Markets.com versus Plus500 - Compare two Brokers

Markets.com versus Plus500 - Compare two Brokers

Markets.com versus Plus500 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100Web Trader & Apps, MT4, MT52000+FCA, CySEC, FSCA, ASIC
$100Web Trader & Apps2000+FCA, CySEC, FSCA, ASIC, FMA, MAS & IE

Markets.com and Plus500 Comparison

Markets.com and Plus500 both offer user friendly online trading platforms. Each has several thousands of markets to trade and a relatively wide range. Markets.com additionally provides MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5), the successor to MT4.

Plus500UK Ltd is authorized and regulated by the FCA (#509909). Plus500CY Ltd is authorized and regulated by CySEC (#250/14). Plus500SG Pte Ltd is licensed by the MAS (#CMS100648-1) and IE Singapore (#PLUS/CBL/2018). Plus500AU Pty Ltd (ACN 153301681) is licensed by: ASIC in Australia, AFSL #417727 and FMA in New Zealand, FSP #486026 and is an authorised Financial Services Provider in South Africa, FSP #47546.

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.

Quick comparison

Both are CFD brokers and a similar number of markets, though with some difference in the range available and each provides a different web trader and apps, however Markets.com also offers MT4 and MT5.

Minimum deposit and account features

The minimum deposit for Plus500 is $/€/£100 or AU$200. The minimum deposit for Markets.com is $100.

  • 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.
  • Plus500 has an Economic Calendar on its website which shows news events and market effects.

Markets

  • Both Markets.com and Plus500 offer CFD trading in Currency Pairs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks, ETFs and Cryptocurrencies.
  • Plus500 also offers CFD trading in Options, Markets.com also provides CFD trading in Bonds.
  • Plus500 and Markets.com both offer over 2000 CFDs to trade.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Markets.com provides Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash.
  • Plus500 provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, IOTA, NEO, Monero, EOS, Stellar, Cardano and TRON.

Spreads and leverage

  • Plus500 offers fixed and variable spreads depending on the instrument.
  • Markets.com offers Forex spreads from 1.9 on its web trader and from 0.6 on MARKETSX.

Plus500's maximum leverage is . Maximum leverage for Markets.com operated by Safecap Investments Limited (CySEC regulated) is .

Online trading platforms

Markets.com offers a web trader, MY4 and MT5. Plus500 provides a web trader and a desktop downloaded version. Both offer apps.

Why Markets.com or Plus500 ?

Traders who want to trade on a user friendly web trader can find one at each broker. Markets.com's platform has a relatively wide range of tools in addition to charting tools. Thus these brokers could potentially each suit traders who execute their own trades and make their own trading decisions based on charting tool, but those who want a range of other tools may find Markets.com of interest. Plus500's platform, though it has a strong offering of charting tools, has a particularly clear simplified layout, thus this platform may be of interest to traders who want to trade on a clear platform using charting tools (such as technical indicators). Both brokers offer a relatively large number and a wide range of markets to trade. Traders who want to trade on MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) can find these platforms at Markets.com

Comparison summary

  • Both of these brokers offer user friendly web trading platforms
  • Each has a range of charting tools
  • Markets.com offers an additional wide range of other trading tools
  • Plus500's web trader has a particularly clear intuitive design
  • Markets.com additionally provides MT4 and MT5
Thus for traders who want a range of trading tools in addition to charting tools on the platform (plus MT4 and MT5) Markets.com may have an edge, but for traders who want charting tools and an intuitive simplified interface, Plus500 may have an edge.

This said Markets.com's platform has an intuitive feel to it as well. But the combination of a relatively extensive range of charting tools (technical indicators and chart price types) allied with it intuitive platform layout may make Plus500 worthy of a particular mention in terms of an accessible platform, which does not hold back on core trading tools.

What kind of traders may be interested in Markets.com or Plus500 ?

Traders who make their own trading decisions may appreciate as clear an intuitive platform as possible so that the platform does not get in the way of their trading and thus may be interested in Plus500. This can include beginners and experienced traders. Traders who want a user friendly platform with a wide range of tools, such as analysis based on sentiment and expert analysis, may appreciate Markets.com. Traders who want to trade on MT4 and MT5 may be interested in Markets.com.

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