IC Markets 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 IC Markets vs Eightcap.
Does IC Markets 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, IC Markets
offers better pricing overall for traders.
Is IC Markets 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. Eightcap holds 2 global Tier-1 licenses, while IC Markets holds 1. Both IC Markets and Eightcap hold 1 global Tier-2 licenses. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, Eightcap earned a higher Trust Score than IC Markets.
Which trading platform is better: IC Markets or Eightcap?
To compare the trading platforms of both IC Markets 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 IC Markets and Eightcap offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).IC Markets and Eightcap both offer copy trading.
How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
IC Markets provides traders 61 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Eightcap's 45 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, IC Markets offers traders access to 3583 CFDs while Eightcap has 326 available CFDs, a difference of 3257.
Can I trust IC Markets?
IC Markets is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. IC Markets is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). IC Markets is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC).
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 IC Markets good?
IC Markets’ competitive pricing and scalable execution make it an excellent option for algorithmic traders. Though it supports an impressive range of third-party tools and plugins, IC Markets’ research and education offerings are not as impressive as those offered by industry leaders.
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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