Already in 2014 and in the first half of this year, the results of the FX21 and the 5gulden accounts were similar. The advantage of FX21 is the higher capital protection and the lower commissions to be paid. And it can be started from $ 1,000.
However, I would like to ask everyone to make a few calculations before starting an account with $ 1,000. Let’s calculate with a monthly average yield of 3.3% in case of $ 1,000. This means 33 dollars. You have to pay a commission of 13.2 dollars on trading and a fixed monthly fee of $ 8. Thus, the net income is $ 11.8, representing a 1.2% yield. In case of $ 2,000, you get 31.6 dollars, corresponding to a yield of almost 1.6% per month. Therefore, I recommend a minimum investment of $ 2-3000 or higher, since it brings a 25% higher result than the $ 1,000 account. (Let’s mention the transfer costs, these can be up to 40-50 dollars. In this case, it may take up to half a year before our $ 1,000 account will be at zero again. So, this is not worth investing in for a time frame less than one year.)