Best CFD Trading Platforms

Top 12 CFD Trading Platform List

The best CFD trading platforms based on critical trading considerations:

Markets.com
XTB
Pepperstone
IC Markets
AxiTrader
Our Rating
8.17
7.42
9.17
8.67
4.83
73.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
80% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider
79.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider
77% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IC Markets (EU) Ltd
72.6% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Markets.com
XTB
Pepperstone
IC Markets
AxiTrader
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
Dubai (DFSA)

Brokerage

Feature
Markets.com
XTB
Pepperstone
IC Markets
AxiTrader
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.3
0.16
0.1 Raw Account
0.44
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.6
0.4
0.4 Raw Account
0.85
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.5
0.27
0.2 Raw Account
0.42
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.6
0.7
1.16
1.1
1.2
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
N/A
Commissions (USD Base)
$3.50
AUD/USD$3.50
$3.50
USD$3.50
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
$250
£250, €250, $250
AUD/USD $200
$200
$0
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
Wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal
5
16
15
12
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Markets.com
XTB
Pepperstone
IC Markets
AxiTrader
Currency Pairs
120
49+
66+
65+
80+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
7
16+
4+
10+
6+
Index CFDs
58
42+
14+
16+
31+
Share CFDs
3312
1750+
63+
100+
Commodities CFD
36
22+
4+
19+
28+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
300:1
1:30 (FCA)
1:500 (Outside Europe)
30:1 (FCA)
500:1 (ASIC)
50:1 (DFSA)
30:1 (CySec)
500:1 (ASIC)
30:1 (FCA)
400:1 (ASIC)
50:1 (DFSA)
Professional Leverage
300:1
1:200
500:1
500:1
400:1 (FCA)

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Markets.com
XTB
Pepperstone
IC Markets
AxiTrader
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading

Allowed but not supported
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection

Europe Only

only with FCA regulation
ESMA regulated territories only
ESMA regulated territories only
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Unique Trading Tools
large range of cryptocurrencies
Smart Trader Tools
ECN Pricing
MetaTrader 4 specialist
Unique Feature 2
Share Dealing
Regulated by multiple
European regulators
Fast Execution Speed
Range of markets
Award-winning customer service

Overall

Markets.com
XTB
Pepperstone
IC Markets
AxiTrader