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XTB vs Pepperstone 2020

Is Pepperstone better than XTB? After testing 30 of the best forex brokers over five months, XTB is better than Pepperstone. As a trusted multi-asset broker regulated in several major financial centers, XTB provides a well-rounded, competitive offering. Highlights include outstanding customer service and the xStation 5 trading platform, which delivers a great experience.



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 XTB Pepperstone
Overall 4.5 4
XTB Review Pepperstone Review
79% of retail CFD accounts lose money 78.6% of retail CFD accounts lose money

Regulation

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Trust Score 92 90
Year Founded
2002 2010
Publicly Traded (Listed)
Yes No
Bank
No No
Tier-1 Licenses
1 2
Tier-2 Licenses
1 1
Tier-3 Licenses
1 1
Authorised in the European Union
Yes Yes

Tier-1 Licenses

Feature XTB Pepperstone
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
No 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

Investments

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Forex: Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Yes Yes
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
49 61
CFDs - Total Offered
2013 127
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
No No
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
Yes Yes
Offering of Investments 4 3.5
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Cost

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
0.86 (Q2 2020) 1.16 (August 2020)
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
0.78 (as of Q3 19) 0.86 (August 2020)
Active Trader or VIP Discounts
Yes Yes
Commissions & Fees 4 4
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Funding

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Minimum Initial Deposit
$0.00 $200.00
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
Yes Yes
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
Yes Yes

Trading Platforms

Feature XTB 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)
No Yes
cTrader
No Yes

Trading Tools

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes Yes
Watchlists - Total Fields
8 (default MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
37 (Standard MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
29 (Standard MT4/cTrader)
Charting - Trade From Chart
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Platform & Tools 4 4
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Mobile Trading

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple iOS App
Yes Yes
Trading - Forex
Yes Yes
Trading - CFDs
Yes Yes
Alerts - Basic Fields
No Yes
Watch List
Yes Yes
Watch List Syncing
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
13 Default MT4/cTrader
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Yes Yes
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable
Yes Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames
Yes Yes
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Yes No
Forex Calendar
Yes No
Mobile Trading 4 3.5
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Research

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Daily Market Commentary
Yes Yes
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
Yes Yes
Weekly Webinars
No No
AutoChartist
No Yes
Trading Central (Recognia)
No No
Delkos Research
No Yes
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Yes Yes
Economic Calendar
Yes Yes
Research 4.5 4
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Education

Feature XTB Pepperstone
Has Education - Forex
Yes Yes
Has Education - CFDs
Yes No
Client Webinars
No Yes
Client Webinars (Archived)
Yes Yes
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Videos - Advanced Trading Videos
Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary (Glossary)
No Yes
Education 4 3.5
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Major Forex Pairs

Feature XTB 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 XTB Pepperstone
XTB Review Pepperstone Review
Overall 4.5 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 Pepperstone vs XTB.

Does Pepperstone or XTB 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, Pepperstone offers better pricing overall for traders.

Is Pepperstone or XTB 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. Pepperstone holds 2 global Tier-1 licenses, while XTB holds 1. Both Pepperstone and XTB hold 1 global Tier-2 licenses. All regulators considered, XTB has a Trust Score of 92.00, while Pepperstone's Trust Score is 90.00.

Which trading platform is better: Pepperstone or XTB?
To compare the trading platforms of both Pepperstone and XTB, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, XTB offers a better experience. With research, XTB offers superior market research. Finally, we found XTB 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 XTB both offer copy trading. Both Pepperstone and XTB 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 XTB's 49 available pairs. Forex pairs aside, XTB offers traders access to 2013 CFDs while Pepperstone has 127 available CFDs, a difference of 1,886.

Overall, between Pepperstone and XTB, XTB is the better forex broker.

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