FXCM vs ThinkMarkets Comparison
Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2023 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 62 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare FXCM vs ThinkMarkets.
Does FXCM or ThinkMarkets 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, FXCM offers better pricing overall for traders.
Is FXCM or ThinkMarkets 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. ThinkMarkets holds 5 global Tier-1 licenses, while FXCM holds 4. FXCM holds 2 global Tier-2 licenses, while ThinkMarkets holds 1. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FXCM (95) earned a higher Trust Score than ThinkMarkets (88).
Which trading platform is better: FXCM or ThinkMarkets?
To compare the trading platforms of both FXCM and ThinkMarkets, 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. Both FXCM and ThinkMarkets offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).FXCM and ThinkMarkets both offer copy trading.
How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
ThinkMarkets provides traders 46 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to FXCM's 41 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, ThinkMarkets offers traders access to 4000 CFDs while FXCM has 440 available CFDs, a difference of 3560.
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 ThinkMarkets?
ThinkMarkets is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. ThinkMarkets is authorised by five tier-1 regulators (Highly Trusted), one tier-2 regulator (Average Risk), zero tier-3 regulators (low trust), and two tier-4 regulators (High Risk). ThinkMarkets is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), Japanese Financial Services Authority (JFSA), Financial Markets Authority (FMA), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the European Union Authorized (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 ThinkMarkets good?
ThinkMarkets has multiple regulatory license and offers a proprietary trading platform, as well as the entire MetaTrader suite. The broker has made progress in key areas, such as research and education, and the range of markets available, although trails behind the best brokers in these categories.
Overall winner: FXCM
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