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Positive Capital.com experiences will help traders with stock trading. Capital.com offers over-the-counter stock trading, which is a novelty for CFD brokers. Trading hours are from 10:10 am to 02:00 am and allow traders to respond to quarterly figures. In addition, Capital.com offers over 3000 trading instruments and an above average number of Forex pairs, commodities and crypto currencies. CFD futures are also part of the offer (and to no small extent, the US oil (Crude) alone offers over 5 different futures contracts for trading. The web platform is extremely modern and easy to navigate, but still offers a wide range of functions such as the guaranteed stoploss, which traders can choose to use.
Negative Capital.com experiences will make traders who want a German service office or the location Germany. Capital.com does not have an office in Germany yet, but still offers a good service in German. Capital operates the Market Maker model and does not offer a DMA/STP/ECN account. This is due to the fact that the additional functions such as guaranteed stoploss or over-the-counter stock trading would otherwise not be possible. Spreads are mostly below average, only for gold are they slightly higher compared to other brokers. Capital unfortunately does not offer MT4 or MT5, because the additional functions are not designed for the MetaTrader. Capital.com has informed us that the MT4 is currently in planning and will be added soon.
The fees are quite simple at capital.com. There are generally no costs and Capital.com charges
0% commission: Forex, stocks, crypto, indices, commodities
0% commission: deposits, withdrawals, real-time quotes, opening/closing trades, educational material, dynamic charts and indicators
Capital.com is financed exclusively through spreads, which usually have only a small premium over market prices. Therefore the fee structure is quite lean.
The spreads of most products are cheaper than those of other brokers. In particular, equity traders will be satisfied with the fees, since no minimum commissions are due. However, one should sometimes compare instruments with the large offer, since e.g. the Crude Oil Spot with 0.1 is clearly more expensive than the Crude Oil Future with 0.03 – 0.04. Here the Crude Oil Future would only offer advantages if the spot contract had no positive rollover.
The overnight interest rates at Capital.com are favourable, as the calculation of the swap fee is only based on the leverage provided and not the entire value of the position.
Capital.com offers a very wide range of over 3000 different trading instruments. Compared to the average broker, Capital.com offers an above average number of indices, commodities, currency pairs, crypto currencies (crypto vs. fiat as well as crypto vs. crypto). One can often choose between Spot and CFD Futures. This also includes several CFD Futures per market. US Crude Oil for example has +7 different tradable contracts.
Among the available instruments are:
+142 Forex/Currency pairs
+53 Raw materials
+70 Crypto currencies
+5 Topics Index
Available countries for equities and ETF are US, UK, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Netherlands, Japan and Canada. The topic indices are interesting, as they can be used to directly access the oil industry or currently Corona Anti Virus (tracks companies working on vaccines or drugs against COVID-19)
Our Capital.com experiences are positive. However, Capital.com offers a novelty among all CFD brokers with the over-the-counter stock trading. Traders can now react to market-moving news such as quarterly figures or company announcements that are published outside trading hours. In addition, the guaranteed stoploss for shares or traders in general is a useful addition to hedge positions. Especially before important events such as quarterly figures or political events it is advisable to use the guaranteed stoploss in order not to be surprised by price gaps, so-called gaps. Pretty simple is the account structure (with one account type) and the fee structure with 0% commissions on trading and deposits and withdrawals.
Despite the market maker model, order execution is extremely fast and orders are executed under <100ms. The execution type is market execution. At the same time, Capital Scalping allows trading strategies and promotes hedging, i.e. customer hedging measures. Overnight interest charges are also lower than most other brokers, as the calculation is based only on the extra margin used. Spreads are usually below average which is good for heavy traders. Sometimes you should pay attention to the spreads, because the oil spot contract has a higher spread than the oil CFD future.
The trading platform is very modern and clear and offers especially for trading beginners an easy entry into the world of trading. Advanced traders will also quickly become familiar with the platform. Only professionals, with their own automated trading software, will not be able to use it on Capital.com’s proprietary trading platform.
Capital.com always offers the latest news for traders, whether beginner or advanced. Unfortunately, like the Investmate / the learning videos are mainly in English at the moment and not yet translated into German. The Investmate is also designed for beginners, which is supposed to explain trading to beginners via the app.
Negative Balance Protection
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Capital.com currently only offers a webtrader and a mobile app as a trading platform. Capital.com has informed us that the connection to MetaTrader 4 is currently in progress and will be offered in the future. Traders who only trade on the MT4 will have to wait a little while longer but all others will be very satisfied with the modern and intuitive webtrader platform.
When choosing markets and trading instruments, you can switch between the portfolio, the instruments with the highest trading volume, stored favorites, new markets, the instruments that have risen or fallen the most, or those with the highest volatility.
In addition, the Webtrader sorts in categories such as stocks, stocks by country, Forex, indices, crypto currencies and commodities.
All information from spread, leverage, trading time to positive or negative overnight interest rates is displayed in the lower right corner. The top right corner shows the daily change and market sentiment.
The chart window can be customized and advanced traders can even view the Ask/Ask price.
For traders who do not want to take any risk, the guaranteed stop is ideal. It protects positions against all price gaps, regardless of size.
With the order mask even very small fractions of a share can be traded. For example, Tesla can be traded from as little as $50, although it is almost $1700 in the picture. Take Profit, Stop Loss can be edited at any time and the guaranteed Stop Loss can also be made as required. Since this causes a small extra fee of 0.5%, it is only worthwhile to use it selectively. For example before quarterly figures or important news.
Open positions or orders can be easily managed. Both the Stop Loss (close on loss) and the Take Profit (close on profit) can be easily entered in USD or EURO or in points.
Traders who are looking for new trading ideas or markets can be inspired by the Discover tab. Here the most traded stocks, forex, crypto, commodities and indices are presented. Especially with stocks, highly volatile trading opportunities can be discovered quickly.
Capital.com only offers one type of account. No ECN/DMA/STP account is available as a market maker. Due to the additional functions such as over-the-counter stock trading or guaranteed stop loss. Capital.com does not charge any inactivity fees or similar hidden fees. Traders who wish to try Capital.com can do so in an unlimited and free demo account.
Client funds are safe with Capital.com. Every deposit you make is protected by the Investor Compensation Funds or the Financial
Compensation scheme for services in the United Kingdom in accordance with regulatory requirements. Capital works with some of the largest money managers in Europe to manage and protect your deposits. Client funds are held in segregated bank accounts, completely separate from the operating account.
Although Capital.com offers the same trading conditions for each account size, the additional services such as individual support or exclusive events are only activated for accounts with larger amounts. See the table below for more information.
|Min. Deposit||To 3000€||From 3000€||From 10000€|
|Available Trading Assets||+3000||+3000||+3000|
|Negative Balance Protection||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Stocks Extended Hours||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Pers. Platform Introduction||❌||✔️||✔️|
|Personal Account Manager||❌||✔️||✔️|
Capital.com will cover all fees associated with deposits and withdrawals. All fees incurred by you when transferring money to and from your Capital.com account are charged by your bank or payment provider. In addition, Capital.com will handle the conversion of any foreign currency not supported by your chosen payment method.
The following payment methods are available at Capital.
and other payment methods: Unionpay, Dragonpay, Doku Nganluong, Astropay, Trustly, 2C2P, Qiwi, Prezelewy and Multibanco
The service of Capital.com is good. Unfortunately there is no German office yet, but support is available 24/5. So you can also reach someone at 4 am, which is extremely important for some traders.
Among the contact possibilities are:
Capital.com is reputable and has several regulations at the same time. These include CySEC (Cyprus), FCA (UK) and NBRB (Belarus).
For traders from Germany and Austria the CySEC would be the relevant one (EU) and for Switzerland either FCA or CySEC. However, it is also possible to open multiple accounts under different regulations. For example, NBRB’s leverage is limited up to 1:100 and not 1:30 (CySEC and FCA)
In addition, capital.com is regularly audited by Deloitte (a recognized auditor and financial advisor). Capital.com is fully compatible with PCI Data Security
Standards. This means that your funds are only routed through the most secure data environments. Capital encrypts and protects your information with Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is replicated in real-time and backed up daily.
The vast majority of traders will have positive experiences with Capital.com. Due to the large trading offer and the modern trading platform, both beginners and advanced traders are in good hands with Capital.com. Especially beginners will be satisfied at Capital.com and as soon as Capital.com has added MetaTrader 4, so will the traders who have committed themselves to MT4.
By regulation, every new client must go through some basic compliance checks to ensure that you understand the risks of trading and are admitted to trading. When you open an account, you will probably be asked for the following items, so it is good to have them handy:
A scanned colour copy of your passport, driving licence or national ID
A bill from a utility company or a bank statement from the last three months with your address
You will also need to answer a few basic compliance questions to confirm how much trading experience you have. It is therefore best to take at least 10 minutes to complete the account opening process.
Although you can explore the demo account immediately, it is important to note that you cannot make any real trading transactions until you have passed compliance, which can take up to several days depending on your situation.