78.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider.
Like most brokers, Pepperstone takes a fee from the spread, which is the difference between the buy and sell price of an instrument.
The commisions and spreads displayed below are based on the minimum spreads listed on Pepperstone’s website. The colour bars show how competitive Pepperstone's spreads are in comparison to other popular brokers featured on BrokerNotes.
|EUR/USD (Average: 0.7 pips)||0.09 pips + $5.00||0.7 pips||0.1 pips|
|GBP/USD (Average: 1.1 pips)||0.38 pips + $5.00||1.7 pips||0.1 pips|
|USD/JPY (Average: 1.1 pips)||0.19 pips + $5.00||0.6 pips||0.1 pips|
|AUD/USD (Average: 0.8 pips)||0.17 pips + $5.00||0.6 pips||0.2 pips|
|USD/CHF (Average: 2.3 pips)||0.35 pips + $5.00||2.3 pips||0.2 pips|
|USD/CAD (Average: 2.9 pips)||0.27 pips + $5.00||0.5 pips||0.3 pips|
|NZD/USD (Average: 3.6 pips)||1.1 pips + $5.00||2.8 pips||0.3 pips|
|EUR/GBP (Average: 2.4 pips)||1.0 pips + $5.00||0.5 pips||0.1 pips|
Spreads are dynamic and are for informational purposes only.
As you can see, Pepperstone’s minimum spread for trading EUR/USD is 0.09 pips - which is relatively low compared to average EUR/USD spread of 0.70 pips. Below is a breakdown of how much it would cost you to trade one lot of EUR/USD with Pepperstone vs. similar brokers.See all Spreads
If you were to buy one standard lot of EUR/USD (100k units) with Pepperstone at an exchange rate of 1.1719 and then sell it the next day at the same price you would likely pay $7.7. Here’s a rough breakdown of the fees and how this compares against IG & XTB .
|Spread from:||$ 0.00||$ 6.00||$ 2.00|
|Total cost of a 100k trade:||$ 0.00||$ 6.00||$ 2.00|
|$6 more||$2 more|
|Visit Pepperstone||Visit IG||Visit XTB|
All fees/prices are for informational purposes and are subject to change.
Pepperstone offers over 170 different instruments to trade, including over 61 currency pairs. We’ve summarised all of the different types of instruments offered by Pepperstone below, along with the instruments offered by IG and XTB for comparison.
|FX / Currencies||Pepperstone||IG||XTB|
|# of forex pairs offered||61||90||48|
|Major forex pairs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Minor forex pairs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Exotic forex pairs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|# of commodities offered||12||34||21|
|Index & Stock CFDs||Pepperstone||IG||XTB|
|# of stocks offered||60||8000||1606|
|See Pepperstone's Instruments||See IG's Instruments||See XTB's Instruments|
Pepperstone is one of the few brokers that offer both of the MetaTrader platforms; MT4 and MT5. To see how the two platforms compare, you can read our comparison of MT4 vs MT5 here. Pepperstone is one of a handful of brokers that offer the cTrader platform developed for traders looking for a STP/ECN solution. For a list of forex brokers that offer the cTrader platform, check out our comparison of cTrader brokers. The combination of downloadable platforms for both Mac and Windows allows traders to trade with their device of choice.
Pepperstone also offer mobile apps for Android and iOS, making it easier to keep an eye on and execute your trades while you are on the move.See Pepperstone's platforms
Pepperstone allows you to execute a minimum trade of 0.01 Lot. This may vary depending on the account you open. The maximum trade requirements vary depending on the trader and the instrument. As Pepperstone offer STP execution, you can expect tighter spreads with more transparency over the price you‘re paying to execute your trades.
As a market maker, Pepperstone may have lower entry requirements compared to an ECN broker who benefits from a higher volume of trades and typically has larger capital and minimum trade requirements. Market makers typically have a lower minimum deposit, smaller minimum trade requirements and no commission on trades.
As a nice bonus, Pepperstone are one of very few brokers that claim to have no requotes, so you don’t have to worry about slippage (your trades being ordered at a different price to what you executed them at).
As with most brokers, margin requirements do vary depending on the trader, accounts and instruments. You can see the latest margin requirements on their website.
Pepperstone also offers a number of useful risk management features, such as stop losses (with trailing stops), limit orders negative balance protection price alerts and much more. You can see all of the account features offered by Pepperstone here.
Finally, we’ve listed some of the popular funding methods that Pepperstone offers its traders below.
Pepperstone support a wide range of languages including English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Arabic.
Pepperstone has a BrokerNotes triple AAA support rating because they offer a wide range of languages and support options.
As Pepperstone is regulated by Financial Conduct Authority,UK and ASIC , every new client must pass a few basic compliance checks to ensure that you understand the risks of trading and are allowed to trade. When you open an account, you’ll likely be asked for the following, so it’s good to have these handy:
You’ll also need to answer a few basic compliance questions to confirm how much trading experience you have, so it’s best to put aside at least 10 minutes or so to complete the account opening process.
While you might be able to explore Pepperstone’s platform straight away, it’s important to note that you won’t be able to make any trades until you pass compliance, which can take up to several days, depending on your situation.
To start the process of opening an account with Pepperstone you can visit their website here.
CFDs are leveraged products and can result in the loss of your capital. All trading involves risk. Only risk capital you’re prepared to lose. Past performance does not guarantee future results. *Availability subject to regulation.
This post is for educational purposes and should not be considered as investment advice. All information collected from https://pepperstone.com/ on 01/05/2021.