Compare CITIC Securities vs SoFi Invest


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

CITIC Securities vs SoFi Invest
overall rating
4.8
4.4
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Available only for US clients
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Basic research tools
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
5.0
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
4.4
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Only US clients
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • 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
3.2
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Modern design
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Limited order types
  • No unique price alerts
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Modern design
  • Limited order types
  • No unique price alerts
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
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
2.0
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.0
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
1.5
  • Articles on SoFi blog
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • 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 Beginners and investors looking for zero-commission trading, focusing on the US market
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