Compare CITIC Securities vs E*TRADE


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

CITIC Securities vs E*TRADE
overall rating
4.8
4.8
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • User-friendly mobile trading platform
  • Great research tools
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Only US markets, no forex
  • Only bank transfer
  • Slow live chat
fees
4.1
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
4.4
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Some mutual funds and bonds are free
  • Low non-trading fees
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account verification
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire transfer 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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
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
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
3.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
3.6
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow live chat and phone
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
3.9
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account is only for Power E*TRADE
  • 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
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Investors and traders looking for solid research and a great mobile trading platform
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