easyMarkets vs Z.com Trade Comparison

easyMarkets vs Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

easyMarkets versus Z.com Trade Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, Web Trader & Apps300+CySEC, ASIC
$50 MT475+FCA

easyMarkets and Z.com Trade Comparison

easyMarkets offers fixed spreads, while Z.com Trade offers variable spreads, with or without a commission charge. Z.com Trade is an MT4 broker. easyMarkets provides MT4 and a web trader and apps.

easyMarkets offers different fixed spreads depending on the account type. Z.com Trade provides ECN trading (which can offer low variable spreads, plus a commission charge) on its ECN accounts.

easyMarkets has a higher minimum deposit, but provides more instruments to trade. easyMarkets is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus and by the ASIC in Australia. Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Z.com Trade offers ECN trading and MT4. easyMarkets offers fixed spread trading, a web trader and MT4.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for easyMarkets is $100. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $50.

  • easyMarkets offers a Standard account with a minimum deposit of $100 and a VIP account with a minimum deposit of $2,500.
  • All easyMarkets account types have customer support and a personal account manager. The VIP account additionally has telephone trading, access to the tightest spreads at easyMarkets, a personal analyst and real time SMS market updates. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • easyMarkets provides 300+ individual markets covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Soft Commodities and Options. easyMarkets offers 135+ Forex pairs along with FX Forwards and Options.
  • Z.com Trade offers 75+ individual markets covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies and Precious Metals. Z.com Trade provides 55+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

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

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at easyMarkets are fixed and are from 1 for EUR/USD, 2 for UK100, 0.35 for Gold and 0.04 for US Oil.
  • 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 easyMarkets (CySEC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • easyMarkets does not charge commissions.
  • Z.com Trade does not charge commissions on its Classic account for Forex, or for Indices or Commodities. For Forex on its ECN account it charges commission of $4 per lot per side, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Platforms

Both brokers provide MT4, which is available for desktop, tablet and mobile. easyMarkets also offers a web trading platform and app.

Comparison summary

  • easyMarkets offers fixed spreads which can be lower with higher deposit account types
  • Z.com Trade provides variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • Z.com Trade also offers very low spreads for Forex plus a commission charge on its ECN accounts
  • easyMarkets provides more CFDs but both brokers have a range of markets available to trade
  • Both brokers offer MT4
  • easyMarkets also provides a web trader
  • easyMarkets is regulated by the CySEC and the ASIC, Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA

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