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Markets.com vs HFM 2022

April 26, 2022
Last modified June 23, 2022

Markets.com is better than HFM.

Trying to decide between Markets.com and HFM? 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 HFM IG
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Account Type expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
Standard Account Yes Yes Yes
Mini Account Yes Yes Yes
Micro Account Yes Yes Yes
Islamic Account No Yes No
Copy Trading expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes Yes Yes
DupliTrade No No No
ZuluTrade No No No
Cryptocurrency expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
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 HFM IG
Forex Trading Yes Yes Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs No Yes Yes
Indices (Index CFDs) expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM 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 Markets.com HFM IG
Forex Trading Yes Yes Yes
Trading - Forex or CFDs No Yes Yes
Spread Betting No No Yes
Social Trading / Copy Trading Yes Yes Yes
Metals Yes Yes Yes
Energies Yes Yes Yes
Agriculturals Yes Yes Yes
ETF Yes Yes Yes
U.S. Stocks (CFD) Yes Yes Yes
Trading Platforms expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
Apple iOS App Yes Yes Yes
Android App Yes Yes Yes
Proprietary Platform Yes No 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 HFM IG
Tier-1 Licenses 2 1 7
ASIC Authorised (Australia) Yes No Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada) No No No
FCA Authorised (U.K.) No Yes Yes
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong) No No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore) No No Yes
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland) No No Yes
CFTC Registered (USA) No No Yes
Tier-2 Licenses 2 3 2
Tier-3 Licenses 1 1 1
Research, Education expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
Trading Central (Recognia) No No No
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) Yes Yes Yes
Daily Market Commentary Yes Yes Yes
Autochartist No Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) No No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos Yes Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived) No Yes Yes
Trading Costs expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
Minimum Initial Deposit $100 $5 £250.00
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard 1.9 (as of Oct 2019) 1.2 (August 2021) 0.828 (September 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active 1.9 (as of May 2019) 0.9 (August 2021) 0.365 (May 2020)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts Yes No 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 HFM IG
Watchlists - Total Fields 6 7 14
Mobile Watchlist Yes Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 89 15 32
Mobile Charting - Indicators / Studies (default on MT4, none on Markets app) 30 32
Trust Factors expand_moreexpand_less Markets.com HFM IG
Year Founded 1999 2010 1974
Publicly Traded (Listed) Yes No Yes
Bank No No Yes
Authorised in European Union Yes Yes Yes
Trust Score 98 85 99
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