Compare CITIC Securities vs Plus500


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how CITIC Securities stacks up against Plus500!

CITIC Securities vs Plus500
overall rating
4.8
4.5
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Mediocre research tools
  • Average CFD fees
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • Inactivity fee charged only if you don't log into the platform
  • Average 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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability for workspace
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
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
1.9
  • CFD
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Market analysis
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Educational articles
  • No webinars
  • Materials are not well-structured
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience
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