Compare Comdirect vs Zacks Trade


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

Comdirect vs Zacks Trade
overall rating
4.3
4.6
overall pros
  • Extensive range of products and exchanges
  • Great mobile platform
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low fees
  • Extensive stock and ETF selection
  • Great customer service.
overall cons
  • High fees
  • Complicated account opening for non-German/Austrian residents
  • Slow phone support and no live chat
  • Complex desktop platform and research tools
  • Slow and complicated account opening
  • Limited educational tools
fees
2.0
  • No withdrawal fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.3
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low margin rates
  • 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
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • 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
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • CFD trading is on a separate platform
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
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
  • Alerts only through chatbot
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  • Outdated design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
  • Too complex for beginners
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News is only in German
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
2.8
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 support
  • No live chat
  • Slow phone support
4.3
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No general education videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • 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 looking for comprehensive research tools, wide product selection, and low fees
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