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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

eToro Key Features

The eToro social trading network was originally called retail FX when it was founded in 2006.  It now has millions of traders ranked in leagues across the world. 65% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Platforms eToro's Own Platform
Min Deposit $200
Account Types CFDs, Forex, Stocks, Social Trading
Spread Types Fixed and variable
Funding Methods Credit or debit card, PayPal, Bank tansfer, Skrill, Neteller, UnionPay
Customer Support Email and livechat
Execution Type OTC
UK 100 Pricing Variable
Germany 30 Pricing Variable
Wall Street Pricing Variable
Bitcoin Pricing Variable
Ether Pricing Variable
EURGBP Pricing Variable
EURUSD Pricing Variable
GBPUSD Pricing Variable
Gold Pricing Variable
Oil Pricing Variable
Stock Pricing Variable
FCA Regulated Yes - See status
Year Established 2006
Active Clients 200,000
Markets available na
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC No
Country Founded Israel
Inactivity Fee No
Overnight Financing Rates na
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations na
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IG

Founded in 1974 by Stuart Wheeler as IG Index, IG are a publicly listed broker headquartered on Cannon Street in London. As of November 2017 IG was valued at over £2.4bn with an active client base (as of May 2017) of over 195,000. IG has offices in Dusseldorf, Geneva, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Shanghai, Melbourne, Singapore, Tokyo, Chicago, Johannesburg and Dubai.

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Exclusive Interview No - see other broker CEO interviews
Platforms IG Trading PlatformMT4, L2 Dealer & APIs
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Min Deposit £250
Account Types Spread betting, CFDs, ForexStocks, ISA & SIPP, Prime Brokerage
Spread Types Fixed or variable
Funding Methods Cards, PayPal, Bank transfer
Customer Support Phone, email, livechat
Execution Type STP, Hedged, DMA, Internally matched
FTSE 100 Pricing 1 point
Germany 30 Pricing 1 point
Wall Street Pricing 1.6 points
Bitcoin Pricing 30 points
Ether Pricing 5 points
EURGBP Pricing 0.9 points
EURUSD Pricing 0.6 points
GBPUSD Pricing 0.9 points
Gold Pricing 0.3 points
Oil Pricing 3 points
Stock Pricing 0.10%
FCA Regulated Yes - See status
Year Established 1974
Active Clients 195,000
Markets available 15,000+
Retail Accounts Yes
Professional Accounts Yes
Listed PLC Yes (LSE) See IG share price
Country Founded UK
Inactivity Fee £12 per month after 24 months
Overnight Funding Rates 2.5% +/- Libor
Educational Material Yes
Office Locations 14
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