Broker Reviewed

Pepperstone
FXCM
Our Rating
9.17
6.38
Most Awarded Broker

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
0.13
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.51
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.18
EUR/USD Standard Spread
1.13
1.2
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
Commissions (USD Base)
AUD $3.50
$3.00 (Active trader only)
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
$200
$50 (USD/AUD) Standard / $30,000 (USD/AUD) Active trader
Has Islamic 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
2+
13+
Share CFDs
5+
Commodities CFD
4+
9+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
500:1
400:1 (Australia), 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
ESMA regulated territories only
(UK/Europe), Cross (Australia)
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Smart Trader Tools
Unique Feature 2
Fast Execution Speed

Overall