Markets.com vs Pepperstone Comparison

Markets.com vs Pepperstone Broker Comparison

Markets.com versus Pepperstone Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, MT5, Web Trader & Apps2000+FCA, ASIC, CySEC, FSCA
$200MT4, MT5, cTrader150+FCA, ASIC

Markets.com and Pepperstone Comparison

Pepperstone is an ECN broker with a trading infrastructure focused on high speed order execution with no dealing desk intervention, suiting a wide range of styles. Both brokers offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5), the successor to MT4. Markets.com provides its web trader, which has considerably more markets to trade (though Pepperstone offers a competitive number for an ECN broker). Pepperstone additionally provides cTrader.

Pepperstone is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and by the ASIC in Australia.

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. Markets.com UK is operated by TradeTech Alpha Limited which is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Both brokers offer a range of platforms: each has MT4 and MT4. Pepperstone is an ECN broker and has cTrader and Markets.com has a web trader and apps and more markets.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for Pepperstone is $200 or AU$200 or £200 and the minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100.

  • Markets.com offers a wide range of tools accessible from its trading platform, including Events & Trade (an economic calendar with trading opportunities and affected instruments), Financial Commentary, Financial News, Trading Central, Multi-Symbol Charts, Insider Trades, Analyst Recommendations, Bloggers Opinions, Hedge Fund Confidence, XRay (expert views), Video Tutorials Education on Demand and MARKETS View. For a minimum deposit of $250, Markets.com offers MARKETSX which provides its user friendly web trader with additional VIP support and can offer reduced spreads.
  • Pepperstone offers four account types. These are Standard, Razor, Islamic (Swap Free) and Active Traders.
  • Pepperstone's Standard and Islamic accounts do not charge commissions and hence offer higher spreads as they include a mark up. The Razor account charges commissions and allows scalping. Pepperstone provides trading guides, a market review and an economic calendar its website.
  • Pepperstone's Active Traders account is for active traders and institutions depositing at least $25,000 and trading at least 250 lots a month. It offers EDGE ECN Execution, a dedicated relationship manager, a segregated customer account, advanced reporting, VPS hosting services and custom solutions.

Markets

  • Markets.com offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Energy, Soft Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Stocks, ETFs and Bonds, with 2000+ available.
  • Pepperstone offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Energy, Soft Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, Metals and Stocks, with 150+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Markets.com offers trading in Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Ripple.
  • Pepperstone offers trading in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash and Ripple.

Spreads and leverage

Forex spreads at Markets.com are from 0.6 (for MARKETSX). Forex spreads at Pepperstone are from 0 plus commission.

Maximum leverage for Markets.com operated by Safecap Investments Limited (CySEC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Pepperstone (FCA regulated) is .

Commissions

Pepperstone charges a commission of $3.76 or AU$3.5 or €2.61 per lot per side on the Razor account, depending on the account currency. cTrader commissions are 7 units per lot round trip of the first quoted currency in the traded currency.

Markets.com does not charge commissions.

Online trading platforms

Both brokers offer MT4 and MT5. Markets.com additionally provides a web trader. Both brokers offer mobile apps.

Why Markets.com or Pepperstone ?

Markets.com has many more markets available on its web trader, however they are more comparable when MT4 is compared. Both also offer MT5. For traders who execute their own trades, Markets.com has a user friendly web trader and apps. Pepperstone additionally offers cTrader, which is both a user friendly platform and supports automated trading with robots.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers offer MT4 and MT5
  • Markets.com additionally provides a web trader (and apps)
  • Pepperstone additionally offers cTrader
  • On its web trader, Markets.com has considerably more markets to trade
  • Pepperstone offer a relatively number of markets to trade for an ECN broker

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