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ICM Capital vs Interactive Brokers 2019

Is ICM Capital better than Interactive Brokers? After grading forex brokers on nearly 100 different variables, Interactive Brokers is better than ICM Capital. Professional traders and highly experienced investors looking for a complete multi-asset broker will find Interactive Brokers offers a comprehensive platform with competitive fees across multiple global financial markets.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Overall Rating

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Overall 3.5 4
ICM Capital Review Interactive Brokers Review
74-89% of retail CFD accounts lose money 63.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Trust Score 69 91
Year Founded
2009 1977
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No Yes
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 5
Tier-2 Licenses
0 0
Tier-3 Licenses
0 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
No No
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No Yes
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No Yes
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No Yes
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
No No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No Yes
FCA Authorised (UK)
Yes Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No Yes

Investments

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes No
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
32 105
CFDs - Total Offered
36 6100
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
No Yes
Offering of Investments 3 4.5
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Cost

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.3 (as of May 19) N/A
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.9 (as of May 19) N/A
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Commissions & Fees 3.5 4
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Funding

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Minimum Initial Deposit
$200.00 $0
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes No
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
No No

Trading Platforms

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Proprietary Platform
No Yes
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
No Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes No
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
Yes No
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
No No
cTrader
Yes No

Trading Tools

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 300
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
51 121
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
31 9
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3 4
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Mobile Trading

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
No Yes
Trading - CFDs
No Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
30 68
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes No
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
No No
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes
Forex Calendar
No No
Mobile Trading 3.5 4
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Research

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
No No
AutoChartist
No No
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes Yes
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes No
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 3 3.5
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Education

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
Has Education - Forex
No Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No Yes
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
No No
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
Yes Yes
Education 1.5 4
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
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 ICM Capital Interactive Brokers
ICM Capital Review Interactive Brokers Review
Overall 3.5 4
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Our ForexBrokers.com team spent several months and hundreds of hours assessing 28 different forex broker accounts for trading FX. In total, over 2,200 data points were collected. For this review, we will compare ICM Capital vs Interactive Brokers.

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. Interactive Brokers received a rating of 4.00 stars over ICM Capital's 3.50 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. ICM Capital alongside Interactive Brokers are regulated in a major hub. Interactive Brokers is a publicly traded company, while ICM Capital is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? Interactive Brokers offers its clients access to 115 different currency pairs while ICM Capital has 32 available pairs, a difference of 83.

To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. ICM Capital offers Meta Trader while Interactive Brokers does not. Within the trading platform, charting should be robust, so we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. ICM Capital boasts an offering of 31 charting tools compared to Interactive Brokers's 9 available charting tools. ICM Capital trails Interactive Brokers by 70 total different indicators (for example, moving averages), with Interactive Brokers offering 121 and ICM Capital offering 51.

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Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All providers have a percentage of retail investor accounts that lose money when trading CFDs with their company. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money and whether you understand how CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies work. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The ForexBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page.

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