FXTM vs Trading 212 - Trading Brokers Comparison

FXTM vs Trading 212 | Trading Brokers Comparison

FXTM vs Trading 212 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulation
$5MT4, MT5250+FCA, CySEC, FSCA, FSC
$1Web Trader & Apps1800+FCA, FSC

FXTM vs Trading 212 Comparison

FXTM offers MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and its successor MetaTrader 5 (MT5). FXTM provides a range of account types, including ECN accounts and a Cent account. The Cent account lets the trader trade with small trade sizes (less than standard micro lots) and has a low minimum deposit. MT4 and MT5 allow the trader to execute their own trades and to let EAs trade on their behalf. EAs (Expert Advisors) are MT4 and MT5's automated trading strategies.

Trading 212 provides a web trader (and apps) which are designed for the trader who executes their own trades. While both brokers offer CFD trading (when trading a CFD the trader does not a market), Trading 212 additionally provides an Invest account with real Stocks to own. Both brokers offer Stocks CFD trading.

FXTM is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, the CySEC in Cyprus and the FSC in Mauritius and is licensed by the FSCA in South Africa.

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

Quick comparison

FXTM offers MT4 and MT5 (desktop, web trader and apps). Trading 212 has a web trader and apps. FXTM offers a Cent account with a small minimum deposit. Trading 212 provides real Stocks to own (not CFDs).

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for FXTM is $5. The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $/€/£29 (the minimum deposit for the Invest account is $/€/£1).

  • FXTM provides three Standard accounts. These are the Standard, Cent and Shares accounts. The minimum deposit for the Cent account is $/€/£5 or ₦1,000 and the minimum deposit for the Standard and Shares account is $/€/£100 or ₦20,000. These are instant execution accounts (they are not no dealing desk). Micro lot trading is available for all account types. Scalping is allowed only on the ECN accounts. FXTM provides a range of tools, including Market Analysis Videos, Forex Trading Seminars and Webinars, Education and an Economic Calendar on its website.
  • FXTM offers a number of ECN accounts. There include the FXTM ECN Account, the ECN Zero, the FXTM ECN MT5, the Strategy Account, FXTM Pro and FXTM Pro MT5. The ECN and MT5 accounts charge commissions, the others do not. The minimum deposit for the ECN Zero account is $/€/£200 or ₦20 000, the minimum deposit for the FXTM ECN MT5 account is $/€/£500 or ₦20,000, the minimum deposit for the Strategy Account is $/€/£100 and the minimum deposit for the FXTM Pro accounts is $/€/£25,000 or ₦5,000,000.
  • 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

  • FXTM can offer slightly different numbers of CFD instruments for each ECN account types, which can be between 35+ and 60+. The FXTM ECN account offers 60+. All the accounts provide Forex and Precious Metals, the FXTM ECN account can offer Forex, Indices, Energy and Precious Metals.
  • For the non-ECN accounts, FXTM can offer more CFD instruments on the Standard account, with 75+ covering Forex, Indices, Energy and Precious Metals. The Cent account offers less, at 25+, covering Forex and Precious Metals. FXTM also has an account which provides 180+ Stocks CFDs. The total number of markets is 250+ across all accounts.
  • Trading 212 offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Stocks, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities and ETFs, with 1800+ available. Trading 212 on the Invest account offers real Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available.

FXTM has 55+ Forex Pairs. Trading 212 has 150+ Forex Pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Trading 212 offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, DASH, NEO, EOS and Monero.

Leverage

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

Online trading platforms

FXTM offers MT4 and MT5 and apps. Trading 212 provides a web trader and apps.

Why FXTM or Trading 212 ?

Traders who want to use MT4 or MT5 can find these trading platforms at FXTM. Traders who want to trade CFDs can do so at either broker. Those who want real Stocks to own can find an Invest account at Trading 212.

Comparison summary

  • Both brokers offer CFD trading
  • Trading 212 additionally provides real Stocks to own on its Invest account
  • Both brokers offer Stocks CFDs
  • FXTM has a range of account types including ECN
  • FXTM offers a Cent account with a low minimum deposit
  • Trading 212 has more markets overall
  • FXTM provides MT4 and MT5
  • Trading 212 offers a web trader and apps

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