Trading Platform Comparison

Whether you’re new or a seasoned trader, you’ll find the right platform to meet your unique trading needs.

 

FOREX.com

A feature-rich, fully customizable trading platform with a full breadth of mobile solutions.

MetaTrader 5

A cross-market platform with rich charting and automated trading, using the popular MetaTrader interface.

MetaTrader 4

Our custom MT4 platform delivers integrated pattern recognition software and other trading tools.

Markets

  • Currencies: YES
  • Shares: YES
  • Equity Indices: YES
  • Metals: YES
  • Commodities: YES
  • Cryptocurrencies: YES
  • Currencies: YES
  • Shares: YES
  • Equity Indices: YES
  • Metals: YES
  • Commodities: YES
  • Cryptocurrencies: YES
  • Currencies: YES
  • Shares: NO
  • Equity Indices: YES
  • Metals: YES
  • Commodities: YES
  • Cryptocurrencies: NO

Spreads

  • Variable and fixed spreads, depending on the markets that you trade.
  • Variable and fixed spreads, depending on the markets that you trade.
  • Variable and fixed spreads, depending on the markets that you trade.

Commission Charges Per Trade

Commission charges on shares only.

  • US Shares: 1.8CPS (min $10)
  • UK Shares: 0.08% (min £10)
  • EU Shares: 0.08% (min €10)
  • HK Shares: 0.15% (min HKD 15)
  • SG Shares: 0.08% (min SGD 10)
  • JP Shares: 0.05% (min ¥1000)
  • AU Shares: 0.08% (min AUD 5)
  • ETF Shares: 1.8CPS (min $10)

Commission charges on shares only. Minimums are in units of account currency.

  • US Shares: 1.8CPS (min 10)
  • EU Shares: 0.08% (min 10)
  • HK Shares: 0.15% (min 2)
  • SG Shares: 0.08% (min 7)
  • JP Shares: 0.05% (min 7)
  • AU Shares: 0.08% (min AUD 3)
  • ETF Shares: 1.8CPS (min 10)
N/A

Trade execution

  • Instant or Market execution
  • Ability to set user defined price tolerance
  • Market execution
  • Market execution

Price improvement available?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Trading Platform features

  • Order Types:
    • Market
    • Limit
    • Stop
    • Guarenteed Stop Loss*
    • One Cancels Other (OCO)
    • If Then OCO
    • Trailing Stops
  • Fully customizable
  • One-click trading
  • Custom watchlists
  • Indicator Builder*
  • Development Studio*
  • Price Alerts
  • Hedging
*Desktop only
  • Order Types:
    • Market
    • Limit
    • Stop
    • If Then OCO
    • Trailing Stops
    • Close By
  • No third-party bridge
  • One-click trading
  • Indicator creator*
  • Automated trading*
  • Customer watchlists
  • Hedging
  • Price alerts
  • 5 candles per week
*Desktop only
  • Order Types:
    • Market
    • Limit
    • Stop
    • If Then OCO
    • Trailing Stops
    • Close By
  • No third-party bridge
  • One-click trading
  • Indicator creator*
  • Automated trading*
  • Customer watchlists
  • Hedging
*Desktop only

Analysis tools

  • Advanced charting
  • Streaming market commentary
  • FOREX.com research
  • Reuters news
  • Economic calendar
  • Recognia Quantitative & Technical Analysis
  • Autochartist Technical Chart Pattern Analysis
  • Streaming market commentary
  • FOREX.com research
  • Reuters news
  • Economic calendar
  • EA Hosting
  • Trade sentiment tool*
  • Correlation trader*
  • Indicator-based alerts*

*Exclusive to our MetaTrader apps

  • Streaming market commentary
  • FOREX.com research
  • Reuters news
  • Economic calendar
  • EA Hosting
  • Trade sentiment tool*
  • Correlation trader*
  • Indicator-based alerts*

*Exclusive to our MetaTrader apps

Platform choices

  • Desktop platform
  • Web platform
  • iPhone, Android apps
  • Desktop platform
  • Web platform
  • iPhone, Android apps
  • Desktop platform
  • Web platform
  • iPhone, Android apps

Margin

  • Up to 400:1 depending on markets traded
  • Liquidation level: 100%
  • Tiered margin
  • Up to 400:1 depending on markets traded
  • Liquidation level: 100%
  • Up to 400:1 depending on markets traded
  • Liquidation level: 100%