Markets.com vs XM Comparison

Markets.com vs XM Broker Comparison

Markets.com versus XM Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, MT5, Web Trader & Apps2000+CySEC, ASIC, FSCA
$5MT4, MT5700+CySEC, ASIC, FCA

Markets.com and XM Comparison

Markets.com provides fixed spreads and a relatively large number of CFDs. It offers a web trader and MT4. XM offers variable spreads, both lower with a commission charge and higher without a commission charge. Its commission free trading accounts have a low minimum deposit, but its XM Zero account with commission charges has the same minimum deposit as Markets.com. XM offers MT4 and MT5.

XM is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus and is additionally regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and 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.

Quick comparison

Both provide MT4 and MT5. Markets also offers a web trader and apps and has more markets, though XM has a relatively large number for an STP broker.

Account types and minimum deposit

The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100. The minimum deposit for XM is $/£5.

  • Markets.com provides three account types, Classic, Standard and Premium, depending on the deposit, and an Islamic account. The minimum initial deposit is $100 for the Classic and Islamic accounts, $2,500 for the Standard account and $20,000 for the Premium account.
  • All three Markets.com account types come with daily analysis, tutorials, customer support and webinars. The Standard account also comes with a dedicated account manager, SMS news and signals, and premium daily analysis. Markets.com's Premium account also comes with premium customer support.
  • XM 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 of these account types. The Micro and Standard accounts do not charge commissions, the XM Zero account does charge commissions.
  • XM offers free VPS for clients who have a minimum balance of $5000 in their account, terms and conditions apply. For clients who do not meet the conditions for a free VPS, it is available for a monthly fee of $28. XM also offers a personal account manager, video tutorials, daily technical analysis, Forex market research and daily Forex signals, market outlook and webinars.

Markets

  • Markets.com offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Commodities, Stocks, Cryptocurrencies, ETFs and Bonds, with 2000+ available.
  • XM offers Currency Pairs, Indices, Commodities, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies, with 700+ available on MT5 and 100+ available on MT4 (it does not offer Stocks or Cryptocurrency CFDs).

The XM Zero account offers trading in 50+ Forex pairs plus Gold and Silver.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Markets.com provides Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash and Bitcoin Cash.
  • XM provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Markets.com's WebTrader spreads are fixed, from 2 for EUR/USD, 1.2 for UK100, 0.70 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.
  • Markets.com's MT4 spreads are fixed, from 3 for EUR/USD, 2 for UK100, 0.70 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil.
  • Spreads at XM are variable. For the Standard and Micro accounts spreads are from 1 for EUR/USD, 1.5 for UK 100, 0.4 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil. XM also offers Futures, with UK100 spreads from 4.5.
  • For the XM Zero account, EUR/USD has an average spread of 0.1 (but can reach a low of 0). On the XM Zero account Gold has an average spread of 0.21.

Maximum leverage for Markets.com operated by Safecap Invesements Limited (CySEC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for XM (FCA or CySEC regulated) is .

Commissions

  • Markets.com does not charge commissions.
  • XM charges a commission of $3.5 per lot per leg on its XM Zero account.

Platform

Both brokers provide MT4. Markets.com also provides a web trader, with 90 technical indicators. XM also provides MT5 which has Level II pricing. These platforms are available on desktop, tablet and mobile. Both brokers offer micro lot trading.

Comparison summary

  • Markets.com provides fixed spreads
  • XM provides variable spreads
  • Markets.com offers trading without a commission charge
  • XM offers trading without a commission charge for two accounts and trading with a commission charge for its XM Zero account
  • The XM Zero account has Forex spreads from 0 (plus commission)
  • XM offers MT4 and MT5, Markets.com offers a web trader and MT4
  • Market.com provides more CFDs to trade
  • XM is an STP NDD broker
  • XM has a lower minimum deposit for its Micro and Standard accounts, but the same minimum deposit for its XM Zero account as Markets.com

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