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Compare ChoiceTrade vs Comdirect


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how ChoiceTrade stacks up against Comdirect!

ChoiceTrade vs Comdirect
overall rating
4.1 / 5.0
4.2 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Commission-free stock trading
  • Fast and easy account opening
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
  • Trading platform is customizable
  • Listed on a stock exchange, strong parent company
overall cons
  • High non-trading fees
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-Germans/non-Austrians
  • Service only in German
fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • Commission-free stock trading
  • High non-trading fees
2 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
account opening
5 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
2 stars
  • Fully digital account opening process for German and Austrian clients
  • Complicated account opening for non-German citizens
deposit and withdrawal
1 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Not user-friendly withdrawal
4 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
web trading platform
2 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Poor search function
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
  • Slow
  • Separate platform for CFD trading
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
3 stars
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • Looks nice
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • No price alerts
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markets and products
1 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
3 stars
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Good quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Not user-friendly
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
4 stars
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
4 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Communication only in German
  • Slow phone support
education
3 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Hard to navigate
  • Poor production quality
4 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
recommended for Stock and options traders aiming for low trading fees and focusing on the US market German speaking investors and CFD traders focusing mainly on European securities