Compare Comdirect vs Questrade


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

Comdirect vs Questrade
overall rating
4.3
4.6
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Solid research tools
  • Superb customer service
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • Slow account opening for non-Canadians
  • High withdrawal fee for non-Canadians
  • Limited account base currencies
fees
2.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
3.7
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Low fund fees
  • High options fees
  • High CFD fees
  • High margin rates
account opening
2.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German/Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
3.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Complicated for non-Canadians
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
2.7
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • High fee for wire withdrawals
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
3.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
4.2
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • CFD
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Live data only available for paid subscription
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Educational section is hard to navigate
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • CAD 10 million per account additional insurance
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking German and focusing on European securities Traders and investors focusing on the Canadian and US markets
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