Compare CITIC Securities vs Questrade


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

CITIC Securities vs Questrade
overall rating
4.8
4.6
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Solid research tools
  • Superb customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Slow account opening for non-Canadians
  • High withdrawal fee for non-Canadians
  • Limited account base currencies
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.8
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • Low fund fees
  • High margin rates
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
3.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Complicated for non-Canadians
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
2.7
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • High fee for wire withdrawals
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 variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • 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
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of 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
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
4.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • CFD
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Live data only available for paid subscription
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
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Educational section is hard to navigate
  • 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
  • CAD 10 million per account additional insurance
  • 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 Traders and investors focusing on the Canadian and US markets
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