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XM Group vs Pepperstone 2021

Is Pepperstone better than XM Group? In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, Pepperstone is considered low-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 92 out of 99. XM Group is considered average-risk, with an overall Trust Score of 84 out of 99. Learn more about Trust Score.


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Overall Rating

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 4 4
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading 4 4
Research 4.5 4
Education 4.5 4
Trust Score 84 92
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Regulation

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Trust Score 84 92
Year Founded
2009 2010
Publicly Traded (Listed)
No No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
2 2
Tier-2 Licenses
2 2
Tier-3 Licenses
1 1
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses (High Trust)

Feature XM Group 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)
Yes Yes
CFTC Registered (USA)
No No

Tier-2 Licenses (Average Trust)

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
CBRC Authorised (China)
No No
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
Yes Yes
CBI Authorised (Ireland)
No No
ISA Authorised (Israel)
No No
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
No No
CBR Authorised (Russia)
No No
FSCA Authorised (South Africa)
No No
SEC Authorised (Thailand)
No No

Tier-3 Licenses (Low Trust)

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
SCB Authorised (Bahamas) No Yes
IFSC Authorised (Belize) Yes No
BMA Authorised (Bermuda) No No
FSC Authorised (British Virgin Islands)
No No
FSC Authorised (Mauritius)
No No

Investments

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Forex Trading
Yes Yes
CFD Trading
Yes Yes
Tradeable Symbols (Total)
1372 127
Forex Pairs (Total)
57 61
US Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes No
Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD)
Yes No
Cryptocurrency (Physical)
No No
Cryptocurrency (CFD)
No Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes

Cost

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
1.6 (Aug 2020) 0.69 (May 24th-28th 2021)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.8 (Aug 2021) 0.79 (April 2021)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
No Yes
Execution: Agency Broker
No Yes
Execution: Market Maker
Yes No

Funding

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Minimum Deposit
$5-100 $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 XM Group Pepperstone
Proprietary Platform
No 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
DupliTrade
No Yes
ZuluTrade
No No

Trading Tools

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
(Default MT4/MT5) (Default MetaTrader/cTrader)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
(Default MT4/MT5) (Default MetaTrader/cTrader)
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
(Default MT4/MT5) (Default MetaTrader/cTrader)
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes

Mobile Trading

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
(Default MT4/MT5) (Default MetaTrader/cTrader)
Charting - Draw Trendlines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trendlines Moveable
No Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
No Yes
Forex Calendar
No Yes

Research

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
Yes Yes
Autochartist
Yes Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
Yes No
Delkos Research
No No
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes

Education

Feature XM Group Pepperstone
Has Education - Forex or CFDs
Yes Yes
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

Major Forex Pairs

Feature XM Group 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 XM Group Pepperstone
Overall 4 4
Commissions & Fees 4 4
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
Platforms & Tools 4 4
Mobile Trading 4 4
Research 4.5 4
Education 4.5 4
Trust Score 84 92
XM Group Review Pepperstone Review

Comparing forex brokers side by side is no easy task. For our 2021 annual forex broker review, we spent hundreds of hours assessing 27 forex and CFD brokerages to find the best forex broker. Let's compare Pepperstone vs XM Group.

Does Pepperstone or XM Group 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, XM Group offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is Pepperstone or XM Group 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. Both Pepperstone and XM Group hold 2 global Tier-1 licenses. Both Pepperstone and XM Group hold 2 global Tier-2 licenses. In our analysis of 23 international regulators across 50 brokers, Pepperstone earned a higher Trust Score than XM Group.

Which trading platform is better: Pepperstone or XM Group?
To compare the trading platforms of both Pepperstone and XM Group, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, Pepperstone offers a better experience. With research, XM Group offers superior market research. Finally, we found Pepperstone 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. Pepperstone and XM Group both offer copy trading. Both Pepperstone and XM Group offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4).

How many forex pairs and CFDs are available to trade?
Pepperstone provides traders 61 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to XM Group's 57 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, XM Group offers traders access to 1372 CFDs while Pepperstone has 127 available CFDs, a difference of 1,245.

Can I trust Pepperstone?
Pepperstone is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. Pepperstone is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (high trust), two tier-2 regulators (average trust), and one tier-3 regulators (low trust). Pepperstone is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Pepperstone is authorised by the following tier-2 regulators: Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC).

Can I trust XM Group?
XM Group is not publicly-traded and does not operate a bank. XM Group is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (high trust), one tier-2 regulator (average trust), and one tier-3 regulator (low trust). XM Group is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and, via its parent company's other brand Trading.com, with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Is Pepperstone good?
While Pepperstone offers a small set of tradeable products, it provides one of the largest selections of third-party platforms, including multiple social copy trading options.

Is XM Group good?
While XM Group struggles to stack up against industry leaders, in terms of its platform offering, range of markets, and pricing, XM Group provides an outstanding offering of quality educational content and market research.

Overall winner: XM Group

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