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AvaTrade vs Markets.com Review

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis


Friday, May 18th, 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 Markets.com.

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. AvaTrade is a better option with a 3.50 star rating over Markets.com's 3.00 star rating.

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. Both AvaTrade and Markets.com are regulated in a major hub. Markets.com is a publicly traded company, AvaTrade isn't. How many currency pairs are available to trade? AvaTrade offers its clients access to 60 different currency pairs while Markets.com has 55 available pairs, a difference of 5.

To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. Both AvaTrade and Markets.com 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. AvaTrade and Markets.com offer the same number of charting tools, 31. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of indicators (eg, moving averages), 51.

Overall, both AvaTrade and Markets.com share a rating of 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, both AvaTrade and Markets.com found themselves without awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research, Best in Class - Customer Service, Best in Class - Active Trading, Best in Class - Mobile Trading and Best in Class - Investor Education in 2018.
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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
Markets.com
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Markets.com Review
 
3.5
4
3
4
3
3
1
3
 
77
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
 
Yes
55
2085
No
Yes
 
2
2
No
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
31
51
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
30
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
$100
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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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