Our ForexBrokers.com team spent seven months and hundreds of hours assessing 43 different forex broker accounts
for trading FX. In total, over 6,000 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare FxPro vs Markets.com.
To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the fees charged for trading forex. It's important to note this is no easy task. Not every broker shares their average spreads, spreads can be fixed or variable (floating), execution policies differ, and brokers can act as market makers (dealers) or act as agents for execution. To simplify things, we analyzed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. FxPro received a rating of 4.00 stars over Markets.com's 3.00 stars.
Cost aside, we can now turn our focus to regulation alongside currency availability. For regulation, it's very important to select a broker you can trust with your money. Both FxPro and Markets.com are regulated in a major hub. Markets.com is a publicly traded company, while FxPro is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? FxPro offers its clients access to 70 different currency pairs while Markets.com has 55 available pairs, a difference of 15.
To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. FxPro and Markets.com both offer Meta Trader. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Both brokers offer clients access to the same number of charting tools, 31. FxPro and Markets.com offer the same number of indicators (eg, volume), 51.
Overall, FxPro comes out on top with 4.00 stars over Markets.com's 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, neither FxPro nor Markets.com were rated Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research, Best in Class - Customer Service, Best in Class - Active Trading, Best in Class - Mobile Trading and Best in Class - Investor Education.