Markets.com vs Z.com Trade Comparison

Markets.com vs Z.com Trade Broker Comparison

Markets.com versus Z.com Trade Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, MT5, Web Trader & Apps2000+CySEC, ASIC, FSCA
$50MT475+FCA

Markets.com and Z.com Trade Comparison

Markets.com provides fixed spreads under normal market conditions. Z.com Trade provides very low ECN spreads with a commission charge on its ECN accounts and spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account.

These brokers provides MT4 and Markets.com also provides a web trader and MT5. Markets.com offers a larger number of instruments to trade, but Z.com Trade is an STP broker which imposes no restrictions on trading styles.

Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom. 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 have MT4. Markets.com offers more markets on its web trader and has MT5. Z.com Trade is an ECN broker

Account types and minimum deposit

The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $50.

  • Markets.com provides three account types, Classic, Standard and Premium, depending on the deposit, and an Islamic account. The minimum initial deposit is $100 for the Classic and Islamic accounts, $2,500 for the Standard account and $20,000 for the Premium account.
  • All three Markets.com account types come with daily analysis, tutorials, customer support and webinars. The Standard account also comes with a dedicated account manager, SMS news and signals, and premium daily analysis. Markets.com's Premium account also comes with premium customer support. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots (micro lot).
  • 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. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots (micro 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.

Markets

  • Markets.com offers 2000+ CFDs covering Forex, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Energy, Soft Commodities, Stocks, ETFs and Bonds. Markets.com provides 50+ Forex pairs.
  • Z.com Trade offers 75+ markets covering Forex, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Precious Metals and Energy. Z.com Trade provides 55+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Markets.com offers Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Markets.com's web trader spreads are fixed under normal market conditions, from 2 pips for EUR/USD, 1.2 for UK100, 0.70 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.
  • Markets.com's MT4 spreads are fixed under normal markets conditions, from 3 pips for EUR/USD, 2 for UK100, 0.70 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil.
  • 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 Markets.com operated by Safecap Investments Limited (CySEC regulated) is . The maximum leverage for Z.com Trade is .

Commissions

  • Markets.com does not charge commissions.
  • Z.com Trade does not charge commissions on its Classic account for Forex, or for Indices or Commodities. For Forex on its ECN account it charges commission of $4 per lot per side, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Platform

Both brokers offer MT4. Markets.com also offers a web trader, which has a news feed and 90 technical indicators and additionally provides MT5. These platforms are available on desktop, tablet and mobile.

Comparison summary

  • Markets.com provides fixed spreads under normal market conditions
  • Z.com Trade offers spreads without a commission charge on its Classic account
  • Z.com Trade also provides very low Forex spreads with a commission charge on its ECN account
  • Z.com Trade has STP order processing and imposes no restrictions on trading styles
  • Markets.com offers many more instruments to trade and has a wider range of markets
  • Z.com Trade provides a range of markets
  • Both brokers offer MT4, Markets.com also provides a web trader and MT5

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