M1 Finance vs ADS Securities

M1 Finance vs ADS Securities Comparison Table 2024
M1 Finance ADS Securities
3.9

M1 Finance is #16 in our broker rankings.

1.5
United States Flag Traders from US accepted
United States Flag Traders from US not accepted

M1 Finance is a US brokerage that allows users to build a customizable investment portfolio from a range of 6000+ stocks and shares, ETFs and cryptocurrencies. The innovative 'pie' based portfolio management system allows traders to build several portfolios with different aims, and the brokerage supports machine-learning tools that can provide automated portfolio management.

ADSS is a regulated forex broker offering $100 minimum deposits & 1:500 leverage.

Bonus Offer
M1 Finance Plus free for 3 months on new accounts
Comment by Reviewer
"M1 Finance remains a great choice for US investors who want a straightforward, commission-free way to invest in stocks and crypto. The intuitive dashboard, customizable portfolios and fractional shares should appeal to all experience levels and investing goals. "
Pros
  • Thanks to additional extras like a bank account and loan service, M1 Finance continues to offer a one-stop shop for investors
  • The broker offers commission-free stocks with low fees, plus fractional shares, making it a great choice for beginners
  • The broker delivers a clean and easy-to-use dashboard that illustrates the current composition of your portfolio
  • The firm offers a straightforward proprietary platform with intuitive portfolio management tools
  • Multiple portfolios can be facilitated, with up to five accounts under the same login
  • Customizable 'pies' allow investors to curate their own ETFs
  • The range of 6000+ stocks and ETFs is highly competitive
  • Bitcoin trading is available through M1 Crypto
Cons
  • Despite offering stocks and ETFs, M1 Finance doesn’t provide trading on mutual funds or options
  • Unlike competitors such as Betterment, M1 does not employ any human financial advisors
  • M1 Finance is only available in the US – eToro is a top alternative for the UK market
  • Accounts with less than $20 and no trading activity for 90 days are charged a fee
  • The way trades are placed puts transaction timing out of your control
  • You cannot consolidate external accounts for planning purposes
  • There are no stop-limit or stop-loss orders
Awards
  • Best Roth IRA Accounts - 2020
  • Best Forex Mobile/Tablet Trading Application 2017 - UK Forex Awards
  • Best Forex Execution 2016 - Atoz Forex Broker Awards
  • Most Reliable Broker 2015 - FX Empire Awards
  • Best FX Broker Finalist 2015 - Shares Awards
  • Forex Newcomer of the Year 2015 - UK Forex Awards
Instruments
Stocks, ETFs, OTC stocks Forex, CFDs, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies, bonds
Demo Account
Yes Yes
Minimum Deposit
$100 $100
Trading Platforms
  • Own
  • MT4
  • AutoChartist
Payment Methods
Minimum Trade
$1 0.01 Lots
Regulator
SEC, FINRA Central Bank of the UAE, FCA, SFC
Margin Trading
Yes No
Margin Rate
3.5 - 5%
STP Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
DMA Account
No No
MAM Account
No No
PAMM Account
No Yes
LAMM Account
No No
Demat Account
No No
AI / Machine Learning
Yes No
Robo Advisor
Yes No
Negative Balance Protection
No No
Market Maker
No No
P2P Trading
No No
Spot Trading
Yes No
Mobile Apps
Yes Yes
Auto Trading
Yes Yes
Copy Trading
No No
Social Trading
No No
VPS Hosting
No No
Tournaments
No No
Demo Competitions
No No
Ethical Investing
Yes No
Custodial Account
Yes No
Guaranteed Stop Loss
No No
Inactivity Fee
$20
Islamic Account
No Yes
Account Currencies
  • USD
Stock Exchanges
Commodities
CFD Trading
CFD trading not offered Trade CFDs in common financial markets.
Leverage
1:500
FTSE Spread
1.2
GBPUSD Spread
1.4
Oil Spread
4
Stocks Spread
$0 Floating
Forex Trading
Forex trading not offered Tiered margin trading is available on FX pairs.
GBPUSD Spread
1.4
EURUSD Spread
0.9
EURGBP Spread
1.4
Assets
60
Cryptocurrency
M1 Finance users can open a crypto account to invest in 10 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano and Solana. You can also invest in six crypto-related funds and ETFs, which are a good way to get broader exposure to the digital currency market. Trade five popular cryptocurrency coins.
Spread
Variable From 5 pips
Coins
  • BTC
  • ADA
  • AVE
  • ETH
  • LINK
  • ALDO
  • BAT
  • ATOM
  • BTC
  • BCH
  • ETH
  • XRP
  • LTC
Crypto Lending
No No
Crypto Mining
No No
Crypto Staking
No No
Auto Market Maker
No No
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