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AvaTrade vs Forex.com (GAIN Capital) Review

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis


Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Our ForexBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 43 different forex broker accounts for trading FX. In total, over 6,000 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare AvaTrade vs Forex.com (GAIN Capital).

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for trading forex. It's important to note this is no easy task. Not every broker shares their average spreads, spreads can be fixed or variable (floating), execution policies differ, and brokers can act as market makers (dealers) or act as agents for execution. To simplify things, we analyzed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) received a rating of 4.50 stars over AvaTrade's 3.50 stars.

Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to regulation alongside currency availability. For regulation, it's very important to select a broker you can trust with your money. AvaTrade and Forex.com (GAIN Capital) both are regulated in a major hub. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) is a publicly traded company while AvaTrade is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? Forex.com (GAIN Capital) boasts an offering of 84 different currency pairs compared to AvaTrade's 60 available pairs.

To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. AvaTrade alongside Forex.com (GAIN Capital) offer Meta Trader. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Both AvaTrade and Forex.com (GAIN Capital) provide clients with access to 31 total charting tools. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of indicators (eg, moving averages), 51.

Overall, Forex.com (GAIN Capital) takes the upper hand with 4.50 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 2018, 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
Trust Score
Publicly-Traded Company (Listed)
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)
Forex: Spot Trading
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
CFDs - Total Offered
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
Active Trader or Premium/VIP
Proprietary
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
MetaTrader4 (MT4)
MetaTrader5 (MT5)
cTrader
Currenex
ZuluTrade
MirrorTrader
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Watchlists - Total Fields
Alerts - Basic Fields
Charting - Trade From Chart
Charts can be saved
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Order Type - Trailing Stop
iOS App
Android App
Alerts - Basic Fields
Alerts Delivery - Push Notifications
Watch List
Watch List Syncing
Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Daily Blog Updates
Sentiment of Upcoming Economic News
AutoChartist
Trading Central (Recognia)
Delkos Research
Acuity Trading
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Economic Calendar
Calendar Includes Forecasts
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
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)
USDMXN (or MXNUSD)
USDNOK (or NOKUSD)
USDSEK (or SEKUSD)
USDTRY (or TRYUSD)
USDZAR (or ZARUSD)
USDDKK (or DKKUSD)
USDBRL (or BRLUSD)
Minimum Initial Deposit
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
UnionPay (Deposit/Withdraw)
AvaTrade
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AvaTrade Review
 
3.5
3.5
3.5
3
1.5
3
3.5
3.5
 
76
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
60
171
No
Yes
 
1.9
1.9
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
31
51
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
30
Yes
 
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
$100.00
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Forex.com (GAIN Capital)
Forex.com (GAIN Capital) Review
 
4.5
5
4.5
4.5
4
4
4
4.5
 
90
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
84
97
No
Yes
 
0.7
1.3
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
11
Yes
Yes
Yes
22
139
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
26
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
$250.00
Yes
Yes
No
No
No

Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 4/03/2018 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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