FXGiants vs Pepperstone Comparison

FXGiants vs Pepperstone Broker Comparison

FXGiants versus Pepperstone
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4200+FCA, ASIC
$200MT4, MT5, cTrader95+FCA, ASIC

FXGiants and Pepperstone Comparison

FXGiants offers market execution vs instant execution across its range of account types. The difference is that market execution does not requote but may have slippage, while instant execution may have slippage but does not requote. Pepperstone does not requote or reject orders, but uses Equinix Data Centres and other technologies for high speed order transmission.

FXGiants can offer more markets to trade, but Pepperstone has a competitive number for an ECN broker. Both brokers offer MT4, but Pepperstone also provides MT5 and cTrader. Both brokers are regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and by the ASIC in Australia.

Quick comparison

Pepperstone is an ECN broker. FXGiants has a range of account types, including STP/ECN. Both offer MT4, Pepperstone also provides MT5 and cTrader.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FXGiants is $100 and for STP/ECN accounts is $500. The minimum deposit for Pepperstone is $200 or AU$200 or £200.

  • FXGiants offers trading on five account types, the Micro account, the Premium account, the 0 Fixed Spread account, the STP/ECN No Commission account and the STP/ECN 0 Spread account. The minimum deposit is $100 for the Micro account, $500 for the 0 Fixed spread, STP/ECN No Commission and STP/ECN 0 Spread accounts and $2,500 for the Premium account. The Micro and Premium accounts have two types, Live Fixed or Live Floating Spread. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots except for the Premium account where it is 0.1 lots.
  • FXGiants's 0 Fixed Spread account offers fixed spreads from 0 plus a commission charge. The STP/ECN 0 Spread account offer variable ECN spreads from 0, with a commission charge. FXGiants provides economic news and an economic calendar on its website. It also provides a dedicated account manager and a 24/5 dealing hotline for its non-ECN accounts.
  • Pepperstone offers four account types. These are Standard, Razor, Islamic (Swap Free) and Active Traders. Pepperstone offers a Weekly Market Review.
  • Pepperstone's Standard and Islamic accounts are STP accounts which do not charge commissions and hence offer higher spreads as they include a mark up. The Razor account is an ECN account which charges commissions and allows scalping and EAs.
  • Pepperstone's Active Traders account is for active traders and institutions depositing at least $25,000 and trading at least 250 lots a month. It offers EDGE ECN Execution, a dedicated relationship manager, a segregated customer account, advanced reporting, VPS hosting services and custom solutions.

Markets

  • FXGiants provides 200+ covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Soft Commodities, Cryptocurrencies, Metals and Shares (with both Spot and Futures FX and Indices products).
  • Pepperstone offers 95+ covering Forex, Indices, Energy, Soft Commodities, Cryptocurrencies and Metals.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • FXGiants offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple.
  • Pepperstone offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Dash and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • STP/ECN account spreads at FXGiants are variable and are from 1.7 for EUR/USD on the STP/ECN No Commission account and 0.0 on the STP/ECN 0 spread account, and from around 1 for UK100, 0.50 for Gold on the STP/ECN No Commission account and 0.15 for Gold on the STP/ECN 0 Spread account, and 0.04 for US Crude Oil.
  • Spreads at Pepperstone are variable and are from 0.0 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.60 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil. For the Standard account EUR/USD spreads are from 1.

Maximum leverage for FXGiants (FCA regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Pepperstone (FCA regulated) is .

Commissions

  • FXGiants charges a commission of $13 per lot round trip for its ECN Zero account and does not charge a commission for its ECN No Commission account.
  • Pepperstone charges a commission of $3.76 or AU$3.5 or €2.61 per lot per side on the Razor account, depending on the account currency. cTrader commissions are 7 units per lot round trip of the first quoted currency in the traded currency.

Platforms

Both brokers offer MT4. Pepperstone also offers MT5 and cTrader. These platforms are available for desktop, tablet and mobile.

Why FXGiants or Pepperstone ?

Both have MT4. FXGiants has a range of account types, including STP/ECN, while Pepperstone is an ECN broker which additionally provides MT5 and cTrader. FXGiants offers a range of types of spreads and trading with or without a commission charge. A difference is thus that Pepperstone is an ECN broker (which also offers STP trading), while FXGiants has STP/ECN accounts in addition to a rage of account types. But for ECN trading, Pepperstone offers more platforms.

Comparison summary

  • Pepperstone is an ECN broker, using Equinix Data Centres
  • FXGiants has a range of account types, including STP/ECN
  • FXGinats has more markets overall, but Pepperstone has a competitive number for an ECN broker
  • Both have MT4
  • Pepperstone also offers MT5 and cTrader

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