easyMarkets vs GKFX Broker Comparison

easyMarkets vs. GKFX Broker Comparison

easyMarkets versus GKFX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, Web Trader & Apps200+CySEC, ASIC
$20MT4, Sirix500+FCA

easyMarkets and GKFX Comparison

easyMarkets and GKFX both offer Forex and Metals trading along with Indices and Energy. easyMarkets also offers Options trading and GKFX also offers Stocks CFDs. Both brokers offer a relatively large number of Forex pairs, but easyMarkets offers more.

easyMarkets and GKFX both provide CFD accounts, but GKFX also provides a spread betting account. easyMarkets offers fixed spreads, GKFX offers fixed and variable spreads.

easyMarkets is regulated by the ASIC in Australia and the CySEC in Cyprus and GKFX is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Account types and minimum deposit

The minimum deposit for easyMarkets is $100 and the minimum amount which can be deposited with GKFX is $/£20.

  • 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.
  • GKFX provides Spread Betting, Fixed and Variable CFD accounts, Swap Free, VIP and Corporate accounts. The minimum deposit for the VIP/Corporate accounts is $25,000.
  • Trading Central is available to GKFX clients who deposit at least $1000. A free Virtual Private Server (the Welcome VPS) is available to clients with a starting balance of £1,600, T&Cs apply. GKFX also provides MarketInsights on the website, which includes technical studies, Trader's Sentiment, articles, a weekly view, a news feed, and a set of analysis tools including a Heat Map of changes in value for products and an Economic Matrix of figures for various economies. There is also trader's education in the form of course, videos, webinars and tutorials.


  • easyMarkets offers Currency Pairs, Commodities, Indices, Cryptocurrencies and Options.
  • GKFX offers Currency Pairs, Commodities, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks and the Bund.

GKFX offers more, with over 500 CFDs, versus over 200 CFDs offered by easyMarkets. The difference is due to the fact that easyMarkets does not offer Shares CFDs while GKFX does. However easyMarkets provides 135+ Forex pairs and GKFX provides 90+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • easyMarkets offers Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.
  • GKFX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin and Dash.

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.
  • GKFX offers both fixed and variable spreads for CFD trading. Its lowest spreads are on the VIP account, which has EUR/USD spreads from 0.6. For the Fixed Spread account EUR/USD spreads are 1.8 and on the Variable account EUR/USD spreads are from 1.2. For the Fixed, Variable and VIP account types, UK100 spreads are from 1 and US Crude Oil spread are from 0.05. For the Fixed account, Gold spreads are 0.50 and for the Variable accounts, Gold spreads are from 0.30 and for the VIP account Gold spreads are from 0.20.
  • Spread Betting spreads at GKFX are fixed, at 0.7 for EUR/USD, 0.9 for UK100, 0.30 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.

The maximum leverage for easyMarkets (CySEC regulated) is . The maximum leverage for GKFX is .


easyMarkets offers both MT4 and its own platform, on desktop, tablet and mobile. GKFX offers MT4 on desktop, tablet and mobile, an MT4 web trader and Sirix. Both brokers provide micro lot trading.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers offer CFD trading
  • In the UK GKFX additionally provides spread betting
  • Each offers MT4
  • easyMarkets additionally provides its web trader
  • GKFX additionally offers Sirix

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