To find the top fx brokers
, the team here at ForexBrokers.com collected over 5,000 data points during a seven month review of the forex industry. In this fx broker comparison, we will compare Alpari vs AvaTrade.
To assess both of these forex brokers, we will begin with cost. Comparing two fx brokers on cost is not easy. First, not every broker publicizes their average spreads. And, for the brokers that do publish their data, the formulas used to calculate average spreads can vary. Furthermore, the currency pair you are trading can impact cost, as well as the execution policies of the broker. Dealing desk or no dealing desk? The list goes on and on. To make comparing cost easy, we have a star rating that takes everything into account. Alpari's score is 4.50 stars versus AvaTrade's 3.00 stars.
Next to commissions and fees, regulation and currency availability are important to take into consideration. You want to trust and have confidence the forex broker you choose. AvaTrade is regulated in a major hub while Alpari is not. Neither Alpari and AvaTrade are publicly traded companies. And, when it comes to total currency pairs available to trade, a quick comparison is helpful. AvaTrade boasts an offering of 59 different currency pairs compared to Alpari's 48 available pairs.
To round out our comparison of Alpari vs AvaTrade, let's look at the tools and features most used by forex traders. For trading platforms, traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Alpari and AvaTrade both offer Meta Trader. With a platform picked out, looking at charts is a must so they should be of high-quality. As part of our research, we count the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators available. Alpari and AvaTrade 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 Alpari and AvaTrade are rated 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, both Alpari and AvaTrade 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 2017.