Compare City Index vs TD Ameritrade


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how City Index stacks up against TD Ameritrade!

City Index vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.6
4.8
overall pros
  • Low fees for forex and index CFDs
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not user-friendly desktop platform
  • You can trade only in the US markets
  • Slow and not fully digital account opening
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
4.1
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low stock index CFD fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High stock CFD fee
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
2.9
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No Touch/Face ID login
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
2.1
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No fundamental data available
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Great telephone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email response time is slow
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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