Plus500 vs BlackBull Markets Comparison
We’ve made it easy to compare the best forex brokers, side-by-side. Our editorial team has collected thousands of data points, written hundreds of thousands of words of research, and tested over 60 brokers to help you find the best forex brokers in the industry. Our research is unbiased and independent; learn more about how we test. That same research and data powers our broker comparisons. Let's compare Plus500 vs BlackBull Markets.
Can I trust Plus500?
Plus500 is publicly traded and does not operate a bank. Plus500 is authorised by six Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), three Tier-2 regulators (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and one Tier-4 regulator (High Risk). Plus500 is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Japanese Financial Services Authority (JFSA), Financial Markets Authority (FMA), European Union via MiFID, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
Can I trust BlackBull Markets?
BlackBull Markets is not publicly traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by one Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), zero Tier-2 regulator (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and one Tier-4 regulator (High Risk). BlackBull Markets is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: Financial Markets Authority (FMA).
Is Plus500 good?
Plus500 is a trusted global brand that offers an easy-to-use trading platform for online traders, alongside access to a thorough selection of CFDs. Share trading is available, but only via its Plus500 Invest product offering.
Is BlackBull Markets good?
BlackBull Markets is a plain-vanilla MetaTrader broker with a growing range of products and support for a handful of third-party social copy trading platforms.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with Plus500?
To open a forex trading account with Plus500, you'll need to make an initial minimum deposit of €100.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with BlackBull Markets?
Plus500 requires a minimum deposit of $0 before you can open an account and start trading forex.
What funding options does each broker offer?
It's important to make sure that your forex broker accepts the funding options and deposit methods that work best for you. Plus500 offers Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit), Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw) and PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw) for banking, whereas BlackBull Markets provides Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit), Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw), Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) and Neteller (Deposit/Withdraw)
Does Plus500 or BlackBull Markets offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spread data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough, data-driven testing of each broker's commissions and fees, we found that Plus500 offers better pricing overall for traders.
Methodology: When testing each broker's commissions, fees, and pricing, we analyze multiple trade scenarios and award points based on the expansiveness (or inexpensiveness) of the broker's spreads. We then run multiple scenarios for different investor types, incorporating any miscellaneous fees, to determine an "all-in" cost per trade. Learn more about how we test.
Is Plus500 or BlackBull Markets safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track over 100 international regulatory agencies to help you choose the most well-regulated, highly trusted forex brokers. Learn more about our proprietary Trust Score rating system. Based on our research on the regulatory status of over 60 brokers, we've found that Plus500 holds 6 global Tier-1 licenses, while BlackBull Markets holds 1. Plus500 holds 3 global Tier-2 licenses, while BlackBull Markets holds 0.
After evaluating each broker based on their number of held licenses, years in business, and a range of other data-driven variables, we've determined that Plus500 (99) earned a higher Trust Score than BlackBull Markets (77).
Which trading platform is better: Plus500 or BlackBull Markets?
To compare the trading platforms of both Plus500 and BlackBull Markets, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, Plus500 offers a better experience. With research, BlackBull Markets offers superior market research. Finally, we found Plus500 to provide better mobile trading apps.
Here’s what trading platforms are available at Plus500:
- Proprietary Platform - Yes
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - No
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - No
- MT5 - No
- ZuluTrade - No
- TradingView - No
Here’s what trading platforms are available at BlackBull Markets:
- Proprietary Platform - No
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - Yes
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - Yes
- MT5 - Yes
- ZuluTrade - Yes
- TradingView - Yes
What about MetaTrader? How about copy trading?
The MetaTrader trading platform suite is wildly popular among forex and CFD traders across the globe. Neither broker offers Meta Trader. Forex traders also appreciate the ability to engage in social copy trading. Copy trading is not offered by either broker.
What can I trade with each broker?
BlackBull Markets provides traders 72 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Plus500's 65 available pairs. If you are interested in trading CFDs, BlackBull Markets offers traders access to 26000 CFDs, while Plus500 offers access to 2800 CFDs; so BlackBull Markets offers 23200 more CFDs than Plus500.
We found in our testing that Plus500 offers a more diverse selection of investment options than BlackBull Markets, allowing you to trade Forex Trading (Spot or CFDs), U.S. Stocks (CFD), Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD) and Cryptocurrency (Derivative). Neither have Cryptocurrency (Physical) and Spread Betting.
Overall winner: Plus500
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