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Comparison Firstrade vs IFC Markets

A dozen different brokers were comparatively assessed on InvestorGreg.net, and the best online trading brokers were found. Here, we compare Firstrade vs IFC Markets. Which of them: Firstrade or IFC Markets a better online broker?

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. The commission fee of Firstrade on regular transactions of the stock exchange is $0, and IFC Markets has a commission fee of from 0.1%. The full online broker reviews contains more detailed information on the brokers’ commission fees.

It is important for investors to know what types of online trading broker supports and what tools they can use for trading. Let’s compare them. Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading are provided to customers by Firstrade and Stocks Trading, ETFs Trading, Forex Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading are provided by IFC Markets. As for platforms, Firstrade offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, Android App, iOS App, while IFC Markets offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, MT4, MT5, Android App, iOS App.

In conclusion, when comparing the two online brokers, we should pay our attention to the year and country of foundation, the regulatory authorities and ways to withdraw funds. Firstrade was founded in 1985 in United States, and it is regulated by SEC and FINRA. And IFC Markets was founded in 2006 in British Virgin Islands, and it is regulated by BVI FSC. We can withdraw funds from Firstrade with the help of Bank Wire, and its withdrawal fee is $30 domestic US, $50 international. And IFC Markets provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is fees vary. The withdrawal time for Firstrade is 2-3 business days, and that one for IFC Markets is 1 - 5 business days.

Overall, Firstrade boasts 3.9 stars versus IFC Markets 4.8 stars.

Overall Rating

 
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
 
Firstrade
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education
IFC Markets
Overall
Products & Fees
Security
Tools
Desktop Experience
Mobile Experience
Banking
Customer Support
Education

Fees

Fees
Stock
ETFs
Options
Mutual Funds
Bonds
Forex Spreads
CFDs
Futures
Metals
Cryptocurrency
Firstrade
Stock
$0
ETFs
$0
Options
$0
Mutual Funds
$0
Bonds
$40
Forex Spreads
N/A
CFDs
N/A
Futures
N/A
Metals
N/A
Cryptocurrency
N/A
IFC Markets
Stock
From 0.1%
ETFs
Fixed spreads at 4 pips
Options
N/A
Mutual Funds
N/A
Bonds
N/A
Forex Spreads
Spreads from 0.4 pips
CFDs
Spreads from 34 pips
Futures
spreads vary
Metals
Fixed spreads at 45 pips
Cryptocurrency
Fixed spreads at 50 pips

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Firstrade
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
IFC Markets
Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading

Platforms

Platforms
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
MT4
MT5
Firstrade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
MT4
MT5
IFC Markets
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
MT4
MT5

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
Firstrade
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
IFC Markets
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
Firstrade
Android App
iOS App
IFC Markets
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Firstrade
Minimum deposit
$0
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
IFC Markets
Minimum deposit
$1.00
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
Firstrade
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
2-3 business days
Withdrawal Fee
$30 domestic US, $50 international
IFC Markets
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
1 - 5 business days
Withdrawal Fee
Fees vary

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
Firstrade
Сountry of Origin
United States
Year Founded
1985
Regulated By
SEC and FINRA
IFC Markets
Сountry of Origin
British Virgin Islands
Year Founded
2006
Regulated By
BVI FSC

Customer Service

Customer Service
Phone
Email
Live Chat
 
Firstrade
Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Live Chat
No
IFC Markets
Phone
+7(963)993-75-10
Email
support@ifcmarkets.com
Live Chat
Yes

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