Our ForexBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 43 different forex broker accounts
for trading FX. In total, over 6,000 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare ADS Securities vs IG Group.
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. IG Group received a rating of 4.5 stars over ADS Securities's 3.5 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. ADS Securities and IG Group both are regulated in a major hub. IG Group is a publicly traded company, ADS Securities isn't. How many currency pairs are available to trade? IG Group offers its clients access to 91 different currency pairs while ADS Securities has 65 available pairs, a difference of 26.
To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. ADS Securities alongside IG Group 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. ADS Securities offers its clients access to 31 charting tools while IG Group has 17 charting tools, a difference of 14. ADS Securities boasts an offering of 51 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to IG Group's 22 available indicators.
Overall, IG Group takes the upper hand with 4.5 stars over ADS Securities's 4 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, IG Group posted awards Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2018, while ADS Securities found itself with none of these.