Overview of Markets.com fees and charges

Markets.com's fees are considered to be high. This is usually a result of high fees across multiple fee types. It's important to be aware of this and to decide whether other advantages of Markets.com can still make it a good choice for you. These deciding features can be its research options, its education section or the general user experience you get on its trading platforms.

Here's a high level overview of Markets.com's fees

Markets.com Fees snapshot
Assets Fee level Fee terms
S&P 500 CFD Average The fees are built into the spread, 4 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Europe 50 CFD Low The fees are built into the spread, 1.6 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
EURUSD High The fees are built into the spread, 0.4 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Inactivity fee Average $10 per month after 3 months of inactivity

Disclaimer: 79.9% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Markets.com fees
Markets.com fees explained

We compare Markets.com fees with its closest competitors, Capital.com and eToro.

Markets.com fees
Markets.com trading fees

We see Markets.com's trading fees to be high because they charge more than most of its competitors.

Let's break down the trading fees into the different asset classes available at Markets.com.

Trading fees

Markets.com's trading fees are high.

It is super hard to compare trading fees for CFD brokers. What we did at BrokerChooser? Instead of quoting long fee tables, we compare brokers by calculating all fees of an example trade for three assets.

For the assets we chose cleverly and arbitrarily:

  • Apple, a large US stock
  • Vodafone, a large European stock
  • EURUSD, a popular currency pair

The example in this context would mean buying a position, holding for one week, and selling it. For the volume we chose a $2,000 position for the stocks and $20,000 for the EURUSD.

This super catch-all benchmark includes spreads, commissions and financing costs for all brokers.

Here is the verdict.

Markets.com fees benchmarked
Markets.com Capital.com eToro
Apple benchmark fee $15.8 $2.3 $6.4
Vodafone benchmark fee $45.8 $4.2 -
EURUSD benchmark fee $25.9 $13.1 $15.6

Financing rates

Markets.com financing rates are high.

If you want to trade on margin and prefer to hold your positions long, financing costs can be significant.

Markets.com yearly financing rates
Markets.com Capital.com eToro
Apple CFD financing rate 15.2% 2.3% 10.3%
Vodafone CFD financing rate 15.2% 10.2% -
EURUSD financing rate 6.5% 3.1% 3.5%
EURGBP financing rate 5.5% 2.3% 3.4%

Leverage is a double-edged sword and can dramatically amplify your profits. It can also just as dramatically amplify your losses. Trading foreign exchange/CFDs with any level of leverage may not be suitable for all investors.

Currency conversion fee

Markets.com will charge a Currency Conversion Fee for all trades on instruments denominated in a currency different to the currency of your account. The fee is charged as the following: 0.6% mark-up.

Markets.com fees
Markets.com non-trading fees

When it comes to looking at all the non-trading fees Markets.com is an average broker. This means that some of the non-trading fees are high, but the others are low or not charged at all.

Non-trading fees include various brokerage fees and charges at Markets.com that you pay not related to buying and selling assets. Among some others, typical non trading fees are withdrawal fee, deposit fee, inactivity fee and account fee.

A high level overview of how Markets.com stacks up in non-trading fees
Markets.com Capital.com eToro
Withdrawal fee $0 $0 $5
Deposit fee $0 $0 $0
Inactivity fee Yes No Yes
Account fee No No No

Markets.com fees
Markets.com deposit fee

Deposit fees are applied when you send money to your trading account from your bank account. Usually brokers don't charge money for that and Markets.com is not different: you will see the exact same amount on your brokerage account that you sent by any of the deposit methods Markets.com offers.

Markets.com deposit methods
Markets.com Capital.com eToro
Bank transfer Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card Yes Yes Yes
Electronic wallets Yes Yes Yes
Deposit fee $0 $0 $0

Markets.com fees
Markets.com withdrawal fee

Unlike some online brokers we have reviewed Markets.com does not charge a withdrawal fee. This means that you'll see the same amount of money on your bank account that you transferred from your brokerage account.

Markets.com withdrawal fees and options compared
Markets.com Capital.com eToro
Bank transfer Yes Yes Yes
Credit/debit card Yes Yes Yes
Electronic wallets Yes Yes Yes
Withdrawal fee with bank transfer $0 $0 $5

Markets.com fees
Markets.com inactivity fee

Markets.com does apply an inactivity fee and it is $10 per month after 3 months of inactivity. This means that you need to be strategic about your trading activity to avoid getting charged after a longer time of no trade. The fact that Markets.com charges an inactivity fee makes it less ideal for you if you are a buy and hold investor.

Markets.com has average inactivity fee.

Markets.com Capital.com eToro
Inactivity fee Yes No Yes
Inactivity fee $10 per month after 3 months of inactivity No inactivity fee $10 per month after one year inactivity. Inactivity means that you don't log in to your account

Read more about Markets.com inactivity fee on their own site.

Author of this article

Réka Hidas

Author of this article

Réka has attended the International Business and Economics bachelor program at the Corvinus University of Budapest. She's eager to help investors find the best investment providers, through writing extensive reviews. On a more personal level she wants to develop her skills and grow professionally on this field.

Réka Hidas

Junior Broker Analyst

Réka has attended the International Business and Economics bachelor program at the Corvinus University of Budapest. She's eager to help investors find the best investment providers, through writing extensive reviews. On a more personal level she wants to develop her skills and grow professionally on this field.

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