Compare CITIC Securities vs Freetrade


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

CITIC Securities vs Freetrade
overall rating
4.8
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Great mobile trading platform
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited research tools
  • Debit card only for deposits
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
5.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stock and ETF trading
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
4.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Only one account base currency
  • Debit card available only for deposits
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
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
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • 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
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
0.0
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
3.8
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
3.0
  • Invest HUB blog
  • Educational content in a newsletter
  • No educational videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Long-term investors on the hunt for low fees and focusing on the UK and US markets
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