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 Pepperstone.
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. Pepperstone received a rating of 4.00 stars over easyMarkets's 3.00 stars.
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. Both easyMarkets and Pepperstone are regulated in a major hub. easyMarkets nor Pepperstone are publicly traded companies. How many currency pairs are available to trade? easyMarkets boasts an offering of 97 different currency pairs compared to Pepperstone's 59 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. Both easyMarkets and Pepperstone offer Meta Trader. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 31. Both easyMarkets and Pepperstone provide clients with access to 51 total indicators (eg, moving averages).
Overall, both easyMarkets and Pepperstone hold a 4.00 star rating. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Pepperstone posted awards Best in Class - Customer Service and Best in Class - Active Trading in 2018, while easyMarkets found itself with none of these.