IQ Option vs Trading 212 - Compare Trading Brokers

IQ Option vs Trading 212 | Online Brokerage Comparison

IQ Option vs Trading 212 Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarkets
$10Web Trader, Downloaded Platform, Apps300+
$100Web Trader & Apps1800+

IQ Option vs Trading 212 Comparison

Both of these brokers offer user friendly trading platforms, designed for the trader who executes their own trades. Each provides CFD trading. When trading a CFD, the trader does not own the market being traded. Trading 212 also provides an Invest account. This account has Stocks and ETFs to buy to own and to sell (i.e. they are not CFDs). While these brokers have a similar range of markets to trade (though IQ Option has a wider range), Trading 212 offers more markets to trade (1800+ vs 300+).

IQ Option sets a minimum order size of $1. This means that the trader can potentially trade CFDs with a smaller account size, depending on a number of factors. Thus IQ Option has a low minimum deposit of $10. Trading 212 has a smaller minimum deposit for its Invest account than its CFD account ($29 vs $100). For the Invest account there is a minimum order size of $10.

Quick comparison

Both brokers offers web traders and apps (IQ Option also has a desktop download of its platform) and CFD trading. Trading 212 additionally lets the traders buy Stocks and ETFs to own. IQ Option has a lower minimum deposit.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for IQ Option is $10. The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $/€/£100 (the minimum deposit for the Invest account is $/€/£29).

  • IQ Option offers CFD trading. IQ Option has Market Analysis and Video Tutorials on its trading platform and a News Feed and Calendars (Economic and Earnings Release) and Video Tutorials on its website. The minimum order size is $1.
  • Trading 212 has a CFD and an Invest account. Trading 212 provides Videos, News, Analysis and an Economic Calendar on its trading platform and on its website.

Markets

  • IQ Option offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, Stocks, ETFs and Options, with 300+ available.
  • Trading 212 offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Soft Commodities, Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available. Trading 212 on the Invest account offers real Stocks and ETFs, with 1800+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • IQ Option offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, EOS, DASH, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, QTUM, Zcash, TRON and OmiseGO CFDs.
  • Trading 212 offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, EOS, DASH, NEO and Monero CFDs.

Leverage

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

Platforms

Both brokers offer web traders and apps. IQ Option additionally provides a desktop download.

Why IQ Option or Trading 212 ?

These brokers offer features for traders who execute their own trades, providing user friendly trading platforms (though Trading 212 has more technical indicators on its platform). Traders can trade CFDs at either broker. Trading 212 however also offers an Invest account which lets the trader buy real Stocks and ETFs to own and to sell them. Each has a relatively wide range of markets to trade, though Trading 212 can offer more in total. Traders who want to trade CFDs with smaller account sizes can potentially do so at IQ Option as it has a $1 minimum order size.

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • Trading 212 additionally provides an Invest account which lets the trader buy Shares and ETFs to own
  • IQ Option has a minimum order size of $1
  • IQ Option has a lower minimum deposit than Trading 212 ($10 v $100) for CFDs
  • The minimum deposit for the Invest account at Trading 212 is $29
  • Both brokers lets the trader switch between the real and practice account on the platform
  • IQ Option offers a wider range of markets to trade
  • Trading 212 has a greater number of markets to trade

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