Capital.com Review

Review

Capital.com is a fintech company that provides an artificial intelligence-driven app and web platform to help its clients trade CFDs on Forex pairs, indices, commodities, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

Capital.com was founded in 2016 and has offices in London, Gibraltar, Limassol and a development center in Minsk. The platform applies artificial intelligence to provide clients with personalised education and informational materials, and promote a thoughtful, intelligent, and sophisticated approach to trading.

Clients can choose from a number of account currencies – GBP (£), EUR (€) or USD ($), PLN (zł) – and trade on a wide range of markets. Among them are 68 Forex pairs (EUR, GBP, USD, SEK, NOK, CAD , AUD, CHF, etc), 30+ cryptocurrencies pairs (Bitcoin,Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, etc), 17 major stock indices (Dow Jones, FTSE100, S&P500, etc.), 17 commodities including oil, gas, gold and other precious metals, more than 1700+ individual major global stocks (as of September 2018) including stocks of the US, UK, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, and French companies .

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Accounts

A minimum deposit of 100 USD or equivalent (100 EUR, 100 GBP, or 400 PLN) for all payment methods, except wire transfer, is required. Wire transfer has a 250 EUR (or the equivalent in the currency of your trading account) minimum. Trading may be performed through the broker’s mobile app or through a proprietary web-based platform. This means that the MetaTrader4 platform is not available. Institutional clients can access trading via FIX API. Capital.com also offers a demo account to registered clients so they can practice their trading skills with virtual funds.

The pricing model consists of spreads and overnight fees only. Compared with its competitors, the spreads are some of the tightest available on the market. Capital.com doesn’t charge any commission on trades. Overnight fees are only charged if the position is left open overnight. Exact overnight fees % are described on the page of each market, alongside live spreads, trading hours and other market info.

Capital.com also uses segregated bank accounts that keep client funds separately from the broker’s operating fund, making trading a much more secure process.

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Features

News

Capital.com put a lot of effort into educating its clients. Using AI-backed  technology, the company has identified the most prevalent trading biases to help clients avoid irrational behaviour and become more successful in trading. Depending on the clients’ trading activity, this technology provides the latest news (featured in its news section) most relevant for each client. It also helps them to manage risks. When a trading bias is detected, the app provides the trader with personalised educational materials written by trading professionals.

Investmate

Investmate is an app that helps newcomers  and amateur traders to learn how to trade successfully by providing educational materials, quizzes, trading tips and trends predictions. It’s a special intellectual workout that lets its users learn useful information, check its sticking power by completing interactive tasks and master that learning with practice.

Web-based educational opportunities

In addition to the Investmate application, Capital.com’s website’s educational offering includes a glossary of trading terms and four courses in trading – Introduction to the Financial Markets, Financial Instruments, the ABC of Derivatives and CFDs, and Derivatives and Understanding Risks of Trading. Each course includes several lessons, all of which are text-based. The website also has a news section which includes daily updates on key markets, feature articles, analysis, and news items not only on established global markets, but also about the world of cryptocurrencies. Users can get more financial knowledge by participating in live webinars with Market Analyst David Jones and watching educational videos in Capital.com TV section on the website.

Leverage

Capital.com has become the first CFD trading platform to announce full compliance with the regulations published by the European Security and Markets Authority (ESMA). The company implemented the following leverage limits in line with ESMA’s latest requirements:

  • 30:1 for major currency pairs 
  • 2:1 for cryptocurrencies
  • 20:1  for non-major currency pairs, gold and major indices
  • 10:1 for commodities other than gold and non-major equity indices
  • 5:1 for individual equities and other reference values

These limits are implemented to protect new traders from big losses. For professional traders Capital.com offers leverage up to 200:1. 

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Bonuses and Promotions

No bonuses and promotions for retail clients are offered. We find the lack of reliance on bonuses and promotions a positive sign as such gimmicks are often used by inferior brokers to mask poor-quality core offerings, not to mention the onerous conditions that work to prevent or delay the withdrawal of profit. There is trading volume based cash rebate offered to professional clients. 

Deposits/Withdrawals

Depositing funds into a Capital.com account is an easy and secure process. First deposits can be made using a debit card, credit card, Bank Wire Transfer, Sofort, iDeal, Giropay, Multibanko, or Trustly. Subsequent deposits and withdrawals are also can be made using the most popular digital wallets,  Neteller and Skrill.

There is no commission for withdrawals and deposits.

Customer Support

Customer support offers help to clients 16 hours a day, 7 days a week via online chat, popular messengers (Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook messenger, etc), phone and email. Support requests by email will be responded to within 24 hours. 

Conclusion

Capital.com provides a unique and intriguing offering for traders looking to trade an extremely wide range of individual markets using a smartphone app and web-platform based on artificial intelligence. It uses patent-pending technologies to help its clients trade better.

 

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Features

In terms of features, the stand-out strengths of this broker’s offerings are:

  • Two apps: cutting-edge artificial intelligence-based application “capital.com” and the educational “Investmate” app.
  • The ability to use a proprietary web-based trading platform.
  • An extremely wide range of markets available for trading: the major and minor Forex currencies; a good range of global equity indices, major commodities, and most importantly approximately 1,700 major global equities.
  • The ability to trade a range of cryptocurrencies.

Company Information

  • Headquarter : Cyprus
  • Regulation : CySEC, FCA

Account Information

  • Type of Broker : Market Maker
  • U.S. Clients Allowed :
  • Minimum Deposit : 100€, 100$, 100£, 400zł
  • Maximum Leverage : 1:200
  • Commissions / Spreads : Floating Spread, Overnight fee
  • Demo Account :
  • Islamic Account :
  • Segregated Account :
  • Managed Accounts :
  • Institutional Accounts :
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Instruments Traded

  • ETFs :
  • CFDs :
  • Commodities :
  • Metals :
  • Stocks :
  • Oil :
  • Gold :
  • Binary Options :
  • Indices :

Trading Platforms

  • Type of Platform : Proprietary platform
    • Platform Languages :
      • English
      • Spanish
      • Arabic
      • Italian
      • German
      • Russian
      • Portuguese
      • Dutch
      • Other
    • OS Compatibility :
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Mobile
      • Web
      • iPhone
      • iPad
  • Trading Signals :
  • Charting Package :
  • Market Analysis :
  • Chart Trading :
  • Automated Trading :
  • Scalping :
  • Hedging :
  • Mobile Alerts :
  • E-mail Alerts :
  • Trailing Stops :
  • Guaranteed Stop Loss : yes
  • Guaranteed Execution : yes
  • One-click Execution :
  • OCO Orders :
  • Interest on Margin :
  • Web-based Trading :
  • Mobile Trading :

Customer Support

    • Website Languages :
      • English
      • Italian
      • French
      • German
      • Portuguese
      • Dutch
      • Other
      • Danish
  • Support Hours : 8/5
  • E-mail Support :
  • SMS Support :
  • Chat :

Pros and Cons

  • Artificial intelligence-driven news option and trading bias detection
  • Extensive education opportunities
  • Education videos and webinars
  • Wide range of markets
  • The MetaTrader platform is not available
  • Not available in the the USA

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Platforms

Capital.com

Capital.com has launched the new version if its web-based platform offering over 2,000 markets, 15 payment methods, and available in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.

Web-Based Platform

Capital.com has launched the new version if its web-based platform offering over 2,000 markets, 15 payment methods, and available in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Italian, Dutch and Spanish.

Capital.com has improved its data presentation. Its ‘Trade hub’ page ensures that users are immediately exposed to relevant, targeted information that can help them trade more successfully. The ‘Discover’ feature offers users a wide range of information that is relevant to them, including data on markets that they are interested in, news stories regarding the markets and financial products they are watching, the most volatile or most popular markets and daily changes in prices of financial assets.

The drawing tools function helps clients to discover trends in the market and have complex financial data available in the way that suits them best (e.g. through a simple shape or a specific graph type). The platform also has mathematics-based technical analysis tools that traders and investors can use to evaluate the past performance of financial instruments and predict future price trends and patterns.

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2 User Reviews
DailyForex

Hi, no Capital.com has offices in London, Gibraltar, Limassol and a development center in Minsk.

Edward McVeigh

Is that fx capital.com based in holland

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