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LCG vs ADSS 2020

Is ADSS better than LCG? After testing 30 of the best forex brokers over five months, LCG is better than ADSS. While losing its publicly-traded status doesn’t help LCG’s credibility, LCG does offer reliable customer service. Service aside, LCG struggles to stand out when compared to industry leaders.



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 LCG ADSS
Overall 4 3
LCG Review ADSS Review
76% of retail CFD accounts lose money 74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature LCG ADSS
Trust Score 81 89
Year Founded
1996 2011
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 2
Tier-2 Licenses
1 1
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature LCG ADSS
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
No 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)
Yes Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No

Investments

Feature LCG ADSS
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
61 56
CFDs - Total Offered
4759 2200
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4 4
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Cost

Feature LCG ADSS
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.45 (as of Oct 19) 1
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.65 (as of Oct 19) N/A
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Funding

Feature LCG ADSS
Minimum Initial Deposit
$0.00 £100
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 LCG 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)
No No
cTrader
Yes No

Trading Tools

Feature LCG ADSS
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
Default (MT4/cTrader) (Default MT4)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
Default (MT4/cTrader) (Default MT4) 116 in Orex
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
Default (MT4/cTrader) (Default MT4) 35 in Orex
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 LCG ADSS
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
Yes Yes
Trading - CFDs
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes No
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Default (MT4/cTrader) 63
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
Yes 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 LCG ADSS
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes No
AutoChartist
No Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 3.5 3.5
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Education

Feature LCG ADSS
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No No
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes
Education 3.5 3
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature LCG 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
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature LCG ADSS
LCG Review ADSS Review
Overall 4 3
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Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2020 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 30 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare ADSS vs LCG.

Does ADSS or LCG offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spreads data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough annual assessment, LCG offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is ADSS or LCG safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 20 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. ADSS holds 2 global Tier-1 licenses, while LCG holds 1. Both ADSS and LCG hold 1 global Tier-2 licenses. All regulators considered, ADSS has a Trust Score of 89.00, while LCG's Trust Score is 81.00.

Which trading platform is better: ADSS or LCG?
To compare the trading platforms of both ADSS and LCG, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, LCG offers a better experience. With research, ADSS offers superior market research. Finally, we found ADSS to provide better mobile trading apps.

What about MetaTrader and copy trading?
For forex and CFDs traders, copy trading and MetaTrader are both popular platform options. ADSS and LCG both offer copy trading. Both ADSS and LCG offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
LCG provides traders 61 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to ADSS's 56 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, LCG offers traders access to 4759 CFDs while ADSS has 2200 available CFDs, a difference of 2,559.

Overall, between ADSS and LCG, LCG is the better forex broker.

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