Compare Comdirect vs TD Ameritrade


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

Comdirect vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.4
4.8
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Well-made mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German and non-Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • 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
2.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
2.6
  • No minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German and Austrian residents
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Complicated account opening for non-German residents
2.9
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
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
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News are only available in German
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
2.8
  • Phone support
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • Slow phone support
  • Deactivated live-chat
5.0
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Investors and CFD traders speaking Germand and focusing on European securities Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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