Gain Capital Review 2020 - Pros and Cons Revealed

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Gain Capital has been established in 1999 in the United States of America. The company offers Forex and CFD trading worldwide including through its brands FOREX.com and City Index. Gain Capital serves over 140 000 clients and provides them access to instruments traded OTC (over the counter) and exchange-traded products which traded at over 30 world exchanges.

Open Account Support Withdrawal Deposit Execution  Spread  Overal rating
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.2
9.8
9.5
9.4

Accounts:

Forex.com offers three types of accounts. The first account is on its own platform. The second type is the Meta Trader account. In addition, the third type is DMA (direct market access account). This type gives you direct pricing from top-tier liquidity providers, the spread starts from 0.1 pips and the standard commission is 20 USD million trades.

City Index offers three levels of accounts for his clients: Trader, Premium Trader, and Professional Trader.

Margin and leverage

 Trader Premium Professional
Major Indices5%
(20:1)
5%
(20:1)
0.25%
(400:1)
Major FX3.33%
(30:1)
3.33%
(30:1)
0.25%
(400:1)
Commodities10%
(10:1)
10%
(10:1)
0.5%
(200:1)
Shares20%
(5:1)
20%
(5:1)
3%
(33:1)
Crypto50%
(2:1)
50%
(2:1)
5%
(20:1)

Key features

 TraderPremium TraderProfessional Trader
Negative balance protection 
Best execution
50% margin close out
Dedicated relationship manager 
Priority service 
Broker assisted trading* 
Loyalty rewards 
Hospitality events 
Credit facility for qualified clients  
Increased leverage   

In addition, City Index offers Spread Betting accounts for United Kingdom citizens (tax-free accounts).

Traded instruments:

The brand Forex.com offers over 90 forex pairs. They offers also 15 world indices, 220 UK and US shares CFDs, Crude oil and the four most famous cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple. The total number of instruments is over 300.

The brand City Index offers over 12 000 instruments. This includes 21 world indices, 84 forex pairs, over 4500 single stocks CFDs, 5 cryptocurrencies and also Commodities, Metals, Bonds, Interest Rates and Options.

Platforms:

Forex.com is the largest Meta Trader broker. They also offer its own platform. This includes desktop, mobile (both iOS and Android version) and web version.

City Index offers Meta Trader 4 platform, the advanced AT Pro desktop platform and mobile and web versions.

Conclusion:

Gain Capital is a world-class broker. It offers a big amount of instruments through different platforms and regulatory jurisdictions. The spreads are competitive and the company is one of the first choice of the traders.

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