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Compare eToro vs Tradestation


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

eToro vs Tradestation
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading in the EU
  • Seamless account opening
  • Social trading experience
  • Great mobile trading platform
  • Wide range of reserach tools
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • Poor customer service
  • Trading platform outages
  • Limited educational tools
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex
  • Bad customer service
fees
4 stars
  • Free stock and ETF trading in the EU
  • Low fees for non-EU clients
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High financing rate
  • $25 withdrawal fee
  • $10 monthly inactivity fee
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • More fee structures you can choose from
  • High non-trading fees
account opening
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • No minimum account balance
  • User-friendly
4 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account opening
deposit and withdrawal
4 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Only one account base currency
2 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Not user-friendly
  • High withdrawal fee (for non-US clients $35 /tansaction)
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Looks nice
  • Social trading
  • No clear fee report available
  • Cannot be customized
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Looks nice
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
markets and products
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • CFD
  • Crypto
2 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Analyst recommendation
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Limited news flow
4 stars
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Good quality news flow
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
2 stars
  • Professional tone
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
3 stars
  • Live chat
  • Relevant and fast telephone support
  • Practically no email support
  • No 24/7
education
3 stars
  • Demo account
  • Intro guide to the platform
  • No educational videos
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • Negative balance protection
  • Well-known fintech startup
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Limited disclosed financial information
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Traders and those interested in social trading (copying other traders’ trades) Traders wanting great research tools and preferring the US markets