Comdirect vs TradeStation compared

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

Comdirect
TradeStation
Comdirect
4.2
TradeStation
4.6

Last update of dataMar 2022

Comdirect

Comdirect is a German investment bank offering online banking and brokerage services.

Recommended for investors speaking German and focusing on European securities.

TradeStation

TradeStation is a US stockbroker regulated by FINRA, a top-tier US regulatory body.

Recommended for traders focusing on US markets and buy-and-hold investing.

Comdirect's service is on par with TradeStation's and a comparison of their fees shows that Comdirect's fees are higher than TradeStation's.

Account opening takes more effort at Comdirect compared to TradeStation, deposit and withdrawal processes are more seamless at Comdirect, while customer service quality is similar to TradeStation's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of Comdirect as being of the same quality as the platform of TradeStation, found that clients have access to more markets and products with Comdirect, while TradeStation provides just about the same quality of research and education.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.2

Recommended for Investors speaking German and focusing on European securities

Overall Score
4.6

Recommended for Traders focusing on US markets and buy-and-hold investing

Country of origin

Germany

Country of origin

USA

Fees

Fees score
2.3
Fees score
4.3
Fees summary

High trading fees, low non-trading fees, no withdrawal fee

Fees summary

Low trading fees, average non-trading fees, free stock and ETF trading for US customers

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
3.5
Deposit and withdrawal score
2.3
Number of base currencies

12

Number of base currencies

9

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
2.8
Account opening score
5.0
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1 day

Required documents
*

Proof of identity: personal ID / passport / driver's licence / video identification Proof of residence: utility bill / bank statement / video identification

*
Required documents

Proof of identity: ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill

Trading platform

Web platform score
4.4
Web platform score
4.3
Mobile platform score
4.7
Mobile platform score
4.8
Desktop platform score
3.5
Desktop platform score
2.8

Markets and products

Markets and products score
4.9
Markets and products score
3.0
Stocks
Stocks
*
*
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
*
*
Options
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
*
*
Crypto
*
*
CFDs
CFDs

Research, education

Research score
3.9
Research score
4.3
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Great

Education score
5.0
Education score
5.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
2.8
Customer service score
2.5
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

€100,000 for cash deposits and €20,000 for securities

Investor protection amount

$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

1994

Foundation date

1982

Country of regulation

Germany

Country of regulation

USA

Comdirect

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

TradeStation

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

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