After spending seven months and hundreds of hours researching 43 different forex brokers
for trading FX, our team at ForexBrokers.com team collected over 6,000 data points. For this review, we will compare Forex.com (GAIN Capital) vs FxPro.
To compare these two FX brokers, we will first take a look at the fees charged for trading (no easy task). Not every forex broker publicizes their average spreads, spreads data can vary, as can execution policies and how commissions are charged. Specifically, is the broker a dealing desk (market maker), no dealing desk (agency broker) or are both execution methods offered (dealing desk + STP/ECN)? To simplify this research, we assessed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) is a better option with a 4.50 star rating over FxPro's 4.00 star rating.
Commissions and fees aside, let's take a look at regulation and currency availability. Trust is critical, and you should highly consider choosing a broker that regulated in a major hub. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) and FxPro both are regulated in a major hub. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) is a publicly traded company, FxPro isn't. As far as how many currency pairs are available for trading, here's the answer. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) offers its clients access to 84 different currency pairs while FxPro has 70 available pairs, a difference of 14.
Next, let's look at the tools and features fx traders desire. With trading platforms, forex traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Forex.com (GAIN Capital) alongside FxPro offer Meta Trader. Regardless of the trading platform you use, charting should be feature rich. To help compare these two brokers, we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Both Forex.com (GAIN Capital) and FxPro provide clients with access to 31 total charting tools. Both Forex.com (GAIN Capital) and FxPro provide clients with access to 51 total indicators (eg, moving averages).
Overall, Forex.com (GAIN Capital) comes out on top with 4.50 stars over FxPro's 4.00 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, Forex.com (GAIN Capital) finished with awards Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Investor Education in 2018, while FxPro came up with none of these.