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Plus500 vs LCG 2020

Is LCG better than Plus500? After testing 30 of the best forex brokers over five months, Plus500 is better than LCG. While Plus500 is a trusted global brand that offers an easy-to-use platform, the broker lacks competitive research, trading tools, and comprehensive educational resources.



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 Plus500 LCG
Overall 4 4
Plus500 Review LCG Review
80.5% of retail CFD accounts lose money 76% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature Plus500 LCG
Trust Score 99 81
Year Founded
2008 1996
Publicly Traded (Listed)
Yes No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
3 1
Tier-2 Licenses
4 1
Tier-3 Licenses
1 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature Plus500 LCG
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes No
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
No No
FSA Authorised (Japan)
No No
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
Yes No
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
No No
FCA Authorised (UK)
Yes Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No

Investments

Feature Plus500 LCG
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
No Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
50 61
CFDs - Total Offered
2033 4759
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4 4
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Cost

Feature Plus500 LCG
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.6 (as of Aug 2018) 1.45 (as of Oct 19)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
N/A 0.65 (as of Oct 19)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
No Yes
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
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Funding

Feature Plus500 LCG
Minimum Initial Deposit
€100 $0.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes No
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature Plus500 LCG
Proprietary Platform
Yes No
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
No Yes
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
No Yes
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
No No
cTrader
No Yes

Trading Tools

Feature Plus500 LCG
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
10 Default (MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
103 Default (MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
21 Default (MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Trade From Chart
No Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3.5 4
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Mobile Trading

Feature Plus500 LCG
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
Yes Yes
Trading - CFDs
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
18 Default (MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
No Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
No Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No No
Forex Calendar
No No
Mobile Trading 3.5 3.5
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Research

Feature Plus500 LCG
Daily Market Commentary
No Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
No Yes
Weekly Webinars
No Yes
AutoChartist
No No
Trading Central (Recognia)
No Yes
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
No Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 3.5 3.5
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Education

Feature Plus500 LCG
Has Education - Forex
No Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
No Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
No Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
No Yes
Education 3 3.5
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature Plus500 LCG
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 Plus500 LCG
Plus500 Review LCG Review
Overall 4 4
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Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2020 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 30 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare LCG vs Plus500.

Does LCG or Plus500 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, Plus500 offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is LCG or Plus500 safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track where each forex and CFD broker is regulated across over 20 international regulator databases. Here's our findings. Plus500 holds 3 global Tier-1 licenses, while LCG holds 1. Plus500 holds 4 global Tier-2 licenses, while LCG holds 1. All regulators considered, Plus500 has a Trust Score of 99.00, while LCG's Trust Score is 81.00.

Which trading platform is better: LCG or Plus500?
To compare the trading platforms of both LCG and Plus500, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, LCG offers a better experience. With research, Plus500 offers superior market research. Finally, we found Plus500 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. While LCG offers copy trading, Plus500 does not. LCG offers MetaTrader 4 (MT4), while Plus500 does not.

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
LCG provides traders 61 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Plus500's 50 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, LCG offers traders access to 4759 CFDs while Plus500 has 2033 available CFDs, a difference of 2,726.

Overall, between LCG and Plus500, Plus500 is the better forex broker.

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