Compare BGL BNP Paribas vs Tradestation


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how BGL BNP Paribas stacks up against Tradestation!

BGL BNP Paribas vs Tradestation
overall rating
2.7
4.7
overall pros
  • Good stock market coverage
  • High investor protection
  • Great web and mobile trading platform
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited research tools
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex trading
  • Poor customer service
fees
0.7
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • High non-trading fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Multiple fee structures to choose from
  • High non-trading fees
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
0.0
  • Multicurrency account with access to banking products (card, insurance, term deposits)
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • $500 minimum deposit
  • Multiple base currencies only for futures accounts
deposit and withdrawal
2.0
  • No deposit fee
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only bank transfer
1.8
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
2.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
3.0
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Not user-friendly
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited search functions
desktop trading platform
2.5
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Poor design
markets and products
3.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
1.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Basic fundamental data missing for most stocks
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Many add-on research tools are not free
customer service
1.8
  • English, French and German customer support
  • No live chat
  • Irrelevant answers
  • Not reliable email support
2.3
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat doesn't work
education
0.0
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors appreciating personal advisory services and other benefits offered by a large banking group Traders focusing on US markets and buy-and-hold investing
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