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FXCM vs Markets.com 2022

April 26, 2022
Last modified May 10, 2022

FXCM is better than Markets.com.

Trying to decide between FXCM and Markets.com? 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 FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Overall Rating star 8.3 / 10 star / 10 star 8.2 / 10
Account Type expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Standard Account Yes No Yes
Mini Account Yes No Yes
Micro Account Yes No Yes
Islamic Account No No Yes
Copy Trading expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes Yes Yes
DupliTrade No No Yes
ZuluTrade Yes No Yes
Cryptocurrency expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Cryptocurrency (Physical) No No No
Crypto Trading No No No
Bitcoin Yes No Yes
ethereum Yes No Yes
Forex Trading expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Forex Trading No No No
Trading - Forex or CFDs Yes No Yes
Indices (Index CFDs) expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
DAX Yes No Yes
Dow Jones Yes No Yes
FTSE Yes No Yes
NASDAQ 100 Yes No Yes
Nikkei Yes No Yes
SP 500 Yes No Yes
Investments expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Forex Trading No No No
Trading - Forex or CFDs Yes No Yes
Spread Betting Yes No Yes
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes Yes Yes
Metals Yes No Yes
Energies Yes No Yes
Agriculturals No No Yes
ETF No No No
U.S. Stocks (CFD) Yes No Yes
Trading Platforms expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Android App No No No
Apple iOS App Yes Yes Yes
Proprietary Platform Yes Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows) No No No
Web Platform No No No
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) Yes Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5) No Yes Yes
Regulatory Licenses expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Tier-1 Licenses 3 2 4
ASIC Authorised (Australia) Yes Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada) Yes No Yes
FCA Authorised (U.K.) Yes No No
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 3 2 3
Tier-3 Licenses 0 1 1
Research, Education expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Trading Central (Recognia) Yes No Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) Yes Yes Yes
Daily Market Commentary Yes Yes Yes
Autochartist Yes No No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) Yes No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos Yes Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived) Yes No Yes
Trading Costs expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Minimum Deposit Starts from $50 $100 $100
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard 1.4 (Q2 2020) 1.9 (as of Oct 19) 0.91 (Aug 2020)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active 1.1 (Q2 2020) 1.9 (as of May 19) 0.61 (Aug 2020)
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 FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Watchlists - Total Fields 12 6 6
Mobile Watchlist Yes Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 57 89 90
Mobile Charting - Indicators / Studies (INTL) 59 (default on MT4, none on Markets app) 73
Trust Factors expand_moreexpand_less FXCM Markets.com AvaTrade
Year Founded 1999 1999 2006
Publicly Traded (Listed) Yes Yes No
Bank No No No
Authorised in European Union Yes Yes Yes
Trust Score 96 98 93
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