Founded in 2008, Markets.com prides itself on its transparency and openness around fees and commission. Offering CFDs across a vast range of assets (over 2,200), it also promises unparalleled control over the way you trade and support whenever you need it.
Big promises, but how well does it stack up?
In this guide, we’ll look at what Markets.com fees to expect and how to avoid any unexpected charges.
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To begin with, let's take a look at the all-important fees involved with trading, including:
Markets.com does not charge any deposit fees (0). However, minimum deposit levels do apply. The minimum deposit is 250 in the following currencies:
Your payment provider may charge a transaction fee, so it's worth checking in advance. If you deposit over $2,500, Markets.com will reimburse you for any transaction external transaction fees.
You can deposit funds into your account using a host of popular payment methods:
Markets.com does not charge a commission fee ($0), although it should be noted that this is commonplace among brokers these days. Rather than looking at commission fees, you should pay attention to the spread (more on that next) and any hidden costs.
Like most brokers, Markets.com makes its money off the spread. The ‘spread' is simply the difference between the Bid (selling price) and the Ask (buying price).
The spreads on Markets.com are variable, which means they will fluctuate within a range depending on market volatility. While this won't bother you too much if you're a long-term trader, it could prove problematic for short-term traders.
It's always a good idea to shop around and compare brokers. Some brokers will have ‘tighter' spreads than others which will affect your bottom line and profit levels.
Markets.com will charge a currency conversion fee of 0.3% if the currency of your account is different than the quoted currency of the underlying asset. For Share-Dealing, the conversion fee is 0.5%.
For example, if your account currency is in GBP and you open a CFD position on a USD asset, a 0.3% fee will be charged to convert funds into US Dollars.
Also known as an Overnight Rollover or Swap, an Overnight Fee will be charged at 22:00 GMT on any positions you hold overnight. This fee (2.5%) is charged to maintain your Buy or Sell positions on CFDs.
Detailed information on overnight fees is available in the ‘Key Statistics' section of each asset:
Finally, let's take a quick look at some of the non-trading related fees to be aware of:
Markets.com does not charge a withdrawal fee. However, it's worth noting that some banks may charge a transaction fee that is not covered by Markets.com.
The time it takes to receive your funds varies by payment method:
This does not include processing time, which is an additional 24 hours for credit/debit cards and 1-2 business days for wire/bank transfers.
An inactive fee of $10/month is charged if you don't log into your account for 90 days.