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Compare Comdirect vs LYNX


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

Comdirect vs LYNX
overall rating
4.2 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Great research tools
  • Trading platform is customizable
  • Listed on a stock exchange, strong parent company
  • Low trading fees
  • Great research tools
  • Wide range of markets and products
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-Germans/non-Austrians
  • Service only in German
  • Deposit and withdrawal are not user-friendly
  • €3,000 minimum deposit
  • High inactivity fee
fees
2 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
3 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
account opening
2 stars
  • Fully digital account opening process for German and Austrian clients
  • Complicated account opening for non-German citizens
3 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum account balance is higher than $500
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
2 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • One free withdrawal per month
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Not 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
3 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
3 stars
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • Order confirmation
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Innovative functions (i.e. Chatbot)
  • Not user-friendly
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
markets and products
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
4 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
4 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Communication only in German
  • Slow phone support
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Available in local languages
  • Irrelevant answers
education
4 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
3 stars
  • Good production quality
  • Demo account for desktop platform
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • 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
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
recommended for German speaking investors and CFD traders focusing mainly on European securities European traders aiming for low trading fees, great research tools, and local customer support