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AvaTrade vs Forex.com (GAIN Capital) Review

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis


Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

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 AvaTrade vs Forex.com (GAIN Capital).

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. Forex.com (GAIN Capital)'s score is 4.00 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. Both AvaTrade and Forex.com (GAIN Capital) are regulated in a major hub. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) is a publicly traded company, while AvaTrade is not. And, when it comes to total currency pairs available to trade, a quick comparison is helpful. AvaTrade offers its clients access to 59 different currency pairs while Forex.com (GAIN Capital) has 50 available pairs, a difference of 9.

To round out our comparison of AvaTrade vs Forex.com (GAIN Capital), let's look at the tools and features most used by forex traders. For trading platforms, traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Both AvaTrade and Forex.com (GAIN Capital) 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. AvaTrade and Forex.com (GAIN Capital) offer the same number of charting tools, 31. Both AvaTrade and Forex.com (GAIN Capital) provide clients with access to 51 total indicators (eg, moving averages).

Overall, Forex.com (GAIN Capital) comes out on top with 4.00 stars over AvaTrade's 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Forex.com (GAIN Capital) finished with awards Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Investor Education in 2017, while AvaTrade came up with none of these.
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Overall
Offering of Investments
Commissions & Fees
Platform & Tools
Customer Service
Research
Education
Commissions & Fees
Regulated in Major Hub
Regulated in Emerging Hub
CFTC Authorized (USA)
FCA Authorised (UK)
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
FSA Authorised (Japan)
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
Publicly-Traded Company (Listed)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
All-in Cost GBP/USD - Active
All-in Cost USD/JPY - Active
All-in Cost USD/CHF - Active
All-in Cost USD/CAD - Active
All-in Cost NZD/USD - Active
All-in Cost AUD/USD - Active
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
Average Spread AUD/USD - Standard
Average Spread GBP/USD - Standard
Average Spread NZD/USD - Standard
Average Spread USD/JPY - Standard
Average Spread USD/CHF - Standard
Average Spread NZD/USD - Standard
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
UnionPay (Deposit/Withdraw)
Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin)
Minimum Initial Deposit
Proprietary
Platform - Web Based
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
MT4 (Desktop/Mobile)
cTrader
Currenex
ZuluTrade
MirrorTrader
ProTrader (PTMC)
NinjaTrader
MetaTrader5 (MT5)
CFDs - Total Offered
CFDs on Single Stocks (Shares)
CFDs on Indices
CFDs on Metals
CFDs on Commodities
CFDs on Energy
CFDs on Futures or Options
CFDs on Treasuries or Bonds
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
GBPUSD (or USDGBP)
USDJPY (or JPYUSD)
EURUSD (or USDEUR)
USDCHF (or CHFUSD)
USDCAD (or CADUSD)
NZDUSD (or USDNZD)
AUDUSD (or USDAUD)
USDCNH (or CNHUSD)
USDSGD (or SGDUSD)
AUDCAD (or CADAUD)
AUDCHF (or CHFAUD)
AUDJPY (or JPYAUD)
AUDNZD (or NZDAUD)
CADCHF (or CHFCAD)
CADJPY (or JPYCAD)
CHFJPY (or JPYCHF)
EURAUD (or AUDEUR)
EURCAD (or CADEUR)
EURCHF (or CHFEUR)
EURGBP (or GBPEUR)
EURJPY (or JPYEUR)
EURNZD (or NZDEUR)
EURSEK (or SEKEUR)
EURTRY (or TRYEUR)
EURZAR (or ZAREUR)
GBPCAD (or CADGBP)
GBPJPY (or JPYGBP)
GBPNZD (or NZDGBP)
GBPCHF (or CHFGBP)
GBPJPY (or JPYGBP)
GBPNZD (or NZDGBP)
NZDCAD (or CADNZD)
NZDCHF (or CHFNZD)
NZDJPY (or JPYNZD)
USDMXN (or MXNUSD)
USDNOK (or NOKUSD)
USDSEK (or SEKUSD)
USDTRY (or TRYUSD)
USDZAR (or ZARUSD)
USDDKK (or DKKUSD)
USDBRL (or BRLUSD)
Customizable Homescreen
Alerts Delivery - Push Notifications
Watch List (Real-Time)
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
Charting - Trend Lines (Drawing Tools)
iPad App
Android Tablet App
iPhone App
Android App
Mini (Contract Size 10k)
Active Trader or Premium/VIP
Standard (Contract Size 100k)
Trust Score
AvaTrade
AvaTrade Review
 
3.5
3
3
3.5
-1
4
3
3
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
 
1.8
3
1.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.6
 
1.8
2.6
3
2.9
1.6
2.7
2.9
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
$100.00
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
205
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
59
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
30
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Forex.com (GAIN Capital)
Forex.com (GAIN Capital) Review
 
4
3.5
4
4.5
4
4.5
4.5
4
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
 
0.7
1.3
0.9
1.3
1.3
1.64
0.8
 
1.3
1.6
1.7
2.5
1.3
1.7
2.5
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
$250.00
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
97
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
84
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
30
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes

Trading CFDs and FX involves a high degree of risk. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 4/05/2017 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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