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 ADS Securities vs IC Markets.
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. Both ADS Securities and IC Markets hold a 4.00 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. ADS Securities and IC Markets both are regulated in a major hub. ADS Securities nor IC Markets are publicly traded companies. As far as how many currency pairs are available for trading, here's the answer. IC Markets offers its clients access to 63 different currency pairs while ADS Securities has 57 available pairs, a difference of 6.
Next, let's look at the tools and features fx traders desire. With trading platforms, forex traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Both ADS Securities and IC Markets 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. ADS Securities and IC Markets offer the same number of charting tools, 31. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of indicators (eg, moving averages), 51.
Overall, both ADS Securities and IC Markets share a rating of 4.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, unfortunately, neither ADS Securities nor IC Markets received awards Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research, Best in Class - Customer Service, Best in Class - Active Trading, Best in Class - Mobile Trading and Best in Class - Investor Education.