TIO Markets vs BlackBull Markets

TIO Markets vs BlackBull Markets Comparison Table 2024
TIO Markets BlackBull Markets
2.9
3.7
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TIO Markets is a global forex and CFD brokerage with both an offshore and UK-regulated branch. The broker has a strong customer focus, with 24/7 telephone and live chat customer service. Traders can access a range of accounts with competitive spreads from 0.4 pips.

BlackBull is a New Zealand-based CFD broker with trading opportunities on forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptos. The broker supports the MetaTrader 4 and 5 platforms as well as TradingView, cTrader and a proprietary mobile app. Clients can trade with high leverage and tight spreads from 0 pips on the broker's ECN accounts.

Comment by Reviewer
"After spending some time exploring the accounts, I think TIO Markets is best suited to experienced traders who can deposit at least $1000 to take advantage of the competitive trading conditions available with the VIP accounts. Nonetheless, it would be nice to see a more diverse range of assets on offer in my opinion." "BlackBull Markets will suit traders of all experience levels with thousands of tradable instruments, tight spreads and the familiar MetaTrader platforms."
Pros
  • I have found fees to be pretty competitive with TIO Markets, averaging as low as 0.2 pips for GBP/USD on the VIP account
  • The company's 24/7 customer service availability is in line with some of the top brokerages that I have reviewed
  • Another major advantage for me is the free access to Trading Central, an excellent charting and analysis tool
  • TIO Markets offers access to the powerful MT4 and MT5 platforms with market-leading analysis tools
  • UK clients will be happy to find that spread betting opportunities are supported by TIO Markets
  • I'm also pleased to see top-tier FCA regulation through the company's UK branch
  • CopyTrader, ZuluTrade, HokoCloud and Myfxbook copy trading
  • Commission-free trading with spreads from 0.0 pips
  • Superb range of platforms including TradingView Pro
  • Responsive customer service during testing
  • Excellent educational content for beginners
  • $0 minimum deposit and 0.01 lot trades
  • Huge range of 26,000+ instruments
  • Autochartist plugin
Cons
  • Most traders will be registering with the global branch, which is regulated offshore and will not offer any robust fund safeguarding measures
  • Leverage rates with the UK branch are limited to a maximum of 1:30, which may feel restricting for experienced traders
  • Compared to major competitors, TIO Markets' educational resources are notably limited
  • Withdrawal fees with some methods
  • US traders not accepted
Awards
  • Best ECN Broker 2022
  • Deloitte Fast 50 Index 2021
  • Best NZ Forex Broker 2021
Instruments
Forex, CFDs, indices, shares, commodities, cryptocurrencies Forex, CFDs, stocks, indices, energies, metals, commodities, cryptos
Demo Account
Yes Yes
Minimum Deposit
$50 $0
Trading Platforms
  • MT4
  • MT5
  • MT4
  • MT5
  • cTrader
  • TradingView
  • AutoChartist
Payment Methods
Minimum Trade
0.01 Lots 0.01 Lots
Regulator
FCA FMA, FSA
Margin Trading
No Yes
STP Account
No No
ECN Account
No Yes
DMA Account
No No
MAM Account
No Yes
PAMM Account
No No
LAMM Account
No No
Demat Account
No No
AI / Machine Learning
No No
Robo Advisor
No No
Negative Balance Protection
No Yes
Market Maker
No No
P2P Trading
No No
Spot Trading
No Yes
Mobile Apps
Yes iOS & Android
Android App Rating
3.7
iOS App Rating
3.7
Auto Trading
Yes Yes
Copy Trading
No Yes
Copy Trading Platform
Blackbull Markets offers an excellent selection of social and copy trading products on its CopyTrader system, plus HokoCloud, DupliTrade and Myfxbook. Traders can copy trades and strategies in a range of popular financial markets with user-friendly risk management tools.
Social Trading
No Yes
VPS Hosting
No Yes
Tournaments
No No
Demo Competitions
No No
Ethical Investing
No No
Custodial Account
No No
Guaranteed Stop Loss
No No
Inactivity Fee
$0
Islamic Account
Yes Yes
Account Currencies
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • AUD
  • NZD
  • JPY
  • ZAR
  • SGD
Stock Exchanges
Commodities
CFD Trading
Unfortunately, I do feel that the broker's mediocre range of 300 CFDs will be quite restricting for most traders. It certainly doesn't compare to many other brands I review. Plus, the absence of crypto, ETF and soft commodity CFDs is a further setback. BlackBull Markets CFDs are offered on forex, stocks, indices, commodities and cryptos with tight spreads and high leverage. The ECN accounts offer fast execution and low slippage, and the broker provides traders with plenty of extra tools and features plus 24/7 customer support.
Leverage
1:200 1:500
FTSE Spread
20 10.4
GBPUSD Spread
0.8 0.8
Oil Spread
0.02 5.2
Stocks Spread
Variable Variable
Forex Trading
My tests uncovered an average selection of 46 forex pairs, including major, minor and exotic currency combinations. That said, access to both the MT4 and MT5 platforms is a major bonus for forex strategists looking for market-leading software. BlackBull offers 64 forex pairs with very competitive pricing through its ECN accounts, with the standard commission-free spread starting from 0.8 and spreads with commission starting from zero. The broker supports diverse trading platforms including MT4 and MT5, and provides leverage up to 1:500.
GBPUSD Spread
0.8 0.8
EURUSD Spread
0.4 0.2
EURGBP Spread
0.6 0.8
Assets
45+ 64
Cryptocurrency
Crypto trading not offered BlackBull Markets traders can speculate on 11 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum with up to 1:5 leverage. The crypto tokens are traded in pairs with USD and the broker offers a transparent pricing schedule.
Spread
Variable
Coins
  • BTC
  • ETH
  • BCH
  • LTC
  • XRP
  • DOGE
  • ADA
  • DOT
  • LINK
  • EOS
  • XLM
Crypto Lending
No No
Crypto Mining
No No
Crypto Staking
No No
Auto Market Maker
No No
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