XM Group 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 XM Group vs Alpari.
Does XM Group 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 XM Group 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. XM Group holds 2 global Tier-1 licenses, while Alpari holds 0. XM Group holds 1 global Tier-2 licenses, while Alpari holds 0. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, XM Group earned a higher Trust Score than Alpari.
Which trading platform is better: XM Group or Alpari?
To compare the trading platforms of both XM Group 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 XM Group and Alpari offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).XM Group and Alpari both offer copy trading.
How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
XM Group provides traders 57 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Alpari's 46 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, XM Group offers traders access to 1372 CFDs while Alpari has 105 available CFDs, a difference of 1267.
Can I trust XM Group?
XM Group is not publicly-traded and does not operate a bank. XM Group is authorised by three tier-1 regulators (high trust), two tier-2 regulator (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). XM Group is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and, via its parent company's other brand Trading.com, with 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 XM Group good?
XM Group is a MetaTrader-only broker that offers a strong selection of high-quality educational content and market research.
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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