FOREX.com vs Markets.com Comparison

FOREX.com vs Markets.com Comparison

FOREX.com vs Markets.com Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$50MT4, Advanced Platform, Web Trader300+FCA, ASIC, CFTC, IIROC, SFC, CIMA, FSA
$100MT4, Web Trader & Apps, MT52000+ASIC, CySEC, FSCA

FOREX.com and Markets.com Comparison

FOREX.com has a range of market available, offered on a number of platforms. Markets.com main platform is a web trader and apps. Both are CFD brokers, and Markets.com has a larger number available to trade.

Markets.com also has MT4 and MT5. Like FOREX.com it has less markets on MT4. However MT5 allows it to expand its offering of markets, compared with MT4. Comparing MT4, they have similar numbers of markets. On MT5, Markets.com has a similar number to FOREX.com's platforms (other than MT4).

FOREX.com is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, the ASIC in Australia, the CFTC in the United States, the IIROC in Candada, the SFC in Hong Kong, the CIMA in the Cayman Islands and the FSA in Japan. 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 offer MT4 and web traders, Markets.com has more markets.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FOREX.com is $/€/£50. The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100.

  • FOREX.com offers Forex and CFD trading. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots. It has an Economic Calendar, Market Research and a news feed on its platforms and a Trader Education course on its website.
  • Markets.com offers Events & Trade (for news trading), Daily Analyst Recommendations, Insiders' Stuff (trending Stocks) and Trading Central on its web trader. On its website it provides an Economic Calendar and Weekly Market Reviews.

Markets

  • On The Advanced Platform, FOREX.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks and Soft Commodities, with 300+ available.
  • On MT4, FOREX.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals and Soft Commodities, with 110+ available.
  • On its web trader, Markets.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, ETFs, Soft Commodities and Bonds, with 2000+ available.
  • On MT4, Markets.com provides Forex, Indices, Energy and Precious Metals with 60+ available.
  • On MT5, Markets.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals and Stocks, with 240+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

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

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at FOREX.com are variable or fixed depending on the market, with variable spreads from 1.4 for EUR/USD, a fixed spread of 1 for UK100, a typical variable spread of 0.61 for Gold and 0.04 for US Crude Oil.
  • Markets.com's spreads are fixed under normal market conditions from 2 pips for EUR/USD and from 1.2 for the UK100, 0.7 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.
  • On MT5, Markets.com's spreads are fixed under normal market conditions from 3 pips for EUR/USD and from 2 for UK100, 0.58 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil.

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

Platforms

FOREX.com offers the Advanced Platform, a web trader, MT4, an MT4 web trader and apps. Markets.com offers a web trader, MT4, MT5 and apps.

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • Both have platforms for discretionary trading
  • Each offers MT4
  • Markets.com also provides MT5
  • Both have Cryptocurrency CFDs
  • Each has a range of tools available, beyond charting tools
  • Markets.com can offer fixed Forex spreads
  • FOREX.com can offer variable Forex spreads

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