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 ThinkMarkets.
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. Both ADS Securities and ThinkMarkets are rated 4.00 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. Both ADS Securities and ThinkMarkets are regulated in a major hub. ADS Securities nor ThinkMarkets are publicly traded companies. How many currency pairs are available to trade? ThinkMarkets trails ADS Securities by 24 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with ADS Securities offering 57 and ThinkMarkets offering 33.
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 and ThinkMarkets both 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 and ThinkMarkets offer the same number of charting tools, 31. ADS Securities and ThinkMarkets offer the same number of indicators (eg, volume), 51.
Overall, both ADS Securities and ThinkMarkets are rated 4.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, unfortunately, neither ADS Securities nor ThinkMarkets 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.