Our ForexBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 43 different forex broker accounts
for trading FX. In total, over 6,000 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare easyMarkets vs Interactive Brokers.
To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for trading forex. It's important to note this is no easy task. Not every broker shares their average spreads, spreads can be fixed or variable (floating), execution policies differ, and brokers can act as market makers (dealers) or act as agents for execution. To simplify things, we analyzed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Interactive Brokers is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over easyMarkets's 3.00 star rating.
Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to regulation alongside currency availability. For regulation, it's very important to select a broker you can trust with your money. easyMarkets and Interactive Brokers both are regulated in a major hub. Interactive Brokers is a publicly traded company while easyMarkets is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? Interactive Brokers boasts an offering of 115 different currency pairs compared to easyMarkets's 97 available pairs.
To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. easyMarkets has Meta Trader, Interactive Brokers doesn't. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. easyMarkets boasts an offering of 31 charting tools compared to Interactive Brokers's 9 available charting tools. Interactive Brokers boasts an offering of 121 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to easyMarkets's 51 available indicators.
Overall, both easyMarkets and Interactive Brokers hold a 4.00 star rating. And, when it comes to individual category awards, neither easyMarkets nor Interactive Brokers 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.