Top 10 CFD Trading Platform List

The best CFD trading platforms based on critical trading considerations:

  • XTB XTB - Good CFD Product Range
  • Pepperstone Pepperstone - Top MetaTrader 4 Forex Broker
  • easymarket logo easyMarkets - Best CFD Risk Management Tools
  • axitrader logo Axi - Good MT4 Broker
  • go markets logo GO Markets - Low Commission Fee CFD Broker
  • Plus500 Plus500 - Good CFD Platform For Unique CFD Options
  • IC Markets IC Markets - Best ECN Spreads and Trading Account
  • thinkmarkets logo new ThinkMarkets - Good Customer Support and Education
  • ig logo new IG Markets - Good Market Access and Trading Tools

Pepperstone
EasyMarkets
Plus500
IC Markets
AxiTrader
Our Rating
9.17
7.33
5.83
8.50
4.83
74.7% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider
Ideal For Beginner Traders
77% of retail CFD accounts lose money
77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IC Markets (EU) Ltd
73.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
EasyMarkets
Plus500
IC Markets
AxiTrader
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
CYSEC (Cypus)
FMA (New Zealand)
DFSA (Dubai)
BaFin (Germany)
FSA (Seychelles)
FSC BVI (British Virgin Islands)
SCB (Bahamas)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
EasyMarkets
Plus500
IC Markets
AxiTrader
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.17
-
-
0.02
-
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.59
-
-
0.23
-
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.24
-
-
0.17
-
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.75
-
-
0.62
1.2
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
-
0.70
-
-
-
Commissions (USD Base)
$3.50
-
-
$3.50
$3.50
Minimum Deposit
$0
$200 (Standard)
$3,000 (Premium)
$10,000 (VIP)
$100
$0
$0
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
16+
16+
3+
15+
12+
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
EasyMarkets
Plus500
IC Markets
AxiTrader
Currency Pairs
62+
62+
71+
61+
72+
Cryptocurrency CFDs*
12+
17+
15+
18+
11+
Index CFDs
14+
14+
67+
16+
31+
Share CFDs
300+
26+
1816+
100+
-
Commodities CFD
9+
31+
22+
26+
16+
Stockbroking
-
-
-
-
-
Retail Max Leverage (Australia)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs: 30:1
Minor Pairs: 20:1
Pro. Max Leverage (Australia)
500:1
200:1
300:1
500:1
400:1
Retail Max. Leverage (The United Kingdom)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
-
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max. Leverage (The United Kingdom)
500:1
400:1
300:1
-
400:1
Retail Max. Leverage (Europe)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max. Leverage (Europe)
500:1
400:1
300:1
500:1
400:1
Retail Max. Leverage (UAE)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
-
-
-
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max. Leverage (UAE)
500:1
-
-
-
400:1
Retail Max. Leverage (Singapore)
-
-
Major Pairs 20:1
-
-
Pro. Max. Leverage (Kenya)
-
-
-
-
-
Retail Max. Leverage (With offshore regulators)
200:1
400:1
300:1
500:1
500:1

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are not available to retail traders in the UK due to FCA regulations

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
EasyMarkets
Plus500
IC Markets
AxiTrader
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
TradingView
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Demo Account
Unique Feature
Smart Trader Tools
Risk management leader
DealCancellation
Freeze Rate
Trade cannabis index
ECN pricing
MetaTrader 4 specialist

Overall

Pepperstone
EasyMarkets
Plus500
IC Markets
AxiTrader