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Alpari vs Admiral Markets 2019

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Is Admiral Markets better than Alpari? After grading forex brokers on nearly 100 different features, Admiral Markets comes out on top with 4.00 stars over Alpari's 3.50 stars.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Overall Rating

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Overall 3.5 4
Alpari Review Admiral Markets Review
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money 74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Trust Score 69 78
Year Founded
1998 2001
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
0 2
Tier-2 Licenses
0 1
Tier-3 Licenses
2 0
Authorised in the European Union
No Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
No Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
No Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
No Yes
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
Yes No
FSB Authorised (South Africa)
No No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No
DFSA / Central Bank Authorised (UAE)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
Yes No
Offshore Authorised
Yes No

Investments

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
48 55
CFDs - Total Offered
16 106
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3 3.5

Cost

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.92 1.2 (as of Jan 17)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.82 1.2
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes No
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5

Funding

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Minimum Initial Deposit
$100.00 200
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Proprietary Platform
No No
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes No
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
Yes Yes
cTrader
No No

Trading Tools

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
51 51
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
31 31
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3 3

Mobile Trading

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
Yes Yes
Trading - CFDs
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 30
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
No Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No
Forex Calendar
No No
Mobile Trading 3.5 3.5

Research

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes Yes
AutoChartist
Yes Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No No
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 3.5 3.5

Education

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes
Tutorials/Guide (PDF or Interactive)
Yes No
Education 3 4

Major Forex Pairs

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
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
USDCNH (or CNHUSD)
Yes Yes
USDSGD (or SGDUSD)
No Yes

Overall

Feature Alpari Admiral Markets
Alpari Review Admiral Markets Review
Overall 3.5 4
Our ForexBrokers.com team spent several months and hundreds of hours assessing 28 different forex broker accounts for trading FX. In total, over 2,200 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare Admiral Markets vs Alpari.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for trading forex. It's important to note this is no easy task. Not every broker shares their average spreads, spreads can be fixed or variable (floating), execution policies differ, and brokers can act as market makers (dealers) or act as agents for execution. To simplify things, we analyzed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Alpari received a rating of 4.00 stars over Admiral Markets's 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to regulation alongside currency availability. For regulation, it's very important to select a broker you can trust with your money. Admiral Markets is regulated in a major hub, while Alpari is not. Neither are publicly traded companies. How many currency pairs are available to trade? Admiral Markets boasts an offering of 55 different currency pairs compared to Alpari's 48 available pairs.

To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. Admiral Markets alongside Alpari offer Meta Trader. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Both Admiral Markets and Alpari provide clients with access to 31 total charting tools. Admiral Markets and Alpari offer the same number of indicators (eg, volume), 51.

Admiral Markets Review
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Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All providers have a percentage of retail investor accounts that lose money when trading CFDs with their company. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money and whether you understand how CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies work. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The ForexBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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