AvaTrade vs Markets.com - Online Brokerage Comparison

AvaTrade vs Markets.com | Compare Trading Brokers

AvaTrade vs Markets.com Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, AvaOptions250+CBI, FSC, ASIC, FSCA, FSA & FFAJ
$100MT4, MT5, Web Trader & Apps2000+CySEC, FSCA, ASIC

AvaTrade vs Markets.com Comparison

These brokers each offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4). Markets.com additionally provides the successor to MT4, MetaTrader 5 (MT5) but offers the bulk of its markets on its web trader (and apps). Markets.com's web trader is a user friendly online trading platform, designed for traders who make their own trading decisions.

AvaTrade offers tools to support traders who use MT4 for non-automated trading.

Markets.com offer many more markets to trade on its web trader than AvaTrade, though each has a similar range of markets.

AvaTrade is regulated by the CBI in Ireland, the ASIC in Australia, the FSCA in South Africa, the FSA and the FFAJ in Japan and the FSC in the British Virgin Islands.

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 brokers offer MT4. Markets.com additionally provides MT5 and a web trader. On its web trader Markets.com can provide considerably more markets than AvaTrade, though they each have a similar range of markets.

Minimum deposit and key account features

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

  • AvaTrade provides an Economic Calendar on its web site, AutoChartist (for a $500 minimum deposit) and Sharp Trader (which has education and analysis). Additionally AvaTrade allows the trader to use DupliTrade and ZuluTrade, which support copy trading.
  • 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).


  • AvaTrade offers spread betting (in the UK), in Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies and Metals, with 40+ available.
  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs, Bonds and Options, with 200+ available.
  • Markets.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs and Bonds, with 2000+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AvaTrade provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, DASH, EOS, Stellar and Bitcoin Gold.
  • Markets.com offers Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and DASH.

Spreads and leverage

  • AvaTrade can offer Forex spreads from 0.9 without a commission charge, while Markets.com can offer Forex spreads from 2 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for AvaTrade (CBI regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Markets.com (CySEC regulated) is .


AvaTrade offers MT4 and AvaOptions as well as apps. Markets.com provides a web trader, MT4, MT5 and apps.

Why AvaTrade or Markets.com ?

Traders who want to use MT4 can find this platform at either broker. Markets.com additionally provides the successor to MT4, MT5. However Markets.com offers a web trader which has more markets than AvaTrade (though AvaTrade actually has a wider range of markets available, as it provides FX Options trading).

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • In the UK, AvaTrade provides MT4 spread betting
  • Both provide MT4
  • Markets.com also offers MT5 and a web trader (and apps)
  • On its web trader, Markets.com has considerably more markets to trade
  • AvaTrade additionally offers FX Options trading on its AvaOptions platform

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