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IC Markets vs FxPro 2021

Is FxPro better than IC Markets? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 39 brokers, FxPro is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 90 out of 99. IC Markets is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 86 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Overall 4.5 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 3.5
Education 4 4
Trust Score 86 90
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Regulation

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Trust Score 86 90
Year Founded
2007 2006
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 1
Tier-2 Licenses
1 2
Tier-3 Licenses
1 1
Authorised in the European Union
No Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature IC Markets FxPro
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 IC Markets FxPro
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 No

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature IC Markets FxPro
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) Yes Yes
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 No
VFSC Authorised (Vanuatu)
No No

Investments

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
3583 2175
Forex Pairs (Total)
61 70
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 IC Markets FxPro
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.62 (August 2021) 1.51 (August 2020)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.62 (August 2021) 1.27 (August 2020)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
Yes Yes
Execution: Market Maker
Yes Yes

Funding

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Minimum Deposit
$200 $100.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Proprietary Platform
No Yes
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
Yes Yes
DupliTrade
No No
ZuluTrade
Yes No

Trading Tools

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 19
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
30 72
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
15 22
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes

Mobile Trading

Feature IC Markets FxPro
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 65
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
No Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No
Forex Calendar
Yes Yes

Research

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

Education

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

Major Forex Pairs

Feature IC Markets FxPro
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 IC Markets FxPro
Overall 4.5 4
Commissions & Fees 5 3.5
Offering of Investments 4.5 4
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading Apps 4 4
Research 3.5 3.5
Education 4 4
Trust Score 86 90
IC Markets Review FxPro Review

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 FxPro vs IC Markets.

Does FxPro or IC 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, IC Markets offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is FxPro or IC 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 FxPro and IC Markets hold 1 global Tier-1 licenses. FxPro holds 2 global Tier-2 licenses, while IC Markets holds 1. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, FxPro earned a higher Trust Score than IC Markets.

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

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
FxPro provides traders 70 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to IC Markets's 61 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, IC Markets offers traders access to 3583 CFDs while FxPro has 2175 available CFDs, a difference of 1,408.

Can I trust FxPro?
FxPro is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. FxPro is authorised by one tier-1 regulator (high trust), two tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). FxPro is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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

Is FxPro good?
FxPro competes among the top MetaTrader brokers, featuring multiple account options and various execution methods. It provides its own proprietary FxPro Edge app – though it isn’t yet available for mobile – alongside access to the BnkPro app (which isn’t yet available in all regions).

Is IC Markets good?
IC Markets’ competitive pricing and scalable execution make it an excellent option for algorithmic traders. Though it supports an impressive range of third-party tools and plugins, IC Markets’ research and education offerings are not as impressive as those offered by industry leaders.

Overall winner: IC Markets

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