Compare Charles Schwab vs Vantage FX


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Charles Schwab stacks up against Vantage FX!

Charles Schwab vs Vantage FX
overall rating
4.8
4.4
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Outstanding research
  • Great customer service
  • Low fees
  • Super fast account opening
  • Seamless deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • High fees for some mutual funds
  • Only US/Canada markets available
  • Limited product selection
  • Customer service could be improved
  • No investor protection
fees
4.4
  • Free stock/ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Low non-trading fees
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • High stock CFD fees
account opening
4.4
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • $25,000 minimum deposit for non-US clients
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High fee for wire (bank transfer) withdrawals
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal
  • International bank withdrawals (after the first one in each month) have a high fee
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
4.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Only for Windows
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
3.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Trading ideas for stocks and ETFs
  • Hard to navigate among research tools
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Most tools are available only with $1,000 minimum account balance
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No email support
2.8
  • Live chat available
  • Relevant answers on the phone
  • No 24/7 support
  • Mediocre email support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Not well-structured
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Webinars
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Negative balance protection
  • No investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research, low fees and great customer service Forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms
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