Compare CMC Markets vs Vanguard


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

CMC Markets vs Vanguard
overall rating
4.6
4.3
overall pros
  • Low forex fees
  • Great web and mobile platforms
  • Advanced research and educational tools
  • Some ETFs and mutual funds are free to trade
  • Easy account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Complicated account verification
  • Only the US market covered
  • Basic research tools
  • High financing rates (margin rates)
fees
3.5
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High stock CFD fees
3.7
  • No inactivity fee
  • Free ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free to trade
  • High margin rates
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
4.1
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Complicated account verification
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow account opening time
deposit and withdrawal
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • £15 fee for international bank transfers
2.4
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free withdrawal (via ACH)
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • $10 for wire transfer withdrawals
web trading platform
4.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Modern design
  • No two-step (safer) login
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Some features are hard to find
mobile trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • Options and bond trading are not available
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
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
2.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited set of research tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Educational videos
  • Good educational tools
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial 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
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for an advanced trading platform with many research tools Long-term investors who are looking for great ETF and mutual fund offers
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