Plus500 offer two ways to trade: CFDs, Forex.
To open a live account, you’ll need a minimum deposit of at least $100. Alternatively, Plus500 offer a demo account that you can use to practice and familiarise yourself with their platform.
Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, UK (FRN: 509909), CySEC (Licence: 250/14), ASiC (AFSL #417727), and Derivatives issuer licence in New Zealand, FSP No.486026. Plus500 puts all client funds in a segregated bank account and uses tier-1 banks for this. Plus500 have been established since 2008, and have a head office in UK.
Before we dive into some of the more detailed aspects of Plus500’s spreads, fees, platforms and trading features, you may want to open Plus500‘s website in a new tab by clicking the button below in order to see the latest information directly from Plus500.
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What are Plus500's spreads & fees?
The spreads displayed below are based on the minimum spreads listed on Plus500’s website. The colour bars show how competitive Plus500’s spreads are in comparison to other popular brokers featured on BrokerNotes.
EUR/USD0.01 PIPS $0 per lot
The average spread for EUR/USD across all brokers on BrokerNotes is 0.81 pips. See popular brokers for trading EUR/USD
USD/JPY0.02 PIPS $0 per lot
The average spread for USD/JPY across all brokers on BrokerNotes is 0.91 pips. See popular brokers for trading USD/JPY
GBP/USD0.01 PIPS $0 per lot
The average spread for GPB/USD across all brokers on BrokerNotes is 1.18 pips. See popular brokers for trading GBP/USD
The average spread for Bitcoin across all brokers on BrokerNotes is 30.77 pips. See popular brokers for trading Bitcoin
The average spread for gold across all brokers on BrokerNotes is 8.62 pips. See popular brokers for trading gold
The average spread for DAX30 across all brokers on BrokerNotes is 14.76 pips. See popular brokers for trading DAX30
Example: How much would it cost to trade 1 lot of EUR/USD?
If you were to buy one standard lot of EUR/USD (100k units) at an exchange rate of 1.1719 and then sell it the next day at the same price you could expect these fees:
|Plus500||AvaTrade||London Capital Group|
|Typical overnight fee:||$9.40||$5.00||$8.01|
|Total cost of a 100k trade:||$18.4||$12||$12.01|
|+$6.4 saving||+$6.39 saving|
|Visit Plus500||Visit AvaTrade||Visit LCG|
All fees/prices are for informational purposes and are subject to change. Last updated: 17/11/2017.
What instruments can you trade with Plus500?
|FX / Currencies||Plus500||AvaTrade||LCG|
|# of forex pairs offered||61||59||66|
|Major forex pairs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Minor forex pairs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Exotic forex pairs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Commodity CFDs||Plus500||AvaTrade||London Capital Group|
|# of commodities offered||17||16||10|
|Indiced & Stock CFDs||Plus500||AvaTrade||London Capital Group|
|# of Stocks offered||1816||99||4800|
|See Plus500's Instruments||See AvaTrade's Instruments||See LCG's Instruments|
What's the Plus500 trading experience like?
1) Platforms and apps
Plus500 offer a user-friendly custom trading platform, available as both a downloadable program or as a broswer based WebTrader. If you are looking for a MetaTrader broker, see our comparison of MT4 brokers here.
Plus500 also offer mobile apps for Android and iOS, making it easier to keep an eye on and execute your trades while you‘re on the move.See Plus500's platforms
2) Executing Trades
With Plus500, the minimum and maximum trade requirements vary depending on the trader and the instrument.
As a market maker, Plus500 may have lower entry requirements compared to a ECN broker who benefit from a higher volume of trades and typically have larger capital and minimum trade requirements. Market makers typically have lower minimum deposit, smaller minimum trades requirements and no commission on trades.
As with most brokers, margin requirements do vary depending on the trader, accounts and instruments, but as a guide, Plus500 offer margin up to 0.0025% on currencies.
Finally, we‘ve listed some of the popular funding methods that Plus500 offers its traders on the right.
3) Client support
Plus500 support a wide range of languages including English, Italian, German, French, Greek, Hebrew, Dutch, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malaysian, and Norwegian
Plus500 have a BrokerNotes double AA support rating because Plus500 offer over three languages, live chat and email support.
CFDs are leveraged products and can result in the loss of your capital. All information collected from http://www.plus500.co.uk/ on November 21, 2017.