Compare CMC Markets vs Stake


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CMC Markets stacks up against Stake!

CMC Markets vs Stake
overall rating
4.6
4.4
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.1
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.2
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform
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