Compare Charles Stanley Direct vs Zacks Trade


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Charles Stanley Direct stacks up against Zacks Trade!

Charles Stanley Direct vs Zacks Trade
overall rating
4.5
4.6
overall pros
  • Low fund fees
  • Great customer service
  • Easy deposit and withdrawal
  • Low fees
  • Extensive stock and ETF selection
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited education materials
  • Basic research tools
  • Complex desktop platform and research tools
  • Slow and complicated account opening
  • Limited educational tools
fees
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fund fees
  • Average stock and ETF fees
4.3
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fund fees
account opening
4.7
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Available only to UK residents
2.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Limited order types
  • No price alerts
  • Confusing search function
3.8
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
  • Alerts only through chatbot
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Too complex for beginners
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
4.3
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
2.0
  • Glossary of terms
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No educational videos
  • No webinars
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the UK market Traders and investors looking for comprehensive research tools, a wide product selection and low fees
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