Compare CITIC Securities vs City Index


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CITIC Securities stacks up against City Index!

CITIC Securities vs City Index
overall rating
4.8
4.6
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low fees for forex
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Non-user-friendly desktop platform
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.9
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
4.3
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
web trading platform
3.2
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Interface is a bit complex
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Outdated design
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
2.0
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.0
  • Live chat
  • Great phone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow email support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools
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