Exness is a Cyprus-based forex and CFD brokerage established in 2008. With over 260,000 clients, several awards and reputable licensing, the broker has maintained its position as a highly respected global brand. Active day traders can access the popular MT4 and MT5 platforms, raw spreads and multiple account types.
Gemini is a cryptocurrency exchange set up in 2014 by the Winklevoss brothers, known for their early involvement in Facebook. The exchange is among the world’s 20 largest and continues to provide a secure and reliable trading environment by actively seeking regulatory oversight and complying with the latest industry requirements. Gemini traders can trade and stake 80+ cryptocurrencies, with derivatives trading available in some jurisdictions, an advanced proprietary platform, ActiveTrader, and additional features including an NFT marketplace.
"Exness remains an accessible broker for all experience levels, though experienced day traders will particularly appreciate the ultra-low commission rates, fast withdrawals and high-quality charting software."
"Gemini’s ActiveTrader platform, transparency and attention to regulatory requirements make it a good choice for serious crypto traders seeking a reliable platform to trade crypto derivatives, though we were disappointed by some unnecessary fees and past financial problems."
The broker is accessible for beginners with low minimum deposits from $10 and flexible payment methods
Experienced strategy providers can open social trading accounts, with monthly commissions up to 50%
There's a strong range of account types for all experience levels and requirements, including Cent, Pro and Raw spread solutions
Top-tier licensing with the FCA and CySEC and a strong reputation with over 10 years in business
Exness is the first brokerage to pass the $1 trillion and $2 trillion marks in monthly trading volumes
Highly competitive spreads are available from 0.1 pips and low commissions from $3.50 per side
There's excellent 24/7 multilingual customer support via telephone, email and live chat
Local payments are available, plus deposits in BTC and USDT
Unlike many other brands, Exness doesn't charge any account maintenance or inactivity fees
The broker offers fast execution speeds for short-term traders, averaging under 25ms
High security with 2FA a requirement for all crypto investors
The app has a high-end design and intuitive interface
There is a decent range of education, guides and tutorials suitable for beginners
Gemini has won various awards in recent years, including the 2019 Markets Choice Awards: Best Cryptocurrency Exchange
TradingView integration opens up some great features for Gemini traders
Crypto perpetual futures are available in many jurisdictions with up to 1:100 leverage
The exchange has made great efforts to prove their credentials via audits, transparently publishing financial data and obtaining licenses
There are no promotional deals or loyalty schemes for high-volume day traders
There are several regional restrictions for retail traders including the USA, Europe and the UK
Unlike most competitors, Exness doesn't provide its own education section
High fees for some funding methods including a 3.49% fee for card transactions
History of concerning incidents including the collapse of its Earn program and a phishing breach
'Convenience fee' for using mobile app seems arbitrary and makes it inefficient to use this feature
Some larger coins by market cap are not available to buy through Gemini
There is no practise profile or demo account for prospective traders
Most People-Centric Broker at Traders Summit 2022
Global Broker of the Year at Traders Summit 2022
Best Customer Support Award at Financial Markets Expo Cairo 2021
Premium Loyalty Program Award at Financial Markets Expo Cairo 2021
Most Innovative Broker at Dubai Expo 2021
Best Cryptocurrency Exchange 2019 - Markets Choice Awards
Exness offers a selection of CFDs covering forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptos, with leverage up to 1:200. Accounts are geared mainly towards experienced day traders, with over 100 technical indicators available in the broker’s proprietary terminal.
CFD trading not offered
An impressive range of around 100 forex pairs are available, more than most other brands. Spreads on major pairs are also tight, from 0.1 pips. Additionally, the broker offers an excellent suite of forex analysis tools, including market news by FXStreet.
Forex trading not offered
There is a small range of popular crypto tokens paired with fiat currencies available, with zero swap fees and no commissions in the Standard account. Trading is available via desktop or mobile apps, and deposits via crypto are also available in some countries.
Gemini offers 90+ cryptocurrencies on its exchange, which is anchored by the native Gemini Dollar stablecoin. The powerful ActiveTrader platform is optimized for online trading, and the broker offer perpetual swap derivatives.