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Alpari vs easyMarkets 2019

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Is Alpari better than easyMarkets? After assessing forex brokers on nearly 100 different features, easyMarkets comes out on top with 4.00 stars over Alpari's 3.50 stars.

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 Alpari easyMarkets
Overall 3.5 4
Alpari Review easyMarkets Review
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money 74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Trust Score 69 81
Year Founded
1998 2001
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
0 1
Tier-2 Licenses
0 1
Tier-3 Licenses
2 0
Authorised in the European Union
No Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
No Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
No No
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
No Yes
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
Yes No
FSB Authorised (South Africa)
No No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No
DFSA / Central Bank Authorised (UAE)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
Yes No
Offshore Authorised
Yes No

Investments

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
48 97
CFDs - Total Offered
16 78
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3 3.5

Cost

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.92 1.8 (as of May 19)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.82 1.8 (as of May 19)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Commissions & Fees 4 3

Funding

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Minimum Initial Deposit
$100.00 $100.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
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)
Yes No
cTrader
No No

Trading Tools

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
51 51
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
31 31
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3 4

Mobile Trading

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
Yes Yes
Trading - CFDs
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 30
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
No Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No
Forex Calendar
No Yes
Mobile Trading 3.5 3.5

Research

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes No
AutoChartist
Yes No
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes Yes
Delkos Research
No No
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 3.5 3.5

Education

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No No
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes No
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes
Tutorials/Guide (PDF or Interactive)
Yes Yes
Education 3 3

Major Forex Pairs

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
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
USDCNH (or CNHUSD)
Yes Yes
USDSGD (or SGDUSD)
No Yes

Overall

Feature Alpari easyMarkets
Alpari Review easyMarkets Review
Overall 3.5 4
After spending several months and hundreds of hours researching 28 different forex brokers for trading FX, our team at ForexBrokers.com team collected over 2,200 data points. For this review, we will compare Alpari vs easyMarkets.

To compare these two FX brokers, we will first take a look at the fees charged for trading (no easy task). Not every forex broker publicizes their average spreads, spreads data can vary, as can execution policies and how commissions are charged. Specifically, is the broker a dealing desk (market maker), no dealing desk (agency broker) or are both execution methods offered (dealing desk + STP/ECN)? To simplify this research, we assessed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Alpari received a rating of 4.00 stars over easyMarkets's 3.00 stars.

Commissions and fees aside, let's take a look at regulation and currency availability. Trust is critical, and you should highly consider choosing a broker that regulated in a major hub. easyMarkets is regulated in a major hub, Alpari isn't. Neither are publicly traded companies. As far as how many currency pairs are available for trading, here's the answer. Alpari trails easyMarkets by 49 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with easyMarkets offering 97 and Alpari offering 48.

Next, let's look at the tools and features fx traders desire. With trading platforms, forex traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Alpari and easyMarkets both offer Meta Trader. Regardless of the trading platform you use, charting should be feature rich. To help compare these two brokers, we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Alpari and easyMarkets offer the same number of charting tools, 31. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of indicators (eg, moving averages), 51.

Alpari Review
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Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All providers have a percentage of retail investor accounts that lose money when trading CFDs with their company. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money and whether you understand how CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies work. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The ForexBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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