Compare CITIC Securities vs Optimus Futures


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

CITIC Securities vs Optimus Futures
overall rating
4.8
4.0
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Great platform and research
  • Fast customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High withdrawal fee
  • No mobile app, desktop app only for Windows
  • Only futures and options on futures
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low financing rate
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
2.8
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Slow
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
1.1
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Not user-friendly
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
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
  • Slightly complicated interface
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
1.5
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No trading ideas
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.0
  • 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
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Day traders focusing on futures and technical trading
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