Trading 212 vs USGFX - Compare Trading Brokers

Trading 212 vs USGFX | Online Brokerage Comparison

Trading 212 vs USGFX Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulation
$1Web Trader & Apps1800+FCA, FSC
$100MT4, MT560+ASIC

Trading 212 vs USGFX Comparison

Trading 212 offers MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5). MT5 is the successor to MT4. USGFX provides liquidity to traders via its ECN, using Straight Through Processing (STP). USGFX offers a trading environment for both automated and non-automated traders. Automated traders can use and build Expert Advisors (EAs) on MT4 and MT5. Additionally, USGFX offers support for social and copy trading via two dedicated platforms ZuluTrade and Myfxbook as well as copy trading via MT4 and MT5.

Trading 212 offers more markets to trade than USGFX. While each has CFD trading, Trading 212 additionally provides real Stocks to own (not CFDs). Trading 212 has a web trader and apps.

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

USGFX is regulated by the ASIC in Australia.

Quick comparison

USGFX is an STP/ECN MT4 and MT5 broker. Trading 212 provides considerably more markets offering a range of markets, including Stocks CFDs and real Stocks to own on its web trader and apps.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for Trading 212 to trade CFDs is $/€/£29 (the minimum deposit for the Invest account is $/€/£1). The minimum deposit for USGFX is $100.

  • 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.
  • USGFX offers four account types. These are Mini, Standard, VIP and Pro-ECN. The minimum deposit for the Mini account is $100, the minimum deposit for the Standard account is $10,000, and the minimum deposit for both the VIP and Pro-ECN accounts are $50,000. The different account types can offer lower spreads, with the lowest available on the VIP account. UGSFX support social and copy trading via ZuluTrade and Myfxbook. All account types have a minimum trade size of 0.01 lots.
  • USGFX provides Trading Central, the Recognia Trading System (which offers trading ideas), analysis, an economic calendar and an Education Center on its website with webinars, seminars, a trading guide and Blog and contests. A minimum deposit of $10,000 provides access to the Trader's Club which offers features including personalised coaching, market research and commentary, premium trading tools and services and structured education.


  • 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.
  • USGFX offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals and Crypotocurrencies, with 60+ available.

Trading 212 has 150+ Forex Pairs. USGFX has 20+ Forex Pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

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


Maximum leverage for Trading 212 (FCA or FSC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for USGFX (ASIC regulated) is 500:1.

Online trading platforms

Trading 212 provides a web trader and apps. USGFX offers MT4 and MT5 desktop, an MT4 web trader and apps.

Why Trading 212 or USGFX ?

Traders who want to use MT4 and its successor MT5 can find these platforms at USGFX. Traders can trade using EAs in an STP/ECN trading environment at USGFX. Traders who want to trade from a larger number of markets, particularly Stocks can do so at Trading 212, which provides a web trader and apps to trade its markets. Each offers CFD trading. When trading a CFD, the trader does not own the market. Trading 212 has an Invest account as well, which lets the trader buy to own and sell real Stocks and ETFs.

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • Trading 212 additionally provides real Stocks to own (not CFDs)
  • Trading 212 also offers Stocks and ETFs CFDs to trade (not own)
  • USGFX provides MT4 and MT5
  • Trading 212 offers a web trader (and apps)
  • USGFX is an STP/ECN broker
  • Trading 212 offers considerably more markets

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