XM Group vs Vantage Comparison
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Can I trust XM Group?
XM Group is not publicly-traded and does not operate a bank. XM Group is authorised by four tier-1 regulators (highly trusted), one tier-2 regulator (trusted), zero tier-3 regulators (average risk), and one tier-4 regulator (high risk). XM Group is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), European Union Authorized (MiFID), and, via its parent company's other brand Trading.com, with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Can I trust Vantage?
Vantage is not publicly traded and does not operate a bank. Vantage is authorised by two tier-1 regulators (highly trusted), one tier-2 regulator (trusted), zero two tier-3 regulators (average risk), and two tier-4 regulators (high risk). Vantage is authorised by the following tier-1 regulators: Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Is XM Group good?
XM Group is a MetaTrader-only broker that offers a strong selection of high-quality educational content and market research.
Is Vantage good?
Vantage rounds out its MetaTrader platform suite offering with support for multiple social trading platforms, content powered by Trading Central and a proprietary mobile app. However, Vantage trails industry leaders in key areas such as research and education.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with XM Group?
To open a forex trading account with XM Group, you'll need to make an initial minimum deposit of $5.
What is the minimum deposit requirement for opening an account with Vantage?
XM Group requires a minimum deposit of $50 before you can open an account and start trading forex.
What funding options does each broker offer?
It's important to make sure that your forex broker accepts the funding options and deposit methods that work best for you. Both XM Group and Vantage offer Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit), Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw), Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) and Neteller (Deposit/Withdraw). Neither have PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Does XM Group or Vantage offer lower pricing?
Comparing the trading costs of forex and CFDs is not easy. Not every broker publishes average spread data, and pricing structures vary. Based on our thorough, data-driven testing of each broker's commissions and fees, we found that Vantage offers better pricing overall for traders.
Methodology: When testing each broker's commissions, fees, and pricing, we analyze multiple trade scenarios and award points based on the expansiveness (or inexpensiveness) of the broker's spreads. We then run multiple scenarios for different investor types, incorporating any miscellaneous fees, to determine an "all-in" cost per trade. Learn more about how we test.
Is XM Group or Vantage safer for forex and CFDs trading?
At ForexBrokers.com, we track over 100 international regulatory agencies to help you choose the most well-regulated, highly trusted forex brokers. Learn more about our proprietary Trust Score rating system. Based on our research on the regulatory status of over 60 brokers, we've found that XM Group holds 4 global Tier-1 licenses, while Vantage holds 2. Both XM Group and Vantage hold 1 global Tier-2 licenses.
After evaluating each broker based on their number of held licenses, years in business, and a range of other data-driven variables, we've determined that Vantage (90) earned a higher Trust Score than XM Group (88).
Which trading platform is better: XM Group or Vantage?
To compare the trading platforms of both XM Group and Vantage, we tested each broker's trading tools, research capabilities, and mobile apps. For trading tools, Vantage offers a better experience. With research, XM Group offers superior market research. Finally, we found Vantage to provide better mobile trading apps.
Here’s what trading platforms are available at XM Group:
- Proprietary Platform - No
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - No
- DupliTrade - No
- MT4 - Yes
- MT5 - Yes
- ZuluTrade - No
- TradingView - No
Here’s what trading platforms are available at Vantage:
- Proprietary Platform - Yes
- Web Platform - Yes
- cTrader - No
- DupliTrade - Yes
- MT4 - Yes
- MT5 - Yes
- ZuluTrade - Yes
- TradingView - Yes
What about MetaTrader? How about copy trading?
The MetaTrader trading platform suite is wildly popular among forex and CFD traders across the globe. Both XM Group and Vantage offer MetaTrader 4 (MT4). Forex traders also appreciate the ability to engage in social copy trading. XM Group and Vantage both offer copy trading.
What can I trade with each broker?
XM Group provides traders 55 currency pairs (e.g., EUR/USD) compared to Vantage's 49 available pairs. If you are interested in trading CFDs, XM Group offers traders access to 1429 CFDs, while Vantage offers access to 1000 CFDs; so XM Group offers 429 more CFDs than Vantage.
We found in our testing that Vantage offers a more diverse selection of investment options than XM Group, allowing you to trade Forex Trading (Spot or CFDs), U.S. Stocks (CFD), Int'l Stock Trading (Non CFD), Cryptocurrency (Derivative) and Social Trading / Copy Trading. Neither have Cryptocurrency (Physical).
Overall winner: XM Group
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