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IC Markets vs City Index Review

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis


Thursday, May 31st, 2018

To find the top fx brokers, the team here at ForexBrokers.com collected over 6,000 data points during a seven month review of the forex industry. In this fx broker comparison, we will compare City Index vs IC Markets.

To assess both of these forex brokers, we will begin with cost. Comparing two fx brokers on cost is not easy. First, not every broker publicizes their average spreads. And, for the brokers that do publish their data, the formulas used to calculate average spreads can vary. Furthermore, the currency pair you are trading can impact cost, as well as the execution policies of the broker. Dealing desk or no dealing desk? The list goes on and on. To make comparing cost easy, we have a star rating that takes everything into account. Both City Index and IC Markets are rated 4.00 stars.

Next to commissions and fees, regulation and currency availability are important to take into consideration. You want to trust and have confidence the forex broker you choose. Both City Index and IC Markets are regulated in a major hub. City Index is a publicly traded company, IC Markets isn't. And, when it comes to total currency pairs available to trade, a quick comparison is helpful. IC Markets trails City Index by 2 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with City Index offering 65 and IC Markets offering 63.

To round out our comparison of City Index vs IC Markets, let's look at the tools and features most used by forex traders. For trading platforms, traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Both City Index and IC Markets offer Meta Trader. With a platform picked out, looking at charts is a must so they should be of high-quality. As part of our research, we count the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators available. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 31. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of indicators (eg, moving averages), 51.

Overall, City Index boasts 4.50 stars versus IC Markets's 4.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, both City Index and IC Markets found themselves without awards for 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 in 2018.
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Overall
Offering of Investments
Commissions & Fees
Platform & Tools
Customer Service
Research
Mobile Trading
Education
Trust Score
Year Founded
Publicly-Traded Company (Listed)
Regulated in Major Hub
Regulated in Emerging Hub
CFTC Registered (USA)
FCA Regulated (UK)
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
FSA Authorised (Japan)
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
Forex: Spot Trading
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
CFDs - Total Offered
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
Active Trader or Premium/VIP
Proprietary
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
MetaTrader4 (MT4)
MetaTrader5 (MT5)
cTrader
Currenex
ZuluTrade
MirrorTrader
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Watchlists - Total Fields
Alerts - Basic Fields
Charting - Trade From Chart
Charts can be saved
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Android App
Apple iOS App
Forex News
Alerts - Basic Fields
Alerts Delivery - Push Notifications
Watch List
Watch List Syncing
Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Daily Market Commentary
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
AutoChartist
Trading Central (Recognia)
Delkos Research
Acuity Trading
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Economic Calendar
Calendar Includes Forecasts
Economic News Sentiment
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
GBPUSD (or USDGBP)
USDJPY (or JPYUSD)
EURUSD (or USDEUR)
USDCHF (or CHFUSD)
USDCAD (or CADUSD)
NZDUSD (or USDNZD)
AUDUSD (or USDAUD)
USDCNH (or CNHUSD)
USDSGD (or SGDUSD)
USDMXN (or MXNUSD)
USDNOK (or NOKUSD)
USDSEK (or SEKUSD)
USDTRY (or TRYUSD)
USDZAR (or ZARUSD)
USDDKK (or DKKUSD)
USDBRL (or BRLUSD)
Minimum Initial Deposit
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
UnionPay (Deposit/Withdraw)
IC Markets
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IC Markets Review
 
4
3
4
4
4
2
3.5
4
 
69
2007
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
63
41
No
Yes
 
0.7
0.7
No
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
 
Yes
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
31
51
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
30
Yes
 
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
$200
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
City Index
City Index Review
 
4.5
4.5
4
4
4
4
4
4
 
92
1983
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
65
10000
No
Yes
 
0.69
0.69
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
18
Yes
Yes
Yes
25
139
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
7
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
£100.00
Yes
Yes
No
No
No

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