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FXCM vs Capital.com 2021

Is Capital.com better than FXCM? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 39 brokers, Capital.com is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 77 out of 99. FXCM is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 96 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Overall 4.5 4.5
Commissions & Fees 4 4.5
Offering of Investments 4 4.5
Platforms & Tools 4.5 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4.5
Research 4 4
Education 4 4
Trust Score 96 77
FXCM Review Capital.com Review
Between 74% of retail CFD accounts lose money 83.45% of retail CFD accounts lose money
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Regulation

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Trust Score 96 77
Year Founded
1999 2016
Publicly Traded (Listed)
Yes No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
3 2
Tier-2 Licenses
3 1
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature FXCM Capital.com
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
Yes 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)
Yes Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses (Average Trust)

Feature FXCM Capital.com
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
Yes Yes
SEBI Authorised (India)
No No
ISA Authorised (Israel)
Yes No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
No No
FSCA Authorised (South Africa)
Yes No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No
DFSA / Central Bank Authorised (UAE)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature FXCM Capital.com
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 No
VFSC Authorised (Vanuatu)
No No

Investments

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
276 Over 6,000
Forex Pairs (Total)
42 138
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes Yes
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes No
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 FXCM Capital.com
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.4 (Q2 2020) 0.8 (Sep 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
1.1 (Q2 2020) 0.8 (Sep 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
Yes No
Execution: Market Maker
Yes Yes

Funding

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Minimum Deposit
Starts from $50 $20.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No Yes
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No

Trading Platforms

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Proprietary Platform
Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes No
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
No No
cTrader
No No
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
Yes No

Trading Tools

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
12 6
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
57 75
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
26 18
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes No

Mobile Trading

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
59 30
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
Yes No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Forex Calendar
Yes Yes

Research

Feature FXCM Capital.com
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes No
Autochartist
Yes No
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

Feature FXCM Capital.com
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 Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes

Major Forex Pairs

Feature FXCM Capital.com
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 FXCM Capital.com
Overall 4.5 4.5
Commissions & Fees 4 4.5
Offering of Investments 4 4.5
Platforms & Tools 4.5 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4.5
Research 4 4
Education 4 4
Trust Score 96 77
FXCM Review Capital.com 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 Capital.com vs FXCM.

Does Capital.com or FXCM 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, Capital.com offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is Capital.com or FXCM 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. FXCM holds 3 global Tier-1 licenses, while Capital.com holds 2. FXCM holds 3 global Tier-2 licenses, while Capital.com holds 1. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FXCM earned a higher Trust Score than Capital.com.

Which trading platform is better: Capital.com or FXCM?
To compare the trading platforms of both Capital.com and FXCM, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, FXCM offers a better experience. With research, FXCM offers superior market research. Finally, we found Capital.com 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. While FXCM offers copy trading, Capital.com does not. Both Capital.com and FXCM offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
Capital.com provides traders 138 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to FXCM's 42 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, FXCM offers traders access to 276 CFDs while Capital.com has Over 6,000 available CFDs, a difference of 276.

Can I trust Capital.com?
Capital.com is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. Capital.com is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (high trust) and one tier-2 regulator (average trust). Capital.com is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Can I trust FXCM?
FXCM's parent company is publicly-traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by three tier-1 regulators (high trust), three tier-2 regulators (average trust), and zero tier-3 regulators (low trust). FXCM is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and via Friedberg Direct, with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Is Capital.com good?
Capital.com stands out for its quality research, strong educational content, and innovative web platform. Capital.com holds fewer regulatory licenses and offers a narrower range of markets than some of the best brokers, but still significantly outperforms the industry average.

Is FXCM good?
For traders who appreciate advanced trading tools and quality market research, FXCM is a winner, especially for algorithmic trading. Its range of tradeable markets is fairly narrow, however, and the pricing at FXCM is just average.

Overall winner: FXCM

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