Compare CITIC Securities vs Comdirect


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

CITIC Securities vs Comdirect
overall rating
4.8
4.3
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
2.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
2.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German/Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
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
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
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
3.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Investors speaking German and focusing on European securities
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