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 XTB.
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. XTB 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 XTB both are regulated in a major hub. XTB is a publicly traded company while easyMarkets is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? easyMarkets boasts an offering of 97 different currency pairs compared to XTB's 49 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 and XTB both 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 XTB provide clients with access to 51 total indicators (eg, moving averages).
Overall, both easyMarkets and XTB are rated 4.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, XTB was rated Best in Class - Customer Service in 2018, while easyMarkets was rated none of these.