FXPRIMUS vs Z.com Trade - Online Brokerage Comparison

FXPRIMUS vs Z.com Trade | Compare Trading Brokers

FXPRIMUS vs Z.com Trade Comparison Table
Online BrokerMinimum DepositTrading PlatformsMarketsRegulated
$100MT4120+CySEC, FSCA, VFSC
$50MT475+FCA

FXPRIMUS vs Z.com Trade Comparison

Both of these brokers offer ECN trading and utilise data centers to help provide rapid order processing. They each provide MetaTader 4 (MT4). As ECN brokers both offer a no dealing desk intervention environment for trading a wide range of styles including automated trading strategies with MT4's Expert Advisors (EAs).

MT4 can be used by traders who do not trade with EA robots and indeed both brokers offer accounts which can be seen as provided for such traders. Z.com Trade has a Classic account which does not charge commissions and FXPRIMUS has a Variable account which also does not charge commissions. This said traders who execute their own trades can trade on ECN accounts as the commission is automatically deducted as part of the cost of the trade.

Forex traders may use a range of approaches to try and tackle this complex market, using both automated and non-automated trading methods. MT4 is a platform which supports both types of trading, and has an extensive online support network for the trader to draw on. FXPRIMUS provides an account structure which offers extra features for higher minimum deposits. Z.com Trade has an ECN Plus account with a relatively high minimum deposit which has lower commission charges.

FXPRIMUS is regulated by the CySEC in Cyprus, the FSCA in South Africa and the VFSC in Vanuatu.

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

Quick comparison

Both are ECN MT4 brokers, allowing the use of online trading robots. Z.com Trade has a lower minimum deposit for ECN trading and overall.

Minimum deposit and account types

The minimum deposit for FXPRIMUS is $100 (the minimum deposit for an ECN account is $500). The minimum deposit for Z.com Trade is $50.

  • FXPRIMUS offers a Variable account and an ECN Premium Account. The minimum deposit for the Variable account is $100. The minimum deposit for the ECN Premium Account is $500. Additionally FXPRIMUS provides a Standard Account, a Premium Account and a VIP Account. The minimum deposit for the Standard Account is $1000. The minimum deposit for the Premium Account is $2,500. The minimum deposit for the VIP Account is $10,000. FXPRIMUS offers traders education, an economic calendar and trading tools for all its clients. The Standard, Premium and VIP accounts offer extra features. The minimum trade size is 0.01 lots.
  • 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

  • FXPRIMUS offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals and Stocks, with 120+ available.
  • Z.com Trade offers Forex, Indices, Energy, Precious Metals and Cryptocurrencies, with 75+ available.

Cryptocurrency CFDs

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

Spreads and leverage

  • Both brokers can offer low Forex spreads plus a commission charge. Z.com Trade can offer Forex spreads from 1 without a commission charge and FXPRIMUS can offer Forex spreads from 1.6 without a commission charge.

Maximum leverage for FXPRIMUS (CySEC regulated) is . Maximum leverage for Z.com Trade (FCA regulated) is .

Commissions

  • FXPRIMUS charges a commission of $5 per lot per side on its ECN Premium Account.
  • 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.

Platforms

FXPRIMUS offers MT4. Z.com Trade provides MT4.

Why FXPRIMUS or Z.com Trade ?

Traders who want to trade on ECN accounts can do so at either broker, though Z.com Trade has a lower minimum deposit for ECN trading. FXPRIMUS has a range of account types with extra features for higher minimum deposits. Z.com Trade offers an ECN Plus account with a $10,000 minimum deposit, with lower commission charges. As both provide MT4 the trader can use this platform at either broker.

Comparison summary

  • Each broker provides MT4
  • Both offer CFD trading
  • Z.com Trade has a lower minimum deposit for ECN trading ($50 vs $500)
  • FXPRIMUS offers Stocks CFDs, Z.com Trade offers Cryptocurrency CFDs
  • Both provide ECN accounts
  • FXPRIMUS has a range of account types with extra features for higher minimum deposits
  • Z.com Trade has an ECN Plus account with a $10,000 minimum deposit, with lower commission charges
  • Both brokers also offer accounts without commission charges

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