Pepperstone
FXCM
Our Rating
9.17
6.38
79.3% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider
74.74% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
FXCM
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
CFTC (U.S.A)
FSCA (South Africa)
Pending
FINMA (Switzerland)
CYSEC (Cypus)
IIROC (Canada)
FMA (New Zealand)
Dubai (DFSA)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
FXCM
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.16
0.3 (Active trader only)
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.4
0.9 (Active trader only)
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.27
0.4 (Active trader only)
EUR/USD Standard Spread
1.16
1.4
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
Commissions (USD Base)
AUD/USD$3.50
$3.00 (Active trader only)
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
AUD/USD $200
$50 (USD/AUD) Standard
$30,000 (USD/AUD) Active traders
Swap Free Account
Yes
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
16
8
No Funding Fees

(wire withdrawals only)

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
FXCM
Currency Pairs
66+
39+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
4+
6+
Index CFDs
14+
13+
Share CFDs
63+
15
Commodities CFD
4+
9+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
30:1 (FCA)
500:1 (ASIC)
50:1 (DFSA)
400:1 (Australia, South Africa)
30:1 (UK/Europe)
Professional Leverage
500:1
100:1 (UK/Europe)

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
FXCM
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading

(via Zulu Trade)
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection

only with FCA regulation

(UK/Europe)
Cross
(Australia)
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Smart Trader Tools
Large range of trading platforms
Unique Feature 2
Fast Execution Speed
Excellent performance and
slippage metrics supplied

Overall

Pepperstone
FXCM