GKFX vs Z.com Trade Comparison

GKFX vs. Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

GKFX versus Z.com Trade
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$/£20MT4, Sirix500+FCA
$/£50MT475+FCA

GKFX and Z.com Trade Comparison

GKFX offers CFD trading with fixed and variable spreads and spread betting with fixed spreads. Z.com Trade offers CFD trading with variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account and low variable Forex spreads with a commission charge, on its ECN accounts. These brokers each provide a range of account features. GKFX offers Sirix and MT4, Z.com Trade provides MT4. GKFX and Z.com Trade are both regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

These are both MT4 brokers: GKFX also offers spread betting in the UK and Sirix, Z.com Trade is an ECN broker.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum which can be deposited with GKFX is $/€/£20. Z.com Trade has a minimum deposit of $/€/£50.

  • 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.
  • 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 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.

Markets

  • GKFX offers 500+, covering Currency Pairs, Indices, Energy, Precious Metal, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, Stocks and the Bund.
  • Z.com Trade offers 75+, covering Currency Pairs, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals and Cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • GKFX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • 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 Spread account EUR/USD spreads are from 1.2.
  • For the Fixed, Variable and VIP account types at GKFX, 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.
  • 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.

The maximum leverage for GKFX is . The maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Platform

GKFX offers MT4 on desktop, tablet and mobile, an MT4 webtrader and the Sirix platform.

Z.com Trade provides MT4, available for desktop, tablet and mobile.

Comparison summary

  • GKFX offers CFD spreads which can be low on the VIP account
  • GKFX also offers low fixed spread betting spreads
  • Z.com Trade offers variable spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • Z.com trade also provides very low variable ECN Forex spreads, plus commission, on its ECN accounts
  • GKFX has no minimum deposit requirement, but Z.com Trade has a relatively low minimum deposit requirement
  • GKFX offers more products, but both offer a range of markets
  • Both brokers offer MT4, GKFX also offers Sirix
  • Both brokers are regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom

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