Markets.com vs Trading 212 - Online Brokerage Comparison

Markets.com vs Trading 212 | Trading Brokers Comparison

Markets.com vs Trading 212 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulation
$100Web Trader & Apps, MT4, MT52000+FCA, CySEC, FSCA, ASIC
$1Web Trader & Apps1800+FCA, FSC

Markets.com vs Trading 212 Comparison

Both of these brokers offer user friendly web traders for the trader who executes their own trades and provide trading tools on the platform. Markets.com has a particularly wide range of tools accessible from its web trader.

Both brokers offer CFD trading. When trading a CFD, the trader does not own the market. Trading 212 additionally provides Stock and ETFs to own (they are not CFDs). Both brokers have a similar number and range of markets to trade. As well as its web trader, Markets.com also provides MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) on which it offers less markets than its web trader. Neither broker charges commissions to trade Stocks CFDs.

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. Markets.com UK is operated by TradeTech Alpha Limited which is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Trading 212 is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom and the FSC in Bulgaria.

Quick comparison

Both brokers provide web traders (and apps). Markets.com additionally offers MT4 and MT5. Each provides CFDs. Trading 212 additionally offers Stocks and CFDs to own (not CFDs).

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100. The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $/€/£29 (the minimum deposit for the Invest account is $/€/£1).

  • Markets.com offers a wide range of tools accessible from its trading platform, including Events & Trade (an economic calendar with trading opportunities and affected instruments), Financial Commentary, Financial News, Trading Central, Multi-Symbol Charts, Insider Trades, Analyst Recommendations, Bloggers Opinions, Hedge Fund Confidence, XRay (expert views), Video Tutorials Education on Demand and MARKETS View. For a minimum deposit of $250, Markets.com offers MARKETSX which provides its user friendly web trader with additional VIP support and can offer reduced spreads.
  • Trading 212 has a CFD and an Invest account. Trading 212 provides Videos, News, Analysis and an Economic Calendar on its trading platform and its website.

Markets

  • Markets.com offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs and Bonds, with 2000+ available.
  • Trading 212 offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Cryptocurrencies, Metals, Stocks, Soft Commodities and ETFs, with 1800+ available. Trading 212 on the Invest account offers real Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available.

Markets.com offers 55+ Forex Pairs. Trading 212 has 150+ Forex Pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Markets.com offers Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, DASH and Bitcoin Cash.
  • Trading 212 offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, DASH, NEO, Monero and EOS.

Leverage

Maximum leverage for Markets.com (CySEC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Trading 212 (FCA or FSC regulated) is .

Platforms

Markets.com offers a web trader and apps. Trading 212 offers a web trader and apps.

Why Markets.com or Trading 212 ?

Traders who want a user friendly trading platform can find one at either broker. Markets.com has a particularly wide range of tools accessible from the platform to assist the trader who makes their own trading decisions and executes their own trades. Traders who want to trade using MT4 and its successor MT5 can find these platforms at Markets.com. Both brokers offer CFD trading. However the trader does not own a market when trading CFDs and if they wish to buy real Stocks or ETFs to own (or sell) can do so at Trading 212 on its Invest account.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers offer CFD trading accounts
  • Trading 212 additionally provides Stocks and ETFs to own on its Invest account
  • Both brokers have a similar number and range of CFD markets on their web traders
  • Markets.com additionally provides MT4 and MT5
  • Each offers web traders and apps
  • Both have trading tools accessible from their platform
  • Markets.com has a particularly wide range of tools accessible

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