Compare CITIC Securities vs flatex


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

CITIC Securities vs flatex
overall rating
4.8
4.3
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low stock, ETF, fund and bond fees
  • Strong company background
  • Great educational tools
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High forex fees and margin rates
  • Complicated account opening for non-German residents
  • Only bank transfer available for deposits and withdrawals
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • Low fund fees
  • High forex fees
  • High margin rates
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
2.0
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German/Austrian clients
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
3.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • 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
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
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
2.8
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Available only for a fee
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
4.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Warrants
  • Certificates
  • Turbos
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Investors and traders speaking German and focusing on European securities
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