Compare CITIC Securities vs Markets.com


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

CITIC Securities vs Markets.com
overall rating
4.8
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Free and fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Great tools for learning and research
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High trading fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Platforms lack important features
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
2.7
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • Average forex and CFD fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
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
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • No 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
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID 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
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
2.9
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stock
  • Blends (CFD funds)
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • User-friendly
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No support on weekends
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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Regulated by the top-tier FCA
  • Parent company listed on LSE
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Traders looking to venture into CFD trading
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