Markets.com versus Spread Co - Compare both Brokers

Markets.com versus Spread Co - Compare both Brokers

Markets.com versus Spread Co Comparison Table
Online BrokersMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100Web Trader & Apps, MT4, MT52000+CySEC, ASIC, FSCA
£250Saturn Web Trader & Apps1500+FCA

Markets.com and Spread Co Comparison

Spread Co offers spread betting and CFD Trading and Markets.com offers CFD trading. Both offer Bitcoin Futures. Spread Co is based in London in the United Kingdom and is regulated by the FCA. 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 offer CFD trading, Spread Co also provides spread betting in the UK. Each has a web trader and apps, Markets.com also provides MT4.

Account types and minimum deposit

The minimum deposit for Markets.co is $100. The minimum recommended deposit for Spread Co is £200 for spread betting and £250 for CFD 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. The minimum recommended amount to be deposited with Spread Co is £200 for spread betting and £250 for CFD trading.
  • All Markets.com accounts have daily analysis, tutorials, customer support and webinars. The Standard account also has a dedicated account manager, SMS news and signals, and premium daily analysis. Markets.com's Premium account provides premium customer support.
  • Spread Co has three spread betting account types: Spread Free, Spread Free Bronze and Standard. It also has a CFD trading account. Spread Free and Spread Free Bronze offers zero spreads on some markets, T&Cs apply. Spread Free Bronze charges a fee and has less restrictions. Spread Co provides news and analysis on its website and a relationship manager for all account holders.

Markets

  • Markets.com offers Currency Pairs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrencies and Bonds.
  • Spread Co offers Currency Pairs, Commodities, Indices, Equities, ETFs, Bitcoin Futures and ADRs.

Markets.com offers more individual markets, with over 2000, versus over 1500 offered by Spread Co.

Cryptocurrencies

  • Markets.com offers Bitcoin Futures, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash.
  • Spread Co offers Bitcoin Futures.

Leverage and spreads

Maximum leverage for Spread Co's leverage is . Maximum leverage for Markets.com operated by Safecap Investments Limited is .

  • Markets.com's spreads are fixed under normal market conditions, from 2 pips for EUR/USD, 1.2 for the UK100, 0.7 for Gold and 0.03 for US Crude Oil.
  • Spread Co offers fixed spreads on its spread betting and CFD platforms. For spread betting, Spread Co offer fixed spreads of 0.8 for EUR/USD and UK100, 0.4 for Gold and 0.05 for US Crude Oil. Spread Co's spreads can change with higher order sizes and outside of market hours. For CFDs, Spread Co offers fixed spreads of 1.5 for EUR/USD, 1 for UK100, 0.4 for Gold and 0.04 for US Crude Oil.

Platform

Markets.com offers over 90 technical indicators, Spread Co offers 22 technical indicators. Markets.com offers time frames from 1 minute to 1 week, Spread Co offers time frames from 1 minute to 1 day.

Markets.com offers Bar, Candlestick, Line, Area and Heikin-Ashi charts. Spread Co offers Bar, Candlestick, Line, Area, OHLC, Spline, Steep Line, Spline Area, Steep Line Area and Range Bar charts.

Markets.com offers micro lot trading, Spread Co has a typical minimum trade size of £1 for spread betting and mini lots on Forex CFD trading. Markets.com offers the MT4 trading platform but Spread Co does not.

Comparison summary

  • Markets.com offers more markets, but Spread Co also offers ADRs to make up a wide range of Equities products
  • Markets.com and Spread Co offer fixed CFD spreads
  • Spread Co's CFD spreads can be tighter
  • Spread Co also offers low fixed spread betting spreads
  • Markets.com offers a range of account services, based on on account type and thus minimum deposit

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