FXCC vs XM Comparison

FXCC vs XM Broker Comparison

FXCC versus XM Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$200MT425+CySEC
$5MT4, MT51000+CySEC, ASIC, IFSC

FXCC and XM Comparison

FXCC is an ECN broker, offering low spreads plus an additional charge, including providing an account with ECN spreads, and no commission charge. XM can provide a range of account types, including its XM Zero account offered at XM CySEC regulated which has low spreads plus a commission charge. XM can provide considerably more markets on MT5, as it offers Stocks CFDs (however it has a similar number to FXCC on its XM Zero account).

Essentially, XM can offer a range of account types, while FXCC focuses on ECN trading. Both have MT4, though XM also provides MT5. XM has a lower minimum deposit all accounts considered, but its XM Zero account has the same minimum deposit as FXCC. XM offers its Micro (cent) account which allows for very small trade sizes.

Both brokers are regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus. XM is additionally regulated by the ASIC in Australia and the IFSC in Belize.

Quick comparison

FXCC is an ECN MT4 broker. XM provides a range of account types including a cent account on MT4 and MT5, with many more markets to trade on MT5.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FXCC is $100 and the minimum deposit for XM is $5.

  • FXCC provides three account types. These are the ECN Standard account, the ECN XL account and the ECN Advanced account. FXCC's ECN XL account has a minimum deposit of $100, the ECN Standard account has a minimum deposit of $10,000 and the ECN Advanced account has a minimum deposit of $100,000.
  • All FXCC account types provide the MT4 platform, ECN/STP order execution, mobile trading, free technical analysis, SMS notifications, VPS, Economic Calendar and Trading Tools, allow Expert Advisors, scalping and hedging and provide a personal account manager. The ECN XL account additionally can offer zero commissions (T&Cs apply) and zero mark-up. The ECN Advanced account provides more markets to trade than the other account types (200+ vs 30). All trading styles are allowed at FXCC and a news feed and analysis is available on the website.
  • XM CySEC regulated offers three account types, a Micro and a Standard account, both with minimum deposits of $5 and the XM Zero account, with a minimum deposit of $100. An Islamic account is available for each account type. The Micro and Standard accounts do not charge commissions, the XM Zero account does charge commissions. The Micro and Standard accounts differ in terms of order sizes available. The minimum trade size is 0.0001 lots.
  • XM ASIC regulated offers the XM Ultra Low account instead of the XM Zero account. XM IFSC regulated offers the Micro, Standard and Ultra Low accounts and a Shares account (with real Shares to own). The minimum deposit for the Ultra Low account is $50. The minimum deposit for the Shares account is $10,000.
  • XM offers an economic calendar, a personal account manager, video tutorials, daily technical analysis, Forex market research and daily Forex signals, trading tools, market outlook and webinars. XM allows EAs, hedging and scalping.

Markets

  • On the ECN Standard and the ECN XL account, FXCC offers 30, covering Forex and Metals. On the ECN Advanced account, FXCC has 200+ markets.
  • XM offers 100+ covering Forex, Metals, Commodities and Indices on MT4 and 1000+ on MT5 since it also includes Cryptocurrencies and Stock CFDs. The XM Zero account offers Forex, Gold and Silver, with 55+.

Spreads and leverage

Both brokers can offer low Forex spreads plus a commission charge. XM can additionally provides Forex spreads from 0.6 on its Ultra Low account and from 1 on its Standard account without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for FXCC (CySEC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for XM (CySEC regulated) is .

Commissions

  • FXCC's ECN XL account does not charge commissions.
  • FXCC's ECN Standard account charges commissions of 0.75 pips per lot per side for Forex and $7.5 per lot per side for Metals.
  • FXCC's ECN Advanced account charges commissions of 0.4 pips per lot per side for Forex and $4 per lot per side for Metals, Energy and Indices.
  • XM charges a commission of $3.5 per lot per side on the XM Zero account.

Online trading platforms

Both brokers provide MT4, available for desktop, tablet and mobile. XM additionally offers MT5, also available for desktop, tablet and mobile. Both brokers provide micro lot trading.

Why FXCC or XM ?

Traders who want to trade with MT4 can find this online trading platform at either broker. XM provides as well the successor to MT4, MetaTrader 5 (MT5). On this platform, XM offers considerably more markets to trade than FXCC. While each provides accounts which can offer low Forex spreads plus a commission charge, XM additionally provides a Micro (cent) account which offers trade sizes smaller than standard micro lots. Thus traders who want to trade with small trade sizes may do so at XM. XM has a smaller minimum deposit for its accounts except its XM Zero account which has the same minimum deposit as FXCC.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers provide CFD trading
  • Each offers MT4
  • XM additionally provides MT5
  • XM can provide considerably more markets to trade
  • FXCC offers its ECN XL account with no mark-up or commission charge
  • XM provides its Micro (cent) account with small trade sizes and has a low minimum deposit

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