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FP Markets vs BDSwiss 2021

Is BDSwiss better than FP Markets? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 39 brokers, BDSwiss is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 83 out of 99. FP Markets is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 82 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 4
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 4
Education 3.5 4
Trust Score 82 83
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Regulation

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Trust Score 82 83
Year Founded
2005 2012
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 2
Tier-2 Licenses
1 1
Tier-3 Licenses
0 1
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes No
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
CBI Authorised (Ireland)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
No No
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses (Average Trust)

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
Yes Yes
SEBI Authorised (India)
No No
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
No No
FSCA Authorised (South Africa)
No No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No
DFSA / Central Bank Authorised (UAE)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) No No
IFSC Authorised (Belize) No No
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
No No
BMA Authorised (Bermuda) No No
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
No Yes
VFSC Authorised (Vanuatu)
No No

Investments

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
9790 1081
Forex Pairs (Total)
63 51
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No No
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Cryptocurrency (Physical)
No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD)
Yes Yes
Crypto Disclaimer (UK) Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients). Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients).

Cost

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.2 (September 2021) 1.5 (Jul 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.7 (September 2021) 1.1 (Jul 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
No Yes
Execution: Market Maker
Yes No

Funding

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Minimum Deposit
$100 AUD $100-$5000 (depending on account type)
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
Yes Yes
cTrader
No No
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
No No

Trading Tools

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
30 30
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
15 15
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes

Mobile Trading

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
MetaTrader (Default) 30
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
No No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes No
Forex Calendar
Yes No

Research

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes No
Autochartist
Yes Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes No
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Has Education - Forex or CFDs
Yes Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes No
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes

Major Forex Pairs

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
GBP/USD
Yes Yes
USD/JPY
Yes Yes
EUR/USD
Yes Yes
USD/CHF
Yes Yes
USD/CAD
Yes Yes
NZD/USD
Yes Yes
AUD/USD
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature FP Markets BDSwiss
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 4
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 4
Education 3.5 4
Trust Score 82 83
FP Markets Review BDSwiss Review

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 BDSwiss vs FP Markets.

Does BDSwiss or FP Markets 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, FP Markets offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is BDSwiss or FP Markets 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. BDSwiss holds 2 global Tier-1 licenses, while FP Markets holds 1. Both BDSwiss and FP Markets hold 1 global Tier-2 licenses. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, BDSwiss earned a higher Trust Score than FP Markets.

Which trading platform is better: BDSwiss or FP Markets?
To compare the trading platforms of both BDSwiss and FP Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, FP Markets offers a better experience. With research, BDSwiss offers superior market research. Finally, we found BDSwiss 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. BDSwiss and FP Markets both offer copy trading. Both BDSwiss and FP Markets offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
FP Markets provides traders 63 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to BDSwiss's 51 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, FP Markets offers traders access to 9790 CFDs while BDSwiss has 1081 available CFDs, a difference of 8,709.

Can I trust BDSwiss?
BDSwiss is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. BDSwiss is authorized by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). BDSwiss is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Can I trust FP Markets?
FP Markets is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. FP Markets is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and zero tier-3 regulators (low trust). FP Markets is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: Australian Securities & Exchange Commission (ASIC).

Is BDSwiss good?
The BDSwiss brand caters to over 1.6 million registered forex and CFD traders, and offers the full MetaTrader platform suite alongside its own proprietary mobile app. BDSwiss demonstrates good order execution statistics and provides access to over 1,000 tradable symbols – though its spreads are higher than industry leaders.

Is FP Markets good?
FP Markets shines as a low-cost broker for trading forex and CFDs – as long as you use the MetaTrader platform. The Iress platform suite offers well over 8,000 tradeable symbols, but it’s mostly a share trading platform – and is generally a much pricier option.

Overall winner: FP Markets

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