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Comdirect commission and other fees

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Overview of Comdirect fees and charges

We know that fees are on top of people's mind when selecting a broker. Brokerage fees consist of trading and non-trading fees. The most important trading fees are commission, spread, and financing rate.

  • Commission: it's charged when you execute a trade (either buy or sell). Commissions can be volume-tiered or flat fees. Nowadays, there are many commission-free brokers, click on the following links to check out the best free stockbrokers in the US and the EU.
  • Spread: it denotes the difference between the bid and ask price. When you trade forex or CFDs, spreads can make up a significant part of your trading costs.
  • Financing rate/overnight costs: if you trade on leverage, you may be charged for holding your positions overnight. This cost can be expressed as a percentage or in swap points.
  • Non-trading fees: these occur when you deposit and withdraw funds, or if you don't use your account for a certain period.

Now, let's dive into the details and see what commissions, spreads, and financing rates Comdirect charges.

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Comdirect commission and other trading fees

The bad news is that Comdirect has high trading fees in general. If you're looking for a discount broker, feel free to check out the best discount brokers. We ranked Comdirect fee levels as low, average or high based on how they compare with all reviewed brokers.

Check out this table to get an overview of whether Comdirect commissions, spreads, and financing rates for each asset class are low/average/high.

Classification of Comdirect commission and other trading fees
Stock and ETF
High Average Low
Forex
High High -
Fund
Average Low Low
Bond
Average Low Low
Options
High - Low
Futures
High - Low
CFD
Average Average -
Financing rate
High High -

Now let's go over the trading fees for each asset class one by one.

Comdirect stock and ETF commissions, spreads

Comdirect stock and ETF commissions are high. Comdirect stock and ETF commissions are charged as per the table below.

Comdirect stock and ETF commission
US stock
0.25% of trade value + €7.9 (min. €12.9, max. €62.9)
UK stock
0.25% of trade value + €7.9, min €12.9 max €62.9
German stock
0.25% of trade value + €4.9, min €9.9 max €59.9
Indian stock
Not available

You can compare Comdirect stock and ETF fees with the two closest competitors.

Comdirect stock and ETF commission, spreads vs competitors
US stock
$13.9
$6.4
$2.2
UK stock
$13.9
-
$3.4
German stock
$10.7
$6.4
$5.3
Indian stock
-
-
-

Stock and ETF commissions are calculated for a $2,000 trade

Comdirect forex commissions and spreads

Comdirect forex fees are high. Comdirect forex commissions and spreads for individual currency pairs are charged as per the table below.

Comdirect forex commissions and spreads
EURUSD fee description
The fees are built into the spread, 2 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
GBPUSD fee description
The fees are built into the spread, 3 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.

Check out how Comdirect forex fees compare to its two closest competitors.

Comdirect forex fees vs competitors
EURUSD benchmark fee
$22.7 $20.9 -
GBPUSD benchmark fee
$23.8 $23.8 -
AUDUSD benchmark fee
$26.4 $26.4 -
EURCHF benchmark fee
$3.5 $3.5 -
EURGBP benchmark fee
$25.3 $25.3 -

Forex fees are calculated for a $20,000 trade using 30:1 leverage

Comdirect fund commissions

Comdirect fund commissions are average. The table below shows how Comdirect fund commissions are calculated.

Comdirect fund commissions
Mutual fund
0-5% of trade value, charged only for buying

Check out how Comdirect fund fees compare with the competition.

Comdirect fund commissions
Mutual fund
$20.0
$6.4
$4.2

Fund commissions are calculated for a $2,000 trade

Comdirect bond commissions

Comdirect bond commissions are average. The table below contains the description of Comdirect bond commissions.

Comdirect bond commissions
US Treasury bond
0.25% of trade value + €7.9
EU/UK government bond
0.25% of trade value + €4.9

See how Comdirect bond fees stack up against the competition.

Comdirect bond commissions vs competitors
US Treasury bond
$33.5
$6.4
-
EU/UK government bond
$30.3
$6.4
$3.2

Bond commissions are calculated for a $10,000 trade

Comdirect options commissions

You can see below the description of Comdirect options commissions. Comdirect options fees are high.

Comdirect options commissions
US stock index options
Not available
US stock options
Not available
UK stock index options
Not available
German stock index options
€4.5 per contract, min €19 per trade

Compare options commissions charged by Comdirect with those of flatex and DEGIRO.

Comdirect options commissions vs competitors
US stock index options
-
-
$7.5
US stock options
-
-
-
UK stock index options
-
-
-
German stock index options
$48.6
-
$9.7

Options commissions are calculated for 10 contracts

Comdirect futures commissions

You can see below how Comdirect futures commissions are charged. Comdirect futures fees are high.

Comdirect futures commissions
US micro e-mini stock index futures
Not available
UK stock index futures
Not available
German e-mini stock index futures
€4.5 per contract, min €19 per trade

Compare how the futures commissions of Comdirect stack up against those of flatex and DEGIRO.

Comdirect futures commissions vs competitors
US micro e-mini stock index futures
-
-
$7.5
UK stock index futures
-
-
-
German e-mini stock index futures
$48.6
-
$8.1

Futures commissions are calculated for 10 contracts

Comdirect CFD commissions and spreads

Comdirect CFD fees are average. Comdirect CFD commissions and spreads for different assets are charged as per the table below.

Comdirect CFD commissions and spreads
S&P 500 CFD fee
The fees are built into the spread, 0.61 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Europe 50 CFD fee
The fees are built into the spread, 2.01 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Apple CFD
0.1%, min €4.9 max €59.9
Vodafone CFD
0.1%, min €4.9 max €59.9

Below you can see how Comdirect CFD fees compare with those of flatex and DEGIRO.

Comdirect CFD fees vs competitors
S&P 500 index CFD fee
$3.7 $3.7 -
Euro Stoxx 50 index CFD fee
$3.7 $3.7 -
Apple CFD
$10.8
$5.5
-
Vodafone CFD
$5.9
$6.0
-

CFD fees are calculated for a $2,000 trade using 20:1 leverage for stock index CFDs, and 5:1 leverage for stock CFDs

Comdirect financing rates

Comdirect financing rates are high. They make up a significant part of your trading costs if you hold your position for a long time.

Check out how Comdirect financing rates compare with those of flatex and DEGIRO.

Comdirect financing rates vs competitors
EURUSD financing rate
5.0%
5.0%
-
GBPUSD financing rate
5.0%
5.0%
-
S&P 500 CFD financing rate
8.9%
8.9%
-
Euro Stoxx 50 CFD financing rate
7.4%
7.4%
-
Apple CFD financing rate
8.9%
8.9%
-
Vodafone CFD financing rate
8.7%
8.7%
-

Comdirect non-trading fees

In addition to trading fees, it's important to see if Comdirect charges a fee on deposits, withdrawals, account maintenance, and inactivity. We compared these fees levied by Comdirect with its two closest competitors.

Comdirect non-trading fees vs competitors
Deposit fee
$0
$0
$0
Withdrawal fee
$0
$0
$0
Account fee
No
No
No
Inactivity fee
No
No
No

CFD fees are calculated for a $2,000 trade using 20:1 leverage for stock index CFDs, and 5:1 leverage for stock CFDs

Bottom line

Hopefully, by now you have a clear picture of the commissions, spreads, financing rates, and non-trading fees charged by Comdirect and its closest competitors. To learn more about Comdirect, check out this detailed review. If you would like more information about fees in general, read this article about brokerage fees.

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Tamás Gyuriczki
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