Zacks Trade app

As more and more traders and investors use their smartphones for trading, it is increasingly important that brokers offer easy-to-use apps that can deliver the same services as desktop platforms.

In this article we'll check whether Zacks Trade's mobile app ticks all the boxes.

Overall, we rate the user-friendliness of the app as OK, but nothing to get excited about.

Zacks Trade mobile app vs. similar brokers
Zacks Trade ChoiceTrade TradeStation
Mobile app rating (5 is the best) 3.8 stars 3.5 stars 4.8 stars
User-friendliness Mid-range Great Great
2-step authentication Yes No Yes
Biometric authentication Yes No Yes

We're going to take a closer look at search functions, price alerts and order types, so all the little details that determine whether a trading app is user-friendly or downright cumbersome. If you want to read our full review, including fees, deposit options and other platforms (like web and desktop) then skip to the Zacks Trade review.

Zacks Trade app - Zacks Trade app

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Our main checklist for the Zacks Trade app

Let's start with the search functions. Although most brokers do OK in this area, there are some bad apples out there. For example, if you start typing 'Emerging markets', will the software find all the Emerging markets ETFs for you, even if their name doesn't start with 'emerging'? If you only ever traded US stocks and start typing 'Apple', will the AI show you the Apple stock or the obscure Irish stock Applegreen?

Zacks Trade got the green light, meaning its search functions are reasonably good.

Zacks Trade checklist
Zacks Trade ChoiceTrade TradeStation
Search functions Great Poor Mid-range
2-step authentication Yes No Yes
Biometric authentication Yes No Yes
Price alerts in the app Yes No Yes
Confirmation after successful trade Yes Yes Yes
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Checklist for nice-to-have features

For some people it might be a deal-breaker if you can't set up a trailing stop limit - we totally get that. Others couldn't care less and also don't get excited if the app is available in 25 languages. Anyway, here is our checklist of minor, nice-to-have features:

Zacks Trade has these order types available in its app: Limit, Market, Stop, Stop Limit, Market if Touched, Limit if Touched, Trail, Relative, Market on Close, Limit on Close, Market on Open, Limit on Open .

At Zacks Trade you can use the following order terms & expiry in the app: Day, Good till Canceled, Outside Regular Trader Hours .

The Zacks Trade mobile app currently supports the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish,Traditional Chinese, Turkish.

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Author of this article

Nicole Conrad

Author of this article

Nicole is an intern content contributor for Brokerchooser. She comes to Brokerchooser with experience and certification in Accounting, and she currently is pursuing graduate studies in Economic Policy. Nicole writes broker reviews to provide transparency for customers: highlighting brokers’ exceptional services and holding them accountable for questionable practices.

Nicole Conrad

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Nicole is an intern content contributor for Brokerchooser. She comes to Brokerchooser with experience and certification in Accounting, and she currently is pursuing graduate studies in Economic Policy. Nicole writes broker reviews to provide transparency for customers: highlighting brokers’ exceptional services and holding them accountable for questionable practices.

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