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Markets.com vs Pepperstone 2019

Is Markets.com better than Pepperstone? After grading forex brokers on nearly 100 different variables, Pepperstone is better than Markets.com. Pepperstone is an agency-execution broker offering competitive fees on its commission-based Razor Account, giving traders access to nearly 90 instruments, including forex and CFDs on popular markets including cryptocurrencies, across multiple third-party trading platforms.
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 Markets.com Pepperstone
Overall 3.5 3.5
Markets.com Review Pepperstone Review
73% of retail CFD accounts lose money 79% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Trust Score 92 79
Year Founded
1999 2010
Publicly Traded (Listed)
Yes No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
2 2
Tier-2 Licenses
2 0
Tier-3 Licenses
1 0
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
Yes Yes
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
No No
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
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

Investments

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
57 59
CFDs - Total Offered
2179 86
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 3
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Cost

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.9 (as of Oct 19) 1.16 (as of May 19)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
1.9 (as of May 19) 0.86 (as of May 19)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Commissions & Fees 3 4
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Funding

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Minimum Initial Deposit
$100 $200.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
No Yes
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Proprietary Platform
Yes No
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
No Yes

Trading Tools

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
7 7
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
51 51
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
31 31
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 3 3.5
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Mobile Trading

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
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
30 30
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes 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
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Research

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes No
AutoChartist
No Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
Yes No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 3.5 4
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Education

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
Has Education - Forex
No Yes
Has Education - CFDs
No No
Client Webinars
Yes Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
No Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
No Yes
Education 2 3
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature Markets.com Pepperstone
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 Markets.com Pepperstone
Markets.com Review Pepperstone Review
Overall 3.5 3.5
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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 Markets.com vs Pepperstone.

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. Pepperstone's score is 4.00 stars versus 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 Markets.com and Pepperstone are regulated in a major hub. Markets.com is a publicly traded company, while Pepperstone is not. How many currency pairs are available to trade? Pepperstone offers its clients access to 59 different currency pairs while Markets.com has 55 available pairs, a difference of 4.

To round out our comparison, let's look at the popular tools and features forex traders prefer. For platforms, some FX traders prefer MetaTrader. Both Markets.com and Pepperstone 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 Markets.com and Pepperstone provide clients with access to 31 total charting tools. Markets.com and Pepperstone offer the same number of indicators (eg, volume), 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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