Compare CITIC Securities vs Zacks Trade


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

CITIC Securities vs Zacks Trade
overall rating
4.8
4.6
overall pros
  • Low fees on Chinese markets
  • Easy account opening
  • Excellent research tools
  • Low fees
  • Extensive stock and ETF selection
  • Great customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • No demo account
  • Platforms lack important features
  • Complex desktop platform and research tools
  • Slow and complicated account opening
  • Limited educational tools
fees
4.2
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low fees for Chinese stocks
  • Higher fees for Hong Kong stocks
4.3
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
2.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Instant deposit and withdrawal
  • Limited account currency selection
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
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
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited order types
3.8
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
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
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Too complex for beginners
markets and products
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited set of analytic tools
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
4.3
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No educational 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
  • 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, Japan, and Southeast Asia markets Traders and investors looking for comprehensive research tools, a wide product selection and low fees
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