Compare Flatex vs TradeStation Global


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

Flatex vs TradeStation Global
overall rating
4.0
4.6
overall pros
  • Low mutual fund and bond fees
  • Listed on a stock exchange, strong parent company
  • Great educational tools
  • Low trading fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Fast and relevant customer service
overall cons
  • High fees for stock, ETF, and forex
  • Only bank transfer is available for deposits and withdrawals
  • Complicated account opening for non-German residents
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited education materials
fees
2.2
  • Low fees for mutual funds and bonds
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High forex fees
4.1
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High fund fees
account opening
1.8
  • No minimum deposit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Fully digital account opening for German clients
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Not user-friendly
2.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
2.5
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
2.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal every month.
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Not user-friendly
web trading platform
3.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No clear fee report available
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Difficult to set the alerts
mobile trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
2.8
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Not free of charge
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
4.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • CFD
  • Warrant
  • Certificate
  • Turbo
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
  • Structured Products
  • Indices
  • Metals
research
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • No trading ideas
  • No/poor quality news flow
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
4.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No educational texts
1.8
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No 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
  • 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 low fees and a wide selection of products
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