Pepperstone
FXCM

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
FXCM
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
MAS (Singapore)
NFA or CFTC (USA)
FSCA (South Africa)
Pending
FINMA (Switzerland)
CYSEC (Cypus)
IIROC (Canada)
FMA (New Zealand)
Dubai (DFSA)
BaFin (Germany)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
FXCM
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.09
0.2 (Active trader only)
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.38
0.6 (Active trader only)
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.17
0.3 (Active trader only)
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.69
1.3
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
Commissions (USD Base)
AUD/USD$3.50
$3.00 (Active trader only)
Commission Rebates
(Active trader only)
Minimum Deposit
AUD/USD $200
$50 depending on payment method) Standard Account
$25,000 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
12
6+
Index CFDs
14+
13+
Share CFDs
300+
15
Commodities CFD
4+
9+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
30:1 (FCA/ASIC/BaFIN)
50:1 (DFSA)
200:1 (Other)
30:1
Professional Leverage
500:1

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
(Aust/Europe only)
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