Compare Comdirect vs TradeStation Global


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

Comdirect vs TradeStation Global
overall rating
4.3
4.7
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Fast customer service
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • Only bank transfer allowed for deposit and withdrawal
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited education materials
fees
2.1
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Low inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.0
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • High fund fees
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
2.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • $1,000 minimum deposit required for desktop platform
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
3.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal each month.
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • Search function is a bit complicated
3.8
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
3.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Price alerts
  • No clear fee report available
  • Outdated design
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Overly complicated installation
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No educational videos
  • 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
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors speaking German and focusing on European securities Traders and investors looking for low fees and a wide selection of products
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