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FP Markets vs ACY Securities 2021

Is ACY Securities better than FP Markets? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 39 brokers, ACY Securities is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 75 out of 99. FP Markets is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 82 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 4.5
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 3.5
Education 3.5 3.5
Trust Score 82 74
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Regulation

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Trust Score 82 74
Year Founded
2005 2011
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 1
Tier-2 Licenses
1 0
Tier-3 Licenses
0 1
Authorised in the European Union
Yes No

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
CBI Authorised (Ireland)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
No No
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses (Average Trust)

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
Yes No
SEBI Authorised (India)
No No
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
No No
FSCA Authorised (South Africa)
No No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No
DFSA / Central Bank Authorised (UAE)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) No No
IFSC Authorised (Belize) No No
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
No No
BMA Authorised (Bermuda) No No
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
No No
VFSC Authorised (Vanuatu)
No Yes

Investments

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
9790 1600
Forex Pairs (Total)
63 62
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No No
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Cryptocurrency (Physical)
No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD)
Yes Yes
Crypto Disclaimer (UK) Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients). Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients).

Cost

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.2 (September 2021) 1.2 (Sept 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.7 (September 2021) 0.85 (Sept 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
No No
Execution: Market Maker
Yes No

Funding

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Minimum Deposit
$100 AUD $50
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Proprietary Platform
Yes No
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
Yes Yes
cTrader
No No
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
No No

Trading Tools

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
30 30
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
15 15
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes

Mobile Trading

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
MetaTrader (Default) 30
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
No No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Forex Calendar
Yes No

Research

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes No
Autochartist
Yes No
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes No
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Has Education - Forex or CFDs
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes No

Major Forex Pairs

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
GBP/USD
Yes Yes
USD/JPY
Yes Yes
EUR/USD
Yes Yes
USD/CHF
Yes Yes
USD/CAD
Yes Yes
NZD/USD
Yes Yes
AUD/USD
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature FP Markets ACY Securities
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 4.5
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 3.5
Education 3.5 3.5
Trust Score 82 74
FP Markets Review ACY Securities Review

Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2022 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 39 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare ACY Securities vs FP Markets.

Does ACY Securities or FP Markets offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spreads data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough annual assessment, FP Markets offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is ACY Securities or FP Markets safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 23 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. Both ACY Securities and FP Markets hold 1 global Tier-1 licenses. FP Markets holds 1 global Tier-2 licenses, while ACY Securities holds 0. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FP Markets earned a higher Trust Score than ACY Securities.

Which trading platform is better: ACY Securities or FP Markets?
To compare the trading platforms of both ACY Securities and FP Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, FP Markets offers a better experience. With research, FP Markets offers superior market research. Finally, we found FP Markets to provide better mobile trading apps.

What about MetaTrader and copy trading?
For forex and CFDs traders, copy trading and MetaTrader are both popular platform options. ACY Securities and FP Markets both offer copy trading. Both ACY Securities and FP Markets offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
FP Markets provides traders 63 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to ACY Securities's 62 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, FP Markets offers traders access to 9790 CFDs while ACY Securities has 1600 available CFDs, a difference of 8,190.

Can I trust ACY Securities?
ACY Securities is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. ACY Securities is authorized by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), zero tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulators (low trust). ACY Securities is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).

Can I trust FP Markets?
FP Markets is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. FP Markets is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and zero tier-3 regulators (low trust). FP Markets is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: Australian Securities & Exchange Commission (ASIC).

Is ACY Securities good?
ACY Securities is a MetaTrader-only broker with a reasonable range of markets and a balanced account offering. The broker’s research and educational content, however, could be greatly improved upon.

Is FP Markets good?
FP Markets shines as a low-cost broker for trading forex and CFDs – as long as you use the MetaTrader platform. The Iress platform suite offers well over 8,000 tradeable symbols, but it’s mostly a share trading platform – and is generally a much pricier option.

Overall winner: FP Markets

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