AvaTrade vs Z.com Trade - Online Brokerage Comparison

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AvaTrade vs Z.com Trade Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4, MT5, AvaOptions250+CBI, FSC, ASIC, FSCA, FSA & FFAJ

AvaTrade vs Z.com Trade Comparison

Both of these brokers offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and allow the use of Expert Advisors (EAs), which execute strategies on behalf of the trader. AvaTrade additionally provides MetaTrader 5 (MT5), the successor to MT4.

Z.com Trade in an ECN STP broker, and uses Equinix infrastructure for high speed order execution (which may be important for some kinds of trading). Both brokers allow scalping.

AvaTrade has a wider range of markets to trade than Z.com Trade, though Z.com Trade offers a competitive range for an ECN broker.

Both brokers offers CFD trading, however in the UK, AvaTrade additionally provides spread betting.

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.

Z.com Trade is regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom.

Quick comparison

These are both MT4 brokers, though Z.com Trade is an MT4 ECN broker. AvaTrade additionally provides MT5.

Minimum deposit and key account features

The minimum deposit for AvaTrade is $/€/£100. The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $/€/£50.

  • AvaTrade provides an Economic Calendar on its web site, 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.
  • 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.


  • AvaTrade offers spread betting (in the UK), in Forex, Indices, Energy and Metals, with 35+ available.
  • AvaTrade offers CFD trading in Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals, Cryptocurrencies, Stocks, Soft Commodities, ETFs, Options and Bonds, with 200+ available.
  • Z.com Trade on MT4 offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Metals and Cryptocurrencies, with 75+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

  • AvaTrade provides Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, DASH, EOS, NEO, IOTA, Stellar and Bitcoin Gold.
  • Z.com Trade offers Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash.

Spreads and leverage

  • Z.com Trade can offer low Forex spreads plus a commission charge. AvaTrade can offer Forex spreads from 0.9 without a commission charge, while Z.com Trade can offer Forex spreads from 1 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for AvaTrade (CBI regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade (FCA regulated) is .

Online trading platforms

AvaTrade offers MT4, MT5 and AvaOptions as well as apps. Z.com Trade provides MT4 and apps.

Why AvaTrade or Z.com Trade ?

Traders who want to trade on MT4 may do so at either broker. Those who want to trade on MT5 can do so at AvaTrade. Traders who wish to trade using MT4 Expert Advisors (EAs) can do so at either broker. Each allows the trader to execute these automated trading strategies. However Z.com Trade is an ECN STP broker potentially providing an environment which may be of interest to traders who want to execute some kinds of strategies depending on low latency. AvaTrade provides FX Options trading on a separate platform (and has a wider range of markets than Z.com Trade).

Comparison summary

  • Both offer CFD trading
  • In the UK, AvaTrade provides MT4 spread betting
  • Both offer MT4
  • AvaTrade additionally provides MT5
  • AvaTrade has more markets to trade
  • Z.com Trade is an ECN STP broker

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