Compare CITIC Securities vs Fidelity


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

CITIC Securities vs Fidelity
overall rating
4.8
4.9
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Commission-free US stocks and ETFs
  • Great trading platforms and research
  • US and international stocks
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High mutual fund fees and margin rates
  • Slower account verification
  • Slow live chat
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
4.2
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Low bond fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fees for non-free mutual funds
  • High margin fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
3.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • Slower account verification
  • Not fully digital in some cases
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
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
  • No two-step (safer) 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
3.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Loads bit slowly
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Robo-advisory
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News flow quality could be better
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Slow live chat
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 desktop
  • 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
  • Additional coverage by Fidelity
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
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