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Capital.com Review 2022

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“Capital.com is Forex and global CFD broker authorised and regulated by CySEC, FCA , ASIC, and FSA offering users the ability to trade on more than 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Commodities, Shares, and Cryptocurrencies, all through its award-winning web trading platform.”

Capital.com is a Forex and global CFD broker founded in 2016 and is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (FSA), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The broker offers clients the ability to trade on more than 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Commodities, Shares, and Cryptocurrencies, all through its award-winning web trading platform powered by TradingView. Users can choose from two main accounts, a CFD account and a Spread Betting account (for UK and Ireland residents only). Demo accounts are also available.

Trading with Capital.com is commission-free and the spreads are competitive. Deposits and Withdrawals are also fee-free and there are a variety of funding options available including via debit/credit card, bank wire, PayPal, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more. Furthermore, the broker offers multilingual customer support 24/7 via phone, email and live chat.

There is a variety of market research and educational material available including news, market analysis, webinars, Capital.com TV, an economic calendar, trading courses, trading guides, a glossary and an educational trading app called Investmate.

Pros: Cons:
  • FCA, CySEC, FSA, ASIC regulated.
  • Commission-free trading available with competitive spreads.
  • 6,000+ financial CFD instruments.
  • 24/7 Customer support.
  • Fee-free deposits and withdrawals.
  • Spread betting account limited to UK and Ireland residents only.

 

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Jitan Solanki
After discovering techniques to trade pan-European and US equities, Jitan developed a love for a short to medium term trading on indices and commodities, and later on currencies.
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Capital.com Main Features
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Regulations
FCA (United Kingdom), ASIC (Australia), CySEC (Cyprus), FSA(SC) (Seychelles)
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Supported Languages
English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Italian, Farsi, Vietnamese, Turkish
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Products (CFD)
Currencies, Commodities, Indices, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options, Crypto
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Min Deposit
$20
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Max Leverage
1:30 (FCA), 1:30 (ASIC), 1:30 (CySEC), 1:500 (FSA(SC))
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Trading Desk Type
Market Maker
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Investor Protection & Regulations

“Capital.com operates three entities each authorised and regulated in their own jurisdictions including by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (FSA), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).”

Capital Com SV Investments Limited is an entity of Capital.com group, an entity authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), as shown on the regulator’s register below:

Capital.com Group also has three additional entities each authorised and regulated in their own jurisdictions:

  • Capital Com (UK) Limited – authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • Capital Com Australia Limited – authorised and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
  • Capital Com Stock and CFD Investing Limited – authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (FSA).

Capital.com provides further security of client funds by following the below regulatory requirements:

  • Holding retail clients funds in segregated accounts from company funds.
  • Providing a negative balance protection policy.

Tradable Products

“Capital.com offers clients the ability to trade on more than 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Shares, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. The broker also offers real shares for UK and some EU countries.”

Capital.com offers clients the ability to trade on more than 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Shares, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. The broker also offers real shares for UK and some EU countries. Below is a list of just some of the available markets for trading:

Forex Commodities
EURJPY | GBPUSD | AUDUSD | USDJPY | NZDUSD Silver | Gold | Brent |
Indices Cryptocurrencies*
Germany 30 | US100 | HK50 | FR40 | UK100 Bitcoin| Litecoin| Ethereum
Shares
Apple | Amazon | Intel

*Cryptocurrencies are not available to users registered with the Capital.com (FCA) entity.

**Details regarding the available assets are taken from the Capital.com website and trading platform and are correct at the time of this review. You can find a more detailed list here.

Trading costs such as spreads and overnight funding (swap) rates vary depending on the entity, account type opened and instrument being traded and are covered further down this review.

Account Opening

“Capital.com offers clients two main account types, a CFD account and a Spread Betting account (for UK and Ireland residents only). Demo accounts are also available.”

Capital.com offers clients two main account types, a CFD account and a Spread Betting account (for UK and Ireland residents only). Demo accounts are also available. The main features of each account are summarised below:

  • Minimum deposit of $20 for bank cards and $250 for wire transfer.
  • Commission-free trading and tight spreads.
  • Leverage up to 1:30 for retail clients.
  • Spreads from 0.6 pips on EURUSD.
  • Multiple account currencies accepted (GBP, EUR, USD and PLN)

Users can open a new account in just a few steps, as described below:

  1. Sign Up: Email and password.
  2. Residence Address: Country of residence, nationality, place of birth.
  3. Trading Experience: Questions regarding prior trading experience.
  4. Employment and Financial Details: Question regarding employment status, annual income, source of funds and more.
  5. Trading Knowledge: Various questions to test trading knowledge.
  6. Personal Details: Name, address and phone number.
  7. Account Setup: Choose account type and currency.
  8. Verify Identity: Submit proof of identity (passport or driving licence), proof of residence (utility bill or bank statement – not more than 6 months old).

The client portal is shown below:

Capital.com does not accept clients from the USA, Turkey, Iran, Canada and Belgium.

Deposit & Withdrawals options

“Capital.com offers a variety of fee-free deposit and withdrawal methods including via debit/credit card, bank wire, PayPal, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more.”

Capital.com offers a variety of fee-free deposit and withdrawal methods including via debit/credit card, bank wire, PayPal, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more.

Deposits via debit/credit card are immediately processed, e-wallets can take up to 24 hours and wires may take up to 3 days. Withdrawals are also processed within 24 hours.

Clients can deposit and withdraw funds through the client portal.

Web & Desktop Trading Platforms

“Capital.com offers users the ability to trade from its award-winning web trading platform powered by TradingView.”

Capital.com offers users the ability to trade from its award-winning web trading platform powered by TradingView. The platform features are highlighted below:

Capital.com Web Trader

  • 75+ technical indicators for technical analysis
  • Multiple chart types and views
  • Smart risk-management
  • Powerful charting and drawing tools

A screenshot of the Capital.com Web Trader platform is shown below and is covered in more detail in the video review.

Mobile Trading Platforms

“Capital.com offers users the ability to access mobile trading on the go from the Capital.com CFD mobile trading app for Android and iOS systems.”

Capital.com offers users the ability to access mobile trading on the go from the Capital.com CFD mobile trading app for Android and iOS systems. The app download links can be found in the Google PlayStore or Apple AppStore respectively.

The Capital.com CFD mobile trading app provides a range of different features including:

  • Trade and manage your account on the go.
  • View live performance charts.
  • AI-enabled biases detection system.
  • Access 70+ technical indicators

The Capital.com CFD mobile trading app is covered in more detail in the video review.

Trading Features

“Capital.com does offer additional trading features including giving users the ability to trade upcoming IPOs and utilise the AI-powered feature in the mobile app that provides personalised trading insights.”

Capital.com does offer additional trading features including giving users the ability to trade upcoming IPOs which users can check on the broker’s Upcoming IPOs page.

Furthermore, the broker provides an AI-powered feature in its mobile trading app that provides personalised trading insights using a detection system to reveal various cognitive biases.

The system will also alert the user when it spots any deviations in the user’s trading behaviour to help them improve their trading performance.

Commissions & Spreads

“Capital.com offers commission-free trading with only spreads and swaps payable. There are also no inactivity account fees.”

Capital.com offers commission-free trading with only spreads and swaps payable. Spreads are competitive and as low as 0.6 pips on popular markets such as EURUSD.

Overnight funding or ‘swap’ fees are charged on positions that remain open overnight (22:00) GMT. If positions are being held over the weekend a three-day ‘swap’ charge will be charged on Wednesdays.

The broker does not charge any inactivity account fees.

Bonus & Promotions

“Due to regulatory restrictions, Capital.com does not provide any bonus or promotions.”

Customer Support

“Capital.com offers multilingual customer support 24/7 via phone, email and live chat. There is also a comprehensive support section answering questions to a variety of topics.”

Capital.com offers multilingual (Russian, English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Vietnamese, Arabic Polish, Farsi, Romanian, Turkish) customer support 24/7 via phone, email and live chat. There is also a comprehensive support section answering questions across a variety of topics including accounts, deposits and withdrawals, platform guides, trading information and more.

After submitting a question through the live chat we were connected to an agent who answered our question within 10 seconds, as shown below:

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Research

“Capital.com offers a range of market research including News, Market Analysis, Webinars, Capital.com TV and an Economic Calendar.”

Capital.com offers a range of market research including News, Market Analysis, Webinars, Capital.com TV and an Economic Calendar. Each of these is explained further below:

  • News: Includes extensive coverage of the latest global news and events across multiple markets including Forex, Economic, Commodities, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies.
  • Market Analysis & Capital.com TV: Includes regular articles written by Capital.com analysts as well as live market analysis videos streamed on the broker’s YouTube channel. The Capital.com TV section also includes video content on trading strategies, news, trader education platform tutorials and more.
  • Webinars: Users can subscribe to a free 30-minute weekly webinar covering practices to improve your trading strategy, expert-based insights from a professional trader, detailed market outlook and up-to-date trends.
  • Economic Calendar: Allows users to keep up to date with current and future economic events and data releases.

Overall, Capital.com provides a large variety of market research in both written and video formats. The content is high-quality, updated regularly and is suitable for beginners and advanced traders.

Trader Education

“Capital.com offers a variety of educational material including trading courses, trading guides, a glossary and an educational trading app called Investmate to learn finance on the go.”

Capital.com offers a variety of educational material including trading courses, trading guides, a glossary and an educational trading app called Investmate to learn finance on the go. Each of these is explained further below:

  • Trading Courses: Includes detailed articles covering five areas – Introduction to Financial Markets, Financial Instruments, The ABCs of Derivatives and CFDs, Derivatives and Understanding Risks of Trading and What are leverage and margin?
  • Trading Guides: A large selection of trading guides covering market guides on Forex, Commodities, Shares, Indices and ETFs, as well as trading strategies, psychology, spread betting and CFDs.
  • Glossary: An extensive library of key trading terminology and their definitions.
  • Invetsmate App: Allows users to choose from 6 goals and take one of 6 personalised paths. The app includes 30+ information-packed courses and short lessons and quizzes.

Trading Experience

“Capital.com provides a great all-around service to clients allowing them to access over 3,800+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, all through the Capital.com web trading platform.’’

Capital.com provides a great all-around service to clients allowing them to access over 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Shares, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies, all through the award-winning Capital.com web trading platform that is powered by TradingView.

Users can choose from two main account types, a CFD account and a Spread Betting account (for UK and Ireland residents only). Trading is commission-free and costs are competitive with only spreads and swaps payable. Deposits and withdrawals are also fee-free and there are a large number of funding methods available including debit/credit card, bank wire, PayPal, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more.

Additionally, there is an extensive variety of market research and educational material suitable for users at all levels. The content is high-quality and is updated regularly.

FAQ

Is Capital.com regulated?

Yes, by the FCA (UK), CySEC , FSA and ASIC.

Where is Capital.com based?

28 Oktovriou, 237 Lophitis business centre II, 6th floor, Limassol, Cyprus, 3035.

How does Capital.com make money?

Capital.com makes money mainly through spreads and swaps on certain asset classes.

How do I deposit in Capital.com account?

Funds can be deposited into a trading account via debit/credit card, bank wire, PayPal, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more.

What is the min. deposit for Capital.com?

The minimum deposit is 20 USD for bank cards and 250 USD for wire transfers.

How do I withdraw money from Capital.com?

Withdrawals can be made via debit/credit card, bank wire, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more.

What is the max leverage in Capital.com?

1:30 for retail clients.

How do I open an account with Capital.com?

An account can be opened at the click of a button on the Capital.com website and can be done in just a few steps.

Does Capital.com use MetaTrader?

Yes, MT4.

Conclusion

“Capital.com is Forex and CFD broker authorised and regulated by the CySEC, FCA , FSA and ASIC, offering users the ability to trade on more than 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Shares, Commodities, and Cryptocurrencies, all through its award-winning web trading platform.”

Capital.com is a Forex and CFD broker founded in 2016 and is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Financial Services Authority of Seychelles (FSA). and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The broker offers clients the ability to trade on more than 6,000+ financial CFD instruments covering Forex, Indices, Shares, Commodities, and Cryptocurrencies, all through its award-winning web trading platform powered by TradingView. Users can choose from two main accounts, a CFD account and a Spread Betting account (for UK and Ireland residents only). Demo accounts are also available.

Trading with Capital.com is commission-free and the spreads are competitive. Deposits and Withdrawals are also fee-free and there are a variety of funding options available including via debit/credit card, bank wire, Trustly, iDeal, Giropay, WebMoney and more. Furthermore, the broker offers multilingual customer support 24/7 via phone, email and live chat.

There is a variety of market research and educational material available including news, market analysis, webinars, Capital.com TV, an economic calendar, trading courses, trading guides, a glossary and an educational trading app called Investmate.

  • CySEC, FCA, FSA and ASIC regulated.
  • Commission-free trading available with competitive spreads.
  • 6,000+ financial CFD instruments.
  • 24/7 Customer support.
  • Fee-free deposits and withdrawals.
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Broker General Information
Trading Features
Other Details
Headquarters Country
Cyprus
Foundation Year
2016
Regulations
FCA (United Kingdom), ASIC (Australia), CySEC (Cyprus), FSA(SC) (Seychelles)
Publicly Traded
No
Number Of Employees
200+
Trading Desk Type
Market Maker
Trading platforms
MT4, WebTrader, tradingview
Restricted Countries
United States, Belgium, Turkey, Canada, Iran
Supported Languages
English, Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Italian, Farsi, Vietnamese, Turkish
Min Deposit
$20
Max Leverage
1:30 (FCA), 1:30 (ASIC), 1:30 (CySEC), 1:500 (FSA(SC))
Deposit Options
Wire Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal, Webmoney, Debit Card, QIWI, Boleto, Przelewy, Other Payment Providers, Giropay, Sofort, Trustly, Union Pay, iDeal
Withdrawal Options
Wire Transfer, Credit Card, PayPal, Webmoney, Debit Card, QIWI, Boleto, Przelewy, Other Payment Providers, Giropay, Sofort, Trustly, Union Pay, iDeal
Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin, Aragon, Aion, Cardano, NEO, Litecoin, Ripple, Monero, Stellar, Dash, TRON, bitshares, EOS, Ethereum
Products (CFD)
Currencies, Commodities, Indices, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options, Crypto
Demo Account
Yes
Islamic Account
No
Segregated Account
Yes
Managed Account
No
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