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AvaTrade fees explained

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Overview of AvaTrade fees and charges

When trading or investing at an online broker, fees can have a big impact on your results, so it's good to know what kind of charges you'll be facing and how these compare to fees at other brokers.

If fees are your top concern, AvaTrade is a good choice, as it has low fees in general. Check our toplist for cheaper brokers.

I found AvaTrade's trading fees fairly low
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I've personally tested dozens of global brokers, carefully looking at their fees not just on their website but also in the course of live trading. Here's how AvaTrade fared:

  • AvaTrade charges low FX fees and average CFD fees.
  • There is an inactivity fee if you don't trade for an extended period of time.
  • The basic withdrawal fee is $0, but some transactions may cost more.
  • Read our full review of AvaTrade for info on safety, trading platforms and funding.
AvaTrade fees at a glance
Assets Fee level Fee terms
S&P 500 CFD Average The fees are built into the spread, 0.5 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Europe 50 CFD Low The fees are built into the spread, 2 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
EURUSD Low The fees are built into the spread, 0.9 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Inactivity fee High $50 per quarter after 3 months of inactivity; after 12 straight months of non-use, a further annual administration fee of $100 is charged

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The fee structure is very transparent and trading costs are easy to calculate. However, if fee levels for forex pairs are your most important consideration, then there may be better alternatives.

Low FX fees

AvaTrade forex fees
XM
EURUSD spread
0.9 0.1 0.1
GBPUSD spread
1.5 0.8 0.5
AUDUSD spread
1.1 0.8 0.6
EURCHF spread
2.0 1.0 1.4
EURGBP spread
1.5 0.7 0.7
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Average CFD fees

Spread and commission for a $2,000 CFD trade
XM
S&P 500 index CFD fee
$3.9 $3.3 $3.2
Euro Stoxx 50 index CFD fee
$3.9 $3.2 $2.8
Apple CFD fee
$6.6 $7.1 $3.7
Vodafone CFD fee
$11.6 $16.9 $7.0
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High inactivity fee, no withdrawal fee

The broker doesn't charge account fees, and deposits and withdrawals are also free of charge.
On the negative side, AvaTrade charges an inactivity fee of $50/€50/£50 (depending on your account currency) per quarter after 3 straight months of inactivity. On top of that, after 12 consecutive months of non-use, an annual administration fee of $100/€100/£100 will be deducted. When added up, these inactivity-related fees are quite high compared with AvaTrade's peers.

Broker
Inactivity fee
Withdrawal fee
AvaTrade
$0
XM
$0
Admirals (Admiral Markets)
$0
AvaTrade inactivity, withdrawal and other fees
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Other commissions and fees

You can find AvaTrade's fees for other asset classes below. Click 'Show more' for details.

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I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.
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