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 eToro 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's score is 4 stars versus eToro's 3.5 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. eToro and XTB both are regulated in a major hub. XTB is a publicly traded company, while eToro is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? XTB boasts an offering of 48 different currency pairs compared to eToro's 47 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. XTB has Meta Trader, eToro doesn't. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. eToro trails XTB by 17 total charting tools, with XTB offering 31 and eToro offering 14. eToro boasts an offering of 67 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to XTB's 51 available indicators.
Overall, both eToro and XTB share a rating of 4 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, both eToro and XTB found themselves without awards for 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 in 2018.