FXCC vs Z.com Trade Comparison

FXCC vs Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

FXCC versus Z.com Trade
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT445+CySEC
$50MT475+FCA

FXCC and Z.com Trade Comparison

Both FXCC and Z.com Trade are MT4 brokers. FXCC is an ECN broker with low variable spreads both with and without a commission charge. Z.com Trade also provides ECN trading, offering two accounts, one with a higher minimum deposit and lower commission charges. Z.com Trade also provides a variable spread Classic account which does not charge commissions. Both brokers allow scalping and EAs. FXCC is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus. Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

Both are MT4 ECN brokers. Each can provide trading with or without a commission charge.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FXCC is $100. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $/€/£50.

  • FXCC provides three account types. These are the ECN Standard account, the ECN XL account and the ECN Advanced account. All accounts welcome Scalpers, allow hedging and EAs, provide live news updates, technical analysis, trading tools and an economic calendar on the FXCC website, and offer a personal account manager. All account types have a minimum order size of 0.01 lots.
  • FXCC's ECN Standard account has a minimum deposit of $100, the ECN XL account has a minimum deposit of $500 and the ECN Advanced account has a minimum deposit of $100,000. All accounts charge commissions, except for the ECN XL account which does not charge commissions for deposits less than or equal to $10,000. The ECN Advanced account offers more Forex pairs and also offers Indices.
  • 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 allows scalping, hedging and EAs. All account types have a minimum trade size of 0.01 lots.
  • 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.

Account currencies

FXCC accounts are available in GBP, USD and EUR. Z.com Trade accounts are also available in GBP, USD and EUR.

Markets

  • FXCC offers 50, covering Forex pairs, Indices and Precious Metals on the ECN Advanced account. On the ECN Standard and the ECN XL account, FXCC provides 30 assets covering Forex and Precious Metals.
  • Z.com Trade offers 75+, covering Forex pairs, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals and Cryptocurrencies.
  • FXCC provides 25+ Forex pairs, Z.com Trade provides 55+ Forex pairs.

Thus Z.com Trade offers a wider range of markets.

Spreads and leverage

  • Spreads at FXCC are variable and are from 0.1 for EUR/USD (with a typical range under normal market conditions of 0.2-0.6) and around 0.25 for Gold.
  • 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 FXCC is . Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • FXCC's ECN Standard account charges commissions of 0.75 pips per lot per side for Forex and $7.5 per lot per side for Metals.
  • For deposits of less than or equal to $10,000, FXCC's ECN XL account does not charge commissions and for deposits greater than $10,000 the ECN XL account charges commissions of 0.3 pips per lot per side.
  • FXCC's ECN Advanced account charges commissions of 0.4 pips per lot per side for Forex and $4 per lot per side for Metals, Energy and Indices.
  • Z.com Trade charges commission of $4 per lot per side on its ECN account, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Platforms

Both brokers provide MT4, available for desktop, tablet and mobile. The minimum trade size for FXCC is 0.01 lots, the minimum trade size for Z.com Trade is 0.1 lots.

Comparison summary

  • FXCC and Z.com Trade offer low spreads with a commission charge
  • Z.com Trade offers variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • FXCC can offer low ECN spreads without a commission charge on its ECN Advanced account
  • Z.com Trade provides a wider range of markets
  • FXCC and Z.com Trade allow scalping and EAs
  • Both brokers provide MT4
  • FXCC is regulated by the CySEC, Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA

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