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Markets.com

Offers five ways to trade: Forex, Shares, Indices, Commodities, ETF and CFD

 
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Trust Score:

B

Established in:

2008

Regulated by:

CySEC, Financial Services Boar...

CFDs are leveraged products and can result in the loss of your capital. Rankings are influenced by affiliate commissions. All information collected on 1/11/2017.

The Ultimate Guide to

Choosing a Broker
For Italy

Not sure which broker is right for you?

Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. In this guide, you’ll learn:

Ready?

Part 1

Why Choose Markets.com
For Italy?

Markets.com scored best in our review of the top brokers for italy, which takes into account 120+ factors across eight categories. Here are some areas where Markets.com scored highly in:

  • 9+ years in business
  • Offers + instruments
  • A range of platform inc. MT4, Web Trader, Tablet & Mobile apps
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Tight spreads from 2.0 pips
  • Used by + traders
  • Allows hedging
  • 5 languages
  • Leverage up to 100:1

Markets.com offers five ways to trade: Forex, Shares, Indices, Commodities, ETF and CFD. If you wanted to trade EURUSD through copy trading or other means, skip to part two.

The two most important categories in our rating system are the cost of trading and the broker’s trust score. To calculate a broker’s trust score, we take into account a range of factors, including their regulation history, years in business, liquidity provider etc.

Markets.com have a B trust score, which is good. This is largely down to them being regulated by CySEC, Financial Services Board, segregating client funds, being established for over 9 years, and much more. For comparison:

Trust Score comparsion

Markets.com
Trust Score B
Year Established 2008
Regulated by CySEC, Financial Services Board
Uses tier 1 banks
Company Type Public Private Private
Segregates client funds

The second thing we look for is the competitiveness of the spreads, and what fees they charge. We've compared these in detail in part three of this guide.

Part 2

Who Markets.com is (& Isn’t)
Suitable For

As mentioned, Markets.com allows you to trade in five ways: Forex, Shares, Indices, Commodities, ETF and CFD.

Suitable for:

  • CFD Trading
  • Forex Trading

Not Suitable for:

To trade with Markets.com, you'll need a minimum deposit of $100. Markets.com offers a range of different account types for different traders including a mini account, vip account.

Finally, Markets.com isn't available in the following countries: AF, DZ, AS, AO, AU, BE, BA, BR, KH, CA, CN, CU, KR, GU, GY, HK, ID, IR, IQ, IL, JP, LA, MO, MY, MM, NZ, MP, PA, PG, PH, PR, RU, SG, KR, SD, SY, TW, TH, TR, UG, VI, VU, USA, VN, YE.

Part 3

A Comparison of Markets.com vs. vs.


Want to see how Markets.com stacks up against and ? We've compared their spreads, features, and key information below.



Spread & fee comparsion

The spreads below are illustrative. For more accurate pricing information, click on the names of the brokers at the top of the table to open their websites in a new tab.
Markets.com
Fixed Spreads
Variable Spreads
EUR/USD Spread 2.0
GBP/USD Spread 2.0
USD/CAD Spread 3.0
USD/JPY Spread 3.0
DAX Spread 2
FTSE 100 Spread 2
S&P500 Spread 1

Comparison of account & trading features

Markets.com
Spread type Fixed
EUR/USD Spread 2008
EUR/GBP Spread CySEC, Financial Services Board
Crude Oil Spread
Gold Spread Public Private Private
DAX Spread

Part 4

AvaTrade

www.avatrade.it

AVA EU Trade Ltd. is an EEA Authorised firm, licensed to provide regulated financial products and services by the Central Bank of Ireland. As such, it is required to comply with the stringent requirements under MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive), making it a robust and trusted choice amongst Italian traders.

A selection of platforms are available for traders, including AvaTrade’s own AvaTradeAct and MetaTrader 4 – both of which can be accessed as a mobile version, so clients can easily stay up to date with trades and market activity. New traders who wish to test their trading abilities can set up a demo account with €100,000 available to trade in virtual currency for 21 days. This can be extended beyond 21 days by contacting an account manager. Euros can be set as the base currency upon opening an account.

Dedicated Italian speaking customer support is available, and Italian language learning tools and training materials, including fact sheets, e-books and video tutorials, are also available.

Just some of the financial instruments that can be traded through AvaTrade include Forex, CFDs and options. Cryptocurrencies can be traded as Forex pairs or CFDs.

Free withdrawals are available for all clients, with several standard payment methods accepted, including debit/credit cards and wire transfers. Although online payments such as PayPal and Skrill are not available for European customers, AvaTrade do also offer their own debit card, which is a convenient way for Italian traders to deposit and withdraw funds from their account.

Plus500

www.plus500.it

The Plus500 trading platform is provided by the CySEC (Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission) regulated firm, Plus500CY. The stringent regulations they are required to adhere to make them a reliable choice for Italian traders. The company were founded in 2008, and have grown within the industry to become one of the top providers of contracts for difference (CFDs) around the world.

Just some of the underlying assets that Italian traders have access to when they set up a trading account with Plus500 include commodities such as oil and gold, cryptocurrencies and Forex. Call and put options are also available on markets and stocks that are popular with Italian traders, such as the Germany 30, the Italy 40 and Facebook.

24 hour, Italian speaking customer support is available, as well as a dedicated Italian language website. Traders can select Italian as their preferred language for the trading platform, and the account can be set up in the Italian currency of Euros.

City Index

www.cityindex.co.uk

City Index Limited was one of the first firms to offer spread-betting within the UK, with a history dating back to 1983. Since then, the company has continued to grow, adding to the number of clients, products and services, year upon year. They are authorised and regulated under parent company Gain Capital UK Ltd. by the reliable and trusted UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Now serving customers around the world, the strength and stability of the group are just some of the reasons that City Index are a preferred broker amongst traders in Italy.

Italian traders using the City Index platforms are able to trade CFDs and Forex, and have access to over 12,000 markets, and more than 80 currency pairs.

Traders can log in to a web-based trading platform, get the app for Android or iOS, or download a Windows platform to run from their own PC. The correct time zone can be selected upon logging in to the platform, and deposits can be made by debit and credit card, cheque, BACS, or CHAPS. Demo accounts are available for new traders with £2500 balance to test their ability with and a minimum of £100 deposit is recommended to open a live account. Customer service operatives are able to change the base currency of the account to Euros after it has been opened.


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