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IC Markets vs ADSS 2019

Is ADSS better than IC Markets? After grading the best forex brokers on nearly 100 different variables, ADSS is better than IC Markets. Forex and CFD traders choose ADSS for its outstanding customer service and excellent VIP client experience. While ADSS does offer its proprietary OREX trading platform alongside MetaTrader, we found the broker still trails industry leaders in areas including trading tools and research.
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 IC Markets ADSS
Overall 4 4
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74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money 74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature IC Markets ADSS
Trust Score 72 89
Year Founded
2007 2011
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 2
Tier-2 Licenses
0 1
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
No Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature IC Markets ADSS
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes No
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No Yes
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

Investments

Feature IC Markets ADSS
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
63 56
CFDs - Total Offered
41 2200
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3 3.5
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Cost

Feature IC Markets ADSS
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.1 (as of May 18) 1
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.7 (as of May 18) N/A
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
No Yes
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
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Funding

Feature IC Markets ADSS
Minimum Initial Deposit
$200 £100
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 IC Markets ADSS
Proprietary Platform
No Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
Yes No
cTrader
Yes No

Trading Tools

Feature IC Markets ADSS
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 4 3
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Mobile Trading

Feature IC Markets ADSS
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 Yes
Mobile Trading 3.5 3.5
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Research

Feature IC Markets ADSS
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
No Yes
Weekly Webinars
No No
AutoChartist
No Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 2 3
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Education

Feature IC Markets ADSS
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
No Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes
Education 4 3
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature IC Markets ADSS
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
No Yes

Overall

Feature IC Markets ADSS
IC Markets Review ADSS Review
Overall 4 4
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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 ADSS vs IC Markets.

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. IC Markets is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over ADSS's 3.50 star rating.

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. ADSS alongside IC Markets are regulated in a major hub. ADSS nor IC Markets are publicly traded companies. How many currency pairs are available to trade? IC Markets boasts an offering of 63 different currency pairs compared to ADSS's 56 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. ADSS alongside IC Markets 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 ADSS and IC Markets provide clients with access to 31 total charting tools. ADSS and IC Markets offer the same number of indicators (eg, volume), 51.

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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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