FXCM vs MultiBank Comparison
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Can I trust FXCM?
FXCM's parent company is publicly-traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by four Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), two Tier-2 regulators (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and zero Tier-4 regulators (High Risk). FXCM is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO), and the European Union via MiFID.
Can I trust MultiBank?
MultiBank Group is not publicly traded, does not operate a bank, and is authorised by three Tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), one Tier-2 regulator (Trusted), zero Tier-3 regulators (Average Risk), and three Tier-4 regulators (High Risk). MultiBank Group is authorised by the following Tier-1 regulators: the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS, and the European Union via MiFID.
Is FXCM good?
For traders who appreciate advanced trading tools and quality market research, FXCM is a winner, especially for algorithmic trading. Its range of tradeable markets is fairly narrow, however, and the pricing at FXCM is just average.
Is MultiBank good?
MultiBank Group, in operation since 2005, is home to numerous global brands and regulated in jurisdictions all over the world. A multi-asset broker, MultiBank offers forex and CFDs through the MetaTrader and cTrader platform suites (though not all markets are readily available) as well as underlying crypto assets via its regulated crypto exchange.
On the negative side, the broker’s market research offering is unimpressive and educational content is entirely absent; MultiBank’s poor performance in these important categories drags down its Overall rating.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with FXCM?
To open a forex trading account with FXCM, you'll need to make an initial minimum deposit of Starts from $50.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with MultiBank?
FXCM requires a minimum deposit of $50 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. FXCM offers Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit), Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw), PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw), Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) and Neteller (Deposit/Withdraw) for banking, whereas MultiBank provides Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit), Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw), Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) and Neteller (Deposit/Withdraw)
Does FXCM or MultiBank 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 FXCM 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 FXCM or MultiBank 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 FXCM holds 4 global Tier-1 licenses, while MultiBank holds 3. FXCM holds 2 global Tier-2 licenses, while MultiBank holds 1.
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 FXCM (95) earned a higher Trust Score than MultiBank (84).
Which trading platform is better: FXCM or MultiBank?
To compare the trading platforms of both FXCM and MultiBank, 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.
Here’s what trading platforms are available at FXCM:
- Proprietary Platform - Yes
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - No
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - Yes
- MT5 - No
- ZuluTrade - Yes
- TradingView - Yes
Here’s what trading platforms are available at MultiBank:
- Proprietary Platform - No
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - Yes
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - Yes
- MT5 - Yes
- ZuluTrade - No
- 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. Both FXCM and MultiBank offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4). Forex traders also appreciate the ability to engage in social copy trading. FXCM and MultiBank both offer copy trading.
What can I trade with each broker?
FXCM and MultiBank offer traders the same number of currency pairs, 41. If you are interested in trading CFDs, MultiBank offers traders access to 1042 CFDs, while FXCM offers access to 440 CFDs; so MultiBank offers 602 more CFDs than FXCM.
We found in our testing that FXCM offers a more diverse selection of investment options than MultiBank, allowing you to trade Forex Trading (Spot or CFDs), U.S. Stocks (CFD), Cryptocurrency (Derivative), Social Trading / Copy Trading and Spread Betting. Neither have Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD).
Overall winner: FXCM
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