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HYCM vs Capital.com 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 76 out of 99. HYCM is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 84 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Overall 3.5 4.5
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4.5
Offering of Investments 3 4.5
Platforms & Tools 3.5 4
Mobile Trading 3.5 4.5
Research 3.5 4
Education 3.5 4
Trust Score 84 76
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Regulation

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Trust Score 84 76
Year Founded
1977 2016
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
2 2
Tier-2 Licenses
2 1
Tier-3 Licenses
1 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

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

Tier-2 Licenses (Average Trust)

Feature HYCM Capital.com
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
Yes Yes
CBI Authorised (Ireland)
No No
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
No No
FSCA Authorised (South Africa)
No No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature HYCM Capital.com
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) No No
IFSC Authorised (Belize) No No
BMA Authorised (Bermuda) No No
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
No No

Investments

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
245 4056
Forex Pairs (Total)
71 138
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No Yes
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes Yes
Cryptocurrency (Physical)
No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD)
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
No No

Cost

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.6 (Sept 2021) 0.8 (Sep 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.6 (Sept 2021) 0.8 (Sep 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
Yes No
Execution: Market Maker
Yes Yes

Funding

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Minimum Deposit
$100 $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 HYCM Capital.com
Proprietary Platform
No Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
No No
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
Yes No
cTrader
No No
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
No No

Trading Tools

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
MetaTrader (Default) 6
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
MetaTrader (Default) 75
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
MetaTrader (Default) 18
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes No

Mobile Trading

Feature HYCM Capital.com
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
(Default MT4) (Default MT4)
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 HYCM Capital.com
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes No
Weekly Webinars
Yes No
Autochartist
No No
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

Feature HYCM Capital.com
Has Education - Forex or CFDs
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes

Major Forex Pairs

Feature HYCM 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 HYCM Capital.com
Overall 3.5 4.5
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4.5
Offering of Investments 3 4.5
Platforms & Tools 3.5 4
Mobile Trading 3.5 4.5
Research 3.5 4
Education 3.5 4
Trust Score 84 76
HYCM Review Capital.com Review

Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2021 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 27 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 20 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, HYCM offers a better experience. With research, HYCM offers superior market research. Finally, we found HYCM 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, Capital.com offers traders access to 4056 CFDs while HYCM has 245 available CFDs, a difference of 3,811.

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?
Despite its reputation and long history in the industry, HYCM lags industry leaders in key areas including cost, research and education.

Overall winner: HYCM

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