Compare HYCM vs Trading 212


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how HYCM stacks up against Trading 212!

HYCM vs Trading 212
overall rating
4.3
4.6
overall pros
  • Low forex and CFD fees
  • Great educational content
  • User-friendly account opening
  • Real stocks and ETFs are commission-free
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Great trading platform
overall cons
  • Only forex and CFD products
  • Trading platforms have outdated design
  • Inactivity fee
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic tools for fundamental analysis
  • High EURUSD fee
fees
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • Low CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee
4.3
  • Free stock and ETF
  • Low CFD fees
  • No withdrawal and inactivity fee
  • High fees for EURUSD
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
4.5
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Problems with verification
deposit and withdrawal
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Average account currency selection
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Few base currencies available in one country
web trading platform
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • Economic calendar
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Very low quality newsfeed
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
3.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Mediocre email support
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No live chat due to high volume
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Videos miss tags or categorization
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • Negative balance protection
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • No investor protection outside the EU&UK
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for Forex and CFD traders who prefer the MetaTrader platform Active CFD and FX traders, and investors preferring intuitive trading platforms
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