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Capital.com vs HYCM 2021

Is Capital.com better than HYCM? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, Capital.com is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 77 out of 99. HYCM is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 86 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature Capital.com HYCM
Overall 4.5 4
Commissions & Fees 4.5 5
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
Platforms & Tools 4 3.5
Mobile Trading Apps 4.5 4
Research 4 3.5
Education 4 3.5
Trust Score 77 86
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Regulation

Feature Capital.com HYCM
Trust Score 77 86
Year Founded
2016 1977
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
2 2
Tier-2 Licenses
1 2
Tier-3 Licenses
0 1
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature Capital.com HYCM
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes No
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No Yes
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 Capital.com HYCM
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 Yes

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature Capital.com HYCM
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) No No
IFSC Authorised (Belize) No No
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
No Yes
BMA Authorised (Bermuda) No No
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
No No
VFSC Authorised (Vanuatu)
No No

Investments

Feature Capital.com HYCM
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
Over 6,000 245
Forex Pairs (Total)
138 71
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
No 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 Capital.com HYCM
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.8 (Sep 2021) 0.6 (Sept 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.8 (Sep 2021) 0.6 (Sept 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
No Yes
Execution: Market Maker
Yes Yes

Funding

Feature Capital.com HYCM
Minimum Deposit
$20.00 $100
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
No Yes

Trading Platforms

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

Trading Tools

Feature Capital.com HYCM
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
6 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
75 30
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
18 15
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No

Mobile Trading

Feature Capital.com HYCM
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
30 30
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
No No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Forex Calendar
Yes Yes

Research

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

Education

Feature Capital.com HYCM
Has Education - Forex or CFDs
Yes No
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 Capital.com HYCM
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 Capital.com HYCM
Overall 4.5 4
Commissions & Fees 4.5 5
Offering of Investments 4.5 3.5
Platforms & Tools 4 3.5
Mobile Trading Apps 4.5 4
Research 4 3.5
Education 4 3.5
Trust Score 77 86
Capital.com Review HYCM 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 HYCM.

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

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

Which trading platform is better: Capital.com or HYCM?
To compare the trading platforms of both Capital.com and HYCM, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, Capital.com offers a better experience. With research, Capital.com 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. Copy trading is not offered by either broker. Both Capital.com and HYCM 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 HYCM's 71 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, HYCM offers traders access to 245 CFDs while Capital.com has Over 6,000 available CFDs, a difference of 245.

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 HYCM?
HYCM is not publicly traded and does operate a bank. HYCM is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (high trust), two tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). HYCM is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Securities Futures Commission (SFC) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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 HYCM good?
HYCM is a trusted brand that offers a straightforward MetaTrader platform experience. Its Raw account delivers competitive pricing, and traders gain access to third-party modules from Trading Central as well as exchange-traded securities (available through a separate platform). That said, HYCM offers a narrow range of symbols to forex and CFD traders.

Overall winner: Capital.com

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