AuthorAuthor: Björn MichelsUpdated: Nov 15, 2023

Last Updated On Nov 15, 2023

Björn Michels

Trading with a reputable online broker is a crucial factor for success in the international markets. At FxScouts, we help you find the broker that suits your trading needs.

Each year we spend thousands of hours testing brokers by opening accounts, testing their platforms, and rating them according to a set of over 200 metrics. We deposit real money with the brokers to ensure that the products and user experience they advertise are consistent with reality.

We have found that the best way for traders to choose a broker is to compare brokers side-by-side. The comparison tool below allows you to compare two brokers based on their ratings and features.

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How do IC Markets and JustMarkets stack up against each other?

The Radar Chart below highlights how the brokers stack up against each other across various metrics. The highest score a broker can receive in each area is 5.

IC Markets

JustMarkets

At FxScouts, we help traders find the broker that suits their trading needs. In many cases, the best way to achieve this is to compare brokers side-by-side.

To compare IC Markets and JustMarkets, we used the same factors we use when reviewing brokers: The trust and regulation of the broker, the trading platform, the costs and trading conditions, and the level of education and market analysis available at the broker.

Does IC Markets or JustMarkets have a better trust and regulation rating?

Trust and regulation are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Forex broker. Trust in the Forex trading business is almost entirely founded upon regulation. We spend many hours evaluating the safety of each broker by delving into their fine print and confirming each one of their regulatory licences on the online registers. The more top-tier authorities a broker is regulated by, the higher its trust rating.

In our comparison, we found that IC Markets holds two Tier 1 and no Tier 2 licences, and JustMarkets holds one Tier 1 and no Tier 2 licences.

 

Is IC Markets financially regulated?

Yes IC Markets was founded in 2007 and is regulated by ASIC, CySEC, SCB and FSA-Seychelles.

 

Is JustMarkets financially regulated?

Yes JustMarkets was founded in 2012 and is regulated by CySEC, FSA-Seychelles and VFSC.

 

Based on these findings, IC Markets earned a higher trust rating than JustMarkets.

Does IC Markets or JustMarkets have lower costs?

Another important aspect we consider when comparing brokers is the cost of trading. When evaluating trading costs, we always consider the minimum deposit required to open an account and the ongoing trading costs, including the spreads and commissions. When calculating trading costs, we measure the cost to trade one lot of EUR/USD using the broker’s account with the lowest minimum deposit. The cost includes both the spread and any commission charged. 

Not all brokers publish their trading costs, so we often open accounts and trade on their platforms to verify the spreads and commissions. Based on our reviews, we found that IC Markets has overall lower trading costs than JustMarkets. 

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Broker
Trading Conditions
Base Currencies
EURUSD (Standard)
Trading Cost (Standard)
EURUSD (Best)
GBPUSD (Best)
USDJPY (Best)
Commission
JustMarkets
111003/ 5
USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, MYR, IDR, THB, VND, KWD, CNY, ZAR
1.00 pips
USD 10
0.60 pips
0.70 pips
1.00 pips
USD 0
IC Markets
111104/ 5
AUD, USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, SGD, NZD, JPY, CHF, HKD
0.10 pips
USD 8
0.02 pips
0.23 pips
0.14 pips
USD 7

 

Does IC Markets or JustMarkets offer a better choice of trading platforms?

Traders want Forex brokers to offer them a choice of trading platforms, so we give brokers who offer multiple platforms higher ratings. Trading platforms we consider include MetaTrader4, MetaTrader5, cTrader and proprietary mobile and web-based platforms. 

In this case, IC Markets offers support for MT4, MT5, cTrader and TradingView and JustMarkets offers support for MT4 and MT5. 

Do the brokers offer copy trading?

In this case both IC Markets and JustMarkets offer copy trading.

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Broker
Platform Choice
Copy Trading
Platforms
JustMarkets
11110.54.5/ 5
IC Markets
111115/ 5
TradingView

 

Which broker offers a better choice of trading instruments?

A variety of CFD instruments – and a large range of CFDs for each instrument category allow traders more opportunities for profitable trading. The best brokers will have thousands of CFDs to trade, covering all these instrument categories. We found that JustMarkets offers a greater range and depth of instruments to trade than IC Markets. JustMarkets offers 65 Forex pairs to trade and IC Markets offers 64 Forex pairs to trade.

Toplist Forex Pairs

And what about Cryptocurrencies?

In this case, IC Markets offers 18 cryptocurrencies while JustMarkets offers 14 cryptocurrencies. So if you want to trade cryptocurrencies, we advise trading with IC Markets.

Which broker offers better deposit and withdrawal processes?

Although brokers may have reasonable trading fees, many traders are caught out by the high non-trading fees charged by some brokers, including deposits and withdrawals. Traders want to be able to deposit and withdraw funds quickly and cheaply. Most brokers have multiple funding methods with zero fees for making deposits, but some brokers make it more expensive and take longer to process withdrawals. 

We rate brokers more highly that process withdrawals within 24 hours by multiple withdrawal methods and without charging processing fees. We found that IC Markets charges a withdrawal fee and JustMarkets does not. Overall, IC Markets has better deposit and withdrawal processes than JustMarkets. 

Which broker offers better educational support?

We often find that brokers offer very little in the way of educational materials, forcing traders to use other third-party sites or self-educate elsewhere. Beginner traders need well-structured, well-presented materials in multiple formats to get a good start at trading. More experienced traders also benefit from webinars led by experts in the field and advanced trading strategy sections with new trading ideas. 

IC Markets has better educational support than JustMarkets. Both IC Markets and JustMarkets offer educational support for more experienced traders.

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Broker
Beginner Course
Advanced Course
IC Markets

 

Which broker offers better market analysis materials?

To successfully predict the price movements of an instrument, traders will need access to frequent market research and analysis. We find that research and market analysis are always better when they are produced in-house and updated frequently. Third-party resources don’t show the same expertise in trading ideas, so we place a strong emphasis on frequent in-house updates. Some brokers also often offer interactive webinars where traders can learn from experts in the field. 

We found that IC Markets offers better research analysis than JustMarkets and that both IC Markets and JustMarkets offer frequent webinars.

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Broker
Economic Calendar
Autochartist
Trading Central
Trading View
Free VPS
JustMarkets
IC Markets

 

Our overall Verdict on IC Markets

An excellent all-round broker with a very high trust rating, IC Markets was founded in 2007 in Australia and holds licences from some of the strictest regulators in the world. IC Markets is well-known for its low trading costs, choice of trading platforms, and wide range of trading tools.

IC Markets offers a lower-cost trading environment than almost any other broker, with average spreads of 0.10 pips (EUR/USD) on its Raw Spread Account in exchange for a low commission of 6 USD (round turn) per lot.IC Markets is one of the few Forex brokers to support all three major trading platforms, including MetaTrader4, MetaTrader5, and cTrader; and offers numerous trading tools for each, including VPS services, Trading Central, and various copy trading services.

Beginner traders will benefit from IC Markets’ exceptional customer support, available 24/7 to help with any account or technical queries. While its education section is more comprehensive than most other brokers, it offers a fairly limited selection of market analysis materials.

Our overall Verdict on JustMarkets

Founded in 2012, JustMarkets (formerly JustForex) is a multi-asset broker with several glaring problems. Our main concern is that JustMarkets’ regulatory oversight is weak compared to other similar brokers and that there are many reports of traders being unable to withdraw their funds.

JustMarkets offers seven live accounts on the MT4/MT5 trading platforms with minimum deposits starting at 1 USD and spreads of only 1.00 pips (EUR/USD) on its beginner-friendly Cent Account. Trading costs improve further on its Pro and Raw Spread accounts, with spreads on the Pro Accounts starting at 0.6 pips. Spreads start at 0 pips (EUR/USD) on the Raw Accounts in exchange for a commission of 6 USD (round turn). Both the Pro and the Raw Accounts have minimum deposit requirements of 100 USD.

Beginners should be aware that JustMarkets also offers extreme leverage of up to 3000:1, which can see many beginner accounts wiped out quickly.

Overall, because of the lack of regulatory oversight and the difficulty of withdrawing funds at JustMarkets, we recommend that Indian traders work with trusted brokers instead, such as Pepperstone or XM

 

Which broker has the highest overall rating?

IC Markets has an overall rating of 4.46 and JustMarkets has an overall rating of 3.18. For more detail please read our reviews of IC Markets and JustMarkets.

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