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Compare Comdirect vs IC Markets


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Comdirect stacks up against IC Markets!

Comdirect vs IC Markets
overall rating
4.2 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great research tools
  • Trading platform is customizable
  • Listed on a stock exchange, strong parent company
  • Low fees
  • Easy and fast account opening
  • Free deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-Germans/non-Austrians
  • Service only in German
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Only forex, CFD, and crypto trading is provided
fees
2 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
5 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
account opening
2 stars
  • Fully digital account opening process for German and Austrian clients
  • Complicated account opening for non-German citizens
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Free withdrawal
  • User-friendly
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
  • Slow
  • Separate platform for CFD trading
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
mobile trading platform
3 stars
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Looks nice
  • No two-step (safe) login
desktop trading platform
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4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
1 stars
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good quality news flow
  • Analyst recommendations
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
4 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Communication only in German
  • Slow phone support
4 stars
  • Relevant answers
  • Fast email and telephone support
  • 24/7 availability
  • Slow and irrelevant live chat
education
4 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Good production quality
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • In operation for a long time
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for German speaking investors and CFD traders focusing mainly on European securities Forex traders preferring easy account opening and free deposit and withdrawals