IronFX vs Alpari Comparison
Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2022 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 39 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare IronFX vs Alpari.
Does IronFX or Alpari 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, IG
offers better pricing overall for traders.
Is IronFX or Alpari safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 23 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. IronFX holds 2 global Tier-1 licenses, while Alpari holds 0. IronFX holds 1 global Tier-2 licenses, while Alpari holds 0. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, IronFX earned a higher Trust Score than Alpari.
Which trading platform is better: IronFX or Alpari?
To compare the trading platforms of both IronFX and Alpari, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, IG offers a better experience. With research, IG offers superior market research. Finally, we found IG 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. Both IronFX and Alpari offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).IronFX and Alpari both offer copy trading.
How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
IronFX provides traders 83 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Alpari's 46 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, IronFX offers traders access to 340 CFDs while Alpari has 105 available CFDs, a difference of 235.
Can I trust IronFX?
IronFX is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. IronFX is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). IronFX is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Can I trust Alpari?
Alpari is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. Alpari is authorised by zero tier-1 regulators (high trust), zero tier-2 regulator (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust).
Is IronFX good?
IronFX is a MetaTrader-only broker that has worked hard to rebuild its trust factor by securing additional regulatory licenses, as well as taking action to improve the brand's offerings. Spreads at IronFX are higher than the industry average, but the broker has done a nice job putting together some decent educational materials for beginners.
Is Alpari good?
Alpari is one of the oldest MetaTrader brokers, and an early pioneer of social copy-trading. Best known in Eastern Europe, Alpari offers a small but growing selection of CFD markets and platform tools, but lacks regulatory licenses in top-tier jurisdictions.
Overall winner: IG
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