After spending seven months and hundreds of hours researching 43 different forex brokers
for trading FX, our team at ForexBrokers.com team collected over 6,000 data points. For this review, we will compare City Index vs FxPro.
To compare these two FX brokers, we will first take a look at the fees charged for trading (no easy task). Not every forex broker publicizes their average spreads, spreads data can vary, as can execution policies and how commissions are charged. Specifically, is the broker a dealing desk (market maker), no dealing desk (agency broker) or are both execution methods offered (dealing desk + STP/ECN)? To simplify this research, we assessed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. City Index received a rating of 4.5 stars over FxPro's 4 stars.
Commissions and fees aside, let's take a look at regulation and currency availability. Trust is critical, and you should highly consider choosing a broker that regulated in a major hub. Both City Index and FxPro are regulated in a major hub. City Index is a publicly traded company, while FxPro is not. As far as how many currency pairs are available for trading, here's the answer. City Index offers its clients access to 84 different currency pairs while FxPro has 70 available pairs, a difference of 14.
Next, let's look at the tools and features fx traders desire. With trading platforms, forex traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. City Index alongside FxPro offer Meta Trader. Regardless of the trading platform you use, charting should be feature rich. To help compare these two brokers, we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. City Index trails FxPro by 6 total charting tools, with FxPro offering 31 and City Index offering 25. City Index offers its clients access to 139 different indicators (for example, volume) while FxPro has 51 available indicators, a difference of 88.
Overall, both City Index and FxPro hold a 4 star rating. And, when it comes to individual category awards, neither City Index nor FxPro were rated Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research, Best in Class - Customer Service, Best in Class - Active Trading, Best in Class - Mobile Trading and Best in Class - Investor Education.