Compare CITIC Securities vs Saxo Bank


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

CITIC Securities vs Saxo Bank
overall rating
4.8
4.8
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Great trading platform
  • Outstanding research
  • Broad product portfolio
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High bond, options and futures fees
  • High minimum deposit
  • Lacks live chat and 24/7 availability
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
3.1
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High bond, options and futures fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
2.5
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Available in almost every country
  • Minimum deposit is high in certain countries
  • Slow account verification
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
4.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Electronic wallets not available for deposit or withdrawal
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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
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
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • SaxoSelect
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Most fundamental data is not free of charge
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational articles
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Negative balance protection for EU (+some MENA) customers
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and traders looking for assets in China and Hong Kong markets Investors and traders looking for a great trading platform and solid research
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