Compare CITIC Securities vs FXCM


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

CITIC Securities vs FXCM
overall rating
4.8
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Fast and straightforward account opening
  • Good technical research tools
  • High-quality educational content
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High bank withdrawal fees
  • No two-step authentication on trading platforms
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
4.0
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low financing rate
  • Inactivity fee after one year
  • High bank withdrawal fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • User-friendly
  • Slower than at most forex brokers
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Free credit/debit card withdrawal
  • High bank withdrawal fees
  • No minor account base currencies are accepted
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
3.3
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No 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
3.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor 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
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Parent company is listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection in the EU
  • Non-EU customers are not covered by negative balance or investor protection
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Forex traders looking for easy account opening, funding and withdrawal
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