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 Plus500.
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. ADS Securities's score is 4.00 stars versus Plus500's 3.00 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 alongside Plus500 are regulated in a major hub. Plus500 is a publicly traded company while ADS Securities is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? Plus500 boasts an offering of 60 different currency pairs compared to ADS Securities's 57 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. ADS Securities offers Meta Trader while Plus500 does not. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. ADS Securities boasts an offering of 31 charting tools compared to Plus500's 0 available charting tools. ADS Securities trails Plus500 by 52 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Plus500 offering 103 and ADS Securities offering 51.
Overall, ADS Securities takes the upper hand with 4.00 stars over Plus500's 3.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, both ADS Securities and Plus500 found themselves without awards for 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 in 2018.