Capital Review 2020: What is Capital.com?

The crypto market has seen an astonishing rally in 2020, with more volatility set to come.

Capital.com’s award-winning trading platform gives users access to contracts for difference (CFDs) on more than 3,000 of the most popular and liquid assets including cryptocurrencies, stocks, indices, currency pairs and commodities. From Bitcoin to TSLA shares, to gold to the FTSE 100 – you can trade them all via CFDs on one platform.

The offering is continually expanding, with the broker listing new instruments such as futures, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and thematic indices.

In 2020, adding to CFD trading, Capital.com introduced spread betting, which provides an advantage for traders from the UK and Ireland as it is free from capital gains tax and stamp duty. Spread betting is only available to clients that are registered under an FCA licence. However, it is important to note that tax laws are subject to change by governments at any time and tax liabilities depend on individual circumstances.

Founded in 2016 and operating from its offices in the UK, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Belarus, Capital.com is one of the largest European CFD brokers. By the end of 2020, its international platform had more than 788,000 clients and has processed more than $100m in deposits.

Key features of Capital.com

Award Winning platform —  In 2019, Capital.com was recognised by several prestigious international awards bodies, receiving Best Online Trading Platform in the 2019 Shares Awards

3,000 of the most popular and liquid assets — Including cryptocurrencies, stocks, indices, currency pairs and commodities

Negative balance protection  — This means that any losses incurred on the platform cannot exceed your total balance amount to prevent you falling into debt

Free access — To real-time quotes, dynamic charts, 75+ technical indicators and extensive drawing tools to enhance your ability to spot trends

Competitive spreads and fees — Spreads start from 0.6 pips for EUR/USD, 0.8 pips for GBP/USD, 0.03 for US crude oil futures, 1 for FTSE 100, 1.6 for Nasdaq 100 and 34 for BTC/USD

A solid 4.5-star rating  at TrustPilot

A mobile app  — Available for both iOS and Android devices, making trading on the move a breeze

AI functionality — Uses a proprietary Emotional Quotient (eQ) feedback system driven by the latest tech

A free Demo Account —  For clients that are new to trading and want to practice in a completely risk-free environment

Why trade with Capital.com?

With the growing number of online brokers available on the market, what sets apart Capital.com’s platform as the best place for your trading journey?

Licences and regulations: peace of mind

Capital.com is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB). Client funds are stored in segregated accounts at some of the largest European financial institutions including Eurobank, Raiffeisen and Royal Bank of Scotland. Audits are conducted by the accounting heavyweight Deloitte.

The broker is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (only for FCA clients) and the Investor Compensation Fund (only for CySEC clients).

Accredited customer support

Capital.com’s customer support is fairly good. Clients can expect to reach the support team 24 hours a day, seven days a week via live chat, email, phone, Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber and Facebook.

Customer support specialists can communicate with you in eight languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Turkish and Russian.

There is also an extensive FAQ section on the Capital.com’ website, where clients can find answers to all of the most commonly asked questions.

Capital.com strives to help every trader build on their knowledge of the financial markets, regardless of their level of experience. The wide range of educational materials on the website includes free online courses, webinars, an extensive glossary and comprehensive guides covering various markets, trading strategies and principles of trading psychology.

The broker also offers Investmate, a free in-house educational trading app that allows clients to learn finance on the go. Users can set goals and personalised paths with access to more than 30 courses, short lessons and quizzes.

How to sign up to Capital.com

  1. To sign up for the platform, simply register with your email address
  2. After this, you will be taken to a preview of the platform’s trading platform
  3. Click to confirm your email and your identity for KYC purposes

Capital.com user interface

Capital’s user interface is well-designed and easy to follow.

On the left-hand tab are pages that are easily navigated to find the desired page. There are also really useful filters for finding good assets to trade, such as “Top risers” and “Top fallers”.

Warning: CFDs and spread bets are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly because of the use of leverage. Around 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs and spread bets with this provider. Before trading these assets make certain you understand how they work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Capital.com: In summary

Capital.com is a great all in one platform for trading anything from Forex, commodities, shares and cryptocurrencies.

With so many platforms to choose from, what sets Capital.com apart is its host of features that make it more than just a way to trade; educational resources, free technical indicators and the latest AI tech.

Having won numerous awards and having adhered to financial regulations, Capital.com is a great place to invest your savings for the future.

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