Compare City Index vs Tradestation


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

City Index vs Tradestation
overall rating
4.6
4.7
overall pros
  • Low fees for forex and index CFDs
  • Fast and smooth account opening
  • Diverse research tools
  • Great web and mobile trading platform
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio
  • High stock CFD fees
  • Not user-friendly desktop platform
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex trading
  • Poor customer service
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 stock and ETF fees
  • Multiple fee structures to choose from
  • High non-trading fees
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • $500 minimum deposit
  • Multiple base currencies only for futures accounts
deposit and withdrawal
4.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Problem with credit card withdrawal
1.8
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
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
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited search functions
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
2.5
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Poor design
markets and products
2.1
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2.7
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No fundamental data available
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Many add-on research tools are not free
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Great telephone support
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email response time is slow
2.3
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat doesn't work
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
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Forex and CFD traders looking for low forex fees and great research tools Traders focusing on US markets and buy-and-hold investing
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