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Commissions & Fees

Commission Notes

The trading costs at AvaTrade encompass spreads, as the broker does not offer any commission-based prices. As far as the spreads are concerned, AvaTrade offers two types of pricing across its platforms:  

Fixed spread pricing: The bid/ask spreads are fixed (the distance is constant) as market prices change.

Floating (variable) spread pricing: The bid/ask spreads are variable (the distance varies between widening and narrowing) as market prices change.


Trade Commissions Breakdown

Feature Value Definition
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active $1.80 EUR/USD all-in spread including commission for best pricing available for Active Traders.
All-in Cost GBP/USD - Active $3.00 GBP/USD all-in spread including commission for best pricing available for Active Traders.
All-in Cost USD/JPY - Active $1.60 USD/JPY all-in spread including commission for best pricing available for volume traders.
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard $1.80 Average spread for the EUR/USD pair for standard accounts.
Average Spread GBP/USD - Standard $3.00 Average spread for the GBP/USD pair for standard accounts.
Average Spread USD/JPY - Standard $1.60 Average spread for the USD/JPY pair for standard accounts.
Bid/Ask Spreads Fixed Yes Offers spreads on forex that are constantly fixed (constant spread amount) on one or more account types.
Bid/Ask Spreads Variable (Floating) Yes Offers spreads on forex that are variable (spread amount not fixed) on one or more account types.
Commission for Active Trader Accounts No Are any Active Trader accounts charged commission in addition to spreads?
Commission for Mini Accounts No Are any Mini accounts charged commission in addition to spreads?
Commission for Standard Accounts No Are any Standard accounts charged commission in addition to spreads?
Commission in Addition to Spread No Offers commission-based pricing per trade in addition to prevailing spreads on one or more account types.
Commission Rate for Active Traders $0.00 The commission that Active Trader account holders are charged per 1M round trip (RT).
Commission Rate for Standard Accounts $0.00 The commission that Standard account holders are charged per 100k round trip (RT).
Commission for Mini Accounts No Are any Mini accounts charged commission in addition to spreads?
Discounts for Active Traders YES Offers fee discounts tied to trade size, deposit size, or trading frequency or account type.
Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) No Digital currencies can be used to make deposits and/or withdrawals.
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw) Yes PayPal can be used to deposit and/or withdraw funds.
Neteller (Deposit/Withdraw) Yes Neteller can be used to deposit and/or withdraw funds.
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw) Yes Skrill can be used to deposit and/or withdraw funds.
UnionPay (Deposit/Withdraw) No UnionPay can be used to deposit and/or withdraw funds.
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit) Yes Visa or MasterCard debit or credit cards be used to deposit or withdraw funds.
International Wire Fee (Inbound Deposits) $0.00 A fee that gets passed to clients for inbound international wires into their brokerage account.
Monthly or Seasonal Trading Contest No A contest where highest ranking traders are eligible for monetary awards.
Stock Trade Fee (Flat) $0.00 A flat fee charged per stock trade.
Stock Trade Fee (Per Share) $0.00 A per share fee charged per stock trade.
VIP Accounts for Qualifying Deposits No Offers any premium service for clients that meet deposit or other requirements, including active trader offerings.
VPS Promo Offered No Offers Virtual Private Servers based on promotional criteria.

Account Features

Offering of Investments

Feature Value Definition
Accepts Foreign Customers (Total Countries) Total number of non-US countries that broker accepts clients from.
Accepts US Citizens (Residents or Persons) No Broker can accept US Residents or Persons as clients.
Active Trader or Premium/VIP Yes Broker offers premium services, discounts or rebates to clients.
Micro (Contract Size 1k) Yes Offers minimum trade size of 1,000 units in one or more account types.
Mini (Contract Size 10k) Yes Offers minimum trade size of 10,000 units in one or more account types.
Standard (Contract Size 100k) Yes Offers minimum trade size of 100,000 units in one or more account types.
Regulated in Major Hub Yes Broker is licensed in one or more major regulatory hubs.
Regulated in Emerging Hub Yes Regulated either within EU (excluding UK) or in emerging jurisdiction.
CFDs - Total Offered 205 Number of Contract for Difference (CFDs) available.
CFDs on Commodities Yes CFDs on commodities such as Wheat, Soy, Corn, Sugar, Cocoa, etc...
CFDs on Energy Yes CFDs on energy products such as Oil, Natural Gas, etc...
CFDs on Futures or Options Yes CFDs on exchange-traded futures or options contracts.
CFDs on Indices Yes CFDs on global indices such as DJIA, Nikkei, FTSE, CAC, DAX, etc...
CFDs on Metals Yes CFDs on precious metals such as Gold, Silver, Platinum, etc...
CFDs on Single Stocks (Shares) Yes CFDs on individual securities or exchange-traded funds or products (ETFs & ETPs).
CFDs on Treasuries or Bonds Yes CFDs on treasuries or bonds or other debt/interest rate products.
Currency Pairs - Exotic Pairs Yes Exotic Forex pairs can be less liquid, more volatile, and have higher spreads.
Currency Pairs - Minor or Cross Pairs Yes Minor's exclude the USD yet have major currencies (EUR/JPY, GBP/CAD, etc…).
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs) 59 Total number of forex pairs available (not including versus metals or other asset classes).
Deposit in Multiple Currencies Yes Clients can fund their account using various currencies.
Exchange Traded Futures No Offers futures contracts that are exchange traded (not a CFD).
Exchange Traded Securities: International No Offers exchange traded securities (not CFDs) on international exchanges.
Exchange Traded Securities: US No Offers exchange traded securities (not CFDs) on US exchanges.
Execution Model: Agency Broker No Brokers acts as agent passing trades to a 3rd party for execution.
Execution Model: Hybrid No Hybrid means broker may act as Market Maker and/or Agency Broker.
Execution Model: Market Maker Yes Broker acts as a Market Maker or dealer to execute clients trades.
Forex: Hedging Permitted Yes Broker permits hedging in regions where its not restricted due to regulation.
Forex: Spot Trading Yes Spot forex are real-time prices that can be traded on the spot (off-exchange).
International - Exchange Access No Number of countries where direct market access for securities is offered.
Leverage 50:1 (Margin 2%) No 50:1 represents a required margin rate of 2% of the trade value.
Leverage 100:1 (Margin 1%) Yes 100:1 represents a required margin rate of 1% of the trade value.
Leverage 200:1 (Margin 0.5%) Yes 200:1 represents a required margin rate of 0.50% of the trade value.
Leverage 400:1 (Margin 0.25%) Yes 400:1 represents a required margin rate of 0.25% of the trade value.
Minimum Initial Deposit $100.00 The minimum deposit needed to start a live trading account.
Options Trading Yes Offers options trading.
Order - Add Stop-Loss/Limit to Entry Order? No Ability to attach a stop-loss order and/or limit to an Entry order.
Order - Attach Stop-Loss/Limit to OCO? No Ability to add a stop-loss order and/or limit to an OCO order.
Order Timing - GTC (Good-Til-Cancelled) No Offers Good Til Cancel (GTC) order time frames.
Order Timing - GTD (Good-Til-Date) No Offers Good Til Date (GTD) order time frames.
Order Type - Entry Stop (Buy/Sell) No Order to Sell below current market or buy above current market at a specific price.
Order Type - Limit Yes Order limit will fill at the requested price or better (not worse).
Order Type - Market Yes A market order to execute at the currently available or next market price.
Order Type - Market Range Yes A market order only filled within a specific price range (tolerance deviation).
Order Type - Trailing Stop Yes Continually adjusts its price level based on a specified thresholds.
Publicly-Traded Company (Listed) No Directly or indirectly traded-publicly and listed on a stock exchange.
Social Trading / Copy-Trading Yes Platform that allows traders to follow signals or copy the trades of other users.
Stock Trading - Exchange-Traded No Offers exchange-traded share trading (not a CFD).

Customer Service

Feature Value Definition
Live Chat 24 hrs No Offers live chat available 24hrs during trading hours.
Live Chat During Local Business Hours No Offers live chat during the brokers main working hours during the day.
Website - Search Bar No Offers a site-wide (50% or more of the site) search bar where clients can perform searches to find content and relevant pages within the site.
Website Quote Bar (Rates) No offers a page on the site that displays real-time or delayed quotes for some of the major FX pairs and/or CFD instruments such as indices and metals/commodities - either as a table and/or embedded widget.
Email Support No Offers email support either directly or using a ticket-based system to provide customer support via email in response to customer inquiries.
Phone Support No Offers phone support where customers can call a dedicated phone number to speak with a customer service representative.

Platform & Tools

Feature Value Definition
Alerts - Basic Fields Yes Ability to set basic price alerts and be notified when price is reached.
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total) 31 Total number of drawing tools in chart. (pointer, trendline, arrow, note, etc...)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total) 51 Total number of indicators/studies insertable in a chart (SMA, MACD, RSI, etc...).
Charts can be saved Yes Chart drawings, objects, functions and other chart settings can be saved.
Global Economic Calendar Yes Shows upcoming global news events for various economies around the world.
Library of at Least 50 Indicators Yes Offers Platform with at least 50 or more charting indicators by default.
Library of Automated Trading Strategies Yes Automated trading strategies from within the platform (or external signals markets).
Multiple Charts can be Saved (Workspace) Yes Workspaces with multiple charts and layouts be saved or exported/shared.
Platform - Desktop Based for PC (Windows) Yes A downloadable, Windows-based desktop trading platform.
Platform - From 3rd Party Developer Yes Offers Platform or platform features from 3rd party developers.
Platform - Web Based Yes Offers a web (browser) based trading platform. Broker website counts if trading can be managed through interface.
Sentiment of Currency Pairs Long/Short No Sentiment tool showing ratio of long/short positions across currency pairs or other instruments.
Sentiment of Upcoming Economic News Yes Tool that gauges market sentiment for upcoming economic news events.
Strategy Trading via API No API for traders to connect programmatically from an external trading application.
Trade Ticket Real-Time Quotes Yes The trade platform displays a real-time quote while filling out an order ticket.
Trading Hours The general hours during which Forex trading is open and permitted.
cTrader No Offers cTrader platform developed by Spotware Systems, which supports automated trading capabilities.
MT4 (Desktop/Mobile) Yes Offers the native MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform (for desktop and mobile) developed by MetaQuotes Software Corp.
Proprietary No The broker offers their own developed platform that is unique to them and that they may license to other brokerages (but not vice versa).
Trendlines Can be Saved on Charts Yes Drawing features such as trend lines can be saved on any of the charts from within one of the available platforms.
Virtual Trading (Demo) Yes Offers simulated trading such as via a free virtual demo account (trial-period).
Watchlists - Total Fields 7 Total available fields when viewing a watchlist. Examples: price, symbol, bid, ask, volume.

Research

Feature Value Definition
Daily Blog Updates (Market Analysis) Yes Daily updates written by staff regarding market prices and news events.
Equity Research - Chart No Offers Stock charts.
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources) No Real-time forex news headlines from top-tier sources such as Bloomberg, Reuters, Dow Jones, etc..
Fundamental News Analysis by Staff Yes Analysis on economic news by staff to asses market conditions.
Global Markets Overview No A summary of quotes for worldwide indices. Interactive chart optional.
Research - Foreign Exchange (Forex) No Offers analysis on Forex pairs either based on technical and/or fundamental analysis.
Technical Analysis by Staff Yes Technical analysis by staff on market price action to find potential future trajectories.
Weekly Webinars No Webinars scheduled in advance that clients can join on a weekly basis.

Education

Feature Value Definition
Client Webinars No Provides educational client webinars through the web, at least one per month.
Has Education - CFDs No A minimum of 10 educational pieces (articles, videos, archived webinars, or similar) with the primary subject being CFDs. (Platform tutorials and FAQs, etc.. do NOT count).
Has Education - Forex Yes A minimum of 10 educational pieces (articles, videos, archived webinars, or similar) with the primary subject being Forex. (Platform tutorials and FAQs, etc.. do NOT count).
Investor Dictionary (Glossary) Yes An online dictionary with definitions of at least 50 investing terms.
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos Yes At least 10 educational videos are available. A beginner video is a short clip, typically several minutes in duration, that explains a trading concept, term, or strategy. Archived webinars and platform demos do NOT count.

Mobile Trading

Feature Value Definition
Android App Yes Offers an Android smartphone app available in the Google Play store.
Charting - Trend Lines (Drawing Tools) Yes Ability to draw trend lines on chart within mobile app,
Charting - Trend Lines Moveable No Ability to easily move trend lines to adjust them (via long press w/ finger).
Charting - Multiple Time Frames Yes Adjust the time frame while viewing a chart in the mobile app (e.g. 1m, 5m, 1hr, daily, weekly, monthly).
Charting - Save Chart with Trend Lines No trend lines are saved after logging out so they appear after next log in.
Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators 30 How many technical studies / indicators are available to add to a chart in the mobile app.
Forex Alerts - Basic Fields Yes Set basic alerts in the mobile app. Examples: price alerts, percentage change from open, volume alerts, etc...
Forex Calendar No A calendar with upcoming economic news releases (may include expected vs prior).
iPad App Yes Offers a downloadable iPad app through the iOS app store.
iPhone App Yes Offers a downloadable iPhone app through the iOS app store.
Trading - CFDs Yes Trading CFDs supported in the mobile app.
Trading - Forex Yes Trading forex is supported in the mobile app.
Watch List (Real-Time) Yes Watch list in mobile app uses real-time quotes.
Watch List Syncing No Watch list in mobile app syncs with client's online account. Updates made in the mobile app migrate to the online account and vice versa.

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