Vantage FX vs Z.com Trade - ECN Broker Comparison

Vantage FX vs Z.com Trade | Broker Comparison

Vantage FX vs Z.com Trade Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$50MT475+FCA
$200MT4, MT5180+ASIC, CIMA

Vantage FX vs Z.com Trade

These are both ECN brokers offering no dealing desk intervention and high speed order execution via Equinix infrastructure. Vantage FX can offer more markets to trade, as it has Stocks CFDs, but Z.com Trade provides a competitive number for an ECN broker. Z.com Trade has a lower minimum deposit. Both offer MT4, though Z.com Trade also provides MT5. Both brokers support automated trading. Vantage FX is regulated by the ASIC in Australia and the CIMA in the Cayman Islands. Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

ECN trading conditions

Each offers no dealing desk intervention, high speed order execution via Equinix infrastructure and access to liquidity outside of the broker.

Quick comparison

These are both MT4 ECN brokers, though Vantage FX also has MT5, while Z.com Trade has a lower minimum deposit.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for Vantage FX is $200. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $/€/£50.

  • Vantage FX offers STP, ECN, Islamic and Pro ECN accounts. The STP accounts have a minimum deposit of $200, the ECN accounts have a minimum deposit of $500 and the Pro ECN account has a minimum deposit of $20,000. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots. Vantage FX supports social and copy trading with ZuluTrade and Myfxbook AutoTrade.
  • Vantage FX's STP accounts do not charge commissions, while the ECN accounts do charge commissions. All accounts allow scalping.
  • Vantage FX's Pro ECN account offers lower commission charges and access to Interbank price feeds.
  • Z.com Trade offers three account types for retail traders, Classic, ECN and ECN Plus. The minimum deposit for the Classic and ECN accounts is $/€/£50. The minimum deposit for the ECN Plus account is $/€/£10,000. The ECN Plus account has lower commission charges. The Classic account does not have a commission charge. Z.com Trade allows scalping, hedging and EAs. Z.com Trade uses Equinix's LD4 Data Centre. All account types have a minimum trade size of 0.01 lots.
  • Z.com Trade offers an 'Educational and Analytical Portal' which provides trading strategies and signals, educational courses, the capacity to chat with an analyst, a technical and fundamental analysis feed, market analysis and news updates.

Markets

  • Vantage FX offers Forex, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Energy, Metals, Stocks and Soft Commodities, with 180+ available.
  • Z.com Trade offers Forex, Indices, Cryptocurrencies, Energy and Precious Metals, with 75+ available.

Vantage FX provides 45+ Forex pairs. Z.com Trade provides 55+ Forex pairs.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • Vantage FX offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash and Dash.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Both brokers may offer very low Forex spreads for the most liquid Forex pairs, plus a commission charge. Vantage FX also offers Forex spreads without a commission charge from 1.4 and Z.com Trade offers Forex spreads from 1.0 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for Vantage FX (ASIC or CIMA regulated) is 500:1. Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade (FCA regulated) is .

Commissions

  • Vantage FX has a commission charge of $3 per lot per side for ECN trading, except for its Pro ECN account which has a commission charge of $1.75 per lot per side.
  • Z.com Trade charges commission of $4 per lot per side on its ECN account, and $2.5 per lot per side on its ECN Plus account.

Trading Platforms

Each offers MT4. Vantage FX also provides MT5.

Why Vantage FX or Z.com Trade ?

Both brokers have features for traders looking to use ECN services. Each offers MT4, though Vantage FX also provides MT5. Z.com Trade has a relatively low minimum deposit for an ECN broker, though Vantage FX has a fairly typical one for an ECN broker. Vantage FX has more markets to trade than Z.com Trade offering the capacity to trade Share CFDs on both platforms.

Comparison summary

  • Both are ECN brokers
  • Each utilises Equinix infrastructure
  • Vantage FX has more markets to trade
  • Both offer MT4
  • Vantage FX also provides MT5

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