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Comparison IFC Markets vs Merrill Edge

The InvestorGreg.net broker comparisons assess over a dozen different brokers, finding the best online trading brokers. This comparison page compares IFC Markets vs Merrill Edge. Is IFC Markets or Merrill Edge a better online broker?

Firstly, let’s compare commission fees provided by these brokers for regular transactions. The commission fee of IFC Markets on regular transactions of the stock exchange is from 0.1%, and Merrill Edge has a commission fee of $6.95. 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, ETFs Trading, Forex Trading, Futures Trading, Crypto Trading are provided to customers by IFC Markets and Stocks Trading, Penny Stocks Trading, Options Trading, ETFs Trading, Mutual Funds Trading, Bonds Trading are provided by Merrill Edge. As for platforms, IFC Markets offers Desktop Platform (Windows), Desktop Platform (MacOS), Web Platform, MT4, MT5, Android App, iOS App, while Merrill Edge offers Web Platform, 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. IFC Markets was founded in 2006 in British Virgin Islands, and it is regulated by BVI FSC. And Merrill Edge was founded in 2010 in USA, and it is regulated by SEC, FINRA. We can withdraw funds from IFC Markets with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is fees vary. And Merrill Edge provides the ability to withdraw funds with the help of Bank Wire, Visa/Mastercard, and its withdrawal fee is $0 (Visa Debit Card). The withdrawal time for IFC Markets is 1 - 5 business days, and that one for Merrill Edge is immediate (Bank Wire).

Overall, IFC Markets boasts 4.8 stars versus Merrill Edge 4.1 stars.

Overall Rating

 
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
Merrill Edge
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
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
Merrill Edge
Stock
$6.95
ETFs
$6.95
Options
$6.95 + $0.75
Mutual Funds
No Transaction Fee
Bonds
$1 Per Bond ($10 min)
Forex Spreads
N/A
CFDs
N/A
Futures
N/A
Metals
N/A
Cryptocurrency
N/A

Types of trading

Types of trading
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
IFC Markets
Stocks Trading
Penny Stocks Trading
Options Trading
ETFs Trading
Mutual Funds Trading
Bonds Trading
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Crypto Trading
Merrill Edge
Stocks Trading
Penny 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
IFC Markets
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
MT4
MT5
Merrill Edge
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Desktop Platform (MacOS)
Web Platform
MT4
MT5

Tools

Tools
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
IFC Markets
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account
Merrill Edge
Research & Analysis
Education
Demo account

Mobile App

Mobile App
Android App
iOS App
IFC Markets
Android App
iOS App
Merrill Edge
Android App
iOS App

Deposits

Deposits
Minimum deposit
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
IFC Markets
Minimum deposit
$1.00
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Merrill Edge
Minimum deposit
None
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard

Withdrawals

Withdrawals
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Withdrawal Fee
IFC Markets
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
1 - 5 business days
Withdrawal Fee
Fees vary
Merrill Edge
Bank Wire
Visa/Mastercard
Withdrawal Time
Immediate (Bank Wire)
Withdrawal Fee
$0 (Visa Debit Card)

Security & Fairness

Security & Fairness
Сountry of Origin
Year Founded
Regulated By
IFC Markets
Сountry of Origin
British Virgin Islands
Year Founded
2006
Regulated By
BVI FSC
Merrill Edge
Сountry of Origin
USA
Year Founded
2010
Regulated By
SEC, FINRA

Customer Service

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

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