FOREX.com vs IronFX - Online Brokerage Comparison

FOREX.com vs IronFX Comparison

FOREX.com vs IronFX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$50MT4, Advanced Platform, Web Trader300+FCA, ASIC, CFTC, IIROC, SFC, CIMA, FSA
$100MT4200+FCA, ASIC, CySEC, FSCA

FOREX.com and IronFX Comparison

The brokers have similarities in that they each offer MT4 and support automated trading on this platform. Both support discretionary trading (where the trader makes their own trading decisions), but in different ways.

IronFX has a range of STP/ECN accounts (for automated or discretionary trading) but also provides a range of accounts, which offer fixed or variable spreads and improved services for higher deposits. FOREX.com offers two platforms which are aimed at discretionary trading (as well as MT4, which can be used for either type of trading).

Both are regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and the ASIC in Australia. FOREX.com is additionally regulated by the CFTC in the United States, the IIROC in Canada, the SFC in Hong Kong, the CIMA in the Cayman Islands and the FSA in Japan. IronFX is additionally regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus and the FSCA in South Africa.

Quick Comparison

Either brokers can be used for discretionary or automated trading. IronFX has a focus on providing ways to trade on MT4, while FOREX.com offers a range of platforms.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FOREX.com is $/€/£50. The minimum deposit for IronFX is $100, but for STP/ECN trading it is $500.

  • FOREX.com offers CFD trading. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots. It has an Economic Calendar, Market Research and a news feed on its platforms, offers Autochartist and Trading Central and has a Trader Education course on its website.
  • IronFX offers a range of account types and services. These include a Micro account which has a minimum deposit of $100, a Premium account with a minimum deposit of $2,500 and a VIP account with a minimum deposit of $20,000. These three account types are available with fixed or variable spreads and the spreads can be tighter on higher account types. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots except for the Premium and VIP accounts where it is 0.1 lots.
  • IronFX also offers a Zero Fixed Spread account. This provides zero spreads for some markets, with commissions charged. As well, IronFX offers STP/ECN accounts with or without commissions. It also has an STP/ECN Absolute Zero account, with spreads from zero, with no commission charge. For the Zero Fixed Spread account and the STP/ECN account, the minimum deposit is $500. The minimum deposit for the Absolute Zero account is upon request to the account manager.
  • All IronFX accounts offer a dedicated account manager, technical analysis reports, investor education tools and private one-on-one trading guidance. The Premium, VIP, STP/ECN No Commission and STP/ECN Zero Spread accounts also offer a dealing department transaction hotline.

Markets

  • FOREX.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Soft Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Stocks, with 300+ available.
  • IronFX offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Soft Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Stocks, with 200+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • FOREX.com offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.
  • IronFX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and ADA.

Spreads and leverage

FOREX.com offers Forex spreads from 0.8 (variable) without a commission charge. IronFX provides Forex spreads from 0.5 (variable) without a commission charge and 1.6 (fixed) without a commission charge and from 0 (variable) plus a commission charge.

The maximum leverage for FOREX.com (FCA regulated) is . The maximum leverage for IronFX (FCA or CySEC regulated) is .

Online trading platforms

FOREX.com offers the Advanced Platform, a web trader and MT4. IronFX offers MT4. Both brokers provide mobile apps.

Why FOREX.com or IronFX ?

Traders who want to trade on MetaTrader 4 (MT4) can do so at either broker. FOREX.com additionally offers a user friendly Web Trader and its Advanced Trading Platform with programmable chart signals. IronFX provides a range of account types based around MT4, with different spreads and additionally offers premium account types.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers provide CFD trading
  • Each offers MT4
  • FOREX.com additionally provides its Web Trader
  • FOREX.com additionally offers its Advanced Trading Platform
  • IronFX has a range of account types including STP/ECN and premium

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