After spending seven months and hundreds of hours researching 43 different forex brokers
for trading FX, our team at ForexBrokers.com team collected over 6,000 data points. For this review, we will compare Admiral Markets vs Pepperstone.
To compare these two FX brokers, we will first take a look at the fees charged for trading (no easy task). Not every forex broker publicizes their average spreads, spreads data can vary, as can execution policies and how commissions are charged. Specifically, is the broker a dealing desk (market maker), no dealing desk (agency broker) or are both execution methods offered (dealing desk + STP/ECN)? To simplify this research, we assessed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Pepperstone is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over Admiral Markets's 3.50 star rating.
Commissions and fees aside, let's take a look at regulation and currency availability. Trust is critical, and you should highly consider choosing a broker that regulated in a major hub. Admiral Markets and Pepperstone both are regulated in a major hub. Admiral Markets nor Pepperstone are publicly traded companies. As far as how many currency pairs are available for trading, here's the answer. Admiral Markets trails Pepperstone by 4 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with Pepperstone offering 59 and Admiral Markets offering 55.
Next, let's look at the tools and features fx traders desire. With trading platforms, forex traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Admiral Markets and Pepperstone both offer Meta Trader. Regardless of the trading platform you use, charting should be feature rich. To help compare these two brokers, we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Both Admiral Markets and Pepperstone provide clients with access to 31 total charting tools. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of indicators (eg, moving averages), 51.
Overall, both Admiral Markets and Pepperstone hold a 4.00 star rating. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Pepperstone was rated Best in Class - Customer Service and Best in Class - Active Trading in 2018, while Admiral Markets was rated Best in Class - Investor Education.