Interactive Brokers vs FXOpen Comparison
We’ve made it easy to compare the best forex brokers, side-by-side. Our editorial team has collected thousands of data points, written hundreds of thousands of words of research, and tested over 60 brokers to help you find the best forex brokers in the industry. Our research is unbiased and independent; learn more about how we test. That same research and data powers our broker comparisons. Let's compare Interactive Brokers vs FXOpen.
Can I trust Interactive Brokers?
Interactive Brokers is publicly traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by nine Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), one Tier-2 regulator (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and zero Tier-4 regulators (High Risk). Interactive Brokers is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO), Securities Futures Commission (SFC), Japanese Financial Services Authority (JFSA), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the European Union via MiFID.
Can I trust FXOpen?
FXOpen is not a publicly traded company, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by three Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), zero Tier-2 regulators (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and zero Tier-4 regulators (High Risk). FXOpen is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the European Union via MiFID.
Is Interactive Brokers good?
Interactive Brokers is a highly trusted multi-asset broker with an extensive offering of tradeable global markets. It delivers competitive fees and high-quality research and education, as well as a modern, institutional-grade trading platform suite.
Is FXOpen good?
FXOpen is a long standing MetaTrader broker with a narrow offering and few benefits beyond a standard MetaTrader experience coupled with social-trading platforms ZuluTrade and Myfxbook.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with Interactive Brokers?
To open a forex trading account with Interactive Brokers, you'll need to make an initial minimum deposit of $0.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with FXOpen?
Interactive Brokers requires a minimum deposit of $100 before you can open an account and start trading forex.
What funding options does each broker offer?
It's important to make sure that your forex broker accepts the funding options and deposit methods that work best for you. Interactive Brokers offers Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw) for banking, whereas FXOpen provides Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit), Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw), Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) and Neteller (Deposit/Withdraw). Neither have PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Does Interactive Brokers or FXOpen offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spread data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough, data-driven testing of each broker's commissions and fees, we found that Interactive Brokers offers better pricing overall for traders.
Methodology: When testing each broker's commissions, fees, and pricing, we analyze multiple trade scenarios and award points based on the expansiveness (or inexpensiveness) of the broker's spreads. We then run multiple scenarios for different investor types, incorporating any miscellaneous fees, to determine an "all-in" cost per trade. Learn more about how we test.
Is Interactive Brokers or FXOpen safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track over 100 international regulatory agencies to help you choose the most well-regulated, highly trusted forex brokers. Learn more about our proprietary Trust Score rating system. Based on our research on the regulatory status of over 60 brokers, we've found that Interactive Brokers holds 9 global Tier-1 licenses, while FXOpen holds 3. Interactive Brokers holds 1 global Tier-2 licenses, while FXOpen holds 0.
After evaluating each broker based on their number of held licenses, years in business, and a range of other data-driven variables, we've determined that Interactive Brokers (99) earned a higher Trust Score than FXOpen (80).
Which trading platform is better: Interactive Brokers or FXOpen?
To compare the trading platforms of both Interactive Brokers and FXOpen, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, Interactive Brokers offers a better experience. With research, Interactive Brokers offers superior market research. Finally, we found Interactive Brokers to provide better mobile trading apps.
Here’s what trading platforms are available at Interactive Brokers:
- Proprietary Platform - Yes
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - No
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - No
- MT5 - No
- ZuluTrade - No
- TradingView - Yes
Here’s what trading platforms are available at FXOpen:
- Proprietary Platform - No
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - No
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - Yes
- MT5 - Yes
- ZuluTrade - Yes
- TradingView - No
What about MetaTrader? How about copy trading?
The MetaTrader trading platform suite is wildly popular among forex and CFD traders across the globe. Neither broker offers Meta Trader. Forex traders also appreciate the ability to engage in social copy trading. Copy trading is not offered by either broker.
What can I trade with each broker?
Interactive Brokers provides traders 90 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to FXOpen's 25 available pairs. If you are interested in trading CFDs, Interactive Brokers offers traders access to 8500 CFDs, while FXOpen offers access to 87 CFDs; so Interactive Brokers offers 8413 more CFDs than FXOpen.
We found in our testing that Interactive Brokers offers a more diverse selection of investment options than FXOpen, allowing you to trade Forex Trading (Spot or CFDs), U.S. Stocks (CFD), Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD) and Cryptocurrency (Physical). Neither have Spread Betting.
Overall winner: Interactive Brokers
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