Compare CITIC Securities vs SogoTrade


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

CITIC Securities vs SogoTrade
overall rating
4.8
4.2
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Wide range of research tools
  • Relevant and fast customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • High non-trading fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Not user-friendly desktop trading platform
fees
4.2
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High margin rates
  • High fee for wire withdrawal
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
1.8
  • No deposit fee
  • Free ACH withdrawal
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • High fee for wire 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
3.0
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • 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
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
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
0.9
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Available only for Windows
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
1.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Great SogoPlay tool for options strategies
  • Bad charting tools
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
0.5
  • Educational articles about many topics
  • No demo account
  • No educational videos
  • 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
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • 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 Stock and options traders with a US focus who value great customer service
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