobile.

Very quick comparison

ECN MT4 and JForex trading (Dukascopy) VS ECN MT4 trading (Z.com Trade).

Comparison summary

  • Z.com Trade offers MT4, Dukascopy offers MT4 and JForex 3
  • Both provide ECN trading
  • They offer access to liquidity pools, with low spreads and a commission charge
  • Z.com Trade also provides a Classic account with variable spreads without a commission charge
  • Dukascopy can offer more markets, as it provides Stocks CFDs
  • Both are regulated

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