FXGiants vs Z.com Trade Comparison

FXGiants vs Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

FXGiants versus Z.com Trade
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4200+FCA, ASIC
$50 MT475+FCA

FXGiants and Z.com Trade Comparison

Both of these brokers are regulated in the UK by the FCA. FXGiants is additionally regulated by the ASIC in Australia. They can offer as well no dealing desk trading conditions. FXGiants provides this for its ECN accounts and allows scalping and EAs, with variable spreads. It offers an ECN account which charges commissions and one which does not, with higher Forex spreads. FXGiants also provides other account types, including an account which offers fixed spreads from 0, with a commission charge and an account which offers fixed spreads without a commission charge, for Forex pairs.

Z.com Trade also allows scalping and EAs and offers two ECN accounts which charge a commission for Forex (but one has a higher minimum deposit and lower commissions charges), and a Classic account which does not charge commissions and provides variable spreads. FXGiants's non-ECN accounts are instant execution, while the other accounts are market execution, as are all of Z.com Trade's account types.

Quick comparison

Both offer MT4. Z.com Trade is an ECN broker, while FXGiants has a range of account types, either STP/ECN or instant execution accounts. Z.com Trade also has a Classic account with variable spreads without a commission charge.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FXGiants's ECN accounts is $500. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $/€/£50.

  • FXGiants offers CFD trading on five account types, the Micro account, the Premium account, the 0 Fixed Spread account, the STP/ECN No Commission account and the STP/ECN 0 Spread account. The minimum deposit is $100 for the Micro account, $500 for the 0 Fixed spread, STP/ECN No Commission and STP/ECN 0 Spread accounts and $2,500 for the Premium account. The Micro and Premium accounts have two types, Live Fixed or Live Floating Spread. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots except for the Premium account where it is 0.1 lots.
  • FXGiants's 0 Fixed Spread account offers fixed spreads from 0 plus a commission charge. The STP/ECN 0 Spread account offer variable ECN spreads from 0, with a commission charge. FXGiants provides economic news and an economic calendar on its website. It also provides a dedicated account manager and a 24/5 dealing hotline for its non-ECN accounts.
  • 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 Classic account does not have a commission charge. Z.com Trade allows scalping, hedging and EAs. Z.com Trade uses Equinix's LD4 (London) Data Centre. All account types have a minimum order size of 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

  • FXGiants provides 200+ covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Soft Commodities and Shares (with both Spot and Futures FX and Indices products).
  • Z.com Trade offers 75+ covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • FXGiants offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • STP/ECN account spreads at FXGiants are variable and are from 1.7 for EUR/USD on the STP/ECN No Commission account and 0.0 on the STP/ECN 0 spread account, and from around 1 for UK100, 0.50 for Gold on the STP/ECN No Commission account and 0.15 on the STP/ECN 0 Spread account, and 0.04 for US Crude Oil. FXGiants also offers non-ECN EUR/USD spreads from 1.8 fixed and 0.7 variable without a commission charge and 0 fixed with 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 FXGiants (FCA regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • FXGiants charges a commission of $13 per lot round trip for its ECN Zero account and does not charge a commission for its ECN No Commission account. It also charges a commission from $18 per lot round trip on the 0 Fixed Spread account.
  • 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

Both brokers offer MT4, available for desktop, tablet and mobile.

Comparison summary

  • ECN spreads at FXGiants are either low Forex and Metals spreads with a commission charge or higher without
  • Z.com Trade provides low Forex spreads with a commission charge on its ECN accounts
  • For a higher minimum deposit, Z.com Trade offers ECN trading with a lower commission charge
  • Z.com Trade can provide trading without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • FXGiants offers a fixed Forex spread account without a commission charge
  • FXGiants's lowest fixed EUR/USD spread (without a commission charge) is 1.8
  • FXGiants provides variable EUR/USD without a commission spread from 0.7
  • Z.com Trade provides variable EUR/USD spreads from 1.0, without a commission charge and 0 with a commission charge
  • FXGiants provides an account with fixed spreads from 0, with a commission charge
  • FXGiants offers Shares CFD but both brokers offer a range of markets

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