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Plus500 vs FXCM 2022

April 26, 2022
Last modified June 23, 2022

Plus500 is better than FXCM.

Trying to decide between Plus500 and FXCM? 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 Plus500 FXCM IG
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Account Type expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Standard Account Yes Yes Yes
Mini Account Yes Yes Yes
Micro Account Yes Yes Yes
Islamic Account No No No
Copy Trading expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Social Trading / Copy Trading No Yes Yes
DupliTrade No No No
ZuluTrade No Yes No
Cryptocurrency expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Cryptocurrency (Physical) No No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD) Yes Yes Yes
Bitcoin Yes Yes Yes
ethereum Yes Yes Yes
Forex Trading expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Forex Trading Yes Yes Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs Yes Yes Yes
Indices (Index CFDs) expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
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 Plus500 FXCM IG
Forex Trading Yes Yes Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs Yes Yes Yes
Spread Betting No Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy Trading No Yes Yes
Metals Yes Yes Yes
Energies Yes Yes Yes
Agriculturals No No Yes
ETF Yes No Yes
U.S. Stocks (CFD) Yes Yes Yes
Trading Platforms expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Apple iOS App Yes Yes Yes
Android App Yes Yes Yes
Proprietary Platform Yes Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows) No Yes Yes
Web Platform Yes Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4) No Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5) No No No
Regulatory Licenses expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Tier-1 Licenses 4 3 7
ASIC Authorised (Australia) Yes Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada) No Yes No
FCA Authorised (U.K.) Yes Yes Yes
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong) No No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore) Yes No Yes
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland) No No Yes
CFTC Registered (USA) No No Yes
Tier-2 Licenses 3 3 2
Tier-3 Licenses 0 0 1
Research, Education expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Trading Central (Recognia) No Yes No
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) No Yes Yes
Daily Market Commentary Yes Yes Yes
Autochartist No Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) No Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos Yes Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived) No Yes Yes
Trading Costs expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Minimum Initial Deposit €100 Starts from $50 £250.00
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard 0.6 (as of Aug 2018) 1.4 (Q2 2020) 0.828 (September 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active -1 1.1 (Q2 2020) 0.365 (May 2020)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts No Yes Yes
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw) Yes Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit) Yes Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw) Yes No Yes
Trading Tools expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Watchlists - Total Fields 9 12 14
Mobile Watchlist Yes Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 110 57 32
Mobile Charting - Indicators / Studies 110 59 32
Trust Factors expand_moreexpand_less Plus500 FXCM IG
Year Founded 2008 1999 1974
Publicly Traded (Listed) Yes Yes Yes
Bank No No Yes
Authorised in European Union Yes Yes Yes
Trust Score 99 96 99
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