City Index
ThinkMarkets
Our Rating
66
68
69% of retail CFD accounts lose money
75.5% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
City Index
ThinkMarkets
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
FSCA (South Africa)
CYSEC (Cyprus)
FSA (Seychelles)

Brokerage

Feature
City Index
ThinkMarkets
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.07
0.1
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.011
0.3
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.8
0.2
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.70
1.1
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
-
-
GBP/USD Avg. Standard Spread
1.1
1.3
AUD/USD Avg. Standard Spread
2.2
1.1
Commissions (USD Base)
$2.50
$3.50
Minimum Deposit
$150
$0
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
6+
6+
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
City Index
ThinkMarkets
Currency Pairs
84+
46+
Cryptocurrency CFDs*
25+
21+
Index CFDs
21+
21+
Share CFDs
4500+
1200+
Commodities CFD
46+
15+
Stockbroking
-
-
Retail Max Leverage (Australia)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max Leverage (Australia)
400:1
500:1
Retail Max. Leverage (United Kingdom)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max. Leverage (United Kingdom)
400:1
500:1
Retail Max. Leverage (Europe)
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Major Pairs 30:1
Minor Pairs 20:1
Pro. Max. Leverage (Europe)
400:1
500:1

*Cryptocurrency CFDs are not available to retail traders in the UK due to FCA regulations
*CFD trading is not available in the USA due to NFA and CFTC regulations, American traders spot trade in place of CFDs.

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
City Index
ThinkMarkets
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
TradingView
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Demo Account

Overall

City Index
ThinkMarkets
Our Rating
660
680
 

Our full comparison covers the 10 most important trading factors to help you decide between City Index and ThinkMarkets.

  • City Index is regulated by top-tier authorities like the FCA, while ThinkMarkets is regulated by ASIC.
  • City Index offers a wider range of financial instruments, including options and futures, whereas ThinkMarkets focuses on advanced trading platforms.
  • Both brokers have a zero minimum deposit requirement, making them accessible for beginner traders.
  • ThinkMarkets offers a ThinkZero account with tighter spreads but requires a higher minimum deposit.
  • City Index charges a commission of $2.50 (USD Base), while ThinkMarkets charges $3.50.