ICM Capital is an FCA-regulated brokerage that offers professional traders multi-asset trading. Pro traders can choose between MetaTrader 4 and ICM's proprietary platform to access commission-free and tight-spread account options. ICM Capital does not accept amateur traders.
DIF Broker was founded in 1999, with a vision to offer personalized brokerage services via innovative technology. The broker offers services to thousands of clients in over 20 countries, and is regulated by the Portuguese CMVM. Day traders can access thousands of CFD instruments to trade on a powerful proprietary platform.
Comment by Reviewer
"ICM Capital is best for professional traders looking for tight spreads and high leverage on forex and US stocks."
"After exploring the platform, I think that DIF Broker's unique focus on innovation, technology and customer support will suit both casual and high-volume investors. That said, I think the broker's competitive fees will be particularly advantageous for dedicated stock traders."
Hundreds of US stocks, as well as 50+ forex pairs, futures, metals and cash CFDs
FCA-regulated with protection via the FSCS and Lloyd's insurance
ECN spreads with deep liquidity from tier 1 banks
A secure broker with a good reputation
High leverage up to 1:200
Good educational tools
DIF Brokers offers a powerful and intutive proprietary trading terminal which I enjoyed using, with 40+ technical indicators and advanced graphical objects
I'm thoroughly impressed with the vast product catalog of 30,000+ CFD instruments including stocks, forex, futures and indices
I feel fairly confident in the broker's established reputation, long history in the financial industry, and CMVM regulatory oversight
I find fees at DIF broker very transparent and fair, coming in at 0.07% for Euronext Lisbon stock CFDs
Only available to traders who qualify for a professional account
Limited selection of assets beyond stocks and forex
Wide spreads on the commission-free account
I'm disappointed that the minimum deposit requirement of €2000 will price out most beginners, and the lack of any educational content is a further setback
The demo account is restricted to a time limit of 15 days, which is disappointing and far lower than most of the brokers I have reviewed
I think it's a bit of an oversight that the live chat customer support is only available to customers after they have registered
Those looking to diversify into the digital asset industry will be disappointed that crypto trading is not available
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Leveraged contracts for difference can be used to take positions on major financial markets with fast execution speeds. On the negative side, the suite of CFDs is narrow, with commodities and indices only.
DIF Broker offers an impressive total of 30,000+ CFD instruments, which is far more than many brokers I review. That said, I think it's a shame that there's no additional tools or resources on offer for CFD traders.
1:30 (Retail), 1:200 (Pro)
A decent portfolio of currencies are available at ICM Capital. Trade majors like the EUR/SUD with spreads from 0.0 pips. You can speculate on forex using MT4 with expert advisors (EAs) supported.
I was particularly impressed to see a huge range of 180 major, minor and exotic currency pairs at DIF Broker. I was able to access sensible leverage up to 1:30 and no commission fees. Average spreads are OK but not the most competitive, coming in at around 1 pip for EUR/USD and 1.1 pip on GBP/USD.