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FP Markets vs HFM (HF Markets) 2021

Is FP Markets better than HFM (HF Markets)? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 39 brokers, FP Markets is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 82 out of 99. HotForex is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 85 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 3.5
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 4
Education 3.5 3.5
Trust Score 82 85
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Regulation

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Trust Score 82 85
Year Founded
2005 2010
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 1
Tier-2 Licenses
1 3
Tier-3 Licenses
0 1
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes No
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
CBI Authorised (Ireland)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
No Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses (Average Trust)

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
Yes Yes
SEBI Authorised (India)
No No
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
No No
FSCA Authorised (South Africa)
No Yes
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No
DFSA / Central Bank Authorised (UAE)
No Yes

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) No No
IFSC Authorised (Belize) No No
Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
No No
BMA Authorised (Bermuda) No No
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
No Yes
VFSC Authorised (Vanuatu)
No No

Investments

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
9790 1066
Forex Pairs (Total)
63 47
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
No No
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Cryptocurrency (Physical)
No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD)
Yes Yes
Crypto Disclaimer (UK) Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients). Note: Crypto CFDs are not available to retail traders from any broker's U.K. entity, nor to U.K. residents (except to Professional clients).

Cost

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.2 (September 2021) 1.2 (August 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.7 (September 2021) 0.9 (August 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes No
Execution: Agency Broker
No No
Execution: Market Maker
Yes No

Funding

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Minimum Deposit
$100 AUD $5
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF 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)
Yes Yes
cTrader
No No
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
No No

Trading Tools

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
30 15
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
15 30
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No

Mobile Trading

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
MetaTrader (Default) 30
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
No No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Forex Calendar
Yes Yes

Research

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Autochartist
Yes Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

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

Major Forex Pairs

Feature FP Markets HFM (HF 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 FP Markets HFM (HF Markets)
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 3.5
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 4
Education 3.5 3.5
Trust Score 82 85
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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 FP Markets vs HFM (HF Markets).

Does FP Markets or HFM (HF Markets) 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 HFM (HF Markets) 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. Both FP Markets and HFM (HF Markets) hold 1 global Tier-1 licenses. HFM (HF Markets) holds 3 global Tier-2 licenses, while FP Markets holds 1. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, HFM (HF Markets) earned a higher Trust Score than FP Markets.

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

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
FP Markets provides traders 63 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to HFM (HF Markets)'s 47 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, FP Markets offers traders access to 9790 CFDs while HFM (HF Markets) has 1066 available CFDs, a difference of 8,724.

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 HFM (HF Markets)?
HotForex is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. HotForex is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), three tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). HotForex is authorised by the following tier-1 regulator: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Is FP Markets good?
FP Markets shines as a low-cost broker for trading forex and CFDs – as long as you use the MetaTrader platform. The Iress platform suite offers well over 8,000 tradeable symbols, but it’s mostly a share trading platform – and is generally a much pricier option.

Is HFM (HF Markets) good?
Alongside its enhanced MetaTrader offering and quality research, HFM (HF Markets), previously known as HotForex, offers a proprietary copy trading platform, HFcopy, and provides a decent selection of over 1,000 CFDs and 47 forex pairs. Still, trading costs at HFM are slightly above the industry average, and its HF mobile app does not yet support trading.

Overall winner: FP Markets

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