FXCM vs Eightcap Comparison
Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2022 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 39 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare FXCM vs Eightcap.
Does FXCM or Eightcap offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spreads data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough annual assessment, IG
offers better pricing overall for traders.
Is FXCM or Eightcap safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 23 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. FXCM holds 3 global Tier-1 licenses, while Eightcap holds 2. FXCM holds 3 global Tier-2 licenses, while Eightcap holds 1. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FXCM earned a higher Trust Score than Eightcap.
Which trading platform is better: FXCM or Eightcap?
To compare the trading platforms of both FXCM and Eightcap, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, IG offers a better experience. With research, IG offers superior market research. Finally, we found IG to provide better mobile trading apps.
What about MetaTrader and copy trading?
For forex and CFDs traders, copy trading and MetaTrader are both popular platform options. Both FXCM and Eightcap offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).FXCM and Eightcap both offer copy trading.
How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
Eightcap provides traders 45 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to FXCM's 44 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, FXCM offers traders access to 441 CFDs while Eightcap has 326 available CFDs, a difference of 115.
Can I trust FXCM?
FXCM's parent company is publicly-traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by three tier-1 regulators (high trust), three tier-2 regulators (average trust), and zero tier-3 regulators (low trust). FXCM is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and via Friedberg Direct, with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).
Can I trust Eightcap?
Eightcap is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. Eightcap is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (high trust), one tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulators (low trust). Eightcap is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).
Is FXCM good?
For traders who appreciate advanced trading tools and quality market research, FXCM is a winner, especially for algorithmic trading. Its range of tradeable markets is fairly narrow, however, and the pricing at FXCM is just average.
Is Eightcap good?
Eightcap enhances its status as a MetaTrader-only broker with support for a suite of third-party plug-ins and access to Capitalise.ai’s algorithmic trading platform.
Overall winner: IG
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