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FXCM vs FP Markets 2021

Is FP Markets better than FXCM? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FP Markets is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 81 out of 99. FXCM is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 93 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 3.5 5
Offering of Investments 4 4.5
Platforms & Tools 4.5 4
Mobile Trading 4 4
Research 4 3.5
Education 4 3
Trust Score 93 81
FXCM Review FP Markets Review
Between 70% of retail CFD accounts lose money The vast majority of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Trust Score 93 81
Year Founded
1999 2005
Publicly Traded (Listed)
Yes No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
3 1
Tier-2 Licenses
3 1
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature FXCM FP Markets
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
Yes No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
Yes No
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No

Investments

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFDs (Total)
82 8908
Forex Pairs (Total)
39 61
Cryptocurrency (Physical)
No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD)
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes

Cost

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.4 (Q2 2020) 1.14 (June 2020)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
1.1 (Q2 2020) 0.61 (August 2020)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes

Funding

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Minimum Deposit
Starts from $50-£300 (depending on location) $100 AUD
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No Yes
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Proprietary Platform
Yes No
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
No Yes
cTrader
No No
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
Yes No

Trading Tools

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
12 Default (MT4/MT5)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
52 59
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
26 Default (MT4/MT5)
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes No
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes No

Mobile Trading

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
No Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
59 Default (MT4/MT5)
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes No
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
Yes No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes No
Forex Calendar
Yes No

Research

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes No
AutoChartist
Yes Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No Yes
Client Webinars
Yes No
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes

Major Forex Pairs

Feature FXCM FP Markets
GBP/USD
Yes Yes
USD/JPY
Yes Yes
EUR/USD
Yes Yes
USD/CHF
Yes Yes
USD/CAD
Yes Yes
NZD/USD
Yes Yes
AUD/USD
Yes Yes

Overall

Feature FXCM FP Markets
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 3.5 5
Offering of Investments 4 4.5
Platforms & Tools 4.5 4
Mobile Trading 4 4
Research 4 3.5
Education 4 3
Trust Score 93 81
FXCM Review FP Markets Review

Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2021 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 27 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare FP Markets vs FXCM.

Does FP Markets or FXCM 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, FP Markets offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is FP Markets or FXCM safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 20 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. FXCM holds 3 global Tier-1 licenses, while FP Markets holds 1. FXCM holds 3 global Tier-2 licenses, while FP Markets holds 1. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FXCM earned a higher Trust Score than FP Markets.

Which trading platform is better: FP Markets or FXCM?
To compare the trading platforms of both FP Markets and FXCM, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, FXCM offers a better experience. With research, FXCM offers superior market research. Finally, we found FXCM 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. FP Markets and FXCM both offer copy trading. Both FP Markets and FXCM offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
FP Markets provides traders 61 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to FXCM's 39 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, FP Markets offers traders access to 8908 CFDs while FXCM has 82 available CFDs, a difference of 8,826.

Can I trust FP Markets?
FP Markets is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. FP Markets is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and zero tier-3 regulators (low trust). FP Markets is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: Australian Securities & Exchange Commission (ASIC).

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).

Is FP Markets good?
While FP Markets trails industry leaders in research and education, spreads on MetaTrader are highly competitive, helping FP Markets shine as a low-cost broker for forex and CFDs trading.

Is FXCM good?
While the range of tradeable markets is narrow and pricing is just average, traders that appreciate robust trading tools alongside quality market research will find FXCM to be a winner.

Overall winner: FXCM

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