Compare FXCM vs Rakuten Securities


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how FXCM stacks up against Rakuten Securities!

FXCM vs Rakuten Securities
overall rating
4.2
3.6
overall pros
  • Fast and straightforward account opening
  • Good technical research tools
  • High quality educational content
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Good mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Poor mobile platform
  • Poor website trading platform
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Missing web trading platform
  • Poor customer service
fees
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High AUDUSD trading fee
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low forex fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High withdrawal fee for international bank transfers and electronic wallets
account opening
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Account opening time slower than at most forex brokers
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
3.0
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
mobile trading platform
1.0
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor search function
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
  • No order confirmation
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
1.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
2.0
  • Trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
1.0
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow support
  • Irrelevant answers
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
2.0
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Forex traders looking for easy account opening, funding, and withdrawal Forex traders looking for low fees and for those who prefer the MetaTrader 4 trading platform
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