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Vantage FX vs Interactive Brokers Review

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis


Monday, July 16th, 2018

After spending seven months and hundreds of hours researching 43 different forex brokers for trading FX, our team at ForexBrokers.com team collected over 6,000 data points. For this review, we will compare Interactive Brokers vs Vantage FX.

To compare these two FX brokers, we will first take a look at the fees charged for trading (no easy task). Not every forex broker publicizes their average spreads, spreads data can vary, as can execution policies and how commissions are charged. Specifically, is the broker a dealing desk (market maker), no dealing desk (agency broker) or are both execution methods offered (dealing desk + STP/ECN)? To simplify this research, we assessed everything for you and provide a single star rating for cost. Interactive Brokers's score is 4.00 stars versus Vantage FX's 3.50 stars.

Commissions and fees aside, let's take a look at regulation and currency availability. Trust is critical, and you should highly consider choosing a broker that regulated in a major hub. Both Interactive Brokers and Vantage FX are regulated in a major hub. Interactive Brokers is a publicly traded company while Vantage FX is not. As far as how many currency pairs are available for trading, here's the answer. Interactive Brokers offers its clients access to 85 different currency pairs while Vantage FX has 38 available pairs, a difference of 47.

Next, let's look at the tools and features fx traders desire. With trading platforms, forex traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Vantage FX has Meta Trader, Interactive Brokers doesn't. Regardless of the trading platform you use, charting should be feature rich. To help compare these two brokers, we counted the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators made available. Interactive Brokers trails Vantage FX by 22 total charting tools, with Vantage FX offering 31 and Interactive Brokers offering 9. Interactive Brokers boasts an offering of 121 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Vantage FX's 51 available indicators.

Overall, Interactive Brokers comes out on top with 4.50 stars over Vantage FX's 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, unfortunately, neither Interactive Brokers nor Vantage FX received awards 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.
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Overall
Offering of Investments
Commissions & Fees
Platform & Tools
Customer Service
Research
Mobile Trading
Education
Trust Score
Year Founded
Publicly-Traded Company (Listed)
Regulated in Major Hub
Regulated in Emerging Hub
CFTC Registered (USA)
FCA Regulated (UK)
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
FSA Authorised (Japan)
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
Forex: Spot Trading
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
CFDs - Total Offered
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
Active Trader or Premium/VIP
Proprietary
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
MetaTrader4 (MT4)
MetaTrader5 (MT5)
cTrader
Currenex
ZuluTrade
MirrorTrader
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Watchlists - Total Fields
Alerts - Basic Fields
Charting - Trade From Chart
Charts can be saved
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Android App
Apple iOS App
Forex News
Alerts - Basic Fields
Alerts Delivery - Push Notifications
Watch List
Watch List Syncing
Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Daily Market Commentary
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
AutoChartist
Trading Central (Recognia)
Delkos Research
Acuity Trading
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Economic Calendar
Calendar Includes Forecasts
Economic News Sentiment
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
GBPUSD (or USDGBP)
USDJPY (or JPYUSD)
EURUSD (or USDEUR)
USDCHF (or CHFUSD)
USDCAD (or CADUSD)
NZDUSD (or USDNZD)
AUDUSD (or USDAUD)
USDCNH (or CNHUSD)
USDSGD (or SGDUSD)
USDMXN (or MXNUSD)
USDNOK (or NOKUSD)
USDSEK (or SEKUSD)
USDTRY (or TRYUSD)
USDZAR (or ZARUSD)
USDDKK (or DKKUSD)
USDBRL (or BRLUSD)
Minimum Initial Deposit
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
UnionPay (Deposit/Withdraw)
Vantage FX
Vantage FX Review
 
3.5
3
3.5
2.5
2.5
3
3
3.5
 
71
2009
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
38
24
No
Yes
 
0.7
1.4
Yes
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
 
Yes
7
Yes
Yes
Yes
31
51
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
30
Yes
 
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
 
$100
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Interactive Brokers
Interactive Brokers Review
 
4.5
5
4
4
4
4
4
4
 
91
1977
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
85
4217
No
Yes
 
N/A
N/A
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Yes
300
Yes
Yes
No
9
121
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
68
No
 
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
 
$10,000
Yes
No
No
No
No

Trading CFDs, FX, and cryptocurrencies involves a high degree of risk. All data was obtained from a published web site as of 4/03/2018 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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