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Markets.com vs Alpari 2022

April 26, 2022
Last modified June 23, 2022

Markets.com is better than Alpari.

Trying to decide between Markets.com and Alpari? We’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation with our Comparison Tool. Use our tool to compare hundreds of data points, side-by-side, to see how these two brokers stack up against each other.

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Overall Rating expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Overall Rating star star 8.1 / 10 star star 6.8 / 10 star star 8.7 / 10
Account Type expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Standard Account Yes Yes Yes
Mini Account Yes Yes Yes
Micro Account Yes Yes Yes
Islamic Account No Yes Yes
Copy Trading expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes Yes Yes
DupliTrade No No No
ZuluTrade No No No
Cryptocurrency expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Cryptocurrency (Physical) No No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD) Yes Yes Yes
Bitcoin Yes Yes Yes
ethereum Yes Yes Yes
Forex Trading expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Forex Trading Yes Yes Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs No Yes Yes
Indices (Index CFDs) expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
DAX Yes Yes Yes
Dow Jones Yes Yes Yes
FTSE Yes Yes Yes
NASDAQ 100 Yes Yes Yes
Nikkei Yes Yes Yes
SP 500 Yes Yes Yes
Investments expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Forex Trading Yes Yes Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs No Yes Yes
Spread Betting No No No
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes Yes Yes
Metals Yes Yes Yes
Energies Yes Yes Yes
Agriculturals Yes No Yes
ETF Yes No No
U.S. Stocks (CFD) Yes No Yes
Trading Platforms expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Apple iOS App Yes Yes Yes
Android App Yes Yes Yes
Proprietary Platform Yes Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows) Yes Yes Yes
Web Platform Yes Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Yes Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5) Yes Yes No
Regulatory Licenses expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Tier-1 Licenses 2 0 1
ASIC Authorised (Australia) Yes No No
IIROC Authorised (Canada) No No No
FCA Authorised (U.K.) No No Yes
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong) No No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore) No No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland) No No No
CFTC Registered (USA) No No No
Tier-2 Licenses 2 0 3
Tier-3 Licenses 1 1 1
Research, Education expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Trading Central (Recognia) No No No
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) Yes Yes Yes
Daily Market Commentary Yes No Yes
Autochartist No Yes No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) No Yes No
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos Yes Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived) No No Yes
Trading Costs expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Minimum Initial Deposit $100 $20 $0
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard 1.9 (as of Oct 2019) N/A 0.9 (Q3 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active 1.9 (as of May 2019) N/A 0.9 (Q3 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts Yes Yes Yes
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw) Yes Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit) Yes Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw) No No Yes
Trading Tools expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Watchlists - Total Fields 6 7 8
Mobile Watchlist Yes Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 89 30 39
Mobile Charting - Indicators / Studies (default on MT4, none on Markets app) 30 39
Trust Factors expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com Alpari XTB
Year Founded 1999 1998 2002
Publicly Traded (Listed) Yes No Yes
Bank No No No
Authorised in European Union Yes No Yes
Trust Score 98 67 95
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