AvaTrade vs Trading 212 - Online Brokerage Comparison

AvaTrade vs Trading 212 | Compare Trading Brokers

AvaTrade vs Trading 212 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulation
$100MT4, AvaOptions, Apps250+CBI, FSC, ASIC, FSCA, FSA & FFAJ
$100Web Trader & Apps1800+FCA, FSC

AvaTrade vs Trading 212 Comparison

AvaTrade offers MetaTrader 4 (MT4). MT4 can be used by trader who execute their own trades. However it can also be used by traders who let online trading robots execute trades on their behalf. These automated trading strategies are called Expert Advisors (EAs) and will trade on behalf of the trader, in accordance their instructions codified in their algorithms. The trader can download EAs already built and run them or they can build them, using the MQL4 programming language.

Trading 212 offers a user friendly web trader (and apps) designed for the trader who executes their own trades. AvaTrade also has a user friendly trading app called AvaTradeGO. While both brokers offer CFD trading, Trading 212 lets the trade switch between a CFD account and an Invest account, from the trading platform. When trading a CFD, the trader does not own the market. However on Trading 212's Invest account the trader can buy real Stocks and ETFs to own.

Neither broker charges commissions for trading Stocks CFDs (and Trading 212 does not charge commissions for trading real Stocks either). In the UK, AvaTrade offers a spread betting account (the trader does not own the market when spread betting). AvaTrade has another platform on offer, and this is AvaOptions, where the trader can trade FX Options.

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.

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

Quick comparison

AvaTrade is an MT4 broker offering CFD trading. Trading 212 also provides CFD trading but additionally offers an Invest account with real Stocks and ETFs to own.

Minimum deposit and key account features

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

  • AvaTrade provides an Economic Calendar on its website, 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.
  • 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

  • AvaTrade offers spread betting (in the UK), in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals and Cryptocurrencies, with 40+ available.
  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs, Bonds and Options, with 200+ available.
  • Trading 212 offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities and ETFs, with 1800+ available. Trading 212 on the Invest account offers real Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available.

AvaTrade offers 50+ Forex Pairs. Trading 212 has 150+ Forex Pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AvaTrade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, EOS, DASH, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold and Stellar.
  • Trading 212 offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, EOS, DASH, NEO and Monero.

Commissions

  • AvaTrade does not charge commissions.
  • Trading 212 does not charge commissions.

Leverage

Maximum leverage for AvaTrade (CBI regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Trading 212 (FCA or FSC regulated) is .

Platforms

AvaTrade offers MT4 and apps. Trading 212 offers a web trader and apps.

Why AvaTrade or Trading 212 ?

Traders who want to trade on MT4 can find this platform at AvaTrade. Thus traders who execute their own trades and those who want to use MT4's Expert Advisors to trade for them can do so at AvaTrade. Trading 212 has a user friendly trading platform designed for the trader who executes their own trades. Both brokers offer a range of tools to assist traders. Traders who want to trade CFDs can do so at either broker. However traders who also want to buy real Stocks and ETFs (not CFDs) to own can do so at Trading 212, and can switch between the CFD and Invest account on the platform. Traders who want to use social and copy trading tools can find these at AvaTrade.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers offer CFD trading
  • In the UK, AvaTrade also provides MT4 spread betting
  • Both brokers provide Stocks and ETFs CFDs
  • Trading 212 lets the trader buy Stocks and ETFs to own (not CFDs)
  • Trading 212 has more markets overall (1800+ vs 250+)
  • Traders can trade with EA robots at AvaTrade on MT4
  • Trading 212 provides a web trader
  • Each has user friendly mobile trading apps

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