Compare eToro vs IronFX - Online Brokerage Comparison

Compare eToro vs IronFX

eToro vs IronFX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$200Web Trader & Apps1000+FCA, CySEC, ASIC
$100MT4200+FCA, CySEC, ASIC, FSCA

eToro and IronFX Comparison

IronFX is an MT4 broker with STP/ECN accounts, thus it supports automated trading using EAs. eToro is a Social Investment Network, and supports copy trading (i.e. copying the trades of other traders on eToro's network).

eToro does not offer MT4, but does provide a user friendly web trader, along with apps. IronFX provides a range of accounts types beyond STP/ECN, supporting discretionary trading. eToro also enables the trader to trade on their own if they wish (their platform provides tools such as technical indicators), or to use information from the social news feed to inform their trading.

eToro and IronFX are both regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, the CySEC in Cyprus and the ASIC in Australia. IronFX is additionally regulated by the FSCA in South Africa.

Quick comparison

eToro offers social and copy trading, while IronFX has a range of account for MT4, including STP/ECN trading.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for eToro is $200. The minimum deposit for IronFX is $100, but for STP/ECN trading it is $500.

  • eToro is a Social Trading Platform and Network which supports trading, social trading as well as auto trading by copying other traders (or being copied) and provides products based on this network. eToro offers the eToro Club, which is a tiered program with additional features depending on account equity (which can include personalised service and event invitations), starting at $5000 (Silver) and going up to Diamond ($250,000). The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots.
  • IronFX offers a range of account types and services. These include a Micro account which has a minimum deposit of $100, a Premium account with a minimum deposit of $2,500 and a VIP account with a minimum deposit of $20,000. These three account types are available with fixed or variable spreads and the spreads can be tighter on higher account types. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots except for the Premium and VIP accounts where it is 0.1 lots.
  • IronFX also offers a Zero Fixed Spread account. This provides zero spreads for some markets, with commissions charged. As well, IronFX offers STP/ECN accounts with or without commissions. It also has an STP/ECN Absolute Zero account, with spreads from zero, with no commission charge. For the Zero Fixed Spread account and the STP/ECN account, the minimum deposit is $500. The minimum deposit for the Absolute Zero account is upon request to the account manager.
  • All IronFX accounts offer a dedicated account manager, technical analysis reports, investor education tools and private one-on-one trading guidance. The Premium, VIP, STP/ECN No Commission and STP/ECN Zero Spread accounts also offer a dealing department transaction hotline.

Markets

  • eToro offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Stocks, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, ETFs and Bonds, with 1000+ available.
  • IronFX offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Stocks, Metals, Cryptocurrencies and Soft Commodities, with 200+ available.

Cryptocurrencies

  • eToro provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Cardano, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, NEO, IOTA, EOS, Stellar, Ethereum Classic, TRON, Zcash, Tezos and Binance Coin.
  • IronFX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Cardano CFDs.

Spreads and leverage

eToro provides Forex spreads from 3 (typical) without a commission charge. IronFX provides Forex spreads from 0.5 (variable) without a commission charge and 1.6 (fixed) without a commission charge and from 0 (variable) plus a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for eToro is . Maximum leverage for IronFX (FCA or CySEC regulated) is .

Online trading platforms

eToro offers a web trader, and apps on tablet and mobile. IronFX provides MT4, available on desktop, tablet and mobile and an MT4 web trader.

Why eToro or IronFX ?

Traders who want to trade on a user friendly online trading platform with social and copy trading my do so at eToro. Traders who want to trade on MT4 and access a range of account types built around this platform may do so at IronFX. Traders who want to trade with online trading robots may do so at IronFX on MT4.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers provide CFD trading
  • eToro has a user friendly platform
  • IronFX offers MT4
  • eToro provides more markets to trade
  • eToro supports social and copy trading on its platform
  • IronFX allows the use of EA robots

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